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Six Sigma Yellow Belt Training to Be Offered at Biltmore Park
Apr 03
“This program is designed to offer ideas and tools for immediate use at your workplace.”
Bendix Recognizes Elyria Employees
Apr 03
Mark Wasem, Bendix director of business excellence, and Maria Gutierrez, Bendix director of corporate responsibility and sustainability, were among the select teams and individuals honored for consistently demonstrating a commitment to the Knorr Production System (KPS).
Justrite Safety Group Acquires Accuform Manufacturing
Apr 03
Justrite Safety Group has acquired Florida-based Accuform Manufacturing, Inc., the leading manufacturer of facility safety identification products including signs, tags, labels, lockout-tagout devices, 5S/Lean products, and more.
Bush Project Implements New Initiative to Save Time and Improve Workflow
Apr 02
After research, analyzing data, and following the steps of process improvement, the team came up with a streamlined plan that would effectively reduce lost work time.
Vortex Appoints New Vice President of Operations
Apr 02
Paolo Taverna approaches this new role with plans to improve efficiency through Lean manufacturing and design, and process automation.
Manufacturer Sees Sales Rise by 40 Percent
Apr 01
“By giving our staff the opportunity to express their experiences and provide new ideas, we have been able to complete a number of training programs and implement more Lean manufacturing principles. It’s all added up to a more efficient facility on Hortonwood, with productivity up 40 percent.”
AccuReg Appoints David Peterson Chief Marketing Officer
Apr 01
Peterson holds certifications in product marketing and product management from Pragmatic Marketing, is a certified Six Sigma Champion, and is a past chair of the healthcare special interest group of the Nashville chapter of the American Marketing Association.
Leadership Forum Invites Attendees to Learn About Philosophy of Father of TQM
Mar 29
Attendees of this year’s third annual forum will be introduced to Deming’s revolutionary business philosophy through engaging discussions with Paul Zak, neuroeconomist and author; Kevin Edwards Cahill, executive director of The Deming Institute; Bill Bellows, deputy director of The Deming Institute; and Keith Sparkjoy, associate trustee of The Deming Institute.
Sky Power Receives ISO Certification
Mar 28
The Germany-based firm said its primary focuses are high-quality, excellent customer care and an efficient, sustainable, Lean manufacturing process.
ISSSP Announces April Webinar: Lean as a Daily Management System
Mar 28
The free webinar, titled “Lean as a Daily Management System,” will be presented by Kim Roquemore, the director of operational excellence at LMH Health Systems.
GreenWood, Inc. Names Kevin Crittendon as Vice President
Mar 26
Prior to this position, Kevin served as Director of Improvement at GreenWood where he was involved with numerous initiatives that enhanced how GreenWood manages and executes work, as well as measures and monitors company performance.
Van Technologies, Inc. Welcomes Greg Takes as Manufacturing Manager
Mar 24
“His experience in applying Lean principles to optimize manufacturing performance while maintaining our strict quality and service protocol will prove critical as we continue to grow,” states CEO Larry Van Iseghem.
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.