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Manufacturing Partners with RichmondCC for Customized Training
Dec 11
Supervisors and managers will also take the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification class, which helps them identify ways to increase productivity.
PPG Appoints New Head Global Operations for Industrial Segment
Dec 10
Robert King is now responsible for leading the company’s industrial segment global manufacturing, supply chain, engineering, asset management and continuous improvement.
Consumer Goods Executive Named Corsicana COO
Dec 10
James Booth is a certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt. He travels regularly to the company’s network of manufacturing plants and is responsible for oversight of a multimillion-dollar capital campaign to upgrade all plants and equipment
Bergstrom Recognized as 2019 Outstanding Supplier by Blue Bird Corporation
Dec 04
Said Jay Rojek, executive director of purchasing at Blue Bird, “Their team continually demonstrates their wealth of knowledge to support our continuous improvement initiatives. We are thankful for the partnership we have with Bergstrom.”
Security Enterprise Gets After Better Hiring Process
Dec 04
The responses and focus on the command climate issues joined with the technical review by a USASAC Lean Six Sigma team that strenuously evaluated issues and provided recommended courses of action for senior leadership.
ISSSP Announces December Webinar
Dec 04
In the webinar “Should Change Management be a Part of Your Leadership Exploration and Development Plan?” participants will learn ways to create understanding, support and enthusiasm for proposed changes for any type of initiative and project and how to incorporate it within a development plan.
RDC Working to Avoid Job and Program Cuts
Dec 04
RDC has undertaken efficiency and process reviews through the Lean Six Sigma model for the past several months, and implementation of these projects will result in business improvements and cost savings.
IG’s Concerns Over OPM-GSA Merger Persist as Reorganization Remains in Flux
Dec 03
Though OPM seems to be aware of the risks of the merger – the IG noted the agency was using a Six Sigma process designed for mergers and acquisitions to monitor and steer the reorganization – OPM still lacks a timeline, a cost-benefit analysis and an explanation of what legislative or administrative authorities it will use to carry out all or parts of the proposal.
CARMAT Appoints Alexandre Eleonore as Director of Manufacturing
Nov 27
“As Director of Manufacturing, his role will be to develop the processes related to the ramp-up of the Bois-d’Arcy site, while working on reducing the production costs of the prosthesis, in line with the continued transformation of CARMAT into an industrial and commercial company.”
Rob Davies Appointed Managing Director of Wall Colmonoy’s European HQ
Nov 26
He is said to have a proven track record of implementing Lean manufacturing practices across all departments and all levels within manufacturing businesses.
Orbus Las Vegas Staff Achieves LSSGB
Nov 25
Orbus Las Vegas staff members Aaron Kozar, vice president and general manager; Ernesto Vega, warehouse and production manager; and Kirk Carnes, graphics manager, achieved Lean Six Sigma Green Belt status.
Fibrax’s Process Design Engineer Achieves Lean Six Sigma Black Belt
Nov 22
Michael Buckley was awarded this prestigious status by designing and developing a bespoke production line that incorporates best Lean principles.
Build Your Dreams (BYD) Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship Program Begins in California
Nov 21
Classroom work includes OSHA 10 safety training, blueprint reading, manufacturing concepts, machine trade mathematics, Lean manufacturing techniques, technical memo writing skills and emerging trends in manufacturing.
RK Mission Critical, LLC Leases Manufacturing Facility in Aurora to Accommodate Growth
Nov 21
The facility will be set up using Six Sigma, Lean, 5S and ISO 9001:2015 principles and best practices.
Organic Industrial Base, Spply Chain Management Help Drive Army Readiness
Nov 21
“We are really ratcheting up our Lean manufacturing,” said Maj. Gen. Dan Mitchell, TACOM commanding general, “Demand is up, but we are filling back orders, which is good . . . it means we are buying the right stuff.”
AEM Hall of Fame Inducts Mary Andringa of Vermeer Corp.
Nov 21
Mary Andringa’s commitment and relentless leadership positioned Vermeer Corporation as a strong voice in the industry – for Lean manufacturing, for the education of our future workforce, for the legislation of policies having a positive impact on manufacturing, for family-owned and -operated companies and for taking care of the people of Vermeer.
Lipari Foods Names Tim Walls President and Chief Operating Officer
Nov 19
Walls comes to Lipari Foods from Schreiber Foods, where he successfully led company-wide projects including many supply chain optimizations such as the launch of Lean Six Sigma.
ATCC Appoints Dr. Raymond D. Stapleton President and Chief Operating Officer
Nov 19
With extensive management experience in translational sciences and the application of Lean Six-Sigma management in biopharmaceutical industries, Stapleton has the capacity and insight to lead ATCC’s executive team during a period of continued rapid growth.
Introducing Creative Safety Supply's New and Improved Floor Marking Guide
Nov 19
When floor marking is strategically used, it makes open spaces in facilities much easier to understand and safer to navigate. Common applications include alerting employees to hazardous areas, outlining the location of equipment and tools, indicating traffic routes, and incorporating visual communication in the workplace.
Miller Fabrication Solutions Appoints New Director of Business Processes
Nov 18
Miller Fabrication Solutions announces the appointment of Paul Sorek as Director of Business Processes, effective immediately. Sorek will oversee the departments that support and add value to the company’s operations, including automation, engineering, process development and quality control. He assumes the role from Rich Steel, who has been named Director of Lean Manufacturing.
Hub Labels Honored by Maryland Occupational Safety and Health
Nov 16
“We are also grateful to the World Class Consortia as they have been very instrumental to helping Hub Labels learn more about Lean manufacturing which has allowed us to become the company we are today.”
Auto Supplier Hires VP of Operations
Nov 15
“Operational excellence is about developing teams in an environment where people have to problem solve — which brings learning — and learning brings continuous improvement,” new VP Brad Spooner said.
ISSSP Announces November Webinar
Nov 13
The webinar will present a methodology that shows a comparison of any two teams from any two professional leagues while accounting for variation in the competitive landscape, such as number of games played and the way points are scored.
Lisa Krug Joins Meliora Consulting
Nov 13
Krug, a process improvement specialist, is responsible for developing project documents and client deliverables and implementing and maintaining internal processes and procedures.
ReAgent Achieves ISO 13485 Accreditation for Medical Devices & Launches New Biological Reagent Manuf
Nov 11
ReAgent Chemical Services has successfully achieved ISO 13485 accreditation.
DENSO Recognized with "Friend of ASEAN Award" at the ASEAN Business Awards 2019
Nov 10
The Lean Automation System Integrator Project, between the Ministry of Industry of Thailand and Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan, under Thailand’s 4.0 Policy with the objective to develop engineers who specialize in robotics and automation as system integrators for Lean automation.
Positronic President Named Manufacturing Executive of the Year at the 5th Annual Made in Missouri Le
Nov 10
Greg Rocque’s results-driven leadership has allowed Positronic to meet significant financial objectives in the past year, he has inspired the company to implement Lean manufacturing in order to remove “waste” and improve productivity, and he has driven operational efficiencies in cost savings and supplier relationships.
Advantix Hires Dona Kappmeyer as Chief Visionary Officer
Nov 08
Kappmeyer is an accomplished business leader and Six Sigma Master Black Belt and CPA with deep experience in business case development, process improvement, change management, project management and operational excellence.
Augmented Reality Supports Manufacturing Growth
Nov 05
The teams used augmented reality technology, product knowledge and Lean manufacturing principles to create a digital twin of the workshop.
Lancaster Colony Reports First Quarter Sales and Earnings
Nov 04
“The increased sales combined with our supply chain team’s ongoing Lean Six Sigma program and other initiatives helped drive our consolidated gross margin up nearly 170 basis points to 27.3%.”
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