North America

Nevin Groce

Head 4

Position

Principal - Senior Consultant

Office Location

Qualifications

Nevin is an experienced Operations Executive who has led diverse teams, directed start-ups, owned and consulted businesses in a variety of industries and dynamic environments. Over 20 years of experience developing business processes, understanding and analyzing business requirements, identifying gaps and potential opportunities to drive value, and developing innovative cost effective solutions increasing revenue and improving competitiveness. Strong background in private and family owned businesses servicing large scale OEMs.

Experience

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

Automotive | Office Furniture | Furniture | Construction | Health Care | Customer Service | Call Centers | Leadership & Development

ENVIRONMENT EXPERIENCE

Manufacturing Tier One Supplier | OEM | Manufacturing Job Shop | Private | Public | Non-profit

KEY AREAS EXPERTISE

Strategic Planning | Operational Management | Lean Manufacturing | Leadership Development | Business Development | Industrial Engineering | Plant Layout | ERP Implementations

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Utilized value stream mapping to identify waste – reducing labor by 85%, improving production throughput by 60% and significantly reducing material inventory
  • Directed innovative process improvement activities resulting in a 50% reduction in lead-time, improving throughput and competitiveness
  • Lead data acquisition methods used to develop process improvement priorities and resulting company operational metrics
  • Lead design of 90,000 sq.ft. manufacturing plant including placement of $5MM of machinery
  • Coordinated 30,000 sq.ft. facility layout of renovated manufacturing space and process analysis for placement of new machinery (providing space savings of 15,000 sq.ft. and increasing production output)
  • Designed of 25,000 sq.ft. integrated JIT tier-one warehouse
  • Simulated tier-one automotive supplier manufacturing line
  • Taught plant leadership lean manufacturing principles
  • Facilitated group projects and kaizen events
  • Mentor/develop leaders
  • Evaluate work and support development of engineers
  • Set-up financial relationships, negotiate with vendors and manage IT integration development projects
  • Develop supplier development strategy, including assessment process

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Science in Industrial & Operations Engineering, 1995
  • University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, MI

BOARD ACTIVITY

  • National Federation of Independent Business – Washington, DC
  • National Board of Director, 2008 – Present
  • Chair of Governance Committee, 2015 - Present
  • Chair of Safe PAC Committee, 2011 - 2014