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Mahindra's Chakan, Zaheerabad, And Haridwar Plants Reach The 1 Million Production Milestone
“We are committed to the Make-in-India initiative and this millionth vehicle roll-out across three different facilities is a fine example of our manufacturing excellence and operational efficiency.”
Lydall Announces New President: Joseph A. Abbruzzi
“Day one, my focus will be to continue the team’s efforts in improving our operational efficiencies and positioning us as a leader of highly engineered thermal and acoustical products to our global customers.”
FluidForming Americas Offers Ultrafast Prototyping with 3D Printed Tooling
“As the only Six Sigma metal forming process available, the implications of FluidForming on the future of the manufacturing industry are wide-ranging and profound.”
Wendy Watson Named Kaiser Permanente Northwest COO
Watson holds a master’s degree in public health from Portland State University and is certified in Lean Six Sigma process improvement methodologies.
Samsung SDI Engineer Pursues Top Quality Management
If Park Shin-chul earns the certification, he could be the world’s first person to obtain nine ASQ certifications excluding the four certifications for those in special fields and the four certifications for junior engineers.
Toshiba Tec Appoints New Service Director
A certified coach, Six Sigma Black Belt and software development Scrum Master, Nicole Schlögl has a degree in electronics engineering and an MBA, for which she focused on change management.
MSU Students Join Continental Internship Program
James Leggett will focus on 5S, a lean manufacturing tool that improves workplace efficiency.
ISSSP Announces July Webinar: Strategy of Mixture Experimentation
Chemical engineers Mark Anderson and Pat Whitcomb, co-authors of the DOE/RSM/Formulation Simplified trilogy, will present experiment-design and modeling methods for mixtures through real-world examples that ultimately lead to the ‘sweet spot’—a formulation meeting all product specifications.
The Lean Six Sigma Company Launches Its Operations in Sri Lanka
Mischa van Aalten, Group CEO, The Lean Six Sigma Company, said “We are very delighted to enter Asia by establishing our operations in Sri Lanka.”
Smithers Avanza Names Director of Operations at New Jersey Laboratory
Frank M. Rotella is a certified Project Manager and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.
ABB, Fort Smith Chamber Team Up for Apprentice Program
They will also complete Six Sigma Green Belt certification to support their future careers.
Students Earn Certification
The dimensional inspection (metrology) program at Danville Community College has passed the first students through the American Society of Quality Certified Six Sigma Yellow Belt certification.
Over 150 Belarusian R&D Products on Display in China-Belarus Industrial Park
One of the products on display is a Lean manufacturing technology from Technology Center Smart Industry. It is designed to encourage real sector enterprises to embrace digital technologies and reduce manufacturing costs by 20-30%.
Penn College of Technology, NJIT Share $8M Federal Grant to Devise Apprenticeship Programs
Industry Recognized Apprenticeship Programs (IRAPs) also will be developed to meet the business-skill needs of employers in areas such as project management, frontline supervisor, communication, team building, general cybersecurity awareness and Lean Six Sigma
Administration Gets Bipartisan Beating Over OPM-GSA Merger, Lack of Legal Analysis
Stephen Billy, deputy chief of staff for OPM, said the agency was using a Six Sigma tollgate process to develop a legal analysis for the merger.
Minitab Launches New Companion by Minitab 5.3
“With our newest release, we have bolstered Companion’s capabilities to integrate with Minitab 19 Statistical Software and other programs.”
Commercial Vehicle Group's Lean Six Sigma Program to Be Featured in Continuous Improvement Book Seri
Jack Feng, vice president of Operational Excellence, has co-authored a book featuring the Company’s Lean 6-Sigma program.
Staff from Five Companies Complete Green Belt Training
Project savings based solely on the projects worked on in this training exceeds $750,000.
Kepler Appoints Jason Mallory as Managing Director for North America
Taking the reins in Chicago, new managing director Jason Mallory will guide overall vision and strategy deployment for the firm’s North America business, while overseeing commercial pursuits within the market.
WikiLocks Formally Announces Legal Industry Strategic Content Data Security Offering
“WikiLocks is thrilled to commercially launch our unique structured enterprise data content security assessment tool that utilizes Six Sigma-based scalable, integrated tools and methodologies,” said Mark Sterle, Director of Legal Solutions.
Kenco Recognized in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Third-Party Logistics, North America
“At Kenco, we challenge ourselves every day to innovate, drive continuous improvement and deliver greater supply chain value for our customers. Our placement in this well-respected report further validates our ability to compete with larger players, dedication to innovation and growing leadership in the industry.”
Workshop on Lean Thinking to Be Held at Biltmore Park
Participants will have an opportunity to acquire fundamental knowledge of Lean principles, including plan-do-check-act, principles of flow and value stream mapping, and also learn what makes companies like Toyota, Nike, Caterpillar and John Deere the best in their fields.
Kaizen Analytix Announces KaizenCompliance
Through project planning, consumer data analysis, testing and validation, KPIs and reporting, and workstream planning from legal and compliance offices to entire organizations, KaizenCompliance enables a smooth transition into becoming CCPA compliant.
Tooling Tech Group Appoints Chief Commercial Officer
Todd Wodzinski has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Michigan Technological University, a master’s in marketing and supply chain management from Michigan State University, and is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt.
Hologic Receives Manufacturing Leadership Awards for Operational Excellence and Sustainability
Hologic’s Danbury, CT site received the Operational Excellence award by implementing LEAN principles to optimize production testing and training, streamline processes, and maximize the operational footprint for testing of its mammography systems.
County to Host Public Meetings About ManuFirstSC Program
The Dorchester County Economic Development Department will hold three drop-in public information meetings for residents interested in participating in the ManuFirstSC Certificate Program, formerly known as Lean Manufacturing.
Joseph Havlovitz Joins National Commercial Sign Company as Director of Procurement
The company recently expanded in the Southeast, resulting in the need to create the position in order to enhance the efficiencies of their operations.
More Construction Firms See the Value of Lean
Compared to construction’s 1% global annual labor-productivity growth over the past two decades, manufacturing beats the economy-wide average of 2.7% with a 3.6% rate, thanks to a Lean framework paired with automation, found a McKinsey & Co. study.
KushCo Holdings Expands Leadership Team
With more than 18 years of experience in global supply chain and operations, Rodrigo De Oliveira is well-versed in Lean manufacturing principles and holds a Six Sigma Black Belt.
Minnesota Summer Camp for Manufacturing
Grand Rapids Community College offers a few workforce training summer camps for students who are interested in exploring what manufacturing is and learning about careers in manufacturing. They can get hands-on experience working with basic manufacturing equipment, see different types of manufacturing, learn what Lean manufacturing is, and visit a manufacturer’s site.