"Uncork Your Operational Bottlenecks . . . Boost Your Bottom Line!"

Lee Schwartz

Lee Schwartz

For over 14 years, Lee Schwartz, Principal and founder of the Schwartz Profitability Group, has been uncorking operational bottlenecks for manufacturing and distribution companies, saving them time and money, and boosting their bottom line.  Prior to launching his consulting practice, Lee spent over 20 years in the corporate world, many spent in senior management positions of CEO and President.  Lee Schwartz brings a unique perspective to his consulting practice.  He sees things through the eyes of a business owner/senior manager.  Through Lee’s efforts, his clients…

  • corral runaway costs;
  • fix broken processes;
  • streamline workflows; and
  • implement operational best practices.

Successes with various clients include:

  • saving over $200,000 annually in labor costs as a result of a warehouse design and WMS implementation;
  • DOUBLING pick order speed by implementing improved pick and slotting strategies;
  • reducing backorders 90% dramatically increasing customer satisfaction; and
  • transforming a failing company by implementing lean operational principles that has ensured its long term viability.

Lee’s clients range from smaller family run companies to Fortune 500 firms across a multitude of industries.  Through his hands-on approach, clients find solutions related to process improvement, supply chain management, inventory control, workflow design, operational performance and systems optimization.  Results consistently include…

  • reductions in costs,
  • improved efficiencies and
  • increased productivity.

Lee has worked with many private businesses, as well as with large companies such as Sony Music, Ricoh/ Savin, Lakeshore Learning and Sportsman’s Warehouse. His manufacturing and distribution clients have spanned industries including mining and testing, skin care, tool and industrial supply, consumer products, food, computer rental and aerospace and defense.

Lee’s colleagues and clients say “his insights into operational needs are excellent and his sense of what is needed to create positive change is solid, seasoned, and positive,” that “he has an impeccable reputation and track record” and “is excellent at increasing the profitability of his clients.”

Lee’s consulting assignments result in:

  • Optimized work flow by simplifying the movement of people, product and information
  • Streamlined process and procedures
  • Enhanced utilization of computer systems to support best practices
  • Successful strategies for more effective sales/marketing programs
  • Increased control and management of inventory and related systems
  • Improved shop flow and warehouse design

Prior to launching his successful consulting practice in 2001, Lee spent over 20 years with distribution and manufacturing companies, primarily in positions of CEO, President and COO. His visionary approach repeatedly resulted in cost reductions, implementation of management and operational best practices, tighter financial controls and increased sales. Lee’s clients benefit from his corporate experience as he sees their issues through the lens of a former CEO. He is often asked to stay on as an executive coach to his clients.

In addition to creating strategies that optimize performance, Lee advises corporate Boards of Directors and business owners in strategic planning, operational best practices and customer support efforts. Lee has also assumed interim executive level positions in client companies, leading turnarounds, cultural transformations and corporate restructuring.

Lee Schwartz, principal of the Schwartz Profitability Group, is a regular contributor and blogger to . . .

  • Industry Week – Advancing the Business of Manufacturing
  • MDM (Modern Distribution Management) – Wholesale Distribution, Expert Analysis & Market Research
  • The Aerospace and Defense Forum – Facilitating communication, collaboration and commerce within the aerospace
    and defense industries

He graduated from UCLA with a degree in Economics and attended the MBA program at Pepperdine University. Lee is married, living in Los Angeles, and has two adult sons.

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