As a Minnesota Manufacturer, Harmony Enterprises, Inc. has had a long relationship with Enterprise Minnesota, which is a consulting organization that helps Minnesota manufacturing companies become operationally efficient and well positioned to grow profitably. Enterprise Minnesota has worked with us countless times over the years, as Harmony Enterprises has changed and grown as a Minnesota manufacturer. In turn, Harmony Enterprises Inc. has also given back, by sharing some of our knowledge and experiences in business and manufacturing with other Minnesota manufacturers via Enterprises Minnesota’s many resources. Bob Kill, Enterprise Minnesota President and CEO pointed out, “Harmony Enterprises is a great example of a manufacturer that understands what it takes to succeed in today’s business landscape. We have been proud to help the team at Harmony Enterprises strengthen their operations and position the company for growth.”
Harmony Enterprises, Inc. and Enterprise Minnesota
Here are just a few examples of how Harmony Enterprises, Inc. and Enterprise Minnesota have worked together.
Building an Ideal Problem Solving Culture (Nov. 2013 issue of Enterprise Minnesota® Magazine) – Ramon Hernandez, Customer Service Manager at Harmony Enterprises, Inc. was one of the people interviewed in this article about how companies with strong CEO support are finding countless benefits when employees—from the shop floor on up—are trained and encouraged to identify and address problems through a thoughtful, step-based process.
Lean Office and Visual Management Training (PDF) (Presentation during Enterprise Minnesota “Benefits of an Efficient Office Event) – Mikel Smith, Operations Manger at Harmony Enterprises, Inc. talked to other Minnesota manufacturers about the introduction of visual management. Mikel shared how Harmony Enterprises uses the white board to clearly communicate expectations and set timelines for everyone to see as well as giving engineering the visual direction needed to meet customer demand. He also discussed how Harmony Enterprises implemented shop floor releases through a schedule board located in the production managers office.
ISO Certification – After much preparation, Harmony Enterprises, Inc. recieved ISO 9001:2008 Certification in January, 2014. Harmony Enterprises, Inc. has always strived to provide the best quality equipment in our industry. By making the decision to become ISO Certified, it reinforces our commitment to quality. Enterprise Minnesota was the consulting service who helped through training, developing our quality guide manual, and getting certified.
Strategic Planning Sessions – Enterprise Minnesota has guided us through strategic planning sessions that have been helpful in identifying opportunities. Part of this process requires digging deep into the company to define the organization’s structure as well as investigate external factors that will play a role in the company’s growth. The strategic planning sessions helped to reinforce our company’s mission, vision and objectives for the future, as well as the important role that each person plays in reaching these goals.
Harmony Enterprises, Inc. is proud to be contributing to Minnesota’s manufacturing industry by producing recycling and waste management equipment that is shipped around the world. We are grateful for the assistance and expertise provided to us by Enterprise Minnesota over the years to help us grow.