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ISSSP Announces August Webinar: How Process Simulation Can Support Six Sigma Projects
Aug 12
The webinar will discuss a healthcare case study on the current application of process simulation in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and will also explore how to start an initial process simulation study.
Center for Executive Education Offering Open Enrollment Yellow Belt Certification
Aug 11
The two-day, eight-hour program, led by Dr. Myriam Quispe-Agnoli, associate professor of economics at Mercer, and Dr. Eric Kushins, assistant professor of management at Berry College, provides entry-level certification for individuals interested in understanding the Lean Six Sigma managerial approach and developing a process improvement toolkit.
Ashton Potter Announces New Vice President, Operations
Aug 10
For the past 30 years Ty Schroeder has gained experience in a wide range of industries including print, finishing, advertising, distribution and fulfillment and is a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.
Sirrus, Inc. Appoints Robert Goodnight as New CEO
Aug 10
Goodnight has implemented successful business improvement initiatives, including Lean manufacturing tools like Kanban, 5S and value stream mapping.
Design for Manufacture and Lean Manufacturing Will Be the Focus of Two Workshops
Aug 10
“We will be offering two dynamic workshops packed with information from leading subject matter experts who will show engineers how to analyze and reduce the cost of a company’s designs and another group of subject matter experts who will discuss why manual assembly remains the most popular way to put together a product,” said John Sprovieri, Editor of ASSEMBLY Magazine, sponsors of The ASSEMBLY Show.
Workshop Raises Job-Ready Prospects in Manufacturing
Aug 06
The program will teach job-readiness skills such as teamwork, communication, ethics, resume-writing and interviewing. Also included are forklift, Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt and OSHA 10 certification
Purdue Manufacturing Extension Partnership Receives Awards to Expand Service to Manufacturers
Aug 06
The Base Award will allow the Center to continue its efforts to enhance the productivity and technological performance of Indiana manufacturers, specifically in the areas of Lean manufacturing, leadership development, cybersecurity, Six Sigma certification, collaborative robotics, sustainability and quality management systems.
Partnership to Shorten Time to Value: Combine Lean Six Sigma with Software Robots Delivery
Aug 06
“This is a great example of a partnership which directly creates TIME for our clients.”
Aerofloat Secures Multiple ISO Certifications
Aug 05
“Quality and safety have always been integral to Aerofloat. A culture of improvement is part of our DNA, so acquiring ISO certification was the natural next step in Aerofloat’s journey.”
EM Key Solutions Brings on Industry Expert David Shackleton as Vice President of Operations
Aug 05
Shackleton complements his experience with a bachelor’s degree in business and holds more than a dozen industry-leading Program Management and Agile certifications, including Six Sigma Black Belt. His Lean Portfolio Management leadership style incorporates proven CMMI and ITIL practices with innovative business agility techniques.
Smart Manufacturing Platform Provides Operational Intelligence
Aug 05
“Our Freedom Platform provides the operational intelligence our customers need to increase efficiency, OEE (overall equipment effectiveness) and profitability.”
Fort Worth: Mark Mcavoy to Lead Planning & Data Analytics
Jul 31
“On a daily basis, Mark will use data analytics to provide recommendations to city leadership on ways to pursue real-world results that benefit all of our residents.”
Wilson Bank: Sullins Promoted to Executive Vice President
Jul 31
Since joining WBT at the beginning of 2019, Black Belt Sullins’s oversight of strategic initiatives has involved collecting data, assessing needs and implementing improvement projects.
Vincent Buffa Named CEO of Micross Components, Inc.
Jul 30
Buffa’s areas of expertise include business transformation and Hoshin Planning, Six Sigma and Lean; driving global manufacturing strategies, supply chain optimization and continuous performance improvement.
McLaren Port Huron Appoints New President, CEO
Jul 30
A Black Belt, Eric Cecava has led several hospital-wide process improvement initiatives to enhance service and quality.
METUS Announces New Senior Director of Continuous Improvement
Jul 30
Sabrina McCorvey is a process-oriented Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt with proven success leading teams and mentoring project managers to meet department and operational goals.
Purple Deploys L2L’s Lean Execution System to Manufacturing Success
Jul 30
“The system has given our employees the tools to see the highest impact opportunities for improvement and a way to visually see the impact of actions taken to address them,” said Andrew Clarke, Purple’s VP of Engineering & Manufacturing.
Beckwood Hires Quality Engineer for Continuous Improvement
Jul 30
Yolonda Smith will lead the quality team in developing, establishing and maintaining initiatives to ensure quality standards and continuous improvement goals are achieved throughout the organization.
McDermott + Bull Expands with Hiring of Former CHRO
Jul 29
“Our Lean Six Sigma processes are truly world class and enable us to efficiently coordinate our firm’s capabilities — our clients know that we consistently deliver impressive leadership and talent solutions at nearly half the time of the industry average,” says Alisa Nagle.
V-Guard Industries Looking at Predictive Maintenance at Plants
Jul 29
In addition, the company is focusing on Six Sigma, TPM and Lean manufacturing at the nine plants in India.
16 SCC Students Complete JobsConnect Pathway Class
Jul 28
The JobsConnect Pathway class provides participants with Worker Safety training, Lean/Six Sigma Yellow Belt and Soft Skills training.
Laura Rygielski Preston Takes the Helm at Trex Commercial Products
Jul 27
“Her well-rounded background and proven management skills make her an excellent fit to drive growth while implementing operating efficiencies and continuing to achieve synergies with Trex Residential Products.”
Mahlkönig and Hemro Group Expand Production Capacity in Germany
Jul 27
“The large, light-flooded halls make our Lean manufacturing processes more visible and offer an open and modern working environment to our approximately 100 employees every day.”
Aldevron Hires Kenneth Bonnell as Vice President of Quality and Regulatory Affairs
Jul 27
“I look forward to building upon and strengthening that reputation by reviewing all currently established procedures and implementing process improvements, maintaining rigorous compliance and regulatory standards, and further support our clients’ approval processes.”
Lean and Agile Visual Management Software Startup iObeya Raises $17M
Jul 25
iObeya offers digital visual management software that provides a unique, real-time collaboration experience for multisite teams.
Kara Weiner Joins FLEXcon
Jul 23
Weiner most recently served as vice president of operations at Stratasys, where she led North American operations and transformed manufacturing strategy to deliver improvements in production performance without sacrificing quality. Previously, Weiner served as a Lean Six Sigma manager for 3M Company, where she realized significant resource efficiency gains.
Creform Cart First for First Responders at Health Care Events
Jul 23
The Creform System is used to create an array of material handling and efficiency enhancing devices and is a proven component in continuous improvement and Lean manufacturing programs.
RMK Merrill-Stevens Names William Clewes CEO
Jul 23
Clewes brings decades of experience in manufacturing and facilities management, process improvement, ISO systems and Lean manufacturing with him to the role.
Omnicell, Inc Announces New International Vice President and General Manager
Jul 22
A Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, Sara Dalmasso will be responsible for setting the vision and strategic direction for Omnicell’s overall international organization
DSPS: Overhauls Plan Review Process
Jul 22
The Department of Safety and Professional Services used a Lean Six Sigma approach to identify barriers, redesign systems, build in forecasting thresholds and replace legacy tools. The department improved plan review turnaround times across the board and upwards of 70% in some areas.