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AIA Singapore Announces Several Key Executive Leadership ChangesNEW
Tan Kian Loy has led several core operation systems transformation initiatives, and institutionalized the use of Lean Six Sigma and robotics as new core skill sets.
Cortec's VCI Plastic Recycling Service Shows a Circular Economy in Action
After assigning a Six Sigma Black Belt to study the proposal, the manufacturer adopted the recycling program and eliminated its outdated specification of adding oil to VpCI-126 packaging, since testing showed no impact on corrosion protection.
VisionSpring Announces New Chief Operations Officer
As COO, Leena Palav will have global responsibility for VisionSpring’s organizational development, operational excellence and performance at scale for an organization that serves partners in 18 countries.
URI Launches Master of Science Program in Supply Chain Management this Fall
Students apply those skills in the program’s closing courses – supply chain network design and Lean Six Sigma Innovation Protocol, in which students take part in a two-week internship where they analyze and improve on a company’s supply chain process.
Fictiv Collaborates with Jabil to Streamline 3D Printing Using an Innovative Digital Thread
“Accuracy, speed and agility are vital to success in volume manufacturing. Fictiv’s commitment to data accuracy, combined with Jabil’s investment in Lean manufacturing, reduction in business systems and overarching digital infrastructure, enable fast, nimble production ramps.”
Mexican Engineering Firm Chooses Windsor for Canadian Headquarters
WEEDC president and CEO Stephen Mackenzie said the region is a perfect fit for what Eltromex does. The company is heavily into Industry 4.0 – automation and designing Lean manufacturing processes.
Phillips 66 Board Appoints New Director
Julie L. Bushman was a member of the original leadership team that implemented Six Sigma at 3M.
Kansas Hospital Rolls Out Online Lean Six Sigma Training Program
Salina Regional Health Enterprises’ new program is completely virtual, allowing participants to complete the training wherever and whenever they want.
WAXIE Announces Promotion
Sandy Nourian has been instrumental in reinforcing the organizational growth of the company by championing the integration of asset software, supporting multiple acquisitions, designing and implementing a procurement re-organization, and earning both an MBA and Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma.
ISSSP Announces July Webinar: Swap Tests
One of the challenges in manufacturing is when a product defect occurs intermittently and its source is unknown. Swap tests can be used to successfully design experiments to isolate the problem area creating the defect.
APR Adds Industry Veteran Doug Bartlett
“Given his extensive experience implementing color management teams, Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing and best practices for printing companies across the globe, Doug will be a tremendous asset to our customer base in the Northeast region.”
Pritzker Announces Reduction of State Forensic Backlog
The ISP Division of Forensic Services deployed technology to assist in the reductions of backlogs and turnaround times, implemented laboratory accountability measures, robotics, Rapid DNA, Lean Six Sigma efficiencies, and hired and trained additional forensic scientists.
Navistar Taps COO Lisboa as CEO, Clarke Executive Chairman
“The execution of our Lean manufacturing 4.0 vision is on track.”
Max Butler Achieves Team Leadership Status
Glendale resident Butler earned a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt from the Dr. Mikel J. Harry Six Sigma Management Institute Inc.
Colorado Department of Transportation Process Improvement Team Presents at Regis Project Management
They illustrated how CDOT’s ability to respond to its customers and to positively impact Colorado’s economy relies heavily on its employees responding quickly to change as it relates to their work.
AmeriHealth Caritas Hires New Chief Data Officer and Chief Analytics Officer to Transform Care Manag
The newly created roles reflect the organization’s increased focus on applying data and analytics across the enterprise to help achieve its most important strategic objectives.
Six Sigma Global Institute Partners with the Baldrige Foundation
With this partnership, the Baldrige Foundation in collaboration with SSGI will offer a variety of online Lean Six Sigma and business management training and certification programs dedicated to helping organizations achieve process excellence.
Johnson Joins AMERICAN SpiralWeld in Paris as Plant Manager
In his most recent position as global director of continuous improvement, Casey Johnson was responsible for more than 60 plants across North and South America.
Mount Wachusett Offering Six Sigma Course at No Cost to Qualified Small Businesses
Businesses with fewer than 100 employees in Massachusetts qualify to receive this training at no cost and with no grant writing involved.
SIMPLEX-USA Paves Infrastructure Growth with New Leadership Appointments
Ron Meskis’s significant expertise is recognized for successfully implementing strategic business plans through the use of Lean, Six Sigma, theory of constraints and value selling.
GBMP Launches First Virtual Northeast Lean Conference
The theme of the 16th annual event is “21st Century Lean.”
Company Names Operations Manager for Division
“Darren [Green] has a deep understanding of not only the technical side of extrusion manufacturing, but also an impressive business operations resume combined with lean manufacturing experience and remarkable leadership skills that will ensure PTI’s continued success.”
CalAmp Adds Nathan Lowstuter as SVP of Global Supply Chain and Operations
“Nathan’s large enterprise background and deep supply chain, logistics and Six Sigma Black Belt expertise makes him an invaluable addition as CalAmp continues to scale globally and accelerate our transformation as a high-value SaaS mobility provider.”
Leading2Lean Announces 2020 Award Winners of Operational Excellence and Manufacturing Innovation
The companies honored for outstanding operational performance were Purple Innovation, Inc., the creator of the renowned Purple Mattress, for its Grantsville, Utah plant, and Worthington Industries for its Westerville, Ohio plant.
Metropolitan Community College Launches New Academy
Offered through the College’s Workforce Innovation Division on the Fort Omaha Campus, the noncredit Lean Six Sigma Academy will use a blended-learning format, a mix of in-person instruction and online coursework.
Augmedix Announces New Board Member, Jennifer M. Carter
She has over 20 years of healthcare experience from various roles across the McKesson enterprise ranging from strategy to Six Sigma.
Leal, Whirlpool Corporation, to Deliver Keynote at The 2020 ASSEMBLY Show
As technology continues to set the pace of change, manufacturing systems and teams must demonstrate increased agility with the application of production intelligence. Leonel Leal, director of global advanced manufacturing engineering for Whirlpool Corp., will address these pressing topics during his keynote address, “Manufacturing Innovation Through Transformation.”
TMAC Receives Statewide Environmental Excellence Award
TMAC’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) center serves as a state leader in delivering “Lean & Green” technical training and assistance, which combines Lean manufacturing practices, energy reductions and environmental best practices to help organizations better understand the value proposition of pollution prevention efforts.
Asurexe Management Advisor Opens for Business
From analytics to capacity optimization, fractional operations management and the application of Lean Six Sigma, Asurexe is headquartered in Toronto, Canada, and serves clients around the world.
Arcimoto Announces Strategic Agreement with Munro & Associates
Munro & Associates will evaluate Arcimoto’s manufacturing processes and supply chain management in order to drive down costs and begin high-volume production of Arcimoto ultra-efficient electric vehicles.