Testimonial Summaries (See full text below)
Galaxy Stone Works Inc. – Robert Fowke, Ph. D. [led] the company to gross margins and bottom line results exceeding historical results.
Portland Bottling Company – Robert A. Fowke, Ph.D., Business Efficiency Consulting, was instrumental in helping us successfully obtain [ISO] certification. We recommend him as a consultant that adheres to the highest of ethical standards.
Fuller Brothers Inc. – Please consider this letter my personal recommendation for Robert A. Fowke, Ph.D. We have realized immediate cost reductions …. I would not hesitate to hire the services of Mr. Fowke in the future.
Consolidated Metco, Inc. – We know we made the right decision in selecting Bob to provide our third party training and would not hesitate utilizing his professional services in the future.
S.R. Smith, LLC – Not only did Robert perform the requested work accurately and on time, but he came in under budget. Robert provided us with valuable process change recommendations … I will utilize Robert for future process flow projects and highly recommend his services.
The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, UFJ. – Bob has an outstanding understanding of all facets of business.
Western Wire Works, Inc. – With his first hand manufacturing knowledge [Bob has] a great understanding of the business and manufacturing process.
Testimonials (Full text)
President at Galaxy Stone Works Inc.
December 19, 2016
Robert Fowke, Ph. D. worked with Galaxy for 2 years and proved to be excellent at financial analysis leading the company to gross margins and bottom line results exceeding historical results. The detail analytical breakdown by each job/project allowed the executives to make critical changes in processes and establish standards which continue to be utilized. In addition, he assisted in the reorganization of the key management group leading to greater accountability for results.
President at Portland Bottling Company
To whom it may concern,
We retained Robert A. Fowke, Ph.D., Business Efficiency Consulting, in August 2013 to provide assistance in obtaining our Food Safety Management System ISO Certification. We found that Rob was able to quickly grasp the scope and content of the project, and was instrumental in helping us successfully obtain certification.
We continue to use Rob on projects based on the breadth and depth of his experience and education, and recommend him as a consultant that adheres to the highest of ethical standards.
President at Fuller Brothers, Inc.
May 29, 2013
To Whom It May Concern:
Please consider this letter my personal recommendation for Robert A. Fowke, Ph.D. We requested a meeting with Robert of Business Efficiency Consulting to visit Fuller Brothers and offer his professional expertise regarding review of our manufacturing operation with the intent to improve our processes and procedures.
Mr. Fowke consulted with Fuller Brothers in January through March 2013. During that time he observed our current production practices and work flow then advised improvements for implementation including any safety concerns. Based on his observations he developed a methodology and a list of recommendations breaking the overall project into three phases.
Mr. Fowke was able to offer several valuable insights and was very thorough with his documentation. We have already implemented some of his recommendations for which we have realized immediate cost reductions.
Another scope of the project was the request to design a layout should we relocate our business to a new facility. Robert supplied us with a dimensional layout implementing not only a design that was an increase in efficiency but allowed for future growth. Of particular value was a process map for the proposed layout.
I would not hesitate to hire the services of Mr. Fowke in the future.
Manager of Environmental Compliance & Safety at Consolidated Metco, Inc.
” Testimonial – Robert Fowke Services [Business Efficiency Consulting] 3/21/2013
We retained Bob’s services to facilitate Crisis Management Tabletop Exercises at two of our business locations. Bob provided us with a sequential based, four-phased scenario that provided our employees with a comprehensive understanding of our Business Continuity Plan requirements, responsibilities, lines of authority, and communication necessities. This exercise promoted a free exchange of ideas where we openly discussed and analyzed our Contingency Plan. As we progressed through the sequential steps we identified our weak points and Gaps in our current plan which provide opportunities for enhancements to our existing plan. We know we made the right decision in selecting Bob to provide our third party training and would not hesitate utilizing his professional services in the future.”
VP and CFO at S.R. Smith, LLC
“I retained Robert to perform a labor time study on our product Bill of Materials. Not only did Robert perform the requested work accurately and on time, but he came in under budget. In addition to doing an outstanding job on the project as scoped, Robert provided us with valuable process change recommendations that will surely save us time and money.
I will utilize Robert for future process flow projects and highly recommend his services.”
–Hiroki Nakazawa, VP & Manager Corporate Banking Dept.
Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.
“Bob has an outstanding understanding of all facets of business – which is necessary to be a VP/Manager of the Administration Department. His ability to look at the big picture and to prioritize ever shifting business and organizational goals was instrumental in completing a number of projects. He was swift to learn, interpret the situation and implement required actions. At the same time, he was always seeking possibilities of process improvement. I considered him a valued member of the branch manager team as he was continually striving by going extra miles and contributing to the organization and his personal growth.”
–Pernecia Crisman, VP & Manager International Dept.
Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.
“Robert is very good at negotiating with clients. He has the ability to know the market and the strategy use it. In turn. this has financially benefited the company. Robert has a very pleasing personality and is able to talk with anyone. Robert also has the ability to prepare and forecast budget. He is able to analyze the information and produce accurate and efficient budgets keeping in mind the goals of the company. In working with Robert for over 10 years, you realize he is a very gifted and capable person. He takes his job very seriously and works hard to accomplish the goals set before him.”
-Al Rose, CFO
Western Wire Works
“Bob brought his many years of experience from the production floor to the front office. Bob obtained his MBA while working at Western Wire. This, with his first hand manufacturing knowledge gave Bob a great understanding of the business and manufacturing process. With this knowledge he was able to setup a costing system used to analyze product gross margins. Bob also setup a direct marketing system using an existing system. I consider Bob to be an important member of the Western Wire management team.”