Bruce Pfender Straight-Forward Consulting

Bruce Pfender

Bruce Pfender has 37 years of progressive leadership experience with manufacturers and distributors.  His broad experience, combined with his B.S and Master’s degree in Industrial Technology, as well as certifications in Lean and Six Sigma methodology, make him a valuable addition to the Straight Forward Team. 

Bruce is a known change agent who has successfully led technology improvements and corporate change initiatives.  In his position as Manufacturing Manager with a manufacturing firm,  Bruce was on the global team that standardized the Lean Production Process and gained “best in practice” recognition. His visual communication and pull system development also received global recognition.

Bruce’s areas of expertise include productivity, quality, service, and safety for production and distribution operations. Organizationally, he excels in Performance Management, Building Bench Strength, Employee Engagement, Staffing, and Leading Change.

Bruce also has extensive experience in the following areas

  • Strategic Planning & Budgeting
  • Quality & Process Improvement
  • Production Planning & Control
  • New Production Line Set-Up
  • ISO Quality Systems
  • Labor Agreement Administration
  • Lean Manufacturing, SPC, 5S
  • Cost & Lead Time Reduction
  • Control Automation
  • Continuous Improvement