Avakian & Associates - Lean Manufacturing
Lean Manufacturing, Manufacturing Design/Consulting, Warehousing and Distribution Center Design/Consulting, Operations Consulting, Project Management

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Clients & Testimonials


The Avakian & Associates team has worked for or has provided consulting services to over a hundred companies from small entrepreneurial companies to multinational Fortune 500 corporations including:


We believe that our greatest compliment is when our customers become our friends.

And here is what some of our friends are saying:


"Prior to retiring from Alstom Power as VP, Administration in 2014, I was involved in the projectof moving Alstom's U.S. R&D facility that had been on its then present site ... Read More
- Gerald Tower, Retired VP, Administration, Alstom Power


"I recently had the pleasure of working with Mark Avakian and his team on a factory re-layout project. It was a great experience for our team, as Mark was able to ... Read More
- Craig Kaminski, General Manager, EDAC Areo Components


"Mark did great work on the move of a large scale combustion test facility. The job was enormously complex with total costs in the tens of millions. It included refurbishing ... Read More
- David Towle, Former Manager of Boiler Testing & Validation, Alstom Power


Mark Avakian provided project engineering, scheduling, scope development and managerial support for an extremely complex laboratory relocation and construction ... Read More
- Gerald Bittner, Director of Projects, Alstom Power


"Mark and I worked together to relocate Alstom's Manufacturing and Distribution Center in Colorado. I can’t overstate that our scope and schedule was extremely challenging, ... Read More
- Darren Woodman, Senior Project Manager, Alstom Power


"Avakian & Associates provided factory layout services for a new MRO aftermarket facility for our company. His firm performed very well, with solid, thoughtful recommendations. ... Read More
- Arvid Pedersen, Former Vice President Supply Chain, Power Systems Manufacturing


"Avakian & Associates is now the only industrial engineer I recommend to clients. A client I represent (in a brokerage capacity) selected Mark to redesign manufacturing processes at a distribution center. ... Read More
- Evan Djikas, Vice President, Colliers Bennett & Kahnweiler


"Mark was recommended to me by a friend of mine who worked at JLG Industries where Mark had successfully completed a number of manufacturing consulting projects. ... Read More
- Alan Shutt, Chief Financial Officer, The Kingsbury Center


"Avakian & Associates has been a great contributor to the success of ours expansions at our Rocky Mountain, Midwest and Chattanooga facilities. ... Read More
- Joe Kowalczyk, Vice President, Alstom Power


"Whew . . . where to start . . . In September of 2008 Mark and I sat in my conference room pondering how to move forward with hiring a General Contractor for my Distribution and Manufacturing facility relocation knowing that the final design, build-out and move needed to be completed prior to January 31, 2009 ... Read More
- Laurie Laube, Operations Manager, RMSC


"Avakian and Associates was hired in late 2008 by PSM to develop the industrial design and to work hand in hand with the contractors during the construction phase ... Read More
- Charles Biondo, Vice President, Power Systems Manufacturing, LLC



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    Center Design

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