Cycle Time Management | William (Bill) Neeve
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William (Bill) Neeve

President

Profile

President, Lean Subject Matter Specialist, Account Manager and co-founder of Cycle Time Management, Bill has over 25 years experience in lean manufacturing management and training. As a “pioneer” in the field, he was instrumental in the development of the fundamental principles of cycle time. He has worked with companies throughout North America such as: The Royal Canadian Mint, General Motors, Procter and Gamble, Federal Pioneer, J. M. Schneider, Inter-City Products, Grote Industries Inc.

Experience

While employed with Hewlett-Packard, Bill trained people in the manufacturing sector on the utilization and implementation of technology (CIM: Computer Integrated Manufacturing) into customer organizations. Hewlett-Packard seconded Bill to Ryerson’s Centre for Advanced Technology where he worked with colleagues from IBM, DEC and the Institute’s faculty in creating programs for a better understanding of the application of technology in business.

Bill also has vast experience in all areas of continuous improvement (CIM, TQM, MRP II and JIT), organizational change, and the Japanese techniques. He also brought to the market a service called ISOPlus. This service blends the best of ISO with the best of Lean practices that ensures not only quality improvements but ROI through improved business processes and efficiency. He has played an important role in facilitating the involvement of unions in the process of change and the development of special “conflict management” programs. Bill has developed major educational and information programs for the implementation of change into organizations and he has presented seminars and taught courses on the strategies and practices of cycle time, continuous improvement, total quality and lean for both manufacturing and service companies throughout North America.

Bill has developed major educational and information programs for the implementation of change into organizations

Education/Memberships

Certified Practitioner through APIC’s American Production and Inventory Control
Lean Master Black Belt Certified.

Key Clients

  • Eveready
  • Procter and Gamble
  • Northern Telecom
  • Ciba
  • Inland
  • James River
  • Royal  Canadian
  • Schendier
  • Smith
  • US Mint
  • General Motors
  • Grote
  • Federal Pioneer
  • Fabricated Steel
  • Intercity
  • Garland
  • Marconi

Our Team Of Experts

Dean E. Orlando
Lean Enterprise Trainer

Dean has specific specialized skills in our Lean Manufacturing group, with a focus on
business and process re-engineering. Dean is CTM’s leading practitioner in advanced simulation for ...

William (Bill) Neeve
President

President, Lean Subject Matter Specialist, Account Manager and co-founder of Cycle Time Management, Bill has over 25 years experience in lean manufacturing management and training...

Don Bowes
Lean Enterprise Trainer

Don Bowes has been a project leader for the University at Buffalo Engineering
Department’s Center for Industrial Effectiveness since 2001 where his client ...

Jim Bond
Lean Enterprise Trainer

A highly skilled leader and master trainer respected for in-depth expertise in leading team members in achieving production goals and developing employees in a fast paced ...

Paul Hardy, CLBB
Lean Enterprise Trainer

Paul has over twenty-five years direct lean manufacturing experience within the automotive parts remanufacturing and heavy industrial sectors. This experience was gained on ...

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Industry Leader

CTM has developed a comprehensive process (The Lean Framework) that allows an organization to create an environment and a means for change. Change that permeates the entire company and becomes a new paradigm for growth.

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Increase Profits

CTM's Lean Framework sets out clear-cut objectives that can be achieved through an ongoing process of cycle time reduction and continuous improvement. This process has had tremendous results consistently.

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Optimize Efficiency

Moving from reactive to proactive thinking in the work place. Having the employees understand the importance, scope and techniques involved allowed many clients to move forward at greatly accelerated rates.

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Minimize Costs

CTM focuses on five key issues: identifying waste, cellular production, scheduling, production line processes, and production line support. Our process helps firms eliminate all inefficiencies and thrive.

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Maximize Productivity

Clients have found CTM’s Lean Assessment approach of key employee interviews, financial review, facility visit and a lean manufacturing evaluation to determining lean implementation requirements has been very effective.

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Proven Experience

CTM was incorporated in 1986 and has delivered high quality services to numerous organizations in manufacturing, healthcare, and other industries. Read our clients' success stories.

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  • Ford
  • Siemens
  • Dilawri
  • P&G
  • Inland Steel
  • Royal Canadian
  • Ravinevineyard
  • Eveready
  • Abatament
  • Dishon