The foundation of ICR Group is the ICRToolbox (image above). The acronym in the company name ICR Group and used to name the ICRToolbox is taken from the methodologies employed by our team of Executives: Integrated Cost Reduction.
After taking classes in Six-Sigma, Lean and Value Engineering, Ron Nussle determined that none of these productivity tools alone were effective in meeting a companies most pressing Cost-Reduction challenges. Nussle began employing an integrated approach to Cost-Reduction. Integrated, because the methodologies used integrate the 5 components of COGS to help management locate waste and reduce costs across the organization.
The ICRToolbox is a collection of over 40 proprietary and proven Cost-Reduction tools or methods employed to locate waste and reduce costs. The ICRToolbox has been used in over 500 companies across the globe to generate cost savings of 6-25%.
Mechanical & Aerospace Engineer
Division 1 Track & Field in Decathlon, High-Jump & Hurdles
Honeywell Aerospace: Founding member of Aerospace & Defense (A&D) industry's first-ever Corporate-wide Supply-Chain program. In 1997, selected as the No. 1 SCM Transformation by Purchasing Magazine.
Honeywell Engines: Operations Program Manager. Led most financially successful new engine development program in 30 years.
Cessna Aircraft: Youngest Director in 72 years. Led first-ever modular design & manufacturing of complete aircraft sections (wings/landing gear). In 2003, selected as No. 1 SCM transformation by Purchasing Magazine.
Lam Research: VP of Supply-Chain of Fortune 500 high-tech company. Designed and implemented first Fixed-to-Variable Strategic Outsourcing and Corporate Supply-Chain Transformation. Result: Increased market cap by $5Billion.
Construction Start-up: COO of Construction Start-up. Applied Fortune 500 best- practices from manufacturing to construction in Bio-Pharm & Solar Sector.
Construction Contractor: COO of $400Million company. Implemented Lean Supply-Chain, Digital Job-site, BIM on nationwide infrastructure.
Middle East Hospital EPC Company: Applied Lean Supply-Chain and Modular Design Practices to Construction. Created Strategic Sourcing department. Result: Obtained 12% savings in total purchase price.
Conducted over 100 In-House Training and 1/2 day to 2-3 Day Custom Workshops for Executives and Practice Groups.
Authored 40+ Classes and Worships in Integrated Cost Reduction (Focus: Product Design and Manufacturing Industries), Integrated Sourcing (ie. Strategic Sourcing in the EPC and Construction Industry) and Outsourcing for Manufacturing & Modularization (All Industries).
Ron Nussle is a two-time recipient of the Pros-to-Know, top 30 Supply Chain experts in the U.S.
Early in his career, Ron Nussle learned a simply but profound truth that changed the trajectory of his career: If you want a company to be profitable, you must integrate departments through collaboration and dialogue. The department silos within the company must be removed. 30 years ago, this concept was not-discussed, nor was it practiced. Ron Nussle practiced and perfected his theory of integration and has based his professional career and its summary of successful transformations on the concept of Integrated Cost Reduction.
Purchasing Magazine approached Ron Nussle to share the methodologies used to obtain his successful Supply-Chain transformations. Integrated Cost Reduction was written to share those best practices. Over the last 15 years, the book has been used as a foundation resource for CEO's, Executives and practitioners. Written in an accessible style, the book employs non-technical explanations on how to reduce costs by 6-25%. It also instructs on how to generate cost-reductions required to meet margin objections.
Integrated Cost Reduction fills in the "white space" between Lean, Six-Sigma, Supply-Chain and Value-Engineering best practices. Over the past 15 years, the principles from this book have been proven effective in many industries, including the EPC/Construction industry.
An appendix is included, sharing over 300 success-studies taken from actual implementations. The appendix allows the reader to gain practical understanding of both the process and the results possible.
"An entire cost-reduction program in a box." VP/Plant Manger, Fortune 500 Appliance Manufacturer
Our client results are our calling-card. We are proud of the results ICR Group has achieved with dozens of clients over the last 15 years. Below are a few examples of client profiles:
Integrated Cost Reduction:
Construction Lean-Supply-Chain and OSM/Modularization: