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Lean Enterprise Institute Announces Its First Grant for Improving the Teaching of Lean Management
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
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
“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
“I am eager to unleash a Lean mindset that leads all Bunting facilities towards operations excellence.”
Shangri-La building $5 Million Activity Center
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
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.
Don Nguyen Elected to be Intercare Holdings, Inc.'s Chief Financial Officer
“Don has worked with prominent names in the healthcare service industry sector such as, Kaiser Permanente, Dignity Health, Ochsner Clinic, and Easter Seals and has a long history and experience in data analytics and Six Sigma bringing an enhanced perspective to support Intercare’s goal of better serving our client needs and goals.”
American Oncology Network Expands Pathology Laboratory
Through consistent use of Lean and Six Sigma tools to engineer process improvements and efficiencies, turnaround times are superior to industry norms.
Navistar Putting Millions into New Texas Truck Manufacturing Plant, Plots Strategy for Growth
“The new facility will have the flexibility to build Class 6-8 trucks incorporating the most advanced Lean manufacturing practices, enabling lower conversion costs and an optimized supply chain.”
Minitab to Expand Operations in the Midwest
The new Chicago office, based in the West Loop of Chicago, will be able to accommodate additional resources in software development, operations and multiple customer facing functions including sales, marketing, support, training and services.
Lazydays RV Appoints Keith Foerster Vice President of Service Operations
Foerster has extensive experience and expertise in process development, operation startups and transfers, change management, and Six Sigma and Lean operating procedures.
The Utah Manufacturers Association Announces The Center for Business Continuous Improvement
State manufacturing companies will learn and implement Lean principles from other companies in training formats. The Center advocates peer-to-peer learning through its partnership with the Association for Manufacturing Excellence
REV Group Appoints Brian Perry as President of Commercial Segment
Brian is a certified Master Black Belt in Six Sigma and Lean Sensei and holds a BA from Northeastern University and MBA from Babson College.
Marathon Process Improvement Expert Gene Fernandez Serving as UF's Fall '19 Dana Chair
The Dana Chair and Scholar Program provides an opportunity for business students to benefit from those who have worked in the field. Ten were selected this fall as Dana Scholars.
Amoskeag Health Welcomes New COO, David Wagner
As a Certified Medical Practice Executive and Lean Sigma Six Green Belt, Wagner will guide Amoskeag Health to operational excellence as it grows to meet the community’s health care needs.
Rodger Jones Named Criterion Systems CTO
He is a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt with a deep background in IT enterprise architecture, tech operations, software development, account management, sales, corporate strategy, service quality and managed services.
CP Complimentary Training on PMP and Dual Lean Six Sigma for Veterans
The two certification courses that we are rolling out in October are the PMP and the Dual Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and Black Belt training program. These courses are free to enroll for veterans and active duty service members.
Three Talented DuPont Employees Named to Delaware 40 Under 40 List
Lea Williams is the R&D team leader for rapid customer sampling in Newark. Using Six Sigma, she has shortened the sample delivery time for a faster cycle of learning with customers.
Cameron Receives Advanced 'Lean' Designation from Purdue Healthcare Advisors
“This is a very important honor and distinction for Cameron, as we have been working on this journey toward LEAN Office Certification since at least 2012; if not longer,” said Andrew Alred, Cameron’s executive director of ancillary services.“
Revised Guidelines for Implementation of Lean Under CLCS-TUS
The basic rationale of the government support to MSMEs for undertaking Lean manufacturing is to enhance their productivity and competitiveness by reduction of wastage in manufacturing processes, inventory management, space management, energy consumption, etc.
SCCA Eliminates Prior Authorizations Through Partnership with Payer
SCCA partnered with one of the region’s largest commercial payers to eliminate prior authorizations in order to increase their efficiency and improve patient and provider experience with Six Sigma DMAIC.
Integreon's Jamie Berry to Talk About Moving Legal from Cost to Profit Center
Entitled “From Deficiency to Efficiency: How one legal department went from cost center to profit center,” Berry’s presentation will outline how Integreon solved a complicated, yet fairly common legal operations problem for its client by applying Six Sigma.
Ontario Suppliers Can Now Access $10M in Provincial Assistance
The three-year Ontario Automotive Modernization Program gives government money to small- and medium-sized automotive parts suppliers for projects that fall under two categories, one of which is Lean manufacturing.
ISSSP Announces September Webinar: A Brief History of Beers, Bells, and Bytes
Presented by iSixSigma editorial board member, director of continuous improvement and Master Black Belt with Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. Joel Smith, the webinar will cover how several successful companies effectively used data analysis and prediction to be more profitable.
Rebecca Wright Finalist in National Apprenticeship Awards
“I was tasked to improve workshop productivity by implementing 5S Lean manufacturing into the workshop, this has improved the average cleaning time by 13 minutes each week which increases working time.”
Anthony E. Lawson New Vice President and General Manager, Cadence Aerospace—Giddens Industries
Tony Lawson will oversee all operations at Cadence Aerospace—Giddens Industries, including employees, production, and Lean and safety initiatives as well as identify new areas for growth and improvement in quality and productivity.
Inspiration Ranch Hires Operations Director
As the organization settles into its new 40-acre home and prepares for further growth, [Kimberli] Vest’s operations experience and process improvement expertise will drive that momentum.
Association of Manufacturing Excellence Names Hansen Plastics’ Terry Spalding a Member of their Midw
Spalding currently works alongside the team at Hansen Plastics as their Lean Champion and Continuous Improvement specialist.
NMiTE Llaunches Lean Manufacturing CPD Courses with Avara Foods
In addition to being the Anchor Partner for NMiTE’s Lean Manufacturing CPD course, Avara Foods is also a strategic partner to NMiTE and has committed to sponsoring five of the initial cohort of students when they start.
Optus Highlights Employee Engagement with CX Academy
Its training program encompasses a series of masterclasses and takes its cues from programs that had already been running within Optus for the past 10 years,; it draws on Lean Six Sigma.