Background

From an early age, Brian Harris, owner of Composite Approach would often be found taking apart clocks, microwaves, or bicycles just to put them back together. It is now no surprise that he leads a team of 13 craftsmen building elite composite custom aircraft, automotive, motorcycle, bicycle and aircraft parts, including custom auxiliary fuel cells, ocean drones, composite molds and plugs. Harris and team thrive on the development of new projects and the creation of streamlined manufacturing practices.

$25,000
Cost Savings
Over 10%
Increase in Sales
15
Jobs created or retained

The Situation

Composite approach was looking to broaden its services outside of the airplane industry to welcome composite work of any kind. With the crew’s extensive knowledge and experience, they were confident in their ability to produce quality superior composite products, but needed someone to set them up for success.

The Solution

OMEP worked with the client to implement lean tools and techniques in their production and office processes. They developed a leadership team to relieve the owner of responsibility. OMEP assisted with the development and implementation of a growth and innovation strategy including lean business model and financial model development.

The Results

Cost Savings: $25,000

Increase sales over 10%. Result: $130,000

Invest in plant, training and equipment: $24,000

Jobs created or retained: 15

Working with OMEP this past year has truly been an incredibly rewarding experience. The depth of knowledge and resources that they have brought to our business is immense. We are a healthier organization today because of the relationship that has been created between the two of us.

Ben Zimmerman
Operations Manager, Marketing and Sales

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