Caldwell & Associates LLC

 90+ Years of Experience
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we can solve critical operational problem for your company

"We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit."

We solve operational problems that keep conscientious Leaders up at night.

Sales Growth Plan

IISE Lean Six Sigma & Data Science 
Conference September 20 – 22, 2021

Operational problems that your team has yet to solve, such as product backlog, capacity issues, product launch delays, unresolved quality issues, high employee turnover, and supply chain issues. That is what makes us UNIQUE! We can strengthen your organizational operations while resolving critical problems. Our root-cause problem-solving approach provides short-term and long-term solutions that eliminate or substantially reduce issues to negligible. In addition, we will identify and improve your low-hanging fruit issues.

Sales growth plan Webinar

Sales Growth

Root Cause Problem Solving Consultants

New SUV Model Launch $3 Millions

Root Cause Problem Solving Case Study

Medical Devices and Automotive Parts Root Cause Problem Solving Case Study Results

Superior Case Study Results

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Caldwell & Associates LLC specializes in Global Excellence, Root Cause Problem Solving Consulting, and Certified Lean Six Sigma Training for Industry 4.0.  Caldwell & Associates is comprised of independent Certified Master Lean Six Sigma Black Belts and Lean Sensei practitioners, with 30-plus years of experience, including international experience. Our principal consultants are proficient in Lean Six Sigma. We are "Global Excellence Transformation Leaders" and "Operations Special Forces Problem Solvers" for our customers. We provide services with integrity, efficiency, effectiveness, and honesty.

Root Cause Problem Solving Consulting

One of our core competencies is providing virtual and on-site as-needed consulting to solve operational problems in factories, hospitals, offices, and govenment facilities.  The issues are usually worst-case scenario problems such as:

  1. Customer recall or complaints caused by the supplier
  2. Product backlog or capacity issues
  3. High numbers of quality rejects or rework products or services
  4. New product launch delays
  5. High employee turnover or lack of problem-solving employees
  6. Supplier quality containment

Caldwell & Associates has a Critical Operations Problem Solving (COPS) methodology that addresses a worst-case problem's root cause and determines a short-term and long-term solution.  We can collaborate with your team and assist in the project management to the complete the long-term permanent solution.  It's a win-win situation for  your company and customers.

Rely on our consultants for your supply chain critical business problems! If you're wondering, "Where can I find an effective and efficient consultant?" contact our consultants today.


Consulting Testimonials

“We covered significant ground in a relatively short period of time and did so despite our organization's lack of a holistic understanding of how transactions actually occurred at LLS”

- Daryl Care, Chief Technical Officer at Lincoln Learning Solutions

“I have high expectations to begin with but I thought that RC was extremely good at getting the team to open up and interact with him.”

- Bob Clements, Chief Executive Officer at Lincoln Learning Solutions

Caldwell & Associates' customer consulting survey rating is “world-class” for our knowledge and experience, and they would recommend us to a friend or family member with a 9 out of 10 score.  We are committed to a positive customer experience while operating with 100% integrity and ethics.

Our Experience is the Difference

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Global Excellence Approach - Operational Excellence Transformation

C & A Consulting works with our customer leadership team, using data to identify process inefficiencies and jointly implement solutions. We would be happy to provide an Operational Excellence Assessment of our client's supplier-to-customer value stream. Along with your leadership team, we'll develop an Global Excellence transformation strategy as a road map for building team capabilities and implementing continuous improvements in the whole organization. Our holistic approach increases product quality, productivity, and on-time delivery, from suppliers through manufacturing and right on to the customer.

Shingo Model Leadership and Lean Culture

C & A Consulting will train and coach your leadership, the Shingo Model, to transition from traditional management skills to a direction that builds on trust, respect, collaboration, innovation, empowerment, and humility. We will partner with your leadership team to create the culture transformation strategy for achieving excellent results from your self-directed teams. The culture transformation strategy will be aligned to your guiding principles and organizational systems to drive the ideal behaviors for exceeding goals and objectives. Our team and your leadership will train, coach, and mentor the self-directed teams to develop an environment where each employee has a relentless quest to make things better.

Lean Layouts for Global excellence

Future Lean Transformational Layouts - Case Studies Link Below

Another part of the Caldwell & Associates Lean Transformation capability includes providing Future Lean Transformational Layouts for Systems Excellence. With facility planning knowledge that spans two decades, Caldwell & Associates Consulting team helps you smooth out your plant wrinkles so that your product flows efficiently. Our tools and methodologies will ensure minimal inventory, optimal throughput flexibility, and disruption-free flow of material. We work with you and your facilities engineering, implementing Lean concepts and techniques that eliminate costly capital investment without sacrificing results. You'll benefit from processes that have been uniquely tailored to your organization, reducing waste and mistakes and fostering communication among teams. Contact us today to learn more about our lean consulting services.


Future Lean layout case studies

Need Help with Global Excellence, Supply Chain Problems or Lean Six Sigma Training for Industry 4.0? Contact Us Today!

Thank you for your interest in our training, coaching, and consulting. We will look forward to hear from you.

(937) 367-6743


Service Area
Serving throughout the United States, Canada, and Caribbean (English).



IISE Engineering Lean & Six Sigma Conference

Presented at
IISE Engineering Lean & Six Sigma
Conference on Oct.14, 2020 

Operational Excellence with

Lean Six Sigma for COVID-19

Caldwell & Associates will partner with your leadership team to get your workforce safely to “the other side” while producing the highest quality products and services for the customers. The other side comes when there is a vaccine or treatment for the Coronavirus COVID-19 that is disseminated throughout the U.S. and the world.

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32nd Shingo Conference
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