Case Studies

Making a Real Connection

Connectrac

Like so many other stories here at Byrne, this one began with a good idea. Architect Clint Strong had been struggling with the problem of how to get power and data from the center of his clients’ work spaces to the wall. And then the light bulb went on. Soon Strong had his concept for a sort of “speed bump” that would protect those cords and cables running from the middle of conference tables and other group work spaces, and direct them to the perimeter of the room… Read More See More

Striving to BMOR

Byrne

Byrne Electrical Specialists, Inc. had been keeping a Move Out Report for years, but the document appeared to have served only as a way for the company to track those orders they weren’t able to deliver on time. In other words, the order for which they had to “move out” the completion date. So, a few years ago, the management team at Byrne decided that the time had come for the move out report to do more... to BMOR. And the Byrne Move Out Report was born… Read More See More

Ready…Set…Ship!

Trendway

At Byrne Electrical Specialists, Inc., it’s often been said that they’re really a service company...not simply a manufacturing company. And that is certainly evident in the work they’ve done to help improve business for their own clients. West Michigan office furniture manufacturer, Trendway, had a problem. Three problems, actually. First, they were incurring unnecessary costs carrying electrical components in inventory that weren’t being used in the short term. They were also tying up valuable floor… Read More See More

After All, Green Is Byrne’s Color

Green Suppliers Network

Byrne Electrical Specialists, Inc. has always been concerned with doing the right thing, but when you’re working with suppliers, vendors and customers, figuring out what the right thing is can be complicated. Pat Young, Byrne’s Director of Customer Relationship Development, knows this very well. The company’s lean manufacturing efforts began several years ago when Byrne was asked to become part of the EPA’s Green Suppliers Network. Byrne used that assessment as a jumping off point to put their own Kaizen plan together… Read More See More