What Our Business Provides For Your Business

During Ritchie’s early years the company primarily deployed an Industrial Engineering based approach to establish work standards and implement Shop Floor Control and Measurement Systems.  This service provided the client with a more formal and effective Operating System resulting in financial savings.  From there the services evolved to include the system design and implementation for Labor Management, Process Variation and Control, Maintenance Management, etc.  As the years passed and the needs changed Ritchie’s services continued to evolve.

Early on the firm gained a reputation as a solid operations management firm that is results oriented with great people to work with.  While much has changed since our first engagement in 1967, including the evolvement of Ritchie’s capabilities and approach one thing has remained constant -- The Firm’s Reputation.  

Ritchie has been involved in approximately 1,300 projects and has been asked to:

  • Improve Productivity
  • Increase line efficiency
  • Reduce defects
  • Minimize warranty claims
  • Improve response time
  • Compress cycle time
  • Reduce the number of changeovers
  • Reduce changeover time
  • Reduce material loss
  • Optimize business processes
  • Reduce error rates
  • Minimize queuing times
  • Minimize space
  • Reduce inventory
  • Reduce processing time
  • Reduce scrap
  • Reduce process variation
  • Minimize abondoned calls
  • Improve order fulfillment
  • Improve order accuracy
  • Reduce inventory
  • Increase sales revenue
  • Improve yield
  • Improve management and labor relationships

Numerous approaches and a variety of names have been attached to our projects including:

  • Best Practices
  • Standard Work
  • Line Balancing
  • Cycle Time Compression
  • Statistical Process Control
  • Management Operating Systems
  • Employee Problem Solving Teams
  • Short Interval Scheduling
  • OEE
  • Quality Function Deployment
  • Total Quality Management
  • Point of Execution Control Systems
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Kaizen Events
  • 5-S
  • Process Optimization
  • Supplier Quality Assurance
  • Reengineering
  • Process Variation Analysis
  • Workload Quantification
  • Back to Basics
  • Tools of Continuous Improvement
  • Process Mapping
  • Value Stream Mapping

After 40 plus years an underlying truth remains, Clients continue to use the services and reference the work of Ritchie & Associates, this is based on their ability to meet, or exceed, the client's expectations regardless of the approach or service.   Additional Services…