Kevin Hotaling - Vision Implementer at CPS Facilitation

CPS Facilitation

kevin@cpsfacilitation.com

www.CPSFacilitation.com

How do we know Kevin?

We have done considerable work with the Solvay company and our eVSM deployment champion there is John Morgan. John and Kevin were former colleagues at GE and we asked to be introduced to Kevin based on John's very positive recommendation. Kevin has subsequently become certified in eVSM usage and started advising and collaborating with us on tools to support the lean practitioner community.

Kevin's Background & Services

Kevin's organization provides services for  Lean Manufacturing / 6 Sigma, Process Improvement, Cost Out, Team Building and Operational Excellence. He helps clients implement their corporate strategy, transform their core business and operations, prepare for growth, embrace the digital agenda, and maximize operational efficiency.

Kevin's career has spanned more than two decades at GE Plastics and encompassed areas of customer service, inventory control, production scheduling, investment, productivity and cost out. In this areas he has held roles of workout leader, site facilitator, Demand Flow leader, CI leader, Visual factory leader, Certified Black Belt Distribution, and site materials manager. In these roles, he has developed a depth of knowledge in team-based problem solving, along with the tactical skills needed in manufacturing to be the catalyst for incremental continuous improvement. Having individual responsibilities, both in daily production and leadership roles, gives him a unique perspective when approaching problems specific to manufacturing in order to improve profitability.

Kevin believes in stakeholder analysis, assembling the right team, and using data to drive decision making. His actions are driven by the motto,  “What gets measured, gets done.”

It is this thinking which has led to these achievements:

  • Reduced recycle inventory levels from 12 Million lbs to 9.3 Million lbs (a 22% reduction in 6 months.)
  • Completed 8 six sigma projects: Annual benefits totaled $748 thousand dollars in Distribution Productivity in 1yr
  • Increased First Pass Yield which resulted in a  $1.5 Million dollar positive impact to the Site
  • Mentored 6 Six Sigma Greenbelts who delivered annual benefits $1.2 Million in supply chain productivity
  • Reduced inventory shipment errors by over 95%
  • Managed a $500 Thousand dollar Action Workout budget resulting in a $747 Thousand dollars in cost savings in 1 year
  • Designed a Visual Factory war room for the site that displayed all key metrics.  A focal point of a plant wide morning meeting for area managers
  • Reduced Recycle Inventory from 10.6 Million lbs to 3.8 Million lbs in 5 Months (a 64% reduction)
  • Developed a cross functional team that sold recycle scrap generating $494 Million in landfill cost elimination and incremental revenue

See http://cpsfacilitation.com for more details.

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