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

Authenticity

We will share our observations as we see them. You can expect our transparent and honest feedback.

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

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%.

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

  • Warehousing & Distribution
  • Higher Education
  • Construction
  • Oil & Gas
  • Service Companies

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.

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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 organization 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)

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:

Testimonials

What Our Clients Say

“7 Consecutive Months of Improvements”

“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

“Key to our Lean transformation!”

“Dan has been key to our Lean transformation. He 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. He was able to coach our managers hands-on on leadership concepts and helped them become better leaders. In addition, Dan helped us build a more cohesive team. His ability to speak Spanish allowed him to connect with our entire workforce. I highly recommend Dan if you are looking to implement Lean and improving your company culture.”

Jay Cowan | CEO – Enventives

“Found our Bottlenecks!”

“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.

“Clearly identified areas of opportunity”

“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

“Resistance to change”

“Dan led several improvement projects throughout our organization. In each one he was 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 Dan’s ability to address “resistance to change” and the results delivered each time.”

Lon Jennings | VP, Operations – Hydradyne LLC

“Instrumental on improving our culture”

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

Paul Witsaman | VP of Operations – Anton Cabinetry

MY JOURNEY

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.

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.

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.

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%.

We are committed to going above and beyond our tour of duty. Your service experience with our company should reflect our bias towards adding value at all times.

Contact Us

817-705-1313

info@alphanovaconsulting.com

 

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We are committed to going above and beyond our tour of duty. Your service experience with our company should reflect our bias towards adding value at all times.

Contact Us

817-705-1313

 

info@alphanovaconsulting.com

 

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