Montie Gear is Transforming into a Lean Manufacturer

Designing and making products is something we really enjoy at Montie Gear.  We serve you (our customers and our vendors) by pursuing manufacturing and operations excellence.  What does “manufacturing and operations excellence” mean?  Operations excellence means that you receive exactly the product you want quickly.  It also means that our vendors get paid on time.  When this happens it is a win-win-win for you, Montie Gear contributors, and our vendors.  Lean is all about continuously working to eliminate the 7 wastes

1. Defects
2. Overproduction
3. Transportation
4. Waiting
5. Inventory
6. Motion
7. Overprocessing

Check out our first lean video showing where we are today in our Lean journey as part of our continuous work to server YOU (our customers) better.  Click on the picture to watch the video.

As always, comments and suggestions are welcome!


Montie Gear is Transforming into a Lean Manufacturer
Montie Gear is Transforming into a Lean Manufacturer

Montie Roland

Montie Roland is President of Montie Gear, a manufacturer of outdoor sporting equipment in Sanford, NC. Montie is also employed at Pentair in Sanford, NC as a Mechanical Engineer on the New Product Development team. Montie enjoys finding innovative solutions to customer requirements. He has 15 years of experience engineering products in diverse market spaces including industrial, commercial and military. Montie earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University. He is also the President Emeritus of the Carolinas chapter of the Product Design Management Association ( and a founder of the RTP Product Development Guild (