We Help You Take Your Business
to the Next Level of Performance

As practitioners of Lean principles, we help our clients achieve their value creation and operational plans while meeting and exceeding their performance expectations.

What We Do

We help you develop new breakthrough capabilities that deliver extraordinary customer value.

NEXT LEVEL Partners,® LLC is much more than a consulting firm. We are your partner in creating a sustainable, competitive advantage in revenue growth, profitability, and cash flow.

Founded in 2003 by the original architects of the Danaher Business System (DBS), NEXT LEVEL Partners’ proven methods creates new breakthrough capabilities and sustains the implementation through knowledge transfer and change management.

If you are facing an operating performance challenge, struggling to improve profitability, losing market share, or looking to widen your position as an industry leader, NEXT LEVEL Partners can help.


Your roadmap to success starts with partnership. At NEXT LEVEL Partners, we become your trusted guide, collaborating with you to execute on strategy, ignite commercial excellence, streamline operations with Lean principles, and unleash the power of your people. 

Our Experience

We have delivered results in your industry:

Our expertise spans any industry – from streamlining logistics in distribution to igniting customer loyalty in hospitality. We’ve helped private equity firms unlock hidden value, manufacturers achieve operational excellence, and technology companies accelerate innovation. No matter your sector, we’re your business transformation partner.


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CASE STUDY: Private Equity and Manufacturing – Medical Devices

A PE-owned, $480M Medical Device Contract Manufacturer with 17 different locations was faced with customer pressures to improve their …

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What Our Clients Say

NEXT LEVEL Partners,® LLC is not just a name, it’s our promise. Numbers tell a story, but it’s the voices of our clients that truly reveal the transformative power of Lean and Continuous Improvement. Read on and realize the tangible and lasting changes we’ve helped businesses achieve.

“I wanted to take a minute and give you my personal review of the NLP Practitioner that worked primarily with us. Not only is he one of the best consultants I have ever worked with, but he is a great person as well. Everyone here at Microfixation hated to see him leave. We never would have moved as quickly as we did if he had not jump-started us. Furthermore, we were about to make a fundamental mistake that would have caused a huge slow down here. Thank goodness, he helped us see our mistake in a motivating and constructive way. Thanks to him, we are about to make history again and it would not have been nearly as high impact if he had not re-directed us; we are going to complete two Value Stream cells in August that will have < 2 day Lead Times! This is so huge. What I really appreciate about his style is that he is always teaching, but in a very subtle way, such that people do not even realize it. That is real talent. His breadth of knowledge makes him invaluable in this role. I have already recommended him and your organization to different businesses in the Jacksonville area. I am very thankful for having the opportunity to learn and grow with your representatives. Good luck in your future and please make sure he is recognized for his worth to us here at Biomet Microfixation.”

Our choice to work with Next Level Partners followed an assessment of several companies active in the Lean deployment space. NLP distinguished themselves as being willing to listen, learn and understand before tailoring their approach to our situation. The initial pilot proved to be a strong success with quantifiable breakthroughs in plant reliability, product quality and employee engagement achieved in a short period. We have since rolled out their tools and process to a lighthouse project plant in each region, with the confidence that the muscle of Kaizen, Daily Management and Standard Work is improving the network performance from the shop floor upwards.

“The quality of service and the integrity that NLP has demonstrated has exceeded our expectations. We started our journey with a large, international consulting company that wasn’t a good fit for us. They didn’t give us the customized and personal experience that we required. The NLP Practitioners that have worked in our distribution centers, stores and corporate offices have been great to work with. They are personable, humble and even-tempered. But they also know when to push us and challenge us in a productive and honest way. In addition to the business processes that they have helped us transform, Next Level Partners has provided us with the internal skills and discipline that have allowed us to continue driving significant improvements on our own. We have definitely received a return on our investment.”

“We had people with lean experience on our team, but realized we needed real expert help. We decided to use Next Level based on their industry experience and their past results. We couldn’t be more pleased with the value they provided.”

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