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SDDC Traffic Management Specialist Slashes Manifest Timelines in Half
May 15
Gloria Williams earned her Green Belt for cutting overall manifesting timelines from eight days to four days.
TRIGO Group Acquires EMC Consulting, Optimizing Quality Training
May 15
By combining expertise, the merge aims to spear-head quality improvements for customers’ production processes.
Efficiency Study Suggestions Could Save a Few Million Dollars for East Baton Rouge School System
May 14
LEAN Frog, at a cost of almost $65,000, spent the past seven months reviewing the organization of Louisiana’s second-largest school district and dug more deeply into the areas of human resources, technology and business operations.
Packaging Supplier Hires Director of Operations
May 13
“Bill [Cessna] is hard at work bringing his knowledge of the industry and equipment to our lean manufacturing processes. Together, the combination will be powerful.”
US Postal Service Gets Annual Report Card from the PRC
May 13
For next year’s goal related to high-quality service, the report states the following under “Postal Service’s FY 2019 Plans and Schedules for Meeting the Goal”: “Implement operational, technological, and training initiatives to improve the mail delivery process; leverage data analytics and deploy other tools such as Lean Six Sigma.”
JN White Company of Perry Earns Prestigious Business Award
May 10
The company’s success has now received official recognition — a “Gold” award for operations excellence during the Greater Rochester Quality Council’s 13th annual Performance Excellence Awards.
CPI Office Augments Mission Effectiveness, Efficiency
May 08
Recently, the team codified the 10 AFMC Enterprise Key Working Processes, helping draw a greater focus on mission-critical activities with a direct impact on readiness for the force.
Lean Enterprise Institute Executive Chair Inducted into the Shingo Academy
May 08
“I am so surprised and honored to receive this recognition,” Jean Cunningham said. “When my books won Shingo Awards, it became a key part in creating the confidence to continue to share what I had learned so that others might learn and be inspired as well. The recognition from Shingo for my books is a key reason I feel I was able to do the work that eventually enabled me to be recognized by the academy.”
QBIC Concludes First Wave of Lean Manufacturing Program
May 04
The LMP is designed to build the capacity of companies and startups that are currently manufacturing or aiming to manufacture products and goods in Qatar.
WVU Medicine East Names New Vice President, Chief Medical Officer
May 02
Henry M. Kurban is board certified in preventive medicine and holds a black belt in Lean Six Sigma methodologies.
Two New Training Programs Offered in Fort Knox
Apr 30
WKU Career and Workforce Development is pleased to offer training for the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) exam and the Six Sigma Green Belt Certification Exam.
LWTech’s Gross and Hogue Receive Leading2Lean Scholarships
Apr 30
Leading2Lean has awarded scholarships to two Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) students who are pursuing a career in manufacturing technology.
Lancaster Colony Reports Third Quarter Sales and Earnings
Apr 25
“Our Lean Six Sigma program completed another successful quarter with cost savings that helped to offset the higher costs we had anticipated for the integration of the Omni Baking operations and incremental expenditures for product placement and brand marketing in support of increased retail distribution for Bantam Bagels.”
Munro & Associates and Hinduja Tech Combine Forces in Lean Design and Frugal Engineering Services
Apr 24
This strategic alliance enables Munro and Hinduja Tech to provide a wide range of engineering services from concept through production for automotive and new mobility customers.
Dynacare Announces Vito Ciciretto as New CEO
Apr 24
His many accomplishments since joining Dynacare include the Lab of the Future initiative, the implementation of Lean Six Sigma process improvement methodology, and his continuous collaboration with the business development team to strengthen the overall patient and customer experience.
Markel Corporation Names New Vice President of Manufacturing Operations to Drive Lean Six Sigma Chan
Apr 24
“We are in the midst of a cultural shift here at Markel, which is founded upon our intimate understanding of market needs, combined with a Lean Six Sigma-based approach to operations and delivery,” said Jon Kirchner, President and Chief Executive Officer at Markel Corporation.
Farsons Continues to Move Forward with Lean Manufacturing and Kaizen
Apr 23
Following an intensive multi-million investment in the company’s operation carried out over this last decade, Farsons has in parallel focused and intensified its Lean program through its partnership with the Kaizen Institute, which is in its second consecutive year.
Zinpro Taps New Global Operations Director
Apr 22
Jason Wibbels will join the executive team and oversee all manufacturing, warehouse, sourcing and safety teams worldwide to improve efficiencies, quality and customer experiences.
2 Republicans Looking for Shot to Unseat Mayor
Apr 21
Tim Smith favors a return to Six Sigma.
Isao Yoshino Seminar on Lean Leadership and the Toyota Way
Apr 16
Isao Yoshino will lead you through a morning of learning and discussion about the role of leaders and managers in a Lean operating environment.
Callaly Recruits Lean Manufacturing Specialists
Apr 16
“We’re extremely excited to have recruited two exceptionally experienced engineers, both of whom bring their vast knowledge and experience to help Callaly scale-up its manufacturing process while underlining our commitment to the highest manufacturing and quality standards possible.”
Introducing the iSixSigma Editorial Advisory Board
Apr 15 is pleased to introduce its new Editorial Advisory Board.
BRM Implements Six Sigma
Apr 12
Bally Ribbon Mills has recorded a 30% reduction in waste, overall, during the first two years of the Six Sigma training program implementation.
Munro & Associates Inc. Retains Bianchi Public Relations as PR Agency of Record
Apr 11
Munro & Associates, known worldwide for its pioneering work in Lean Design® and its proprietary Design Profit® software, has also gained notoriety around its landmark teardowns and benchmarking of the BMW i3 and Tesla Model 3 electric vehicles.
Taylor Devices Adds Senior Manager
Apr 11
With extensive experience in business and product development, and operations utilizing Six Sigma, Life Cycle Management, and Lean Manufacturing, Mr. Sopko will help guide the Company through its next phase of growth.
Navy Hosts Visibility Days at Prairie View A&M
Apr 10
During the two-day event, students and midshipmen had the opportunity to attend a Lean Six Sigma Workshop, Career Expo, Panel Discussion, and visit the Navy’s Virtual Reality Experience, the NIMITZ.
Shingo Prize Winner Publishes Book on Lean
Apr 08
“Becoming a Lean Savant” gives a practical explanation of the what, why, when, where, who, and how of adopting and adapting operational excellence in any business environment.
Former Volkswagen Chattanooga Official Don Jackson Joins Electric Vehicle Company Fisker
Apr 05
Before taking on the key role at Volkswagen in Chattanooga, he served as senior vice president of quality and production for Toyota’s Texas operations. Prior to that, Jackson was vice president of manufacturing for Toyota’s operations in Kentucky.
Registration for IU Northwest Lean Six Sigma Certification Open
Apr 05
A coveted business education hallmark, LSS certification is open to the entire community; enrollees need not be IU Northwest students.
Local Manufacturer Producing Infrared Ovens to Save Energy
Apr 05
A number of Lean thinkers have also added a ninth waste, namely energy – a key part of the finishing process.