Thought Leadership

Myrtle experts are on the cutting-edge of innovation when it comes to new methodologies, tools, and technologies for achieving operational transformation.  The following Thought Leadership papers encapsulate decades of experience, hundreds of projects, insightful metrics, and field experience.  Read about how Myrle continues to lead the operational transformation of others to find out what Myrtle can do for you.

5 tips to Reduce the Risk of Failure in Your Transformational efforts

– Farmin Zaman and Rigo Frias

” Modern industry is a fast-moving environment, constantly updating and changing. Businesses need to embrace sustainable transformation in order to ensure competitive advantages, modernize company culture, and be able to meet the needs of their growing customer base.

Separating Chronic and Temporary Failures in Fast-Moving Consumer Goods Operations

– Amaury De Leon and Melvin Bosso

” The Triple 3 Analysis helps operators to identify and address the most critical and chronic issues, allowing them to drive long-term, sustainable improvements in their operations. ”

Myrtle’s Management Operating System (MOS) Deployment Methodology Leads to Better Decisions, Increased Profitability in Businesses of All Kinds     

– Doug Newman

” Using Myrtle’s MOS Deployment Methodology, one major manufacturer eliminated $5.3 million in non-value added activities, saved $4.2 million in rail-car leases, and another $13.3 million from inventory right-sizing and product rationalization. ”


Overall Equipment Effectiveness: A Strategic and Practical Improvement Tool

– Lotfi Maroizy and Steve Wamsley

” Used strategically, overall equipment effectiveness can be a valuable key in unlocking a manufacturer’s production potential.”


Implementing Zero Based Budgeting Successfully Within Manufacturing to Make Your Investment in Time and Resources Count                     

 – Melvin Bosso

” Myrtle’s ZBB Excellence Approach gives companies a standard but flexible methodology to optimize and monitor the critical corporate process of capital allocation.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         


Boost Equipment Performance, Save Money With Proactive Maintenance

 – Rigo Frias

” By putting a few fundamental practices in a place, manufacturers can start to improve maintenance effectiveness, reducing costs and boosting productivity .”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Manufacturing Packaging: Controlling Fill Variation Increases Yield, Reduces Costs

-Bruce Everett, Curtis Gavin, and Lily Ho

” Substantial savings with no capital investment required .”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Reduce Waste, Drive Savings with an Optimized Product Changeover Process

-Isabel Villegas

” Get Changeover Right: Achieve Quality While Minimizing Waste .”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Empowering Supervisors to Win by Learning How to Manage The Funnel

– Chris Gregory

” The funnel will never go away, but when an organization learns how to manage it, its supervisors will be more nimble, better informed and execute to a higher level of business performance .”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Why Doesn’t The Biggest Lever Get Pulled? Operational excellence is a sure -but often overlooked -way to achieve top tier earnings growth

 – Don Davide

Operational excellence may be the surest way to achieve top tier earnings growth .”

The Right Mix of KPIs is Critical for Improving Performance

– Howard Hillman

When a company becomes KPI focused, the results are astounding .”

Intelligent Demand Forecasting: The Future of Forecasting Made Possible by Machine Learning

– Dr. David Mosen

Using machine learning, intelligent demand forecasting is able to deliver more accurate forecasts, more quickly than traditional forecasting .”