These team-based, free assessments will help manufacturers prioritize technology advancement areas for their companies. The cross-disciplined team will allow the assessment process to focus on the value stream needs of your manufacturing business. OMEP believes that assisting small and medium clients with assessments and implementation of new technologies is essential to prevent them from being left behind competitively during the 4th industrial revolution, Industry 4.0.

We bring expertise in

  • ERP Selection & Implementation
  • Robotics & Custom Automation
  • Smart Factory and IOT Device Integration
  • Data Visualization and Intelligence Systems
  • Augmented and Virtual Reality
  • Cybersecurity Support

The Team

Wes Beecroft – Senior Consultant

As a Senior Consultant at OMEP, Wes serves as a configurator and implementation support professional for OMEP’s cloud-based operational excellence management system and Industry 4.0 technologies such as IoT, AR, VR, automation, and robotics. With a passion for emerging technologies, Wes has extensive technical expertise applying a wide range of manufacturing tools to develop systems architecture that leverage industry best practices. He is a manufacturing and engineering leader with demonstrated successes utilizing continuous improvement tools to deliver measurable improvements in high-mix/low-volume manufacturing.

Justin Gradek – Senior Consultant

With a background in lean manufacturing, Justin has experience analyzing systems and business processes within many types of organizations. He brings his analysis skillset to all client work, drawing on dual master’s degrees in economics and international relations. Justin’s client-facing work touches on facility re-layout and technology adoption.

Kleve Kee – Managing Consultant

Kleve Kee brings over 25 years of experience in management and senior leadership to his work at OMEP. Specializing in bringing a continuous improvement business operating philosophy to his clients, Kleve has an industrial engineering background with an MBA, and is a Certified Leadership Trainer and Family Business Advisor.

Shane Steinke | Principal Consultant

As a Principal Consultant at OMEP, Shane delivers results by utilizing his extensive experience with risk mitigation and problem analysis to evaluate alternative options for manufacturers and by helping them to implement change successfully. 

Before OMEP, Shane served in the United States Air Force. During his military career, he led process analysis to improve efficiencies, driving 67% performance increaseAs a change management expert, Shane specializes in leading complex organizationsHe draws on his Military experience to connect manufacturers with opportunities in the Department of Defense (DOD) supply chain. 

Jason Stratton |  Manufacturing Consultant

Prior to serving as OMEP’s manufacturing consultant, Jason worked at Welch Allyn where he successfully led several production and warehouse/distribution continuous improvement projects. He also helped to facilitate the creation of the Welch Allyn LEAN management system. During his time there, Jason participated as a subject matter expert in the Global SAP ERP implementation project. While at Guerdon Enterprises Jason introduced LEAN manufacturing to a modular building factory, leading training classes and developing production metrics. He also facilitated several 5s projects throughout the factory. For the last 3 years, Jason has utilized his knowledge of LEAN and ERP implementation to work as a project manager and ERP consultant, successfully implementing several new ERP conversions and upgrades at a variety of companies.

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