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Wile E. Coyote Is My Process Improvement Hero

Of all the heros and superheros I have known, Wile E. Coyote has never been on that list. I only recently discovered an ardent admiration for Mr. Coyote. Why? Because, he is a process improvement expert. He is a tenacious problem solving animal and an avid proponent of Plan-Do-Check-Act. Mr. Coyote may not realize how good he is but he does have a fan club. At this writing there are five fan pages on Facebook regarding Wile E. Coyote with a grand total of over 19,000 likes/members. Mr. Coyote may not even realize his process improvement process is classic. Nevertheless, here is what Mr. Coyote does that is so amazing.

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Business Analysis
Business Continuity
Leadership Development
Logistics Support
Process Improvement
Route Optimization
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Location Analysis PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Fortune 100 Division: Location Analysis

Problem:  Where do you add capacity for your expanding distribution network?  Do you add a new location or expand the current facility?
Solution:  Plan and design a network of as many as 12 delivery centers in a major metropolitan area to reduce costs and improve productivity and service quality.  Sometimes the answer is to build a new and larger facility to replace the current building and sometimes it’s adding a new facility to the network.  Cost and service to the customer drive this decision.
Results:  Reduced overall network costs 10%.

 
Truck Hub PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Fortune 100 Division: Truck Hub

Problem:  High transportation costs for origin and destination points along the East Coast.
Solution:  Plan and design a network connecting 25 locations from Boston to the District of Columbia for overnight service.
Results:  Reduced transportation costs 70%. 

 

 
Facility & Fleet Plans PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Fortune 100 Division: Facility & Fleet Plans

Problem:  Capital resources for facilities and equipment were allocated based on urgency.
Solution:  Initiated the forecasting of facilities and equipment, which prioritize their value and strategic need.
Results:  A 20 million dollar capital budget was finally under control and resources were appropriately allocated.  

 

 
Management Training PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Fortune 100 Division: Management Training

Problem:  The implementation of a standard methods program required the training of all operations supervisors and managers.
Solution: Authored, administered and managed a division wide 8 day training program for all operations management.
Results:  Driver productivity continued to improve sixteen percent where the standard methods program was implemented.  Corporate average was 5%. 

 

 
Driver Training PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Fortune 100 Division: Driver Training

Problem:  Drivers productivity and service was under par because drivers lacked training.
Solution:  Design a training program for all drivers.
Results:  Driver productivity and the service improved an additional six percent after the implementation of training program. 

 

 
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Testimonials

" Pete DiSantis is a hard working and intelligent individual who looks at each challenge as an opportunity to better himself and others around him. He works well within a team environment and communicates effectively within these settings. I highly recommend Pete DiSantis."
Steven McCoy
-Director of Logistics, Bouncyhouse.com
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