"Our system for selecting features and
options was near non-existent and operations consistently in gridlock.
Dave designed and implemented a system that not only solved these
problems, but satisfied everyone's information needs"
Duncan, Chairman & CEO
purchased a configurator as part of a new ERP system and called Dave to
help us implement it. He quickly showed us how this new configurator
module would not work for our unique products. After helping us get our
money back for this module, he determined what we needed from a
configurator system so we could seamlessly address our operational
problems across our enterprise. I was delighted with the way he engaged
our entire management team to understand our issues and develop an
implementation plan. Within days, the energy level within my group was
re-energized and Dave had pointed us in the direction we needed to go,
not only to allow us to grow our business but to achieve a streamline &
Guy Gandenberger, VP, Sales & Marketing
"We needed to reduce the cycle time for a
critical portion of our order acceptance process. Dave managed our
re-engineering effort which resulted in fully defining our manufacturing
capabilities and reducing our cycle time from 5 days to 1. This
increased customer satisfaction and provided the foundation for our new
Bruce Crawford, Director, Customer Order
After keynote to Dover Industrial Products Engineering Best
"Right message, right time, right group."
David J. Ropp
President & CEO
Dover Industrial Products
Gardner's work targets a major competitive threat to all companies—the
inability to customize effectively from product management to customer
installation and acceptance and through to ongoing customer
support...and it is critical. His insights demonstrate that embracing
and adopting an efficient customization capability is key to long run
Emery Associates, LLP
(former CEO of System Industries)
you so much for your efforts in supporting me during my crunch
time. Your input and support
on the Nanochip Fab Solutions article, press release, and
presentation materials were invaluable.
Jerry's Global Product Sales Training presentation went from lowest
ranked last year to #1 this year. If not for your involvement, I
could have missed the deadlines for these critical initiatives. You
learned quickly and were able to help from day one.
I appreciate your ability to think strategically about the issues and
perform the tactical activities to get the job done.
I hope to see your participation in other
Applied Materials projects.
Applied Global Services Equipment
Global Product Manager, Service
"Thank you so much, Dave, for your
excellent Program Management and Consulting involvement with our PLM
enterprise design and implementation project. Your pragmatic
approach and clear thinking kept the team focused. You often were
a lone voice of reason; projecting cool, calm experience during times of
chaos and conflict. Your dedication to the project’s success and
the company’s interests was beyond what I would have expected of a
consultant and beyond that of many regular employees.
regret is that we didn’t make better use of your knowledge/experience
and implement more of your advice during your time with us. No
doubt if we had, many of the obstacles we encountered would have been
Brian Gant, Manager,
Global Engineering & Ops
Cisco Systems, Inc.
"Your tireless dedication has
completely changed the way we do business. We are a much more
efficient, streamlined company, thanks to your exceptional level of
business knowledge and your commitment to this project. You
have guided us out of a procedural "black hole," and into a new era
of profitability and efficiency.
This change has not come
without a few bumps and bruises, and we realize there will be more
hiccups as we go; however, thanks to the groundwork you have laid we
are prepared to handle these issues as a team, and forge ahead
toward a rewarding future."
"Gardner & Associates Consulting can save its clients a lot of
money. What they do is complex and sophisticated, usually affecting
every organization in a company. This requires collaboration,
teamwork, a hands-on understanding of the implications of certain
process decisions, and careful examination of the trade-offs of
different approaches. They have a keen understanding of how
companies operate and the information hand-offs from group to group.
They bring a lot of intellectual property to the table, a rarity in
their consulting space."
Alan Weiss, Ph.D.
& Author: "Million Dollar Consulting"
"Dave helped us develop a process and
procedures so my organization could assume responsibility for our
‘Capabilities Guide’ on-line help system. Dave was always very
professional and a pleasure to work with. I would recommend his
services to anyone needing a consultant of his type."
Customer Order Management Analyst
Integrated Chip Manufacturer
"Dave Gardner helps companies address the
tough challenge of how to better meet customer needs and simultaneously
Fortier & Associates, Inc.
“Our User Group of credit card senior
operations executives found David's presentation and insights very
informative and entertaining. His real life experiences in the
customization strategy and techniques in the manufacturing of fire
trucks was chronicled. He offered advice on how some of these same
principles could be implemented in the production of customized credit
cards in the wide variety of credit cards issued by major banks.”
Tony Rakun, VP
America Commercial Sales
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