Working with SAI…
We know you…you know us. SAI is small by design.
There is no upfront marketing person followed by less
experienced junior consultants to do the work for you.
Solutions imposed from outside of your company will
at best be minimally successful, and can often damage
the efficiency of your company. By staying focused on
industries with which we are familiar, we are able to
learn your business processes quickly and help you apply
appropriate methods effectively. As experts in these
methods, we serve as advisors, teachers and helpers
to you and your employees.
We work with you to build and install the systems and
measures necessary to ensure sustainable benefits from
the introduction of Integrated Process Management methods
and tools. By maintaining a focus on day-to-day use
of IPM techniques, our customers save money in the short
term and continue to produce savings in the long term.
Thorough training in our Integrated Process Management
techniques is a core component of the service we deliver.
Our training provides you and your employees with a
deep understanding of the tools and methods. Skills
in the application of these tools are developed as we
work alongside you on selected projects or processes.
Our training and guidance in the techniques combined
with your employees’ knowledge of your processes
leads to the development of creative and effective solutions
and a high degree of ownership in success.
We help your organization maintain focus on the development
and implementation of process management systems and
avoid the perils of time and crisis, which often derail
these types of initiatives.
26 Years of Experience…
Since 1986, SAI has been teaching and applying tools and methods
for business process improvement that are regularly repackaged into
"new" process improvement methodologies. High demand for the
proven methods and tools we use
as well as our demonstrated ability to deliver lasting
results has enabled us to serve clients
in the U.S., Canada, Asia, Australia, South America and southern
Prior to joining Sinclair Associates, Mike spent 34 years with Alcoa in Operations Management, Sales and Marketing Management and Supply Chain Management and Lean Manufacturing Management and as an Internal Alcoa consultant implementing Alcoa’s Business Systems, (ABS) a lean system derived from the Toyota Production System.... (read more)
Ed Hill has worked as a professional business consultant with numerous companies in a myriad of industries to apply Synchronous Flow and Lean Manufacturing techniques within organizations of all sizes.... (read more)
Patrick is an operations management consultant and lean professional serving the manufacturing industry. Patrick has experience in applying the principles of operational excellence both as a senior consultant and manager.... (read more)
Prior to joining Sinclair and Associates in 2010, Joe worked with Alcoa Inc. as a process engineer, Smelter Quality Coordinator, Potroom Process Control Supervisor, Smelter Environmental Coordinator, and the Area Production Manager for the Baking Furnace and Green Mill.... (read more)
During his 36 years at Howmet and Alcoa, Tom was able to learn all aspects of ABS (lean manufacturing) with focus on improving equipment reliability using tools such as RCM (Reliability Centered Maintenance), TPM (Total Productive Maintenance), Capacity Analysis, Practical Problem Solving, PM/PDM (Preventive/Predictive Maintenance), Machine Kaizen and Maintenance Organizational Development. .... (read more)
Bill's 30 year career in the metals industry reflects a broad base of experiences in aluminum manufacturing and sales including roles in industrial engineering, production control, the Alcoa Business System (Toyota based business improvement system) and operations management..... (read more)
Ed has taught and led teams implementing Theory of Constraints, Lean Manufacturing and Leadership Development in numerous complex manufacturing, entrepreneurial, service and not-for-profit organizations ... (read more)
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who have allowed photographs of their operations to be displayed at this website