Success Stories


Facility / Organization

General Cables


Moose Jaw, SK


Dale Schattenkirk began his career as a quality and process improvement expert in this 56,000 square foot manufacturing plant in Moose Jaw, which won the Industry Week Best Plants award in 2005, partly as a result of Dale’s leadership in the plant’s implementation of Lean Six Sigma methods.

Project Work

Dale was initially involved in training, teaching, and building internal capacity at the Moose Jaw plant, and then went on to travel throughout North America teaching Lean Six Sigma methods in other General Cables factories.

After Dale founded LTS, he would return to General Cables as a consultant and trainer, demonstrating his deep roots in manufacturing.


From the Industry Week profile published in 2005 on General Cable’s Moose Jaw plant:

“In 2004, performance-improvement projects employing lean techniques cut costs by $61,492; those using lean Six Sigma methods saved $45,767; kaizen blitzes produced $41,955 in savings; and Six Sigma black belt and green belt projects reduced costs by a combined $43,080. Projects based on the use of statistical quality control by machine operators saved $67,151. By setting stretch goals, employing cross-functional teams and following a Define-Measure-Analyze-Improve-Control process… the plant has been able to deliver impressive improvements, such as reducing scrap by 57% to a level of 1.6% of the cost of goods sold, the best among the six energy-cable plants within General Cable.”


Registration now open for the Laurie Ford seminar 

LTS Presents: How Leaders Can Use the Four Conversations


Tuesday, February 10, 2015

9 am to 4 pm


Canad Inns Garden City, 2100 McPhillips St., Winnipeg MB


Full day seminar, includes lunch, coffee breaks, and a copy of Laurie and Jeffrey Ford’s book, The Four Conversations, for $225.00 plus GST. You can use a major credit card—


if you want to make a group booking or pay with a corporate purchase order number, 
please call Stacey Harder at 306.531.6622 or email Stacey@ltsee.com

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