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Lean Focus Adds ex-HNI CEO, Stan Askren to Rapidly Growing Lean Consulting Practice
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
New Leadership Book Motivates Employees to Initiate Change
The key to successful continuous improvement is the participation of the entire workforce.
Ecochlor Opens New Factory
Due to a surge in orders, ProFlow, Inc., Ecochlor’s manufacturing partner, was able to quickly increase production capacity and efficiency by simultaneously incorporating Lean manufacturing procedures and maintaining its ISO 9001 certification
Thales' Continues with Its Recruitment Drive
Thales is looking for technicians in industrial operations, including supply chain and Lean manufacturing, the company states in an update.
County Structural $44.5 Million Budget Deficit to Be Eliminated by 2020
By applying Lean Six Sigma, “nearly the county’s entire general fund deficit has been resolved, and the county continues to make progress towards fiscal stability,” said Ryan Alsop, Kern County Administration Officer.
In New Book, Researchers Address Challenges of Adopting Additive Manufacturing
“Industrializing AM is a complex undertaking and involves far more than acquiring machines and placing them in a building with a few newly trained operators and engineers,” as noted in the book’s introduction.
AFWERX Hosts AETC, Others in Problem-Definition Workshop
“A common issue within the Air Force is that everyone is working in silos and no one is collaborating,” Matthew Scott, AFWERX Austin managing director, said. “AFWERX exists to build that essential ecosystem through efforts like the coordination we accomplished for this workshop.”
AIS Named Senate District’s ‘Manufacturer of the Year’
AIS is a leading manufacturer of commercial office furniture and leads the industry in sustainable, Lean manufacturing, lead-time performance and manufacturing flexibility.
Purdue Manufacturing Extension Partnership Teams with City to Train Companies to Implement Lean
South Bend Career Pathways was created to assist city residents eager to advance their employment prospects and income levels through career training programs. The program was expanded in 2018 to include on-demand offerings for South Bend employers to advance employees.
UW Alumnus Works to Make Affordable High-End Bicycles in Seattle
“The focus of our business and operations is on efficiency and Lean manufacturing.”
Northeast Products Seeks to Add 25 Jobs in Peterborough
“We’ve focused on Lean manufacturing and improving our efficiency,” Northeast Products President and CEO Peter Luccisano said in an interview Monday. “By doing so, we’ve been able to provide a competitive price. Now, we have the opportunity to bring in more work, do more business and provide more jobs, but you need capital to do those things.”
2019 Continuous Improvement Conference Keynote Speakers Announced
Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2019, the Continuous Improvement Conference is the only annual event focused on helping graphic communications-focused manufacturers achieve operational excellence by using the concepts of Lean manufacturing and other management and quality systems.
How Prefab Bathrooms Can Save Time and Money
“We use a combination of building information modeling and Lean manufacturing technology to provide customers with ready-to-install units.”
Global Machine Tool Manufacturer Moving US HQ to North Carolina
The expansion and relocation will create more than 25 new jobs and a $3.5 million capital investment.
Phenix Technology, Inc. Is The RecipPhenix Technology, Inc. Receives Innovation Award for Human Capi
The company first began their Lean manufacturing journey in 2017 and has enjoyed the tremendous benefits of a full work culture shift ever since.
Quincy Businesses Learn About Lean Processes
Presenters from the Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center, known as IMEC, gave a luncheon presentation Thursday to tell how inefficiencies can exist in all workplaces.
SMTA Releases 2019 Certification Program Offerings
Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA) SMT Processes and Lean Six Sigma certification is intended for manufacturing and process engineers.
Cecilia Martinez Receives Tenure and Promotion to Associate Professor at Clarkson University
She is a Lean Six Sigma Master Blackbelt and has worked for the automobile and electronics industries and has served as a process improvement consultant across the different functions of businesses from the manufacturing and service sectors.
Premier EuroCase Cuts Lead Time in Half
Premier EuroCase has reduced its standard lead time from 10 business days to five.
QuartzClinical Announces New Lean Six Sigma Performance Improvement Tools
Utilizing best practices in performance improvement, this series of tools offers hospitals immediate access to Lean and Six Sigma methodologies that can jumpstart their quality improvement efforts.
Six 4-C Academy Students Will Intern with P&G
Students also receive a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification as part of the program.
QuartzClinical Wins Frost and Sullivan Best Practices Award
Earning first place in the Machine Learning-Powered Data Analytics category, QuartzClinical was recognized for its innovative use of big data, advanced machine learning, and proven real-world applications.
AmesburyTruth Adds VP of Product Management Position
“Michelle [Nissen]’s leadership and Six Sigma Black Belt certification will help facilitate the ongoing improvement to our innovation and product development processes,” says Jeff Graby, AmesburyTruth CEO.