MLS-Comparison | Rob Tracy Consulting

The Manufacturing Leadership System™

An Operating System Custom-made for Manufacturers

How does MLS compare to the other?

You have choices for the operating system for your company.  There are commercial options, such as EOS®, Scaling Up, and Emyth.  There are also company-specific systems, such as the Toyota Production System (TPS), Danaher Business System(DBS), and the 80/20 system at ITW.

There are similarities among the various operating systems, and yet each one has its unique attributes. The key is to find the system that will work the best for your business.

Here are six reasons that the Manufacturing Leadership System™ (MLS™) is a great fit for small to mid-size manufacturers.

What Makes the MLS Unique?

Designed for Manufacturers

All of the tools in the MLS have been tested and honed in manufacturing environments.  You won’t need to translate a generic system to make it fit your company.  There are also specialized tools that you won’t find in generic operating systems.

Scaled for Small & Mid-size Mfr's

The MLS is designed to work with organizations with 50 to 500 people.  Solutions for Fortune 1000 companies are overkill for small and mid-size businesses.  Likewise, other solutions are  geared towards very small startups.

Customized Path

Your needs and priorities are unique to you.  The implementation path for the MLS will be tailored to deliver quick results and address your most critical needs.

À la Carte

The MLS is modular, and each tool stands on its own.  If elements of your operating system are working well, there is no need to re-invent the wheel.  You only  need to implement the tools that will add value to your organization.

Convenient for You

Whenever possible, I prefer half-day working sessions .  I believe that half-day sessions keep everyone’s mind fresh, and it allows the team to address day-to-day management issues.  Other programs use full-day sessions, since that works the best for the consultant.

Industry Expertise

I don’t know how to say this humbly.  Part of what you get with the MLS™ is me.  I’ve walked in your shoes, and I have a breadth of practical experience to bring to your organization.