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Administration Gets Bipartisan Beating Over OPM-GSA Merger, Lack of Legal Analysis
Jun 27
Stephen Billy, deputy chief of staff for OPM, said the agency was using a Six Sigma tollgate process to develop a legal analysis for the merger.
Minitab Launches New Companion by Minitab 5.3
Jun 26
“With our newest release, we have bolstered Companion’s capabilities to integrate with Minitab 19 Statistical Software and other programs.”
Commercial Vehicle Group's Lean Six Sigma Program to Be Featured in Continuous Improvement Book Seri
Jun 26
Jack Feng, vice president of Operational Excellence, has co-authored a book featuring the Company’s Lean 6-Sigma program.
Staff from Five Companies Complete Green Belt Training
Jun 25
Project savings based solely on the projects worked on in this training exceeds $750,000.
Kepler Appoints Jason Mallory as Managing Director for North America
Jun 24
Taking the reins in Chicago, new managing director Jason Mallory will guide overall vision and strategy deployment for the firm’s North America business, while overseeing commercial pursuits within the market.
WikiLocks Formally Announces Legal Industry Strategic Content Data Security Offering
Jun 22
“WikiLocks is thrilled to commercially launch our unique structured enterprise data content security assessment tool that utilizes Six Sigma-based scalable, integrated tools and methodologies,” said Mark Sterle, Director of Legal Solutions.
Kenco Recognized in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Third-Party Logistics, North America
Jun 20
“At Kenco, we challenge ourselves every day to innovate, drive continuous improvement and deliver greater supply chain value for our customers. Our placement in this well-respected report further validates our ability to compete with larger players, dedication to innovation and growing leadership in the industry.”
Workshop on Lean Thinking to Be Held at Biltmore Park
Jun 19
Participants will have an opportunity to acquire fundamental knowledge of Lean principles, including plan-do-check-act, principles of flow and value stream mapping, and also learn what makes companies like Toyota, Nike, Caterpillar and John Deere the best in their fields.
Kaizen Analytix Announces KaizenCompliance
Jun 18
Through project planning, consumer data analysis, testing and validation, KPIs and reporting, and workstream planning from legal and compliance offices to entire organizations, KaizenCompliance enables a smooth transition into becoming CCPA compliant.
Tooling Tech Group Appoints Chief Commercial Officer
Jun 14
Todd Wodzinski has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Michigan Technological University, a master’s in marketing and supply chain management from Michigan State University, and is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt.
Hologic Receives Manufacturing Leadership Awards for Operational Excellence and Sustainability
Jun 13
Hologic’s Danbury, CT site received the Operational Excellence award by implementing LEAN principles to optimize production testing and training, streamline processes, and maximize the operational footprint for testing of its mammography systems.
County to Host Public Meetings About ManuFirstSC Program
Jun 13
The Dorchester County Economic Development Department will hold three drop-in public information meetings for residents interested in participating in the ManuFirstSC Certificate Program, formerly known as Lean Manufacturing.
Joseph Havlovitz Joins National Commercial Sign Company as Director of Procurement
Jun 13
The company recently expanded in the Southeast, resulting in the need to create the position in order to enhance the efficiencies of their operations.
More Construction Firms See the Value of Lean
Jun 12
Compared to construction’s 1% global annual labor-productivity growth over the past two decades, manufacturing beats the economy-wide average of 2.7% with a 3.6% rate, thanks to a Lean framework paired with automation, found a McKinsey & Co. study.
KushCo Holdings Expands Leadership Team
Jun 11
With more than 18 years of experience in global supply chain and operations, Rodrigo De Oliveira is well-versed in Lean manufacturing principles and holds a Six Sigma Black Belt.
Minnesota Summer Camp for Manufacturing
Jun 10
Grand Rapids Community College offers a few workforce training summer camps for students who are interested in exploring what manufacturing is and learning about careers in manufacturing. They can get hands-on experience working with basic manufacturing equipment, see different types of manufacturing, learn what Lean manufacturing is, and visit a manufacturer’s site.
Arlind Mucaku Appointed as Operations Director for Eaton Africa
Jun 07
In his new role, Mucaku (a Green Belt) will be responsible for leading both the Supply Chain Management and Operations functions, covering material planning, procurement, logistics as well as tendering, estimation, engineering, production, quality and environmental health and safety.
Anygraphics to Construct a Green Factory
Jun 07
The company has spent the last six in designing the new factory to optimally use space while ensuring proper workflow and Lean can be implemented for more efficiency.
Iccrea Chooses Appian Platform to Serve 4.2 M Italian Customers
Jun 06
Iccrea has set up a new continuous improvement and innovation team, which utilizes Lean Six Sigma methodologies and intelligent automation technologies to accelerate the development of applications.
ROVE Appoints New Chief Technology Officer
Jun 06
Pat Bodin became a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, and using the training platform that he personally developed, Bodin has since trained over 100,000 people on these concepts.
NeoVolta Ramps Production Capability to 10,000+ Home Energy Storage Systems Per Year
Jun 06
“By implementing Lean Six Sigma manufacturing to eliminate waste and improve efficiencies, we expect to reduce cost and improve margin while scaling up production.”
Iccrea Banking Group Selects Appian's Low-Code Platform to Digitize and Automate Key Processes
Jun 05
The new “Continuous Improvement and Innovation” team utilizes Lean Six Sigma methodologies and Intelligent Automation technologies to accelerate creation of these applications to meet business and compliance needs.
MonarchFx Announces Additions to Executive Team
Jun 05
Bruce Tompkins’s focus is on manufacturing and distribution processes, Lean manufacturing implementation, Six Sigma methodologies, ISO/QS quality systems, benchmarking and gap analysis.
Minitab Launches New Minitab 19 Statistical Software
Jun 05
Minitab’s latest version delivers on its commitment to helping practitioners analyze larger data sets – better, faster and easier – no matter where they are on their analytics journey.
SC County to Host Meeting for Residents Seeking Manufacturing Jobs
Jun 04
Attendees will have the opportunity to sign-up for the upcoming three-week ManuFirstSCTM course, formerly called Lean Manufacturing.
Badger Meter Announces Executive Leadership Appointments
Jun 03
William Parisen joined Badger Meter in August 2018 as Senior Director – Supply Chain and has worked with the supply chain organization institutionalizing SQDC (safety, quality, delivery, cost) processes and metrics, instilling a continuous improvement mindset and enhancing the supply chain processes.
SEMO Students Complete Rigorous Leadership Program with TG Missouri
Jun 03
The students were given leadership responsibilities and individually completed three leadership projects; the second was a Lean project.
Venice Regional Hires Chief Operating Officer
May 31
Benjamin Brodersen will oversee the hospital’s day-to-day operations, including “facilities, systems and business processes to support the hospital’s teams that deliver patient care,” according to a press statement. Brodersen is pursuing a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt in healthcare.
Ray Phair Hosting Business Challenge
May 30
The challenge is a Kaizen-type of event, delivered in three parts – one hour each
ISSSP Announces June Webinar
May 28
Managing change effectively is one of the biggest challenges in the business environment. This topic will be addressed in the upcoming ISSSP webinar, “The Importance of Managing Change in Six Sigma Efforts.”