Since 1984 we have served scores of organizations on 3 continents and in 35 states, from Burlington, VT to Kuantan, Malaysia. We solve people, productivity, quality and environmental management problems for our clients utilizing our proprietary “Ten Essentials” methodology. Our client list.

We are dedicated to serving our clients and solving their problems in a professional, cost effective and timely manner following a mutually agreed upon approach. We seek to help those we serve become more effective on their jobs while being a positive Christian influence in the workplace. Integrity and professionalism combined with our desire to serve client needs are our guiding principles. We endorse and adhere to the code of ethics of the Institute of Management Consultants.

Services by Management Methods are results oriented common sense approaches that have been proven over time. Our hands-on experience in a variety of industries helps us to relate to real world problems in the client’s organization.

Business Approach and Philosophy

"Blessed is he who trusts in the Lord."

- Proverbs 16:20

Management Methods, Inc.

Davis M. Woodruff grew up on a family farm in rural southern Alabama.  His family also owned and operated a “country store.”  From this background he earned an engineering degree from Auburn University, became a Professional Engineer and Certified Management Consultant.  He was a manufacturing executive with 3M for ten years and became the youngest manufacturing superintendent in the company, led the team that produced the first home video films in the U.S., and assisted with a plant start-up in Europe.

Davis formed a management consulting company, Management Methods, in 1984 and has served clients in 35 states and on 3 continents.  Davis is a recognized expert in showing companies how to be the low cost, high quality, environmentally responsible leader in their industry.  From Vermont to Malaysia Davis’ clients include BP, GM, Endure Medical, 3M, Tyco and many other large and small organizations.

Management Methods, Inc.

As a professional speaker, certified management consultant, published author, and professional engineer, Davis Woodruff brings immediate benefits to businesses. These benefits include developing leaders; optimizing resource utilization; improving processes, quality and customer satisfaction; and saving time and $$$.

Having authored over five dozen articles, three full-length books, Taking Care of the Basics: 101 Success Factors for Managers, Energy Management Made Simple and Numbers to People: Making the Leap From Technical Expert to Successful Leader, a 58-minute DVD, two CD programs, two e-books, and eight online professional development courses, Davis is on the cutting edge of today’s business world. He is also a peer reviewer for Energy, an international technical journal.

He has spoken for dozens of associations such as IWF, NRECA, NAPM, NPCA, AHMA, IBFI, PERA, WCMA, TECMA and NDMA.  At IWF 1994 and 2010 he received outstanding speaker evaluations. Davis is a founding board member of the Georgia Automotive Mfg. Association (GAMA) and currently serves on the board and is chair of the continuing education committee. He also serves on the ethics committee of the Institute of Management Consultants. He is a member of AICHE and ASQ.

In 2015 Davis became an instructor for the Auburn University College of Engineering Continuing Education Department which offers professional development courses for engineering and other technical professionals including the Business Essentials for Engineering Professionals (BEEP) certificate program.  

Davis has participated on  the U.S. Technical Advisory Group to ISO/TC 176 on Quality Management which is the ANSI accredited body that is to assist and develop the U.S. position on standards in the ISO 9000 family of Quality Management System Standards including ISO 9001:2015. This group helps develop the U.S. position on ISO quality concepts and terminology, quality systems and supporting technologies.​ 

He has been a Certified Management Consultant since 1990, which is the highest earned accreditation in the profession and a designation held by fewer than 1% of consultants world-wide and the certification process is ISO 17024 approved.

Davis has been married to Lynn since 1970 and they have two daughters, two sons-in-law, three grandchildren and one dog.  He is actively involved with his family, in his community and in his church where he leads an adult Bible Study class each week.

Our Values are based on integrity while building mutual trust and long term relationships with our clients.

Management Methods, Inc. is a client-centered, needs based full service management consulting firm. We have been showing companies how to be the low cost, high quality, environmentally responsible, safety conscious leader in their industry since 1984.

We provide proven results using common sense approaches that have stood the test of time and changing client needs.

Our hands-on experience in a variety of industries helps us to relate to real world problems in the clients' organization. We bring benefits to our clients that include:

"The best is yet to come."

P.O. Box 1484 Decatur, AL 35602

Tel: 256-355-3896

  • Developing Leaders
  • Saving Time and Money
  • Optimizing Resource Utilization
  • Improving Processes, Quality and Customer Satisfaction

Davis M. Woodruff, PE, CMC founder & President of Management Methods, Inc.

Davis M. Woodruff, PE, CMC
Speaker, Consultant & Author

Our Mission is to show companies how to be the low cost, high quality, environmentally responsible, safety conscious leader in their industry through common sense application of international standards (ISO) and our proprietary “10 Essentials” process without compromising their integrity or taking advantage of their people.



Our Vision is to  invest in the lives of those we serve by helping them meet their goals and objectives in a low cost, professional and timely manner.