Services Overview

EDSI Consulting offers comprehensive advisory services to support the needs of our clients. We'll be with you throughout the process, providing insights and leading the implementation of better, faster, smarter solutions.

We are passionate about working with you to build a better workforce and solve your most pressing needs. We'll listen to you and demonstrate how we can help. Finding the delicate balance between a calculated analysis of strengths and the identification of gaps allows us to deliver the solutions our clients expect.


Workforce Optimization

"Reducing Turnover in Manufacturing" by Jim Bitterle

EDSI Consulting's Managing Partner, Jim Bitterle, was asked to share his expertise and experience regarding reducing turnover in maufacturing for the Illinois Manufacturing Association's video reference library. Jim provides numerous tips and ideas to improve your ability to attract and retain talent in your organization.


Workforce Investment Board, Adult Education & Economic Development Council Services



  • Corporate and Municipal Restructurings
  • Financial Advisory Services
  • Viability Analysis
  • 13-Week Cash Forecasting
  • Bank Workouts
  • Debt Restructuring
  • Refinancing Services
  • Business Planning and Reviews
  • Organizational Reviews
  • Layoff Aversion Programs
  • Operational Improvement Services
  • Orderly Wind Downs and Liquidations
  • Valuation and Solvency Analysis
  • Bankruptcy Planning and Support
  • Business Divestitures
  • § 363 Sales
  • Interim Management
  • Chief Restructuring Officer Services
  • Board of Directors Membership

Executive Summary of EDSI Layoff Aversion

Jim Bitterle, Managing Partner of EDSI Consulting, provides insight into EDSI's innovative Layoff Aversion program and how companies and regions can benefit from this approach to saving jobs and companies before it is too late!

The EDSI Layoff Aversion Process, Funding and ROI

Jim Bitterle, Managing Partner of EDSI Consulting, explains the EDSI Layoff Aversion process - and gives insight into funding and ROI.

Developing an Early Warning Network - EDSI Layoff Aversion

Jim Bitterle, Managing Partner of EDSI Consulting, explains the process of developing an Early Warning Network - a system designed to identify at-risk companies before it's too late.


Operational Improvement

  • Process Refinement
  • Process Re-engineering / Value Stream Mapping
  • Operational Turnarounds
  • 5S Design and Implementation
  • Kaizen Program Implementation
  • Set-up Reduction Programs
  • Six Sigma Implementation
  • Materials Management and Kanban Systems
  • Plant Restructuring
  • World Class Manufacturing Training and Implementation
  • Shop Floor Visual Systems and Management Dashboards
  • Interim Management
  • Board of Directors Membership
  • Customized Training Development and Implementation
  • Apprenticeship Program Development and Implementation


  • Growth and Diversification Planning
  • Business Planning
  • Strategic Planning
  • M&A Services
  • Operational Due Diligence


  • Cash Forecasting
  • Refinancing Services
  • Financial Training
  • Financial Health Assessments
  • M&A Support
  • Interim CFO Services

This program with EDSI is very, very strong. There are a lot of successful people here, and I am one of them. Osha Wright - Pittsburgh RTC Program Participant

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