Kocer Consulting and Engineering is in the business of studying, planning, designing, and implementing operational improvements for production, assembly, distribution, administration, and logistics operations. We are a small, successful, growing consulting and engineering company located in Seattle in our twelfth year of operation. We have provided consulting and engineering for over 200 national and international companies.
Kocer Consulting and Engineering has several guiding principles that define who we are. Our people are highly educated and experienced in operations management and systems consulting, with engineering roots. This combination provides the insight into business and best-practice solutions, with a strong scientific and technical approach to problem solving and analysis. We are life-long learners and continuing education is a cornerstone to our success.
We are unique in our extensive experience with hands-on implementation that gives us the insight to provide ideas and solutions that are practical and feasible when applied to real-world operations. We are results-oriented with the end goal in mind, and our approach is team-oriented and focused on the customer and their operational performance. These organizational values have proven to be beneficial for our clients and our people.
Our broad knowledge base allows us to analyze operations from many different perspectives. We are adept at identifying problems and solutions that may involve the following: streamlining operations, providing best-practices for operations, facility and equipment layout, staffing and scheduling, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) selection and implementation, Warehouse Management System (WMS) selection and implementation , inventory management, resource planning, facilitating lean programs, financial analysis of alternatives, material handling design, employee training and transition, methods analysis, ergonomics, supply chain network analysis, supplier/partner management, Capacity analysis, Quality Assurance, risk management, and project management for implementing on time and within budget to meet the required performance metrics. Our systematic team-oriented approach to problem solving, design, procurement, and execution produces solutions that are supported by key owners, and provides substantiated results. Our people deliver on the full cycle of the improvement process, from concept through completion.
We recently acquired a chemical plant and a new product line, and we hired Kocer Consulting + Engineering to help our staff to manage the transition and implement our ERP system for these new operations. Kocer played an important role in helping us to meet our tight six-month deadline. They facilitated a collaborative effort and involved everyone in the scheduling of the project, helped to track and monitor progress, provided support for documentation and mapping of the production and business processes and supported the testing and configuration of the ERP through completion. They worked closely with our internal PM and the entire management team and were greatly appreciated and respected by all. Both operations were successfully launched and operating with the new ERP on time and within budget. When we compiled the lessons learned survey from our staff at the end of the project it was very clear that the support from Kocer was a major contributor to our success. I highly recommend hiring Kocer Consulting + Engineering for managing and supporting ERP implementations and operational transitions.
Legend Brands ERP Implementation and Operational Transition (Russ Wilson, CFO)
Kocer Consulting + Engineering has provided us with a strategy to improve our company. Their assessment of our operations and current ERP system was very thorough and included many ideas to be more profitable. The benefits of each improvement opportunity was fantastic and they provided a roadmap for how to implement. In addition, they were conscious of our price target and timeline. They were able to research and secure a significant amount of grant funding from the State of Washington to pay for improvements. I would highly recommend their services and we are planning on working more with them in the future.
Peripheral Visions, Inc. (Kent Laverdure, President)
We partnered with Kocer Consulting + Engineering to review our Distribution Center capacity and to review our current processes and suggest solid process improvements. Dan Kocer and his team more than met our expectations by delivering a complete and thorough analysis. They met with our staff and took the time to understand our operation from top to bottom and were able to provide actionable suggestions all through the process. I see no reason why we wouldn’t continue to work with Dan Kocer and his team in the future.
Osprey Packs, Inc. (Larry Bratton, Director of Distribution)