DELIVERING RAPID & SUSTAINABLE
PRODUCTIVITY IMPROVEMENT

Simple® is a Management Consulting firm that provides taylor-made solutions to achieve sustainable growth. Our Partners and Consultants have a history of multi-site improvement programs implemented across continents and years of “hands on” experience and varying expertise enabling us to provide the best possible team to our clients.

Performance Improvement

Our performance improvement practice brings deep knowledge and a track record of delivering high-impact projects that improve business results. Our professionals leverage their finance, supply chain, operations and customer skills and are supported by our capabilities in program management, strategic direction, people and organization.

We are part of the Global Demand Driven Institute network and have access to a vast pool of specialized resources and expertise in the application of the Demand Driven Operating Model / DDMRP.

Return to Profitability

Our network of restructuring professionals can help you develop financial and operational strategies to help improve liquidity, credit availability and shareholder return. Our multi-disciplinary team offers integrated, objective advice and helps you evaluate capital options, improve the benefits of transactions and achieve your strategic goals — whether you are buying or selling a distressed asset, restructuring your business or dealing with underperformance or cash management. Wherever you are in the world, we provide you with innovative advice and draw on our significant industry and sector knowledge to create a tailored commercial approach appropriate to your needs.

We leverage on information technology to help your organization to change from cost based operation models to demand flow based methods.

Results are delivered in weeks.

Example projects we have delivered include:

StrategyNew market entryManufacturing footprint analysisOperating model designBusiness case creationEnterprise cost reductionSupply chain and operationsProcurement transformationCapacity planning and managementRapid assessment and process transformationSupply chain planning, logistics and operations improvement.

Contacts

Rafael Ramos

Managing Director

Operational Excellence

Rafael Ramos began his career as an engineer with Kelsey Hayes. He continued his career at Lear Corporation in Mexico and Brazil, later he joined Bombardier Transportation in the UK as Managing Director of Supply Chain, and then transitioned to Dell Mexico, Pacific Airport Group (GAP) and Ford Motor Company as Director of Acquisitions. He holds a BA in Industrial Engineering and graduate degree in Statistics both from the Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey.

Javier Rion

Managing Director

Return to Profitability

Francisco Javier Rion del Olmo served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief General Construction Unit of Grupo Industrial Saltillo SAB de CV. In the past, he was Chief of the Rail Control Solutions Division of Bombardier Inc. and previously Director General of Bombardier Mexico since 1995. He has experience in the area of Automotive and Transportation with the Ford Motor Co., and Dina Buses for over 15 years in Mexico and the U.S. Rion Holds a Master`s degree from the University of Michigan and a BS in industrial Engineering from Universidad La Salle. He also received a graduate degree in Statistics from the Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey.

José Luis Ortiz

Retail


José Luis Ortiz is an Industrial Engineer, graduated from the Autonomous Metropolitan University of Mexico, he holds a MBA and a Diploma in Business Administration, both from the Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM). Ortiz has over 26 years experience in companies such as Procter & Gamble, Kuehne & Nagel, Truper, McDonald's, and Silodisa. He has a vast international experience from assignments in Cincinnati (USA), Chicago (USA), Guatemala (Guatemala) with leadership and financial responsibilities of over USD 200 million for operations in Latin America.

José specializes in Basic Reliability, TPM (Total Plant Maintenance), Lean Manufacturing, Short Cycle Management, TQM, Statistical Process Control, Theory of Constraints and Six Sigma.

Enrique Torres

Automotive


Enrique Torres is a Mechanical Engineer, graduated from the National Polytechnic Institute ESIME, and has attended several graduate programs in both Mexico and the United States (ITESM: Statistics and Finance; Leadership: University of Michigan; Lean Manufacturing: Canada).

He has extensive professional experience as Plant Manager and Quality in Ford Mexico, headed the Cleveland Engine Plant 1, and was the Vice President of Ford in the Caribbean. Torres was part of the Group Processing of Ford Mexico for Lean Manufacturing as well as the transition from Visteon to a separate business unit.

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