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Jack Welch, ‘Manager of the Century’ Who Reshaped GE, Dies at 84
Mar 02
“He became the gold standard of greatness, the icon of industrial imagination,” said Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, a Yale University business professor who knew Welch since the 1980s.
Major International Investment in OEM Supplier BOSAL Afrika
Mar 02
“The reorientation resulted in the requirement to invest in the plant which was made to achieve a paradigm shift in the areas of quality and competitiveness by implementing Lean flow manufacturing processes.”
Andonix CEO to Present at Global Leadership Conference 2020
Mar 02
David Salazar will discuss the next generation of Lean technology and its impact on Industry 4.0 initiatives at the three-day event in San Diego.
Miller Fabrication Solutions Appoints New Director of Business Processes
Mar 02
Paul Sorek assumes the role from Rich Steel, who has been named director of Lean Manufacturing.
Local Workshops Hope to Attract More Women to Area Manufacturing Plants
Feb 28
Additional workshops will be held monthly, highlighting a wide variety of topics, including “Lean Manufacturing and Toyota Production System Principles.”
Mary Messuti Promoted to TestOil President
Feb 27
During her two years at TestOil she instituted a Lean management program that enabled her to successfully scale the company, grow revenue significantly and cement the company’s reputation for outstanding customer service.
Eitland to Serve as STV VP, Corporate Quality Director
Feb 27
“Quality is a key part of our core mission at STV, and Rich’s commitment to continuous improvement is a superb match for our firm.”
New VP for Catalyst Acoustics Group Midwest Manufacturing Campus
Feb 25
“Michael Shahed has extensive experience in Lean manufacturing and an acute understanding of the practices and discipline required to optimize and execute on the demanding manufacturing specifications.”
Star Refrigeration's Manufacturing Team Wins Quality Award
Feb 21
Star Refrigeration has been awarded the highly sought after Quality Award at the CeeD Awards 2020 for leading the way in production waste elimination and efficient operation through the implementation of the lean manufacturing methodology 5S.
ASQ Annual Conference Schedule Kicks Off with the Lean and Six Sigma Conference
Feb 20
Conference focus areas include “Embracing Change,” “Best of Lean and Six Sigma in the Digital Age,” “Integrating LSS Principles, Tools and Techniques into Quality 4.0” and “Delivering on What’s Next.”
Perky Perky Coffee Roasters Turn to Katana Cloud-based Manufacturing Software
Feb 20
Perky Perky Coffee Roasters uses Katana software to get control over order fulfillment, real-time inventory updates and organized production.
Mevion Medical Systems Appoints COO
Feb 20
Curt Kienast’s innovative approaches to customer service and Lean manufacturing have been instrumental in the company’s continued growth and success.
The Management and Strategy Institute Providing New GBsim Project Simulation Program
Feb 19
The GBsim takes students through various Six Sigma project areas, giving them practical project experience at the Green Belt level.
Pollen Academy Launches Lean Six Sigma Program in Collaboration with Vative
Feb 13
Due to popular demand with the Vative program in Melbourne, the Sydney debut kicks off at Pollen HQ March 16.
Capstone Promotes Kirk C. Petty to SVP of Operations
Feb 13
“Kirk is a long-term employee of Capstone and has moved up through the organizational ranks, having worked in and lead our Quality organization, providing leadership of our Six Sigma initiatives, a key member of our Signature Series product launch, and remarkably led our multiple Manufacturing organizations transition into a single facility.”
Scott Trevino Promoted to SVP of Product Management and Solutions at TRIMEDX
Feb 13
He is Six Sigma Lean Black Belt-certified with a history of success in executing complex global strategies and has a passion for developing, motivating and leading teams.
Raytheon Executive Elected to National Academy of Engineering
Feb 11
In his current role, Mark Russell provides corporate leadership in the strategic areas of technology and research, engineering, operations, performance excellence, programs security, Raytheon Six Sigma and mission assurance.
E. S. Kluft Adds Two Bedding Veterans to Its Team
Feb 10
With his experience in achieving manufacturing improvements through the implementation of Lean manufacturing systems, Sergio Tellez will focus on establishing processes to support the growth of the E.S. Kluft business.
New York Air Brake Appoints Greg Dalpe Senior VP, Sales and Marketing
Feb 10
Dalpe brings 15 years of transformation leadership across a variety of regulated industrial manufacturing segments, including a proven track record of deploying global operational excellence business systems focused within manufacturing and supply chain operations in North America and China.
Calhoun Announces Advanced Machine Tool Program
Feb 08
Advanced training in the program includes soft-skill exercises, such as Lean manufacturing processes and problem solving.
New Healthcare Book Is Released with The Dartmouth-Hitchcock Value Institute
Feb 08
“Lean Six Sigma Guide For Improving Healthcare” by Danielle M. Potter, MS, LSSBB, PMP and Nicole Szalay Batulis, MHA, LSSMBB, CPHQ has been released worldwide. The 265-page book functions as a toolkit for healthcare professionals to improve their practices using the Lean Six Sigma methodology.
LafargeHolcim US Appoints Mountain Region Manager
Feb 05
Woodrow “Chance” Allen has extensive experience in Lean manufacturing and managing large-scale businesses.
GE Digital Delivers Continuous Improvement and Centralized Data Visualization with New Proficy Opera
Feb 04
Among the features of Proficy Operations Hub 1.5 are an out-of-the-box trend analysis application to improve root cause detection and collaborative analysis by providing ad hoc trending and KPI dashboards from Proficy Historian data.
Erie Insurance Appoints Amanda Burgess to Vice President Role
Feb 04
Amanda Burgess has accepted the position of vice president, Continuous Improvement at Erie Insurance effective March 26.
ISSSP Announces February Webinar: Implementing Lean with a Blind Workforce
Feb 04
Hiring people with disabilities often presents challenges for manufacturing companies who are concerned with safety and productivity issues. In this upcoming webinar, one will learn various methods that can make the Lean training process smoother.
QBIC Launches Third Wave of Lean Acceleration Program for High-Potential Startups
Feb 03
The program aims to develop existing businesses by stimulating their sales and marketing mechanism through four main components, including access to local, regional and international customers in the private and public sectors; administrative and technical talents; smart funding facilitation; as well as coaching and mentoring.
Sky Power Receives ISO 9001:2015 Recertification
Feb 03
Highest quality, excellent customer care and an efficient, sustainable, lean manufacturing process are the focus of the UAS engine manufacturer Sky Power GmbH from Germany. This has now been confirmed with the successful ISO recertification.
Certification Planner Announced a Complimentary Training Program for Veterans
Jan 30
Certification Planner will be conducting training programs for veterans on Dual Lean Six Sigma Green & Black Belt, PMP, and ITIL 4 Foundation.
PIA Announces Keynote Speakers for 2020 Continuous Improvement Conference
Jan 30
This year’s theme focuses on unlocking the secrets to developing your playbook for success in operational excellence and Lean manufacturing.
Michelle Cooper Appointed HGG Customer Account Manager
Jan 29
“Michelle has an especially solid background in Lean manufacturing, as well as technical sales and operations administration, providing deadline-driven customer service account management that is always outstanding, even when dealing with complex situations.”