Larry Blackledge

Larry Blackledge

B.S., Director - NWMOC

Office: 278 Jarvis Hall- Tech Wing
Phone: 715/232-1649


B.S., Industrial Engineering

Areas of Expertise

With a degree in Industrial Engineering and over 20 years experience in Industrial Management, Larry Blackledge's experience reaches from the shop floor to general management. Larry's experience has been concentrated in Operations Management; this includes managing company processes such as Strategic Planning, Demand Planning, Sales and Operations Planning, Capacity and Inventory Control, as well as Scheduling and Customer Service.

Larry is recognized by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)/Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) as a Professional Business Advisor (PBA). This designation recognizes not only the experience level but also unique skills in business assessment and executive coaching to achieve the very best results for a company. Larry is certified by NIST/MEP in Enterprise Assessment, Project Management, e-Business Strategies, along with Lean Manufacturing Principles, which include: Set-up Reduction, Pull Kanban Systems, Value Stream Mapping, Cellular/Flow Implementation, and Total Productive Maintenance (TPM). As a Project Manager for the Northwest Wisconsin Manufacturing Outreach Center (NWMOC), Larry has helped companies in many different industries reduce lead times, increase productivity, improve on-time delivery, reduce changeover time, reduce inventories, increase employee involvement, implement manufacturing strategies, and develop and implement e-Business strategies.

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