Manufacturing Consulting Services

Your business is special, with unique challenges and opportunities. We understand the common challenges in manufacturing businesses that require unique solutions:

  • Matching Sales Forecasts with Production and Inventory Planning
  • Improving Sales Force Effectiveness and Driving Commercial Excellence
  • Adapting to Inflationary Pressures
  • Curtailing Labor Shortages in Tough Employment Markets
  • Maximizing Asset Utilizations or Eliminating Capacity Constraints
  • Standardizing Quality and Yields
  • Improving Inefficient Warehousing and Location Footprints

At Mensana, we pride ourselves on getting to know every aspect of your business — not just the nuts and bolts of your manufacturing process, but also the culture and people that make your company a great place to work. Our on-site, hyper-collaborative approach secures buy-in from your team and delivers tangible wins for your business. 

As one client said about our no-nonsense approach, “Mensana gets things done."

Manufacturing Success

Using a systematic plan that considers your company’s unique situation in the context of industry benchmarks, we collaboratively design a disciplined, step-by-step approach for future improvement.

In particular, we work together with clients to pinpoint specific solutions for meeting today’s manufacturing challenges like: 

  • Evaluating market opportunities and legacy sales structures for insights into how to go into market more effectively
  • Integrating technology to optimize product assembly, improve reliable uptime or reduce material waste
  • Navigating a competitive labour market that is constrained by a lack of skilled workers, rising wages and demographic preferences for certain regions
  • Building resiliency policies to mitigate disruption from pandemics and unanticipated crises
  • Exploring possibilities for customer relationship management improvements, product customization and consumer education through sales enablement
  • Acknowledging customers’ growing interest in environmentally friendly practices and corporate social responsibility

Manufacturing is the core of your business, so we amplify your success by anticipating the implications of sales and operational changes to other departments. One of our clients improved their productivity so much that they decided to invest in additional infrastructure — an extrusion press that would boost throughput by 40%. Before finalizing that decision, we helped them analyze the potential impact on sales and customer service. What good is greater manufacturing efficiency if you don’t prepare your sales funnel and increase customer service capacity? That’s the Mensana advantage — we think about your company’s holistic, long-term success.

Nothing motivates a team faster than results

Our previous clients have enjoyed significant benefits to their bottom line. We help you take immediate actions to build results-driven processes that ensure continuous improvement and lasting impacts. 

Here are some typical markers of success for our manufacturing clients: 

  • 10-30% increase in production efficiency
  • 1-3% reduction in overall material cost
  • 10-30% reduction in unit labor cost
  • 5-15% reduction in indirect labor cost
  • 15-40% reduction in WIP inventory
  • Improved forecast accuracy and schedule predictability
  • Improved right first-time performance and reduced scrap
  • Improved vendor management
  • Reduced capital expenditures through improved utilization/efficiency of existing assets
I would deem the project a strong success. Highly Recommended! 
Introducing change is difficult but the Mensana consultants were able to relate well with all levels at Almag and were able to quickly get buy-in from those most affected by the changes. There was genuine excitement on the plant floor as a result of the improvements that were made and the positive results that flowed from them.
We have exceeded the promised 3:1 return on investment. In addition to the financial results we now have in place effective management tools to drive continuous improvement. Having it all tied back to the financials allows us to react in order to maintain profitability moving forward. 
We were able to improve production throughput by 17%, reduce changeovers by an impressive 46% and improve on time delivery to downstream areas.
Mensana got the results that we hired them for - increasing our sales. But what we didn't realize would happen was the way they totally transformed our sales team and the synergies within the team.