Our Business Philosophy

Custom Engagement

We have led the transformation of billion dollar organizations so we know the
OpEx “playbook”. But we specialize in tailoring that playbook to fit the culture of small and midsize
companies. We drive the highest leverage improvements for your business situation.

Implementation Not Recommendations

we don’t just make recommendations for your
organization. We work side-by-side with your team to implement our recommendations.

Employee Development

through implementation and training, your employees will develop
the OpEx expertise to maintain their process improvements and to lead future OpEx efforts.
Unconditional Guarantee – Simply put, if your company doesn’t see financial benefits that
exceed our fees, we’ll refund the fees!


Increased Profits & Cash Flow
Financial Services Company
Manufacturer of Specialty Tapes 
Chemical Products Producer and Distributor
Customer Satisfaction
OpEx methodology is customer focused.
Your business processes will be optimized
based on the things your customer cares
about – allowing you to increase sales
Talent Development & Retention
Involvement in OpEx projects energizes employees and teaches them valuable business skills. This elevates morale and increases retention.
David Powe

AIOPX Leadership

David M. Powe, Founder & Lead Consultant

David has over 20 years of experience and expertise in implementing the philosophies, methodologies and tools of OpEx. Prior to launching AIOPX Management Consultants in 2011, He’s held strategic positions Director of Manufacturing, Director of Supply Chain Management, Plant Mgr. and Project Mgr., with industry leaders in manufacturing, chemical engineering and financial services. His corporate resume includes General Electric, Covalence Adhesives (formerly TYCO Adhesives) and Arch Chemicals (now part of Lonza Microbial Control). Having led large organizations, David understands how to engage and energize your employees, creating a culture of operational excellence.

  • Led OpEx deployment in a Fortune 200 manufacturer of specialty adhesives. The effort engaged over 100 employees across 2 plants and produced $3M+ in operating and inventory savings.
  • OpEx projects with a bottom line impact of over $20M in a leading financial services company.
  • Engaged employees across all functions and geographies of a global chemical manufacturer using OpEx to drive millions in bottom line impact.

David has an MBA, from the A.B.Freeman School of Business and a BS in Chemical Engineering, both from Tulane University. He’s a GE trained Six Sigma Master Black Belt and Certified Business Professional by the Aji Network. David has worked closely with senior and line management of organizations in diverse business functions, both domestically and internationally producing extraordinary results!


Here’s a few of the professional groups that David works with