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Pentair Names James Wamsley as Head of Supply Chain Operations
Oct 28
“With the appointment of James to the executive leadership team, we are reinforcing our commitment to accelerate the development of a world-class supply chain and Lean manufacturing organization as we work to achieve our vision to be the leading residential and commercial water treatment company.”
USAG Italy Workers Transform into Lean Leaders
Oct 25
“We simulate using a scenario presented to us by the Army Medical Command that involves a complex and chaotic process for how medication is processed and handled in an in-patient hospital.”
Lean Six Sigma Non-Profit ISSSP Takes First Step Towards Offering Accreditation
Oct 24
The Accreditation Advisory Committee will approve the minimum requirements for training organization accreditation, which will include the necessity of a real Six Sigma project and equivalent days of training, depending on the belt level.
Marken Launches New Marketing Campaign
Oct 24
“We continue to invest in new technology and services with the help of UPS and will pursue Six-Sigma quality in the cell & gene space. We are proud to continue investing in this very important clinical supply chain industry.”
Paul Ruggier Joins UK Partner Team of First Consulting
Oct 23
“We are delighted to have been able to secure Paul as part of our team, a true global leader in the field of process excellence, who brings a wealth of experience that I know will greatly benefit our clients.”
Lean Thinking Workshop Offered at Biltmore Park Instructional Site
Oct 23
Western Carolina University’s Office of Professional Growth and Enrichment is offering a two-part workshop, “Lean” Thinking: For Products, Services or Projects of Any Type” from 9 a.m. until noon on Wednesday, Nov. 6, and Wednesday, Nov. 13, at the university’s Biltmore Park site in Asheville.
Credential, Certification Program Available to Army Guard
Oct 22
Through the Credentialing Assistance Program, Army National Guard Soldiers can receive additional training or take exams to earn credentials such as Lean Six Sigma as well as certifications in more than 1,600 other programs.
Revision Ballistics Awarded $161K Vermont Training Program Grant
Oct 22
Revision Ballistics is seeking to evolve production to Lean manufacturing practices. The training will be led by in-house employee experts to execute Kaizen cycles of improvement.
Vauxhall Hosts 'Women in Engineering' Initiative at its Luton Manufacturing Plant
Oct 21
In addition to a visit to the production line in body shop and general assembly, the girls will take part in a competition to learn about the processes of Lean manufacturing.
Paxxal Inc. Names Richard San Martin Chief Operating Officer
Oct 21
San Martin will have global responsibility for manufacturing, logistics and operational activities.
Corunna Company Receives Grant from State for Employee Training
Oct 20
Examples of the classes the company provided with grant dollars include maintenance classes for employees to learn on-the-job problem solving, software training and 5S or Lean manufacturing training.
Aaron's Appoints Tommy Harper Vice President of Woodhaven Furniture
Oct 16
“Tommy has been instrumental in the growth and quality of the Woodhaven business and brand of products for many years including the utilization of environmentally sustainable materials and Lean manufacturing techniques.”
Data-Driven Insights and Innovations Unveiled at The Minitab Global Insights Conference 2019
Oct 15
With the launch of Minitab® 19 Statistical Software only a few months ago, practitioners were also able to explore how Minitab® 19 delivers on Minitab’s commitment to make data analysis better, faster and easier, even with larger data sets.
One Call Sponsors PhD Research to Demonstrate Impact of Applying Continuous Improvement in Workers'
Oct 15
Omar Taha, a certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, will collaborate with various customers and providers over the next 12-16 months to access the flow of information within the workers’ compensation healthcare delivery system.
Naprotek Hires Senior Director of Engineering/QMS
Oct 11
Paramjit Singh’s history in manufacturing engineering and quality management systems has a track record of consistent success in developing systems and processes to streamline operations and continually improve processes.
New Kness General Manager Brings 31 Years of Industry Experience
Oct 11
By utilizing his experience and Six Sigma tools, Crew looks forward to helping strengthen the foundation that Kness has established for its products and services.
Pratibha Syntex to Implement Lean Manufacturing with CII
Oct 09
The module of this project has been prepared according to the time frame of one year.
Brian Cunkelman to Serve as Strato VP of Engineering
Oct 09
He will oversee product launches and Lean manufacturing process development as well as cultivating international business opportunities.
ISSSP Announces October Webinar: Six Sigma Maturity Model
Oct 09
The webinar will outline the evolution of Six Sigma within organizations and how practitioners and executives can determine opportunities and areas for improvement in order to get to the next stage of the Six Sigma process.
Project Management Institute Announces Winners of the 2019 PMI Project Excellence Award
Oct 07
The PMI Awards Gala and dinner is an annual celebration of project, program, and portfolio management – and the industry stars who are not only changing the profession and their organizations, but enabling the evolution of their communities and the business landscape.
Brooke Chase Associates, Inc. Recruits Desi Spratling as Manager Assembly and Finishing for Timberla
Oct 04
Challenges in this new role include leading Lean initiatives and transforming a large number of new employees into a focused, cohesive and self-motivated workforce.
Volkswagen Wolfsburg Plant Gets Lean and Green Management Award
Oct 04
The “Lean & Green Management Award” is awarded annually with the consultants Growtth Consulting Europe and Quadriga Consult and the trade publication AUTOMOBIL INDUSTRIE. The award was recently ranked as one of the highest rated sustainability awards in Germany in a study by the University of Hohenheim.
IEM Is Creating “Lean Thinking” in Tomsk Companies
Oct 04
The TSU Institute of Economic and Management has started classes in the advanced training program Fundamentals of Lean Production, as part of the national project Labor Productivity and Support for Employment. Twenty employees of JSC Agrarian Group Meat Processing will consider the basics of Lean production, and become familiar with the methods and tools of converting an organization to Lean production.
Rockwell Automation Announces Senior Leadership Transition
Oct 01
Ernest Nicolas is promoted to senior vice president, Operations & Engineering Services. He will have global leadership accountability for the six functions in OES that include, Global Supply Chain (Strategic Sourcing, Materials, Logistics, and Customer Care), Quality & Continuous Improvement, Engineering Services, Manufacturing Operations, Manufacturing Services, and Workplace Services.
Lean Enterprise Institute Announces Its First Grant for Improving the Teaching of Lean Management
Sep 30
The JPW Fund has provided an initial $15,000 grant to Oakland University that will be used to place students into paid internships in community service organizations where they will continue their learning under the guidance of coaches from LEI.
Kemin Nutrisurance Opens New Production Facility in Brazil
Sep 30
The facility is GMP-certified for food safety and quality and uses a Lean manufacturing program for process and product quality improvement.
Call for Speakers: Manufacturing & Technology 2020
Sep 26
“We are looking for speakers with practical experience in developing, implementing, and managing leading-edge technology implementations, workforce best practices, and continuous improvement strategies in their manufacturing or industrial-focused organizations.”
Bunting Hires Robert Clausing as Lean Manufacturing Coordinator
Sep 26
“I am eager to unleash a Lean mindset that leads all Bunting facilities towards operations excellence.”
Shangri-La building $5 Million Activity Center
Sep 23
The company plans to hold a major leadership training session during the winter months at the resort. The training will be based on the Six Sigma certification method which awards Yellow Belt, Green Belt and Black Belt certifications
RCare Names Nick Garofoli as Operations Manager
Sep 23
With a diverse background leading organizations of varied types and sizes, Nick Garofoli is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and ADKAR trained. He has a proven track record of helping organizations identify opportunities and mitigate risk.