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Free Training, Certification to Be Offered
Aug 09
In Alabama, Calhoun Community College’s Adult Education department is partnering with the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council to offer training to anyone interested in obtaining an MSCC Certified Production Technician manufacturing certificate.
Pa. Guard Lean Six Sigma Graduates Earn College Credit
Aug 09
The Pa. Guard offers the LSS class about four times per year, but this is the first iteration of graduates to concurrently earn college credit as part of PSU Schuylkill’s continuing education community outreach program.
ISSSP Announces August Webinar: SPC for Autocorrelated Data Using Automated Forecasting
Aug 08
The webinar will discuss how to obtain a more accurate forecast for an SPC time series leading to an improved control chart.
ISP Works with RSM Global Using LSS to Streamline Forensic Lab Functionality
Aug 08
Once all laboratories are process mapped, RSM Global and ISP DFS officials will conduct a thorough review with a targeted completion time of mid-November 2019.
NICC to Host Manufacturing Forum
Aug 07
Real Solutions to Workforce Challenges for Business Leaders will look at four areas: Lean production, product development, technology systems and workforce planning.
Genie Reaches China Milestone
Aug 06
“Thanks to our world-class Lean management practices, the Changzhou plant is able to utilize its production capacity to the maximum extent to better support the demand for this popular product from Terex AWP customers around the world,” said Terex AWP Changzhou operations director Johnny Tan.
Tyler Mayor Addresses City Council on City Finances, Taxes
Aug 05
Mayor Martin Heines told members of the Tyler City Council that it can take years to understand city finances, and to be careful about setting precedent for taxpayers. He said initiatives internally include Lean Six Sigma.
CMA Members Network in North Boston
Aug 05
The second day of the event began with more networking and education presentations. Eric Ciampoli of ECIC Consulting spoke on Lean manufacturing principles and strategies to implement them.
WWBIC Names Kamaljit ‘KC’ Jackson as VP of Programs & Operations
Aug 01
“We are specifically pleased to have her Lean Business Model expertise as we further advance our WWBIC Strategic Plan.”
Keynote Speaker Announced for Minitab Global Insights Conference 2019
Jul 31
Dr. James L. Rosenberger will present “Quality Matters, Statistics and Big Data Science” and share how statistics and data science are rapidly evolving to analyze the ever-larger data sources.
Capstone Announces the 4-Year Results of its Extensive Parts Remanufacturing Program
Jul 30
The EPR program was launched as a Lean manufacturing and continuous improvement project, and since its inception in 2015, Capstone’s remanufacturing efforts have contributed to a cost avoidance of over $15 million in service parts and warranty and FPP spend, with savings and gross margin increasing year-over-year.
Honda Aircraft Breaks Ground on Wing/Parts Facility
Jul 30
“The [new] facility will be utilized for Lean production and increased production efficiency with a highly automated process.”
ServiceMaster Names Deborah H. Caplan to Board of Directors
Jul 29
“Her rich set of experiences in customer service, people management, Six Sigma and operations will be a great asset to our leadership team as we continue to fulfill our commitments to Serve, Care and Deliver.”
AIT Laboratories Secures GSA Contract, Will Expand to Service VA
Jul 29
Supported by its Six Sigma-level quality laboratory, its GuideMed monitoring solution serves healthcare systems and clinicians with the staff, software tools and data needed to support the safe use of opioids in chronic pain patients.
TBR Associates Launches New Brand and Website
Jul 25
TBR Associates provides custom-tailored consulting services featuring Lean Six Sigma that improve process, people and company-wide performance to deliver quantifiable results and bottom line returns. They even guarantee results for their clients through their Shared Savings Program since they only charge clients when quantifiable results are achieved.
Troop Support Contracting Officer Makes Impact Through Process Improvement
Jul 25
“The cost avoidance for this project is $70,000, but the impact to the armed forces is much more. It’s a more reliable, more flexible system. The replication possibilities are endless.”
Vectrus Appoints Mario Coracides as Senior Vice President, Enterprise Vectrus Operations
Jul 25
Coracides has a proven track record of driving continuous improvements in supply chain and operations using Lean Six Sigma processes for large, global, complex supply chains for commercial and government companies.
IUN to Offer Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Training This Fall
Jul 24
The registration deadline is Sept. 13, but anyone who registers before Aug. 15 will get a $200 discount.
McKinsey Launches QuantumBlack in Singapore and Tokyo
Jul 24
“Singapore is the hub of Southeast Asia. It has a vibrant mix of international companies and great local names, and a strong commitment to progress and technology. And Japan has the third largest economy in the world, a prized engineering history, and a mind-set of continuous improvement, with its Six Sigma and other methodologies. It’s an ideal fit with the way we work – using analytics to continually improve our clients’ performance.”
M. A. Silva USA Hires Chris Taylor as Purchasing & Supply Chain Manager
Jul 23
He will utilize key expertise in Lean manufacturing principles to instill continuous end-to-end improvements in all areas leading to overall production efficiency.
Canopy Rivers' Flagship PharmHouse JV Licensed By Health Canada
Jul 22
Its transformative approach to production integrates a high degree of automation, Lean manufacturing processes and commercial agricultural best practices.
Linetec Promotes Paul Bratz to Quality Assurance Manager
Jul 22
“Paul’s experience in managing our key operations, and his background in statistics and quality, make him a perfect fit and exceptionally suited for this very important role at Linetec.”
Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers Teams Up with UL for Customizable Online Lean Six Sigm
Jul 22
The subjects include Yel­low and Green Belt certification programs and certificates in an array of Lean, Six Sigma and Lean Six Sigma topic areas including control charts, value stream mapping, waste, Lean tools for standard workplace and root cause analysis.
MariMed Expands Executive Team with CIO Addition
Jul 22
Jonathan Rider also brings experience in advanced manufacturing process methodologies and will implement data collection plans using techniques in sampling, data capture, processing tools, system security and regulatory compliance.
Van der Werff Named Deceuninck Vice President of Operations
Jul 19
Jan Willem Van der Werff will oversee Deceuninck’s business operations and fenestration facilities in Monroe, Ohio, and Fernley, Nev.
DCC Dimensional Inspection Students Receive Certification
Jul 19
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.
PIA Seeks Speaker Proposals for the 2020 Continuous Improvement Conference
Jul 18
Of particular interest are real-world examples of challenges, successes, failures, and lessons learned.
Australian Firm Launches Legal Operations Graduate Program
Jul 18
Participants will receive a unique development program designed to train future industry leaders including Lean Six Sigma, Design Thinking, and Agile methodologies.
New Flyer Names Vice President of Quality and Continuous Improvement
Jul 17
“We look forward to [James Pastor] assisting New Flyer with continuous deployment of Lean manufacturing, and to integrating his fresh perspective on enhancements to our quality systems.”
NCG-1 Launches New Battery Charging Pilot Program
Jul 16
This rapid improvement event is projected to save approximately $2.2M over the next six years in cost avoidance and savings and, more importantly, increase operational readiness across the Naval Construction Force.