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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.
New Leadership Book Motivates Employees to Initiate Change
Feb 26
The key to successful continuous improvement is the participation of the entire workforce.
Ecochlor Opens New Factory
Feb 26
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
Feb 26
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
Feb 26
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
Feb 23
“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
Feb 21
“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’
Feb 20
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
Feb 19
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
Feb 19
“The focus of our business and operations is on efficiency and Lean manufacturing.”