Caldwell & Associates LLC

 90+ Years of Experience
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GLOBAL EXCELLENCE for industry 4.0

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

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.

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Shingo Model for Sustaining Operational Excellence 

If you’re wondering, “Are there effective and efficient business consultants?” you’ve come to the right place. As a premier consulting firm, Caldwell & Associates Consulting will help you transform your entire organization into a Future Systems Excellence culture that works together for high performing results. Our Shingo Model Operational Excellence consulting services allow you to achieve continuous improvement in your operations, customer satisfaction, and long-term sustainable growth. By partnering with your leadership, we determine the best strategy to focus on throughput improvements, operational effectiveness, quality improvements, and team building. The goal is a world-class supply chain to the customer value stream. By implementing our systematic approach of Global Excellence, companies experience higher profit margins, increased productivity, superior product quality, and a positive working environment. Operational Excellence is the umbrella for Innovative Design, Lean Culture, Six Sigma Quality, and Customer Focus Services. All can help you achieve "World-Class Excellence!"

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.

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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.

october 32nd shingo conferenc

32nd Shingo Conference
Published in the
Shingo Newsletter
June 2020