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In the 1980’s and 1990’s, Ed was a Research Director at Clemson University responsible for exploring the world for innovative management concepts that would benefit US businesses. In that role, he discovered The Theory of Constraints by Dr. Eli Goldratt, who is also the author of The Goal. Ed worked with Dr. Goldratt over several years in applying the concepts now known as Synchronous Flow.

In recent years, Ed has worked with dozens of companies in a variety of industries to further develop the science of Synchronous Flow.

He is the author of Basics of Supply Chain Management, St. Lucie Press, and numerous articles on business process flow approaches. He resides with his family near Charlotte, North Carolina.

Our Services

The science of Synchronous Flow…

  • Assess business operations to identify the current operational constraints
  • Define the actions necessary to gain control of the critical resource steps
  • Design and implement a management control process rooted in the Synchronous Flow business model
  • Teach, coach and mentor the operations Team to assure desired results are achieved

 

The Results

The bottom line impact can create a “self funded” effort…

  • Comprehensive assessment of a company’s  current business system
    – Proprietary process and format
    – Clear and concise feedback regarding operating viability
    – Actionable recommendations for immediate impact
  • Application of Synchronous Flow principles within the business system to gain control and stability in daily operations
  • Use of proven tools to properly plan for various business scenarios
  • Rapid improvement of financial performance and cash flow
  • Excellent buy-in from existing employees who see improved job security though a system that makes sense to them

 

Our clients say…

Synchronous Flow has redeveloped the way we do business and took us to a whole new level.  Ed’s ability to engage our employees and have them take responsibility for their efforts has made a world of difference in effectively taking better care of our customers.  Essentially, he has helped enhance the company’s culture of being helpful and caring toward one another.  All around a win/win.

Brian Burns
Cutting Edge Countertops
Perrysburg, OH

At some point along its growth, every business needs a system to understand and manage the relationship between production and profitability, Ed Hill and his company taught us the method to do so.

Jon Lancto
Former Owner
Surface Products
Charlotte, NC

We have been working with Ed at Synchronous Solutions for several years and our company has never been better. Ed helped us realized the profits we knew we could always make, but we did not have the right tools and processes in place. Numbers are what really matter, and Ed has helped us increase our net profit by triple. I would recommended his service and mentoring to anyone who is serious about streamlining their processes. We couldn’t have done it without Ed.

Alex Bazdar
CEO 
Classic Rock Fabrication
Harrisburg, PA

Ed’s industry knowledge and expertise enabled us to plan and forecast more accurately to upcoming demand and relate our success financially on a daily basis rather tracking square footage only and hoping at the end of the month that we were successful. The synchronous flow methodology has been a valuable asset to our company and has helped us engage managers in the business to focus on the goal- making money.

Brad Pierce
Front Range Stone
Denver, CO

I began working with Ed Hill six years before I sold my manufacturing company in 2012. In short order, Ed had guided us to a world-class, best-practice, award-winning operational system that literally delivered millions of dollars of wealth into my pocket the day I sold my business. Why? Because his Synchronous Flow system improved our financials, employee morale, quality metrics, and customer satisfaction. Why because of Ed we did not have to relocate to a bigger building saving us millions. I’m such a believer in Ed, what he does, and how leaders benefit that I literally tell them they’d be a damn fool not to at least have an initial call with him.

Bill Watkins
Former Owner
The Marina Group
Atlanta, GA

The Synchronous Flow System that Ed helped us implement has changed our culture from chaotic to organized.  Our sales and profits have grown and the quality of work atmosphere has improved greatly.  Implementation costs were recovered BEFORE the project was completed. The decision to implement this system is almost a no brainer!

Bruce Battle
Owner
Constrata
Raleigh, NC

Since 2004, Surface Products, Inc. has used Synchronous Solutions to establish a methodology for our employees to deal with the routine issues of running a custom manufacturing business. We have been able to reduce lead-times, control expenses, increase productivity, and improve our bottom line performance.

Eric Clark
Former President
Surface Products
Charlotte, NC

Every day I appreciate the Synchronous Flow System and what you have done for Kitchen Magic. I don’t want to think where we would be without it.

Brett Bacho
President
Kitchen Magic

“I always talk about Synchronous Solutions and what you did for us and will continue to recommend you. Mullet Cabinet would be in serious trouble if we did not have Synchronous Flow. This economy would have given us a serious TKO!”

Vince Mullet
President
Mullet Cabinet Company
Millersburg, OH

Synchronous Solutions was instrumental in putting my company on a solid and profitable foundation with the implementation of Synchronous Flow. We never would have realized our earning potential if it wasn’t for Synchronous Solution’s involvement.

Sam Marchese
President
Consolidated Kitchens and Fireplaces
Omaha, NE

Johnson Granite reached a point in size when we realized we needed a manufacturing system that would allow us to manage all projects in pretty much the same manner. We wanted to know how we could maximize our existing resources to capitalize on the services we offered. We wanted a system we could use to evaluate the time and cost associated with each project in the same way and that could be tied to the financial performance of the company. After talking with Ed Hill and Synchronous Solutions we realized that his system of managing Throughput with Synchronous Flow was the system that met most of our criteria. After a little more than a year, Johnson Granite has embraced the concepts of synchronous flow that Ed brought to us, and use them to manage all aspects of our Company. From sales through production and finance; all our employees understand how they contribute to the successful performance of the Company. I believe any manufacturing Company looking to improve performance would benefit from allowing Ed Hill to implement his synchronous flow manufacturing system.

Brian Johnson
Owner
Johnson Granite
Mt. Airy, NC