Efficiency Engineers' History
In 1994, PMC, Productivity Management Consultants, was founded by Michele Stuart in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley, with the vision of providing operational excellence solutions to regional and global customers. PMC started by leading management improvement, cost reduction, and system analysis projects. The team’s technical expertise provided realistic solutions to complex problems. Over the last 15 years, Michele and her team have built a solid reputation by forming teams of consultants who are experts in industrial engineering and information technology, as well as statistical and data analysis.
The team has developed trusting relationships across various industries successfully completing over 100 projects. With a results oriented methodology, our customers have requested supplementary value added services on 84% of all projects. Moreover, 30% of customers have a continuing relationship with our engineers lasting 5 or more years.
During June 2009 Efficiency Engineers was decided upon to be the new brand of PMC. Although the core competency will continue to be process and technology optimization, it was decided that Efficiency Engineers better reflects what the team actually does compared to PMC.
In 2009, PMC was selected to be solutions partner for the Ben Franklin Technology Partners Solutions Network, an international model for innovation in technology-based economic development that works to diversify and strengthen Pennsylvania's economy by focusing on entrepreneurial development and technological innovation.
Steady incremental growth progressed over the years. The largest software selection and implementation project PMC completed in 2008 exceeded $286,000 in revenue. In 2006 our total revenue exceeded $1 million, which had quadrupled growth from 2005 where annual revenues reached over $250,000.
Officially PMC became incorporated in 2004. This year we presented at the International Winter Simulation Conference in Washington, DC, showcasing the benefits and results of manufacturing simulation.
In 2003 an alliance was formed with the Manufacturers Association of Berks County, a solutions and training consortium now under the auspices of the Reading Chamber of Commerce. The largest project we supported in 2003 was a software selection and implementation, which surpassed $170,000 in revenue.
PMC’s first long term client, Sequins International, Inc. started teaming up with our consultants in 2000. They have utilized our expertise continuously over 8 years for projects such as workflow analysis, ERP implementation and data mining.
In 1999, PMC became key consultants for National Penn Bank’s Manufacturer’s Group. We also became a Lehigh University Research Partner, where we began allowing students to gain experience in actual projects. This dedication to mentoring students continues to be a professional service provided by PMC to this day.