PRO-TEC Coating Company
Numerous 'best management' practices have been incorporated into PRO-TEC’s corporate culture, including a self-directed workforce, lean manufacturing, continuous improvement, and an empowered workforce exercising ownership, responsibility, and accountability.
The Six Disciplines methodology brings structure and simplicity to the processes essential to managing our business. We have been using the Six Disciplines process for over five years and have achieved noticeable results.
Sustainable improvement has occurred through the help of Six Disciplines and our business coach. We now do meaningful strategic planning that provides goals and individual plans aligned throughout our organization to the mission, vision and values of our company. Tracking performance, measuring results and identifying areas requiring additional resources has become much more efficient and effective. Probably the most important benefit of all is that Six Disciplines helps us learn how to execute better and better year after year.
The unique difference of Six Disciplines, which provides an outstanding blueprint for sustainable excellence, it that it is supported by useful software tools, and an extraordinary coaching program.Paul Worstell, Former President
After completing our Six Disciplines Strategic Planning retreat, I am convinced that the facilitated team approach to creating a plan, and the accountability created through systematically executing the plan, will achieve lasting success for Greto Corporation.Dick Toth, President
World Class Plastics, Inc.
Since its start in 1994, WCPI has grown to be a two-state, just-in-time manufacturing operation. Our efforts towards truly being ‘world class’ have often illustrated the impact that true focus and execution have on an organization and the struggle that exists to maintain those abilities.
The Six Disciplines program is the system that is now aiding us in our continuous effort to be World Class.Mark Seeley, President
The Benton Ridge Telephone Company
As the company made plans to expand both our services and our geographical area of service, we realized that if we were to reach our true potential, we needed to change how we went about our daily duties. We had to find ways to focus time and attention to growing the business. Like many companies, our daily duties tended to dominate our attention.
The Six Disciplines program provides focus on our goals and accountability for our team members. But we felt that the ongoing coaching with Six Disciplines was what set the program apart from others. We are excited to see where our partnership leads us.Ken Williams, President & CEO
VEGA Americas, Inc.
Vega has fully embraced the Six Disciplines program, and we successfully navigated the 2009 Great Recession by utilizing Six Disciplines. Quite simply, the process aligned our company and focused our energy on executing a defined set of objectives in a time of crisis. More specifically the software tools, planning process and frequent review of the “plan” combined with outstanding Six Disciplines coaching created an environment of accountability that has raised our performance and focus to a whole new level.
Based on our success, we have endorsed the Six Disciplines process within our Sales Channel. During a recent roundtable discussion, we learned the majority of our independent Manufacturers Representative owners companies do not have a vision much less a process to manage growth, succession planning and other strategic fundamentals critical to their livelihood. Therefore, we began promoting the use of Six Disciplines as our success hinges on their success.Ron Hegyesi, President/CEO
Bluffton Motor Works
In a couple of days, Six Disciplines helped us develop a strategic plan, which by ourselves we failed to accomplish with several months of effort. The process and facilitation gave us the structure to form our strategic direction.
Six Disciplines has brought our team into alignment and has given us a method to stay on track. Now we have a focused approach and plan that will allow us to truly work toward our goals.David Nussear, President
The Findlay-Hancock County Alliance
The Six Disciplines program has positioned us to run a more efficient, accountable and focused organization in a way that better serves our members and our community.
This complete strategy execution program provides my staff and me a clear roadmap to moving both the organization and the interests of the Greater Findlay area forward.Douglas Peters, Former President & CEO
Findlay Publishing Company
We have used Six Disciplines processes to successfully define and complete several critical initiatives including: the redesign of our websites to become more valuable for the reader and include more advertising opportunities; the blending of our Entertainment Guide with our Weekend Section; and most recently - the launch of our e-paper.
These initiatives were fairly complex, but by using the Six Disciplines system, we were able to achieve our desired results on time and on budget. The Six Disciplines system has forced us to become more accountable to ourselves and others. It has also forced us to define measurable goals and objectives that serve as litmus tests as we look to implement new ideas/products.Jim Zellner, Marketing Manager
Since the year 2000, Trufast has grown sales 15% annually. This rapid growth has brought many challenges to the organization. We are practitioners of the Six Disciplines program to help management focus the organization on the opportunities that truly add value. Not only has it improved our strategic planning process, more importantly, it provides the tools to allow us to execute the plan. This is what separates the Six Disciplines program from all the other strategic planning processes I have been involved in.
Six Disciplines brought us a process to accomplish what we think is important. It’s not somebody walking in and saying, ‘You know what? I’m the smartest guy in the room. Get out of the way. I’ll tell you what’s wrong with your business.’ Six Disciplines comes in and says, ‘You guys figure out what’s important, we’ll help you accomplish it.’ To me that’s the difference in the Six Disciplines approach.Brian Roth, President & CEO
Range Kleen Manufacturing
Six Disciplines is a good return on investment financially and a greater return on investment on the intangibles of morale, associate confidence in the company, the process, and themselves, and leadership vision.
I would adopt Six Disciplines again, without hesitation. I only wish I would have done this in years prior.Pat O'Connor, President
The CSC Network Board recently met for an off-site planning session that was facilitated by an expert in strategy development (Eric Kurjan, President, Six Disciplines NWO). It was a very thorough process that helped us define our values, strategic position, strategic themes, and vision statement.Jamey Cashman, Executive Director
We started using the Six Disciplines methodology a few years ago, attempting to do it ourselves. It has proven to be a solid tool for leadership and management of our company.
More recently, we engaged Craig Landwehr (Six Disciplines coach), to accelerate the planning process. What we received has exceeded our expectations, and sets us on a course to achieve our best year yet.Jhan Vannatta, President & CEO
The Findlay-Hancock Community Foundation
I would encourage not for profit, direct service organizations to consider implementing the planning process from Six Disciplines, wholeheartedly.
It can make a real impact on their ability to deliver on their mission and to become more self-sufficient in terms of their funding.Kathy Kreuchauf, President
Total Fleet Solutions
Asset management of technology assets was a trend in the 1990’s and TFS was able to create a market by applying that concept to the material handling industry. Our growth is a result of executing our strategy by continuing to innovate while maintaining a high level of customer satisfaction.
The Six Disciplines program has helped improve the alignment of our management team’s daily activities to the company’s strategic initiatives. This improved process will create additional value for our customers and shareholders because we now know that everything we work on is in alignment with were the company needs to be and where it is going.Todd W. Roberts, CEO
Since using Six Disciplines, we've seen significant increases in our numbers. Our gross margin has increased incrementally, and our profits have increased by more than 300%.
Choosing Six Disciplines was the best business decision I have ever made!Paul Kramer, President
Six Disciplines has been the catalyst in changing our company from an over committed reactionary culture to one with focus and discipline toward achieving our longer term objectives and strategies.Brett Sisler, President
Lucas County Board of Developmental Disabilities
We have updated our mission and core values and made them more meaningful and contemporary. We have taken major steps, in just a few months time, toward feeling confident again that we are in the driver's seat, headed toward an intended destination.
Six Disciplines has helped the Lucas County Board re-establish our focus on the most critical thing: assuring that our customers receive quality supports and service.John J. Trunk, Superintendent
Our former strategy was just 'to sell.' Six Disciplines has changed all that – we are now looking at our business through a 10 year window, but with a focused quarterly strategy to get us there.
We are more organized and are setting common goals that align with our manufacturers’ goals. We expect that getting on the same page with each other and our manufacturers will tremendously improve our business. And this is not just a good plan written down and put into a desk drawer. With Six Disciplines, it’s all about execution.Scott Boley, Partner
Our belief is that many of the businesses we work with are undermanaged… A lot of what we can bring to the table is management discipline. We want them to develop a clear strategy and hold them accountable to that strategy. Six Disciplines provides one of the best coaching programs out there. The program allows for development of a strategy and mentors the tools on how to execute and monitor the results.Dick Hollington, President