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SigmaXL Inc. Announces Release of Version 9NEW
Sep 15
SigmaXL Inc., a leading provider of user-friendly Excel Add-ins for Statistical and Graphical analysis, announces the release of SigmaXL Version 9.
Catholic Health Names New President for Sisters of Charity
Sep 10
Aaron Chang is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and holds a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification.
Mattress Recycling Council's Success in California Continues
Sep 10
In 2019, MRC focused on increasing efficiency and exploring new applications for recycled mattress components. Significant projects included more than $120,000 in funding awards for collection sites to enhance their storage and loading capabilities, studies to identify new end markets and improve the transportation network, Lean manufacturing assessments of its recyclers and projects to improve the recycling of pocketed coils and create a circular economy for polyurethane foam.
IUN Offers Online Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification for Business People
Sep 09
While the program was offered on campus in past pre-pandemic years, all of the course work and project can be completed online.
Veneer Tech, CCC Team up to Offer Customized Training Courses
Sep 08
“Lean Six Sigma training takes the combined approach of eliminating waste and reducing defects. At Veneer Tech, this is something we look for opportunities to do every day.”
Soldiers Can Take Advantage of New Army Credentialing Assistance at CTC
Sep 04
The management program includes Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and Black Belt courses and project management certification.
Raymond Recognized as 2020 Manufacturing Leadership Award Winner
Sep 04
Raymond’s commitment to Lean management principles, including Toyota Production Systems’ innovative training efforts and standardized work documents, was a key factor in its Muscatine plant achieving this honor.
NCS Solutions Obtains a Provisional Patent for Its Lean Manufacturing Process
Sep 03
“The improvements have been nothing short of amazing. What used to take weeks and months, now takes a couple of days.”
Jorge Salinas Hired as Flagler County Chief of Staff
Sep 02
Flagler County Administrator Jerry Cameron said he appreciates Salinas’ expertise in Six Sigma leadership principles. “He has developed a number of dashboards that allow the public to go in at any time and see the budgets for things, and how well we’re doing on conserving energy and all those sorts of things,” Cameron said. “He’s been very successful with that, and that was a big attraction for me.”
Indiana Manufacturing Partnership Secures $18 Million in Federal Funding
Sep 01
Officials credited the program’s engagement with Indiana manufacturers and estimated a $4.35 billion economic impact. The program helped more than 1,200 companies in the past year with Lean manufacturing, leadership development, quality improvement and cybersecurity.
Transplace Acquires Consulting Firm LeanCor Supply Chain Group
Sep 01
“Transplace continues to expand into more manufacturing-centric verticals where inventory management and visibility are important. Having LeanCor’s expertise is critical when folks are trying to find the balance of lean principles as well as being nimble and having flexibility to respond to changing market conditions.”
City of El Paso Launches New COVID-19 Dashboard
Aug 31
The city said it used best practices and applied Lean Six Sigma approaches to develop the Power Dashboard, as well as identify efficiencies and improve the procedures and processes at various testing sites to help secure better testing experiences.
Stoughton Hires 2 for Key Executive Posts
Aug 28
Sue Vanderbilt brings 25 years of experience in plant startups, mergers and acquisitions, enterprise resource planning software implementations, plant improvement projects and Lean manufacturing oversight.
New Anti-Static Mobile Flow Rack Offers First In-First Out Inventory Management
Aug 27
The Creform System is used to create an array of material handling and efficiency enhancing devices and is a proven component in continuous improvement and lean manufacturing programs.
New Courses Offered this Fall Online Through Suffolk Law
Aug 25
In Process Improvement and Legal Project Management, participants will explore strategies to gain competitive advantages in the marketplace through applying important process improvement toolkits (including Lean, Six Sigma, Legal WorkOut, Pure Technology, BPR, RPA, Theory of Constraints, PDCA, Gemba, 5S and the main concepts behind each), and applying the five key phases in executing a process improvement project, as well as project descriptions for the context of a legal environment.
The Management and Strategy Institute Offers a Limited Edition Six Sigma Collector's Coin
Aug 25
Professionals who have mastered the Six Sigma courses and would like to showcase their journeys to success, or individuals in need of some extra motivation to get started with their Six Sigma Black Belt and Lean certifications, are encouraged to acquire this rare coin.
Craig Downing Recognized for Teaching & Learning Excellence
Aug 24
Downing continually explores new research opportunities related to quality and operations management and is a certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt.
Kaman Announces Senior Leadership Transition
Aug 20
Ian K. Walsh is the incoming CEO. He is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt and achieved the prestigious International Shingo Silver Medallion for Operational Excellence for his work at Lycoming Engines.
Kenworth Chillicothe Assembly Plant Captures Two NAM Manufacturing Leadership Awards
Aug 18
The Kenworth Chillicothe team used Design for Six Sigma methodologies and a collaborative effort with its partner ARC Solutions Technology.
New role, Same Passions for Missouri Department of Mental Health Employee
Aug 16
Leslie Bradley’s also been selected as a member of the next Missouri Leadership Academy class — a program for state workers that develops leaders in the state’s 16 executive departments — and has completed the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt training and certification.
Vertive Appoints Sheryl Haislet as CIO
Aug 14
She has over 25 years of experience in Lean manufacturing environments, engineering and information technology.
HCC Names Evitts as 2020 HOPFAME Distinguished Graduate
Aug 14
The curriculum includes not only essential hands-on training but also Lean manufacturing principles and critical workplace behaviors.
Dr. Rick Edgeman Named President's Distinguished Scholar at Fort Hays State
Aug 13
“Dr. Edgeman has broad research interests in quality management, Lean Six Sigma, operations management, and supply chain management.”
NRCC Announces Online and Short-term Training Programs
Aug 13
The FastForward short-term programs being offered entirely online this semester include Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt.
Charlie Patton Joins Office Furniture Warehouse as Logistics Manager
Aug 12
He brings the specific disciplines of Lean manufacturing and Six Sigma to Office Furniture Warehouse’ operational management.
ISSSP Announces August Webinar: How Process Simulation Can Support Six Sigma Projects
Aug 12
The webinar will discuss a healthcare case study on the current application of process simulation in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and will also explore how to start an initial process simulation study.
Center for Executive Education Offering Open Enrollment Yellow Belt Certification
Aug 11
The two-day, eight-hour program, led by Dr. Myriam Quispe-Agnoli, associate professor of economics at Mercer, and Dr. Eric Kushins, assistant professor of management at Berry College, provides entry-level certification for individuals interested in understanding the Lean Six Sigma managerial approach and developing a process improvement toolkit.
Ashton Potter Announces New Vice President, Operations
Aug 10
For the past 30 years Ty Schroeder has gained experience in a wide range of industries including print, finishing, advertising, distribution and fulfillment and is a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.
Sirrus, Inc. Appoints Robert Goodnight as New CEO
Aug 10
Goodnight has implemented successful business improvement initiatives, including Lean manufacturing tools like Kanban, 5S and value stream mapping.
Design for Manufacture and Lean Manufacturing Will Be the Focus of Two Workshops
Aug 10
“We will be offering two dynamic workshops packed with information from leading subject matter experts who will show engineers how to analyze and reduce the cost of a company’s designs and another group of subject matter experts who will discuss why manual assembly remains the most popular way to put together a product,” said John Sprovieri, Editor of ASSEMBLY Magazine, sponsors of The ASSEMBLY Show.
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