MICHAEL ASBURY

BUSINESS CONSULTANT & COACH

In 2015, Michael Asbury founded Elevate Coaching & Consulting with the vision of organizations getting the results they desire without hiring additional internal continuous improvement staff.  Instead, they could contract the services to:

  • Implement Rapid Improvement Projects

  • Create & execute a strategic road map for rapid results

  • Develop and coach a custom Remote CI Program

  • Provide Continuous Improvement training & coaching

  • Hand off the CI Program to existing management once stable 

 

Michael is a highly energetic and driven team player gifted at engaging all levels of organizations to create alignment and develop powerful & effective win-win solutions. Drawing on his analytical background in science & engineering, he has been partnering with executive leadership and process owners to quickly deliver high impact results. By quickly gaining insight into the dynamics of organizations and operations he identifies where to focus and how to drive the necessary improvements. 

 

Over the past 15 years, Michael has had the opportunity to drive cultural transformation and significant results in a variety of roles and a wide range of projects for an accumulation of over $37M/yr bottom line impact. An incomplete sampling includes: 

Project Types

  • Constraint Utilization

  • Design for Manufacturability

  • Process Re-engineering

  • New Process Development

  • Design of Experiments

  • ​Major Fleet Program Launch

  • Plant Layout Reconfiguration

  • Defect, Rework & Scrap Reduction

  • Throughput Increase

  • Time & Materials Cost Reduction

  • Overtime Reduction

  • Downtime Reduction

  • Changeover Time Reduction

  • Inventory Management

  • 6S, Work Cell, Process & Facility Layout

  • Standard Work

  • Value Stream Mapping

  • Kaizen Events & Full Scale LSS Projects

  • Metric Development: Dashboards, Scorecards, Buffer Mgt, 4-Blockers, ​

  • Continuous Improvement Program Development & Implementation

  • Quality Management System Launch

  • Quality Control App & Dashboard

Applications

  • Office Processes

    • Quoting​

    • Order Entry

    • Purchasing

    • Scheduling

  • Fabrication Processes

    • Drill Presses, Press, Lasers, Plasma, Punches ​

  • Assembly Processes

    • Manual Welding

    • Robotic Welding

    • Adhesive Applications

    • Drilling 

    • Fastening

  • Trim & Finish Processes

    • Heat Treatment

    • Prep & Paint Processes

      • Wet Spray

      • Powder Coat

      • Polyurea Coatings​ (bed liner)

  • Other Production Processes

    • Materials Management

    • Parking Lot Configuration

    • Vehicle Flow Management

He constantly seeks better ways to accomplish more with less effort and resources.​

  • Education & Certification  -

    • Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt

    • Certified TOC Jonah (Theory of Constraints)

    • Critical Chain Project Management

    • B.S.--Computational Physics & Mathematics

    • Actuarial Science

  • Experience - 

    • Corporate Continuous Improvement

    • Quality Management

    • Lean Operations Coaching

    • Simulation / Modeling Engineering

    • Design Engineering

    • Machine Tool Design

Notable Achievements

Quality Crisis

  • Found Red X with Shainin methods & design of experiments

  • 28% first pass yield increase

  • $1.2M/yr bottom line impact

Material Conservation

  • $1.6M/yr cost avoidance & OT labor reduction with minimal investment​

Heat Treatment Constraint

  • 120% more through ovens per day

  • 20% more throughput for plant 

  • 28% shorter lead time

  • 44% higher on-time delivery

  • $8.4M/yr bottom line impact with $23K spent

 

Plant Performance Improvement​

  • 37% more throughput

  • 0.5% OT (25% Baseline)

  • $1.0M/yr & higher morale

Vehicle Fleet Projects

  • 3,600 Units at 3 Facilities​

    • 64% less labor

    • 98.8% on-time delivery

    • $1.0M to bottom line

  • 1,300 Units

    • 56% less labor​

    • 100% on-time delivery

    • $0.5M to bottom line

Adhesive Process Re-Engineering

  • 95% cycle time reduction​

    • 10 hrs to 30min​ with minimal investment

Robot Cell Throughput

  • 2.3X more per day

  • 25% less labor 

  • 0.01 defects per unit on supplied parts from 11 dpu

  • Better methods; minimal investment

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