About  Us

ABOUT ALPHANOVA CONSULTING

Alphanova means new beginning. Our inspiration for this company was to provide our clients with a transformation of their business; one in which new and bigger opportunities for growth and success become attainable. Read further to understand how we form partnering relationships with our clients.
OUR CORE VALUES

Seek Partnerships

We are committed to helping our partners achieve their goals through our support and that of our networks

Courage

Regardless of how difficult, we don’t shy away from tough conversations.

Tenacity

We will not be easily deterred from challenging the status quo and helping you stretch beyond your comfort zone.

WHO WE WORK WITH

MANUFACTURERS

We help manufacturers achieve and sustain operational costs reductions of 20%+, improve on-time delivery to 99%+, and reduce defects to improve product quality to 99%+. These changes help our clients grow company profit margins by up to 25%.

We work best with leaders that are committed to making a long-term impact on their business. We are all about results; let us show you how to get them.

How does your business compare with world-class performance? Take our business self-assessment and find out.

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Warehousing & Distribution

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Higher Education

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Construction

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Service Companies

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Warehousing & Distribution

WHO WE WORK WITH

MANUFACTURERS

We help manufacturers achieve and sustain operational costs reductions of 20%+, improve on-time delivery to 99%+, and reduce defects to improve product quality to 99%+. These changes help our clients grow company profit margins by up to 25%.

We work best with leaders that are committed to making a long-term impact on their business. We are all about results; let us show you how to get them.

How does your business compare with world-class performance? Take our business self-assessment and find out.

Besides manufacturers, we have partnered with organizations in the following industries:

Warehousing & Distribution

Higher Education

Construction

Oil & Gas

Service Companies

What Clients Say

Alphanova Consulting was instrumental on improving our culture and cascading it to our leaders and subordinates. They taught us several concepts that helped us improve the management of our operation. Their partnering approach included their involvement on several initiatives and providing helpful insights during difficult situations. I highly recommend Alphanova Consulting to anyone looking for help with implementing Lean in their business.

Paul Witsaman

VP of Operations – Anton Cabinetry

“Alphanova Consulting came to work at our company to help drive change. Going through a culture change is difficult but with their consulting team’s drive and passion they helped us start our journey. Not only did they lead teams during Kaizen events, they coached and mentored everyone they came in contact with. Always professional. I learned a lot from working with the Alphanova Consulting team, they made a big impact at our company.”

Michele Koppmann

Industrial Engineering Manager – Triumph Aerostructures, Inc.

Alphanova Consulting led several improvement projects throughout our organization. In each one they were able to coach and challenge our teams on how to improve their own processes. These were not theoretical implementations; at the close of each 3-day session, the team had implemented their ideas in a tangible way to demonstrate the value of their project. I was very impressed with Alphanova Consulting’s ability to address “resistance to change” and the results delivered each time.

Lon Jennings

| VP, Operations – Hydradyne LLC

Alphanova Consulting has been key to our Lean transformation. They got involved in many areas of our business: From creating a plan to improve our process to developing metrics to better understand and improve our performance. They were able to coach our managers hands-on on leadership concepts and helped them become better leaders. In addition, Alphanova Consulting helped us build a more cohesive team. Their ability to speak Spanish allowed them to connect with our entire workforce. I highly recommend Alphanova Consulting if you are looking to implement Lean and improving your company culture.

Jay Cowan

CEO – Enventives

Working with Alphanova Consulting has been a real eye opener.To give you a little insight in what we do, we are motor rental company in the Oil and Gas Industry. The way he was able to come in and dive into our whole business structure was impressive. He dissected our process step by step and showed us our inefficiencies. He actually provided stats on how much we are leaving on the table. After that, he took the time to personally coach me by giving me a different perspective in what management is and what it can be. During this time period I was working on a huge project that I felt good about. Once Dan got through with me, I re-evaluated my current work and re-did the entire thing. I’m very thankful for all of the help he provided me with, and I strongly recommend him. He targets the process and the people.

Cisco Pena

Global Logistics Supervisor – BICO Drilling Tools, Inc.

Working with Dan and his company has opened our eyes in more ways than one. Being part of construction industry for many years, at the beginning of our process improvement and leadership journey we thought most of our processes are working well. Quickly, we have realized that most of them had room for improvement and more importantly needed improvement or complete overhaul. Dan has helped us realize just how much DOWNTIME we have and worked diligently to minimize and in some cases eliminate waste completely. Additionally, with his guidance, we realized there are many processes that we didn’t even have and the work was being done many different ways, which created waste throughout the company. Looking forward to our next event!
Brad Samardzija

Project Executive VP – Cummings Electrical

WHY WORK WITH US

We have developed and used a proven approach to ensure businesses achieve and sustain the improvements mentioned above. Our consultants have over 15 years of experience working with organizations and developing their capabilities.

Our approach is based on the following belief: Ideal Behaviors + Ideal Processes = Ideal Results

 Here is a sample of the results we have helped our clients create: 

A mattress manufacturer needed to increase speed to stay competitive with increased Chinese competition:

Key result #1: Implemented labor productivity improvements of over 20% resulting in annualized savings of over $900K

Key result #2: Reduced manufacturing lead times by 79% (from 14 to 3 days)

A medical device manufacturer was losing market share and needed to improve profitability:

Key result #1: Improved on-time delivery from 84% to 98%,

Key result #2: Increased inventory turns by 60% (from 5 to 8)

Key result #3: Increased inventory accuracy from 94% to 98%

Key result #4: Reduced changeover times by 75% (from 4 to 1 hrs)

A non-profit higher education institution needed to increase speed to satisfy its growing customer demand:

Key result #1: Reduced transcript evaluation lead times by 87% (from 15 to 2 days)

Key result #2: Reduced readmissions lead times by 95% (from 38 to 2 days)

Key result #3: Reduced enrollment lead times by 66% (from 41 days to 14 days)

An aerospace and defense tier two supplier was at risk of losing a vital program and needed to increase the speed of delivery:

Key result #1: Reduced total defect / withhold tag count by 80% (from 300 to 65)

Key result #2: Reduced tag turn-times by 42% (from 24 days to 14 days)

Key result #3: Reduced program cumulative hours late by 24%

Key result #4: Improved customer’s perception during program reviews that led to reduced customer inspections

A construction electrical subcontractor wanted to distance themselves from the competition and set the standard in their industry:

Key result #1: Reduced labor costs by 10% and inventory by 60% at one of their pre-assembly/manufacturing operations

Key result #2: Reduced project kick-off process lead time by 50% (from 12 to 6 days)

Key result #3: Reduced service customer billing lead times by 67% (from 18 to 6 days)

A distributor of oil & gas products needed to become more efficient in a challenging market:

Key Result #1: Reduced product assembly lead times by 74% (from 26.5 to 7 hours)

Key Result #2: Improved on-time delivery at one location by 72% (from 55% to 95%)

Key Result #3: Reduced shipping errors by 75% (from 1.65% to 0.4%)

Key Result #4: Reduced fabrication operation labor by 20% ($80K in savings)

OUR CLIENTS
Alphanova Consulting is committed to partnering with our clients. We strive to deliver bottom line results and improve organizational culture. Alphanova Consulting serves many industries. Below are some of our past and current client companies and what they have to say about our services:
What Clients Say
“I needed assistance in increasing my capacity to keep up with demand. Dan was able to find where the bottlenecks were and assist in addressing the challenges we faced. Dan offered many insights on how to also improve quality, and reduce variation. I was very satisfied with Dan’s contributions to my business.”
Armando Semprit

General Manager – Noliar, Inc.

Dan Burgos taught Stetson University’s Admissions team useful tools and methods for improving processes. He helped us start the improvement process for our Admissions letters, and also helped us create a process for a newly innovated deposit strategy. Dan’s involvement with Admissions is hard to forget as it immensely impacted and benefited not only the Admissions team but our campus partners as well who had a part in those processes. I do believe that Alphanova Consulting’s redesign methodologies will help many other departments and yield expected results as we move forward within a data-driven world
Rachel Lagi

Operations Manager – Stetson University

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Dan for almost two years now and every moment has been a huge help. His expertise as a facilitator, whether in an improvement or process mapping event, has supported our effort in identifying and removing waste tremendously. I’ve also had the benefit of personally learning from him through observation as he manages a room to keep us on task, and I consider myself privileged because of that. The most important thing that I know to be true with Dan, is that he makes your time with him enjoyable. He works with you to obtain desired results, but doesn’t forget to make it fun along the way. Which in the end makes people more inclined to buy into the process and accept the results.
Sean McCarthy

Process Improvement Specialist – Cummings Electrical

Working with Alphanova Consulting has been a very good experience for our company as we took the next step to implementing Lean in our organization. When we started with Alphanova Consulting we were in the process of moving to a new shop and they helped out by creating a solid plan to move, which made things very easy and organized. Now that we are at the new shop we have flow which makes the production more efficient with less waste of time. Dan has also helped me be a better leader by coaching me and teaching me leadership concepts. I have made several changes to how I lead my team as a result of Dan’s coaching. I recommend Dan and Alphanova Consulting as they take a lot of pride in what they do and are very professional.
Israel Ramos

District Manager – BICO Drilling Tools, Inc.

“Dan Burgos effectively introduced our frontline team to value stream mapping and facilitated productive sessions with them. Based on this value mapping we could clearly identify areas of opportunity to improve our processes with measurable impact. I’m impressed with Dan’s approach and how quickly he was able to understand our processes and systems.”
Natalie Murray

VP of Student Experience – Western Governors University

“On one of our key programs at Triumph in Red Oak Texas we were behind schedule, struggling with quality issues with low morale. With Dan’s experience, expertise and guidance in Lean principles we started having weekly Kaizens with our teams. Dan lead our team in a full value stream mapping of our production line. From the Value Stream mapping we identified starbursts that led to the development of our Continuous improvement roadmap for the next year. We conducted Kaizens involving our production team members, Quality improvement projects and Just do its. Dan not only led our teams but helped teach our leadership Lean principles and optimum ways to facilitate Kaizens. Over the last year under Dan’s leadership / guidance we have made tremendous strides. We are better than green in defects per 1,000 hours, we have reduced our total defect / withhold tag count by 80% from 300 to 65 (7 consecutive month over months of improvements and still improving) and our customers perception has turned around and we are now having positive schedule gains every week.”
Kurt Richardson

President – Triumph Group, Inc

MY JOURNEY

MY UPBRINGING

My name is Dan Burgos and I am originally from the Dominican Republic. An island nation located in the Caribbean, and my native language is Spanish. I grew up in a middle-class household, my father ran an HVAC repair and installation service company, and my mother was a secretary.

I wanted to be an entrepreneur from an early age. I did not realize this until later in life, though, as this was the seed my father planted in my young mind when I was a boy. However, this desire would not come out until my college years. As a seven-year-old, my father would take me in these, now infamous, car rides and show me how people in poverty lived.

He would always tell me things like: There is a difference between being poor and broke; it is all in the person’s mind. Work hard, and you will achieve anything you put your mind to. You don’t have to go to college to be successful.

Pick an honorable profession and become so good at it that people will pay a premium to hire you. Be mentally strong, as life is not easy or fair. Some of his teachings came as I got older and even into my adulthood: Always live within your means; that is part of being an entrepreneur. You can build a career and become an executive, or you can build your own company; you can be successful either way. My father came from extreme poverty and built his wealth through entrepreneurship; he used to tell me about his early mornings working on a rice plantation field covered in mud and a slew of odd jobs to scrape a living. He wanted to make sure his children were mentally prepared for life.

THE “AHA” MOMENT

Right after high school, I felt I could not pursue my American dream in the Dominican Republic. I decided to follow my father to Puerto Rico to pursue my college education. This is the time when the entrepreneur seeds my father had planted in me earlier in life started to come out. I realized I wanted to build a service company that would help businesses thrive. However, I did not know precisely how.

After I finished college in Puerto Rico, it happened again; my career aspirations led me to conclude I needed to move to a place where I could reach them. At that time, I relocated to Texas; shortly after that, I found a home in Manufacturing. I felt I finally got to the place I belonged, and this was even more validated when I interacted with consultants that were helping my current employer make improvements. That was my “aha” moment in which I discovered my passion, and I remember thinking, “That is what I want my business to be.” Another realization I had during that time was that we made improvements, but the human element was missing because we were unable to embed the principles in the people.

BROKEN CONFIDENCE

I was eventually recruited away from this company by a large corporation. This was my first introduction to “true” corporate America. My previous employer was quite lenient in allowing us the freedom to make changes. In this new company, I learned what red tape was, what the term Seagull management meant, and what a dysfunctional culture felt like. I observed leaders displaying negative behaviors, and I felt very conflicted. Being a driven and motivated individual, I would push myself to reach my potential.

This led to high levels of stress and culminated in flaring up a heart condition I was unaware I had. Due to this condition, I found myself in the ICU a handful of times. I eventually had the heart condition corrected through a surgical procedure. This was a tough time for me as this environment created internal doubts about my abilities and about what my career path should be.

FINDING MY PATH

I gained clarity on the latter when I was sent to a training class and met a consultant that helped me dissipate most of my doubts and insecurities. I learned from him that I should pursue my goals and that small businesses are the backbone of the U.S. economy. He taught me that success happens when hard work and preparation meet opportunity. Those discussions changed my path; I decided that my path would be to build my consulting business. From then on, I deliberately guided my career with this goal in mind.

However, I was not yet ready to begin that part of my journey. I left the toxic environment I was in and began working in operation leadership roles, implementing improvements, delivering results, and regaining my confidence in the process. I eventually felt I was ready to transition into consulting in 2016. I started my company, Alphanova Consulting, which means “new beginning.” Our purpose is to help other businesses thrive. We strive to make such a difference that our involvement brings a new beginning for our clients.

Taking from the lessons I learned from mentors, leaders, and working in toxic environments, we bowed to create a balance between having operational excellence and healthy workplaces. This is how we developed our approach, which encompasses people, processes, and culture. My primary motivation for entrepreneurship is to have the means to provide for loved ones and to have the freedom to enjoy life with them. I enjoy traveling the world, languages, good wine, foods, fitness, and being from an island; I enjoy the ocean.

Grow your business profitably

We help manufacturers achieve and sustain operational costs reductions of 20%+, improve on time delivery to 99%+, and reduce defects to improve product quality to 99%+, These changes help our clients grow company profit margins by up to 25%