In 1963, Implementation Engineers was called Ingersoll Engineers, and the company was established as a subsidiary to the Ingersoll Machine Milling Company to support the installation of Ingersoll’s large machines for its clients.

That’s the beginning of Implementation Engineers. We’ve grown from those manufacturing roots and evolved as clients’ needs changed.

In the ’80s, Ingersoll Engineers established the concept of “Cellular Manufacturing” and was known for implementing manufacturing cells globally at many major manufacturers. We wrote a landmark book called “Making Manufacturing Cells Work,” which documented the approach to implementing manufacturing cells to include the grouping of equipment, and the support of cells, such as staffing, product costing, and IT interfaces for scheduling priorities, routings, and drawings. It was published by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers.

In the ’90s, we established the Four Dimensions of Cellular Manufacturing. Those dimensions were Equipment, People, Support (scheduling and IT systems), and Accountability (performance measures), emphasizing that manufacturing cells represented far more than just moving equipment into cell groupings.

In the 2000s, IE’s enCompass® model was created using knowledge and experiences gathered through the years. The Toyota Production System, World-Class Manufacturing, Re-engineering, Lean Manufacturing, Change Management, Value Stream Mapping, Balanced Scorecard, Six Sigma and new information technology capabilities were incorporated into IE’s proven, data-driven implementation methodology.

Our services expanded into the mining sector as our technical expertise is highly applicable to mining.

Performance Analytix®, a stand-alone component of enCompass®, was launched. It enables companies to visually measure and analyze their business in real time, fostering process optimization.

Our firm has implemented the various components of enCompass® in more than 3,500 engagements at more than 1,500 organizations globally. We take pride in our ability to enter complex situations anywhere in the world and consistently provide measurable benefits for our clients. Our approach is uniquely data-driven, and the results jointly achieved with our clients are measurable, visible — and most importantly — sustainable.

Implementation Engineers is a business optimization firm that specializes in accelerated performance and improved financial gains while providing immediate results. We differentiate our services by being solely focused on implementation. For this reason, our services go Beyond ConsultingSM.

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