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Quincy Businesses Learn About Lean Processes
Feb 15
Presenters from the Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center, known as IMEC, gave a luncheon presentation Thursday to tell how inefficiencies can exist in all workplaces.
SMTA Releases 2019 Certification Program Offerings
Feb 14
Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA) SMT Processes and Lean Six Sigma certification is intended for manufacturing and process engineers.
Cecilia Martinez Receives Tenure and Promotion to Associate Professor at Clarkson University
Feb 14
She is a Lean Six Sigma Master Blackbelt and has worked for the automobile and electronics industries and has served as a process improvement consultant across the different functions of businesses from the manufacturing and service sectors.
Premier EuroCase Cuts Lead Time in Half
Feb 14
Premier EuroCase has reduced its standard lead time from 10 business days to five.
QuartzClinical Announces New Lean Six Sigma Performance Improvement Tools
Feb 13
Utilizing best practices in performance improvement, this series of tools offers hospitals immediate access to Lean and Six Sigma methodologies that can jumpstart their quality improvement efforts.
Six 4-C Academy Students Will Intern with P&G
Feb 12
Students also receive a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification as part of the program.
QuartzClinical Wins Frost and Sullivan Best Practices Award
Feb 11
Earning first place in the Machine Learning-Powered Data Analytics category, QuartzClinical was recognized for its innovative use of big data, advanced machine learning, and proven real-world applications.
AmesburyTruth Adds VP of Product Management Position
Feb 07
“Michelle [Nissen]’s leadership and Six Sigma Black Belt certification will help facilitate the ongoing improvement to our innovation and product development processes,” says Jeff Graby, AmesburyTruth CEO.
Healthcare Systems Conference Features a Medical Futurist
Feb 06
Describing the conference content as “high-quality,” HSPI 2019 Conference Chair Eddie Pérez-Ruberté, BayCare Health System, Bradenton, Florida, says that HSPI takeaways cover “everything from simulation and patient throughput improvements to emotional intelligence, change management and leadership.”
Consulting Magazine Recognizes Steven Bowen, CEO of Maine Pointe, with Global Leaders in Consulting
Feb 06
Steven Bowen was profiled in the January issue of Consulting Magazine along with other award recipients, with the editors recognizing two of Bowen’s recent milestones: achieving >25% revenue CAGR the past five years, consistently outperforming the market and the publication of his book.
LeanLife Appoints Operations Advisor
Feb 06
The Company introduces Mr. Chris Nichols as an on-call advisor to Operations Manager, Glenn Nichols, in the design and validation of LeanLife’s full scale production process.
Lucas Group Continues Recent Expansion
Feb 05
At FPC, Dan Ladrech specialized in recruiting quality, Six Sigma, Lean manufacturing and engineering professionals, a practice he will continue at Lucas Group.
ValvTechnologies, Inc. Names Keith Whittaker Director of Global Quality Management
Feb 04
He will lead the development and continuous improvement of the quality programs and processes to support the growth and globalization of the company.
AME Conference Includes International Line-up of Speakers
Feb 04
AME has confirmed US-based speaker Billy Taylor, who has experience in all areas of operations management and leadership. Taylor leads the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company North American Tire operations and is responsible for engineering, supply chain execution and the drive for operational excellence.
Capstone Realizes Considerable Improvements in its Manufacturing Operations
Feb 04
Complementary benefits quickly became evident as the Company started incorporating its Lean manufacturing philosophies across the entire consolidation project, achieving a significant reduction of hidden factory costs, increased capacity and overall waste reduction.
James Hardie Announces Adjusted Net Operating Profit of US$65.9 Million for Q3 Fiscal Year 2019
Feb 04
“Our management team is transforming our commercial strategy and implementing Lean manufacturing as our operating approach in North America plants. We are confident these transformations will lead to an improvement in our execution and results.”
Class Teaches Manufacturing Basics to Prospective Employees
Feb 01
Basic Intro to Manufacturing and Productions was offered to people dealing with barriers to employment and introduced foundational concepts that can be applied at one of the many manufacturing plants around the Joplin area.
MAHB Improves on Lean Strategy
Jan 31
“Data have shown that by applying Lean methodologies we achieved our target at almost 90% of the time with the average queue time at immigration being 10 minutes for departure and 15 minutes for arrival.”
Airport Service Quality at Malaysian Airports in 2018 Improves
Jan 30
“To date, 139 Lean initiatives have been identified, of which 90 percent have been implemented.”
Charles Brown Named Director of Operational Excellence for Intervala
Jan 30
In this new role, Brown is responsible for advancing Intervala’s continuous improvement initiatives and programs, including leadership of the company’s quality function.
Smoke-less Fire Pit Manufacturer Goes Lean
Jan 30
So far the Lean system has produced significant improvements in all measurable categories, and the team is optimistic that this will continue.
Northeastern Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Center Announces New Staff
Jan 28
Janelle Farkas specializes in Six Sigma, statistical analysis, continuous improvement strategy, data strategy, design and implementation of operational metrics and Lean enterprise.
GE’s Vietnam Plant Embraces Manufacturing Tech
Jan 27
By optimizing the manufacturing processes, GE said the Haiphong Brilliant Factory will save up to 50 percent of the product lead time and minimize inventory by about 20pc, while enhancing productivity by up to 20pc.
Rapid Wins The FABRICATOR’s 2019 Industry Award
Jan 23
The award recognizes Rapid’s quick-turn production capabilities, lean manufacturing efforts, and overall evolution over the past year.
Naval Health Clinic Hawaii Wins Inaugural Regional Process Improvement Award
Jan 23
Recognizing the potential for harm if medications whose dosage is based on weight were not calculated correctly, especially in children, NHCH’s Capt. Marlene Sanchez, chief medical officer, and Lt. Cmdr. Vince Deguzman, pharmacy department head, set out to reduce these types of errors.
Ampco-Pittsburgh Announces Appointment of New Leadership for Union Electric Steel
Jan 23
Samuel C. Lyon brings over 27 years of experience in Lean manufacturing, operations and process improvement leadership to his role at Union Electric Steel,
SpotSee Hires Gabriel Jurado as Vice President of Manufacturing
Jan 23
“Gabriel is focused on safety, quality and efficiency, and his multi-cultural management and engineering experience comes with a track record full of fantastic results,” said Tony Fonk, president and CEO, SpotSee.
Seneca Chamber Names Finger Lakes Textile Business of Year
Jan 20
The talented employees are skilled in a variety of tasks that contribute to the company’s Lean manufacturing process. They are all cross-trained and able to quickly adapt to each day’s production needs.”
American Portfolios Chosen as One of the Best Companies to Work for in New York State for Fourth Yea
Jan 18
The company provides Six Sigma training and robust customer service guidance, which helps staff members to firmly establish the voice of the customer, resulting in the ability to consistently exceed client needs and expectations.
Firefly Consulting Recognized as a Top Women-Owned Business for 5th Consecutive Year
Jan 17
“Often when we focus on Operational Excellence, we talk about focusing on leaner processes and business transformation – but really at the heart of it, it’s about driving the right kind of corporate culture, every day.”