The Phoenix Group Blog

Speed, Safety, and Loss Reduction: Why You Need Manufacturing Consulting

September 2017

Running a manufacturing plant is difficult. You must manage multiple stakeholders, drive continual improvement while maintaining safety standards, and reduce losses every quarter. Consider...

Optimizing Your Processes: How Consulting Services Create Lasting Change

August 2017

The goal of engaging with a process optimization consulting service is to drive lasting change. This won’t happen if the measures implemented by the organization are inadequate. Temporary...

4 Pitfalls to Avoid When Working Toward ISO 9001/IATF 16949 Compliance

August 2017

If you’re in the automotive industry, chances are by now you’ve heard of IATF 16949. This is something that’s on everyone in the automotive supply chain’s mind as we move closer to the October...

Introduction to Advanced High Strength Steels (AHSS)

August 2017

What are Advanced High Strength Steels?

Advanced high strength steels (AHSS) are stronger and more complex than the mild steels being used today. Understanding how these steels react during the...

Producing Quality vs. Quantity: Is The Argument Dead?

July 2017

In the manufacturing sector, for many years, we have heard the debate over quality vs. quantity.  It usually sounds something like this: “The boss has to decide what he wants, make the numbers or...

The Phoenix Group Welcomes Professor Menachem Kimchi

March 2017

The Phoenix Group has worked for many years with Professor Menachem Kimchi from The Ohio State University on the Development of welding / joining principles and guidelines for the Auto Industry.  We...

Blank Variation Analysis

September 2015


As an input to the forming process, we strive to understand the impact of specific blank size and shape variables on the current forming output. Alternatively, this analysis tool can be...

Managing Through Processes

August 2015

You are dedicated to being successful.  You know your department's processes 'inside and out'.  You should, after all, you designed these processes to address challenges or opportunities as they...