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Quality's 20th Annual Spending Survey: Let the Software Spending Begin
A quarter of the budget for consulting and training services will be spent on certification/registration in 2020. Process improvements (16%) and quality management (14%) account for nearly a third of the budget. Other notable areas are Lean manufacturing, failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA), and statistical analysis.
Program Offers Stafford Students Industry Certification
In December, 17 students participated in a daylong Lean 101 training conducted by Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center.
North American Tool Corp. Appoints Steve Mayse Director of Manufacturing
“Steve’s extensive manufacturing background and business development skills will help North American Tool strengthen Lean manufacturing strategies and principles, develop strategic alliances to further enhance state-of-the-art production processes, and expand our existing customer value streams.”
Signant Health Appoints Chief Compliance, Security Officer
Paul Drake is a Six Sigma Master Black Belt and has 30 years of experience in security, quality management and data privacy, with 20 years in senior Life Sciences roles.
Surge Hires Thiago Farias as Vice President
“Thiago will assist in implementing Lean Six Sigma, integrating add-ons, and identifying and executing revenue growth in a hands-on capacity often neglected by private equity firms today.”
Aviat Networks Names Peter Smith as Its New President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Smith brings more than 25 years of leadership experience in business management, having most recently served as Senior Vice President, US Windows and Canada for Jeld-Wen (NYSE: JELD), one of the world’s largest door and window manufacturers. In this role, he had full profit and loss responsibility for Jeld-Wen’s $1B+ windows business and helped deliver growth and improved profitability through the implementation of Lean manufacturing principles and strategic growth programs.
Business Improvement Apprenticeships Offered by Truro and Penwith College
Learners will be supported to identify and address opportunities to improve efficiency in the workplace and ultimately, profitability.
Midecke Has Been Promoted at SRCTec
Steve Midecke has been promoted to director, manufacturing at SRCTec. He is Lean/Six Sigma Green Belt certified.
Linetec Promotes Phil Hanke to Senior Buyer
Working with colleagues in Linetec’s purchasing department and suppliers from across the U.S., Hanke applies continuous improvement and Lean manufacturing principles to support company-wide procurement needs and initiatives.
Calhoun to Offer Free Industrial Training
The program is designed for those looking to develop foundational knowledge of manufacturing processes and production, safety, maintenance awareness and Lean manufacturing principles.
Welcon and Marmen Tie Up for US Offshore Wind Tower and Foundation Factory
“This partnership unites two well-experienced companies in the wind industry in a joint venture which will contain all the ingredients needed to design, build and operate a top modern tower [and] foundation factory with Lean production and robot technology in the production lines,” said Welcon chairman Carsten Pedersen.
Signant Health Appoints Paul Drake as Chief Compliance and Security Officer
This role combines quality management, information security, physical security and regulatory compliance and is part of Signant Health’s ongoing commitment to invest in quality and data protection while accelerating innovation.
Epiq Announces New President and Chief Financial Officer
Vishal Chhibbar is a Chartered Accountant and an Associate Member of Certified Practicing Accountant Australia and Six Sigma Black Belt certified.
LCI-Q to Promote Lean Culture in Qatar’s Construction Industry
The Lean Construction Institute Qatar (LCI-Q), which was registered with the Qatar Financial Centre, is the first of its kind in the Mena and Asian region.
The Management and Strategy Institute Offering Limited Edition Six Sigma Collector's Coins
This 2″ coin is made from heavy brass with an antique silver finish and is highly collectible.
Keynote Speaker Named for 2020 Manufacturer and Distributor Innovation Conference
“[Paul Akers] will share how the power of Lean thinking can be successfully applied to various aspects of life and business to achieve continuous improvement and innovation.”
Manufacturing Partners with RichmondCC for Customized Training
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
“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
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
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
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
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
The facility will be set up using Six Sigma, Lean, 5S and ISO 9001:2015 principles and best practices.