ABOUT

Optimal Efficiency Improvement, LLC is a consulting services company specializing in achieving operational efficiencies, procurement savings, transformations to lean, technical advancements, and market growth. Engagements include: manufacturing, supply chain, business development and procurement processes for automotive, metals, material processing, and industrial components.

 

Optimal Efficiency Improvement, LLC is led by Mark Autio.

Mark has held successful leadership roles in business unit management, operations, engineering, procurement, materials management, business development, continuous improvement, and transformations to lean manufacturing. He has accumulated vast expertise in engineering, metallurgical and manufacturing processes, materials optimization, procurement, supply chain management and optimization.

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SERVICES
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BUSINESS / OPERATIONAL LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT

DUE DILIGENCE

BUSINESS ASSESSMENT AND VALUATION

TECHNICAL PROBLEM SOLVING

OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCY IMPROVEMENTS:

- Operations

- Throughput Improvement and Maintenance

- Procurement and Supply Chain

- Transformations to Lean

- Material Cost Reduction (MCR)

LEADERSHIP COACHING

HIRING, RETENTION, TRAINING, RECOGNITION

SALES AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

EXPERT CONSULTATION: conducted on an hourly rate.

BUSINESS LEADERSHIP AND TRANSFORMATION

We offer full-time, part-time, and interim executive, engineering, procurement, supply chain, and operational leadership services to your firm.  This may include leadership functions as well as services for coaching and advising.  

This may be in addition or in conjunction with specific scope of work projects that we can provide.

 

We have transformational leadership skills and a history of business turnaround:

 

Successfully completed business turnaround of metal working and assembly business unit with operational efficiency improvements, workplace organization (5S), and expansion into new business markets:

  • Improved revenues by 33%, operating profit by 600%, return on net assets by 21%.

  • Reduced inventories by 33%.  

  • Improved customer quality conformance by 45%.  

  • Achieved incident free safety performance.  Exceeded targets for all safety indicators.  

  • Reduced scrap rate by 37% and improved Operational Equipment Efficiency by 17%. 

 

Led metal stamping operations to profitability with disciplined systems and the implementation of team-based manufacturing:

  • Reduced safety incident rate by more that 35% and reduced quality defect rates by 77%.

  • Improved Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) by more that 15% and reduced costs by 15%.

  • Achieved best corporate ISO9000 and ISO14000 audits (several without a finding). 

 

Led turnaround of aluminum permanent mold and die casting operations preventing closure:

Slashed scrap 50%, improved throughput 25%, and saved over 300 jobs.

 

Turned around aluminum failing wire, rod, bar, and extrusion operation by revising casting, metal treatment, degassing and heat treatment practices.  More than doubled throughput and saved more than 300 jobs.  

MATERIAL COST REDUCTION

Use our services to implement a structured, cross-functional system for achieving Material Cost Reductions (MCR).  Savings are achievable in all elements of the business and promote collateral quality and throughput improvements.  This process has been a critical competitive advantage where it has been put into place.

TRANSFORMATIONS TO LEAN

Contact us to conduct facility-wide, business-wide, or process level transformations to lean.  We work to facilitate the desired changes with your cross-functional team of stakeholders with a standardized process to implement the ideal state. We have numerous successes with various clients in this area and seek to engage and energize your business toward improved profitability and opportunities for growth.

TECHNICAL INNOVATION AND PROBLEM SOLVING

We offer technical innovation and process improvements as well as technical problem solving.  Allow us to apply our expertise to lead your operations to transformational improvements.  Our services apply to all manufacturing operations.  We use formal problem solving techniques leading and coaching your team to improvements.  Areas of expertise include metal casting, plastics processing, metal forming, ferrous and nonferrous heat treatment, materials joining and coating.