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Straight-Forward Consulting, LLC...

is a full-service management consulting firm established to help small- and mid-size companies compete and win in today’s ever-competitive global marketplace.  Specializing in lean manufacturing, process management, and all aspects of the supply chain, we are ready to help you solve your toughest problems!

With proven success in the US, Canada, Mexico, and the United Kingdom, we are adaptable to your unique needs. We realize, especially for small- and mid-sized businesses, that “one size fits all” is not an option.  Sometimes you need a wrench, sometimes you need a hammer. Every situation is different, so every solution needs to be different.  Unique…to your needs. That’s Straight-Forward!

Understand the problem…Fix the problem. ..Sustain the solution.

So, while we have many tools, our methods are Straight-Forward, our style is Straight-Forward, and our results are Straight-Forward.  Real. Reliable. Results.

What's New

March 1, 2016- John Hogg is the featured presenter at Niagara University’s Family Business Center Meeting on March 1, at Giancarlo’s on Main Street in Williamsville, NY.  John will be discussing the topic: “(Why?) Would You Do Business With Your Company?”  This session will cause you to truly think differently about your organization and how it operates. We will challenge long held paradigms and platitudes to give you a new way to think of how your processes are designed and executed.  And we will share with you a new, more effective way to look at your business and how you deliver your goods and services…and you will leave the session with some strong “take-aways” you can implement on your own.  For more information and to register, see

March 5, 2016 – Erie, Pa- John Hogg will be offering a morning seminar to the ASQ Erie Pa chapter. This discussion is on the utilization of the Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR) Model, its applications, best practices, and implementation strategies. Come learn how companies are able to improve net income by 2-4% in one year!  For more information and to register, visit

March 10, 2016 - John Hogg will be the featured speaker at the OD (Organizational Design) Network of WNY. John’s talk will be “How to Supercharge Your Improvement Initiatives by Ensuring Top to Bottom Alignment”.  John will share an approach which provides a direct linkage between the strategic objectives of an organization and its improvement projects. It will challenge you to think differently about your organization, and how you align your workforce. This methodology provides you and your leadership team a proven best practice to drive your continuous improvement efforts.  For more information on this free event, see