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Isao Yoshino Seminar on Lean Leadership and the Toyota Way
Isao Yoshino will lead you through a morning of learning and discussion about the role of leaders and managers in a Lean operating environment.
Callaly Recruits Lean Manufacturing Specialists
“We’re extremely excited to have recruited two exceptionally experienced engineers, both of whom bring their vast knowledge and experience to help Callaly scale-up its manufacturing process while underlining our commitment to the highest manufacturing and quality standards possible.”
BRM Implements Six Sigma
Bally Ribbon Mills has recorded a 30% reduction in waste, overall, during the first two years of the Six Sigma training program implementation.
Munro & Associates Inc. Retains Bianchi Public Relations as PR Agency of Record
Munro & Associates, known worldwide for its pioneering work in Lean Design® and its proprietary Design Profit® software, has also gained notoriety around its landmark teardowns and benchmarking of the BMW i3 and Tesla Model 3 electric vehicles.
Taylor Devices Adds Senior Manager
With extensive experience in business and product development, and operations utilizing Six Sigma, Life Cycle Management, and Lean Manufacturing, Mr. Sopko will help guide the Company through its next phase of growth.
Navy Hosts Visibility Days at Prairie View A&M
During the two-day event, students and midshipmen had the opportunity to attend a Lean Six Sigma Workshop, Career Expo, Panel Discussion, and visit the Navy’s Virtual Reality Experience, the NIMITZ.
Shingo Prize Winner Publishes Book on Lean
“Becoming a Lean Savant” gives a practical explanation of the what, why, when, where, who, and how of adopting and adapting operational excellence in any business environment.
Former Volkswagen Chattanooga Official Don Jackson Joins Electric Vehicle Company Fisker
Before taking on the key role at Volkswagen in Chattanooga, he served as senior vice president of quality and production for Toyota’s Texas operations. Prior to that, Jackson was vice president of manufacturing for Toyota’s operations in Kentucky.
Registration for IU Northwest Lean Six Sigma Certification Open
A coveted business education hallmark, LSS certification is open to the entire community; enrollees need not be IU Northwest students.
Local Manufacturer Producing Infrared Ovens to Save Energy
A number of Lean thinkers have also added a ninth waste, namely energy – a key part of the finishing process.
Six Sigma Yellow Belt Training to Be Offered at Biltmore Park
“This program is designed to offer ideas and tools for immediate use at your workplace.”
Bendix Recognizes Elyria Employees
Mark Wasem, Bendix director of business excellence, and Maria Gutierrez, Bendix director of corporate responsibility and sustainability, were among the select teams and individuals honored for consistently demonstrating a commitment to the Knorr Production System (KPS).
Justrite Safety Group Acquires Accuform Manufacturing
Justrite Safety Group has acquired Florida-based Accuform Manufacturing, Inc., the leading manufacturer of facility safety identification products including signs, tags, labels, lockout-tagout devices, 5S/Lean products, and more.
Bush Project Implements New Initiative to Save Time and Improve Workflow
After research, analyzing data, and following the steps of process improvement, the team came up with a streamlined plan that would effectively reduce lost work time.
Vortex Appoints New Vice President of Operations
Paolo Taverna approaches this new role with plans to improve efficiency through Lean manufacturing and design, and process automation.
Manufacturer Sees Sales Rise by 40 Percent
“By giving our staff the opportunity to express their experiences and provide new ideas, we have been able to complete a number of training programs and implement more Lean manufacturing principles. It’s all added up to a more efficient facility on Hortonwood, with productivity up 40 percent.”
AccuReg Appoints David Peterson Chief Marketing Officer
Peterson holds certifications in product marketing and product management from Pragmatic Marketing, is a certified Six Sigma Champion, and is a past chair of the healthcare special interest group of the Nashville chapter of the American Marketing Association.
Leadership Forum Invites Attendees to Learn About Philosophy of Father of TQM
Attendees of this year’s third annual forum will be introduced to Deming’s revolutionary business philosophy through engaging discussions with Paul Zak, neuroeconomist and author; Kevin Edwards Cahill, executive director of The Deming Institute; Bill Bellows, deputy director of The Deming Institute; and Keith Sparkjoy, associate trustee of The Deming Institute.
Sky Power Receives ISO Certification
The Germany-based firm said its primary focuses are high-quality, excellent customer care and an efficient, sustainable, Lean manufacturing process.
ISSSP Announces April Webinar: Lean as a Daily Management System
The free webinar, titled “Lean as a Daily Management System,” will be presented by Kim Roquemore, the director of operational excellence at LMH Health Systems.
GreenWood, Inc. Names Kevin Crittendon as Vice President
Prior to this position, Kevin served as Director of Improvement at GreenWood where he was involved with numerous initiatives that enhanced how GreenWood manages and executes work, as well as measures and monitors company performance.
Van Technologies, Inc. Welcomes Greg Takes as Manufacturing Manager
“His experience in applying Lean principles to optimize manufacturing performance while maintaining our strict quality and service protocol will prove critical as we continue to grow,” states CEO Larry Van Iseghem.
OCtech, Denmark Tech to Continue to Offer Workforce Training Program
The 62-hour program introduces individuals to Lean manufacturing and provides safety training where they can receive a certificate in manufacturing helping with job placement.
Lean Manufacturing Certification Program April 2-4 at VC
The suggested audience for the program is operations managers, supervisors, engineers, equipment operators, administrators and individuals ready to meet the challenge of continuous improvement.
Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership Joins OMIC R&D as 24th Member
OMEP leverages Lean manufacturing methodologies to provide solutions in manufacturing operations, business financials and strategy, and organizational development to be a lever in Oregon to help manufacturer’s grow and prosper.
Crime Lab Backlog Addressed in Proposed Changes
The ISP will work with a state-contracted service specializing in Lean Six Sigma in order to implement effective and efficient measures to assist in decreasing the backlogs in the laboratory system.
FFEI Names Paul Watson New COO
In this new role, Watson will be responsible for optimizing international business operations, setting up new capabilities and embedding Lean manufacturing.
Engineer Sees £500k Return on Investment in New Machinery
Merc Aerospace, based in Barrowford, has seen turnover jump to £4.2m after investing in two state-of-the-art CNC (computer numerical control) machines, replacing five older models, as part of its commitment to lean manufacturing and reducing lead times for customers which include Airbus AgustaWestland, BAE Systems and Bombardier.
Jeff Vail Named Hospital Director of Performance Improvement
Vail joined HSHS in 2014 as an analyst for the Divisional Process Improvement group. He has been shared in this role at St. Anthony’s and with the Business Intelligence group at the HSHS system level.