Lantz Group

P.O. Box 63

Cambridge, MD 21613

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Steve Lantz

Founder and President

Steve has 30 years of experience in manufacturing, ranging from project management and business development to Operations leadership for a Fortune 150 company.

"Steve used our business data and analytical methods to help us see the areas to target.

 

His analytical approach and business processes around the control of working capital, streamlining of demand management, and production scheduling drove some amazing results for our company."

General Manager

A Mechanical Engineer by education, Steve has continued to build his skillset through programs at institutions like The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and Harvard Business School.  He is well-versed in Lean Manufacturing practices and received training by the Innovation Engineering Institute.

Steve has spent the last 15 years in operations leadership positions, improving businesses' profitability and customer service through -

  • business strategy,

  • data analytics,

  • inventory optimization,

  • simplifying business processes,

  • business consolidation,

  • organizational design,

  • strategic sourcing, and

  • managing overseas operations.

Steve's strategic approach to sourcing and supply chain management has resulted in several initiatives with seven-figure annual savings.  His data anaytics has uncovered opportunities for significant supplier consolidation and increasing buying power to deliver bottom line savings.

He is a strong negotiator with a history of building successful strategic alliances to ensure a robust supply chain and mitigate cost escalation.  Steve understands the total business impact of supply chain management.

Steve has traveled extensively, both domestically and internationally, throughout his career managing multi-site operations, building supplier relationships, sourcing raw materials, and supporting sales leaders.  He is experienced in sourcing in Asia, Europe, and North America and understands the opportunities and challenges with foreign supply chains.  Steve has also set up overseas manufacturing operations to strengthen sales channels and better serve foreign markets.

As business conditions and strategies warranted, Steve has moved and consolidated operations to stay competitive in ever changing business climates.  He is willing to challenge norms and bring innovative solutions to drive  change while minimizing disruption to the business.

Throughout his career, Steve has worked inside a wide range of businesses.

  • Sales from $15M to $18B.

  • Small design and build houses to large multi-site operations.

  • Family-Owned to Private Equity to Fortune 150.

  • Quality systems from ISO 9001 and 13485 to cGMP medical device and pharmaceutical processing.

Steve brings a breadth of experience and professionalism to his clients' projects.  Contact Steve to see what he can do for your business.

“Our company was forced into a pending supply disruption on a key raw material for an eight-figure product line.  The supplier notified us that in five months they were shuttering a major production line ... Steve negotiated an exit strategy with the incumbent supplier while setting up a competitive environment ... he negotiated a multi-year supply agreement with a German supplier bringing six-figure savings to the product line.”

Sourcing Director

“Our company was facing significant capacity constraints with a changing business environment.  Blending capacity was not adequate to keep up with the changing demand and support our packaging lines.  Steve reviewed the situation and crunched production data.  He proposed an innovative solution for a semi-finished goods supermarket for bulk material, use of concentrate dilutions, and a simple bulk filling line to dramatically reduce demand on our blending operation.  Instead of investing in a disruptive mid-six figure capital project requiring a larger workforce, Steve’s solution has allowed us to support the growth in the market with our current resources.”

 

Operations Manager