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OCtech, Denmark Tech to Continue to Offer Workforce Training Program
Mar 24
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
Mar 23
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
Mar 21
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
Mar 21
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
Mar 19
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
Mar 18
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
Mar 18
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.
Luxfer Has Appointed Jeff Moorefield as Vice President of Operations
Mar 15
In his role, Moorefield will be responsible for driving the Luxfer Business Excellence Standardisation Toolkit, which includes Lean manufacturing.
Bonfiglioli Consulting to Host Lean Management Study Tour of Japan
Mar 15
The Lean consulting firm will host a one-week Lean study tour of Japan, including a visit to renowned Kaizen exponents Nissan Motors.
Kenworth Chillicothe Assembly Plant Earns NAM Manufacturing Leadership Award
Mar 15
To capture an award in the Operational Excellence category, the Kenworth Chillicothe team used Six Sigma Lean manufacturing principles to achieve measurable positive results, cut costs and waste, streamline and increase manufacturing performance, and improve overall equipment effectiveness.
Molly Mutt to Debut Environmentally Friendly Retail Display
Mar 14
Molly Mutt uses a Lean manufacturing process for the creation of each retail display.
Longtime Family-Owned Business Signs Lease for New Manufacturing and Distribution Center
Mar 14
“This will allow E&I to safely handle much larger projects. In addition, we are applying shop efficiencies and Lean manufacturing processes to help streamline production.”
Bernstein Launches Laundry Consulting Firm
Mar 13
Among the services offered by the company at inception are facility design and engineering, process improvement, Lean Six Sigma and Lean manufacturing consultation and implementation, and industrial engineering services.
Catalyst Connect Now Employs Basic Six Sigma Methodologies as Part of Their System Architecture
Mar 13
In terms of Catalyst Connects improvements, they now require very detailed SOWs (Scopes of Work) for all new projects and new development requests from existing clients that new break up the project into key phases set by department or process.
March 20 Webinar: Running a Lean Law Firm
Mar 13
You’ll learn what it means to be a Lean law firm and how to employ systems thinking to see your firm from a new perspective.
SigmaXL Inc. Announces Release of Version 8.1
Mar 11
SigmaXL Inc., a leading provider of user-friendly Excel Add-ins for Statistical and Graphical analysis, announces the release of SigmaXL Version 8.1.
Lean Enterprise Institute Names Jean Cunningham as Its New Executive Chairman
Mar 08
“I’m proud and excited to lead LEI,” Cunningham said. “I have always considered it to be the pinnacle of Lean thinking and practice.”
Beckman Coulter's HbA1c Advanced Assay Provides Physicians with Greater Accuracy when Diagnosing Pat
Mar 07
In recent validation studies, the new HbA1c Advanced assay demonstrated world-class Six-Sigma performance.
Butterball Fills COO Post with Former High Liner Foods Exec
Mar 06
“We’re incredibly fortunate to tap into [Peter B. Brown’s] experience and expertise in utilizing Lean manufacturing and management principles to collaboratively drive results.
Biamp Hires John Major as Vice President of Operations
Mar 06
His philosophy of continuous improvement is based on the fusion of strategy deployment, Lean thinking, Six Sigma structured problem solving, and Kaizen.
HP Signs MoU with AP Govt to Set up Additive Manufacturing Center
Mar 05
“This MoU with HP Inc for setting up a Centre of Excellence and Innovation Hub marks a paradigm shift in how Governments are taking a crucial role in spearheading Lean manufacturing and assisting today’s youth to adapt to rapidly changing industrial landscapes due to technological disruptions.”
Rocket Motor Production Begins at Northrop Grumman’s New Modernized Tactical Motor Manufacturing Fac
Mar 05
“We’ve created a flexible and efficient production line that leverages Lean manufacturing techniques and will help lower production costs,” said Pat Nolan, vice president, missile products, Northrop Grumman.
Lean Focus Adds ex-HNI CEO, Stan Askren to Rapidly Growing Lean Consulting Practice
Mar 05
Lean Focus CEO, Damon Baker says,”Stan [Askren] has spent close to three decades building and leading a Lean culture at HNI Corporation from Lean neophyte to Lean convert.”
Newberry County Schools Partnership Enables Students to Earn College Credit
Mar 05
Students in the program also may earn industry-recognized certifications, including the South Carolina Manufacturing Certification, OSHA and MSSC (Manufacturing Skills Standards Council) and Lean Six Sigma.
Joel Holt Joins Metalworking Solutions as Vice President of Operations
Mar 04
Holt will have full responsibility for manufacturing and leading the company in its Lean initiatives.
DHL Wins Silver and Bronze Stevie Awards for Customer Service
Mar 01
The US DHL Global Forwarding Customer Implementation team was honored for establishing an internal small business customer onboarding program guided by DHL Global Forwarding Six Sigma Gold and Black Belt-equivalent certified champions using a Greenfield approach.
FCC Employees Complete LSS Training
Feb 28
These employees learned how to reduce pinch point accidents, reduce scraps, reduce steel material loss, identify bottlenecks in the shipping and receiving process, and improve part production with less downtime.
Eastern Michigan University Announces Launch of Non-Credit Pilot Offering with Amesite, Inc.
Feb 28
Amesite CEO, Dr. Ann Marie Sastry, said “We are excited to partner with Eastern Michigan University and the PPAT team to offer the Lean Six Sigma for Health Care program, given the need in Michigan to strengthen its numbers in the health care workforce. Statistical methods have a role to play in improving care, and we are pleased to help make an impact with EMU.”
Wood-Mizer Announces Expansion Plans
Feb 28
The expansion project is a result of several initiatives by Wood-Mizer in recent years to continue growing their product range while streamlining their production facilities to become more efficient based on continuous improvement and lean manufacturing principles.
International Society of Six Sigma Professionals Announces First Webinar of 2019
Feb 27
The free webinar, titled “Adapting Lean Six Sigma in a Global Organization,” will be presented by Steven H. Jones, the Delivery Excellence Leader for Concentrix in North and Latin America.