“Integrated Strategies quickly assessed our supply chain opportunities and helped orchestrate a detailed, practical approach to capture them. Their cross functional transformational approach, tied with advanced supply chain thinking, tools and processes, delivered broader solutions than typical improvement programs. Integrated Strategies knows how to bring organizations together with practical change management approaches that work in the real world. The results are favorable and measurable. I highly recommend them.”
President & CEO
Paulstra CRC Corporation
"With Integrated Strategies, you get a firm that uses highly effective strategic sourcing, cross-functional teaming approaches to drive value. They have senior people who work side-by-side with your personnel. They have valuable knowledge and experience across all dimensions of sourcing including organization, cross-functional teaming, analytical approaches, commodity strategy development, design integration, supply-base management, and information technology including planning, e-procurement, quality assurance, transportation, and inventory. More importantly, they know how to bring it all together to deliver real world, measurable results. Alticor is truly on the pathway to global, best practice sourcing."
Global Supply Solutions, Amway
“Integrated Strategies has excellent people, tools and processes. Their senior level consultants assisted our Paulstra team with practical "manufacturing enhancement recommendations" and hands-on imple-mentation, while transferring knowledge to our cross functional teams. We are achieving actual supply chain improvements in performance and costs, higher than targeted goals. It has been a pleasure to work with a professional team like Integrated Strategies.”
Vice President Finance/Operations Controller
Paulstra CRC Corporation
"Integrated Strategies brings these key ingredients to the project: attitude, capability, and professionalism. The positive, motivational attitude sets a tempo and creates an atmosphere of success, which is essential for a project team. Their capability is broad and deep in understanding the industry, technology, business functions, project management and planning, people and change management at various levels within the company. Professionalism in communications, controlling expenses, being a role model and interacting with employees and other external professionals is exemplary. The bottom line: ISI is value for my corporate dollars expended."
Manager Financial Services
Rochester Gas and Electric
"With Integrated Strategies, we found a team who could do the fundamentals, the nuts and bolts. They hit the ground running at the tactical level. They didn't get stuck in an analytical phase. They established an excellent track record and rapport from the buyer's desk to the executive suite. Integrated Strategies has added significant value to our organization. We expect to use their strategies for years to come."
Vice President, Global Manufacturing
Alticor Corp. (Formerly AMWAY)
"Integrated Strategies represents a powerful combination of strategic sourcing visionaries, change management architects, and hands-on practitioners. They know how to help organizations most effectively institutionalize strategic sourcing. They are focused and systematic in their approach, and truly reduce cost and add bottom-line value."
Former VP & Chief Procurement Officer
"Integrated Strategies brought a total supply chain perspective. They accelerated the development, execution, and benefits of our commodity strategy, warehouse optimization, inventory reduction, and customer delivery initiatives. The knowledge, support, and leadership from the Integrated Strategies team were key factors in making the initiatives successful. The initiatives were also meaningful learning experiences for our people. Their work is excellent."
Manager, Planning and Acquisition
"The people from Integrated Strategies are hard-working, capable professionals. In addition to their expertise in the sourcing business, the management team under-stands the challenge of 'culture change.' In particular, they encourage and support effective communications throughout the organization, both out in the fields as well as the boardroom."
Strategic Supply Management
Rochester Gas & Electric
"Integrated Strategies assessed the sourcing opportunities at Cyprus Amax, and helped move it into the forefront of our senior management's radar screen. The Integrated Strategies team worked side-by-side with our personnel to implement cross-functional Sourcing Effectiveness Teams, leading to sustainable sourcing savings and inventory reductions. Because of these results, today Cyprus Amax recognizes sourcing as strategic. It is one of our key management core competencies."
Director, Sourcing Management
"Integrated Strategies' work is exceptional. Their sourcing strategy development process, knowledge, and insight were key in helping Steelcase select a third-party global logistics provider. Operating under an aggressive time frame, Integrated Strategies quickly grasped our business situation and helped our cross-functional team systematically identify and address key freight forwarding issues critical to our success. They rolled up their sleeves with a positive, task-oriented approach that was readily embraced by our team. They quickly push concepts to reality while focusing on bottom-line results. Their work is outstanding."
Steelcase, North America
“I’ve worked with a lot of consultants. Integrated Strategies is the first to present price/cost reduction opportunities and improvement programs that were easy to understand and embrace. They hold themselves to a high standard of performance, and have worked hard to make our Supply Chain Initiative a success. From the executive suite to the mine level, we have received positive feedback and support in working with them. I highly recommend Integrated Strategies.”
President and CEO
“We needed a firm who could quickly grasp IdeaSphere's business challenges, and provide hands-on help in tackling some tough supply chain issues. We found this in Integrated Strategies. They are exceptional at analyzing and synthesizing complex data and information while getting to practical recommendations and results quicker than we could get there on our own. Their team is strong and effective at working across multiple departments and all levels of the business. These guys aren't typical consultants. They are personable, focused, savvy, and results-oriented. Equally impor-tant, they know how to integrate and adapt within the uniqueness of company cultures. No question—I strongly recommend them.”
Chief Financial Officer
"Rochester Gas and Electric was seeking experienced consulting services to help guide us through our SAP implementation. Having previously worked with Integrated Strategies in strategic sourcing, we knew their commitment to getting the job done right. Integrated Strategies played the project management and functional conversion roles. We implemented SAP on time and under budget on three different projects - a true rarity for any company, in any industry. Their work on the SAP implementation has been outstanding. I highly recommend the Integrated Strategies team."
Vice President and Controller
Rochester Gas and Electric
“The Integrated Strategies team has excellent people, processes and knowledge. I have heard continuous improvement talked about and thought I knew what it was until I watched the Integrated Strategies' team. They live continuous improvement. They constantly seek ways to get better. It was quite an experience to behold. Plus, they really cared about us! Working with Integrated Strategies was invigorating. We grew as they effectively transferred their knowledge and techniques to our company. They brought excellent tools, techniques and experience in the Supply Chain. I strongly recommend them.”
L. Brice Richmond
"Integrated Strategies provided best practice insight to our needs for agile warehousing and transportation capabilities during our most dynamic seasonal demand period. Their senior level consultants quickly assimilated into the targeted environment, identified opportunities and provided practical, go-forward solutions to achieve customer success. Integrated Strategies met our project expectations on-time and within budget. We will definitely consider them for future supply chain projects"
Loren L Troyer
Director of Order Fulfillment- John Deere Commercial and Consumer Group
"At Steelcase, we are constantly evaluating ways to lower global operating cost and improve customer service. We selected Integrated Strategies to help us model critical regional networks within our global supply chain. In addition to bringing hands-on supply chain expertise, they have a powerful PC-based supply chain network analysis tool, Supply Chain Scenarios. In this age of lean internal staff resources and consultant overload, it's refreshing to have a hands-on group who is flexible, guarantees results, and provides knowledge transfer to train the internal team."
Director- Quick Ship and
Finished Goods Fulfillment
"Integrated Strategies brought hands-on distribution knowledge and experience to the development of our Burger King distribution strategy. Working closely with a senior level team of Burger King, RSI, and franchise executives, Integrated Strategies delivered advanced distribution concepts, practical go-forward approaches, and recommendations on how to create alignment of business purpose across our system. They put us on the right distribution track and helped build a strategic roadmap and distribution strategy implementation plan that we have taken to best-in-practice success."
"Chubu Electric selected Integrated Strategies from many other consulting firms. Integrated Strategies proved they were the best choice for our project. In addition to knowing advanced supply chain philosophies, e-procurement strategies, and how to organize companies for successful results, they are knowledgeable and practical in their approach. They are outstanding to work with. We are very satisfied with their work."
Assistant Manager IT Procurement Strategy
Chubu Electric Company, Nagoya, Japan
"With Integrated Strategies, you not only receive a thoughtfully developed vision and strategy, you also receive highly practical tools that your organization can implement and gain results from immediately."
Director and Global Process Expert
"Integrated Strategies helped us formulate and implement Sourcing Effectiveness Teams at Boston Edison. In all cases, we can point to real bottom-line savings that exceed our original expectations and, more importantly, the learning that occurred enabled us to establish new teams using our own internal talent. It has been a pleasure working with the Integrated Strategies team."
Group Manager - Supply Management