Joseph Anderson

MBDA Funding Enhanced Shared Vision’s Production Process and Boosted Sales Growth

July 2015

Summary

Shared Vision Company, majority-owned by Joseph B. Anderson, with the aid of the MBDA, achieved significant operational improvements that led to strong sales growth and increased the headcount for highly-skilled labor. MMSDC’s close business relationship with private partners enabled Shared Vision to transform its production scheduling process by engaging Lean Learning Center, a premier lean consultancy that helps individuals and companies with successful lean transformations through education, strategy and application. Shared Vision was able to experience a rapid, positive improvement to its business.

 

About Shared Vision

Shared Vision provides precision machined components for demanding applications and holds ISO 9001:2000 & AS9100 certifications. Located in Warren, Michigan, the company is owned by TAG Holdings, LLC, of Wixom, Michigan.


Success
The results below were realized within three weeks:

  • Average monthly sales grew 23% following implementation of the process
  • Accuracy and completeness of actual time data from operators improved by 80%
  • Six additional experienced and skilled machine operators able to be hired


Key Participants
: Michelle Sourie Robinson, MMSDC President; Diane Lee, Detroit MBDA Business Center Director

Collaborator: Tom Hellman, Lean Learning Center

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