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IG’s Concerns Over OPM-GSA Merger Persist as Reorganization Remains in Flux
Though OPM seems to be aware of the risks of the merger – the IG noted the agency was using a Six Sigma process designed for mergers and acquisitions to monitor and steer the reorganization – OPM still lacks a timeline, a cost-benefit analysis and an explanation of what legislative or administrative authorities it will use to carry out all or parts of the proposal.
CARMAT Appoints Alexandre Eleonore as Director of Manufacturing
“As Director of Manufacturing, his role will be to develop the processes related to the ramp-up of the Bois-d’Arcy site, while working on reducing the production costs of the prosthesis, in line with the continued transformation of CARMAT into an industrial and commercial company.”
Rob Davies Appointed Managing Director of Wall Colmonoy’s European HQ
He is said to have a proven track record of implementing Lean manufacturing practices across all departments and all levels within manufacturing businesses.
Orbus Las Vegas Staff Achieves LSSGB
Orbus Las Vegas staff members Aaron Kozar, vice president and general manager; Ernesto Vega, warehouse and production manager; and Kirk Carnes, graphics manager, achieved Lean Six Sigma Green Belt status.
Fibrax’s Process Design Engineer Achieves Lean Six Sigma Black Belt
Michael Buckley was awarded this prestigious status by designing and developing a bespoke production line that incorporates best Lean principles.
Build Your Dreams (BYD) Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship Program Begins in California
Classroom work includes OSHA 10 safety training, blueprint reading, manufacturing concepts, machine trade mathematics, Lean manufacturing techniques, technical memo writing skills and emerging trends in manufacturing.
RK Mission Critical, LLC Leases Manufacturing Facility in Aurora to Accommodate Growth
The facility will be set up using Six Sigma, Lean, 5S and ISO 9001:2015 principles and best practices.
Organic Industrial Base, Spply Chain Management Help Drive Army Readiness
“We are really ratcheting up our Lean manufacturing,” said Maj. Gen. Dan Mitchell, TACOM commanding general, “Demand is up, but we are filling back orders, which is good . . . it means we are buying the right stuff.”
AEM Hall of Fame Inducts Mary Andringa of Vermeer Corp.
Mary Andringa’s commitment and relentless leadership positioned Vermeer Corporation as a strong voice in the industry – for Lean manufacturing, for the education of our future workforce, for the legislation of policies having a positive impact on manufacturing, for family-owned and -operated companies and for taking care of the people of Vermeer.
Lipari Foods Names Tim Walls President and Chief Operating Officer
Walls comes to Lipari Foods from Schreiber Foods, where he successfully led company-wide projects including many supply chain optimizations such as the launch of Lean Six Sigma.
ATCC Appoints Dr. Raymond D. Stapleton President and Chief Operating Officer
With extensive management experience in translational sciences and the application of Lean Six-Sigma management in biopharmaceutical industries, Stapleton has the capacity and insight to lead ATCC’s executive team during a period of continued rapid growth.
Introducing Creative Safety Supply's New and Improved Floor Marking Guide
When floor marking is strategically used, it makes open spaces in facilities much easier to understand and safer to navigate. Common applications include alerting employees to hazardous areas, outlining the location of equipment and tools, indicating traffic routes, and incorporating visual communication in the workplace.
Miller Fabrication Solutions Appoints New Director of Business Processes
Miller Fabrication Solutions announces the appointment of Paul Sorek as Director of Business Processes, effective immediately. Sorek will oversee the departments that support and add value to the company’s operations, including automation, engineering, process development and quality control. He assumes the role from Rich Steel, who has been named Director of Lean Manufacturing.
Hub Labels Honored by Maryland Occupational Safety and Health
“We are also grateful to the World Class Consortia as they have been very instrumental to helping Hub Labels learn more about Lean manufacturing which has allowed us to become the company we are today.”
Auto Supplier Hires VP of Operations
“Operational excellence is about developing teams in an environment where people have to problem solve — which brings learning — and learning brings continuous improvement,” new VP Brad Spooner said.
ISSSP Announces November Webinar
The webinar will present a methodology that shows a comparison of any two teams from any two professional leagues while accounting for variation in the competitive landscape, such as number of games played and the way points are scored.
Lisa Krug Joins Meliora Consulting
Krug, a process improvement specialist, is responsible for developing project documents and client deliverables and implementing and maintaining internal processes and procedures.
ReAgent Achieves ISO 13485 Accreditation for Medical Devices & Launches New Biological Reagent Manuf
ReAgent Chemical Services has successfully achieved ISO 13485 accreditation.
DENSO Recognized with "Friend of ASEAN Award" at the ASEAN Business Awards 2019
The Lean Automation System Integrator Project, between the Ministry of Industry of Thailand and Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan, under Thailand’s 4.0 Policy with the objective to develop engineers who specialize in robotics and automation as system integrators for Lean automation.
Positronic President Named Manufacturing Executive of the Year at the 5th Annual Made in Missouri Le
Greg Rocque’s results-driven leadership has allowed Positronic to meet significant financial objectives in the past year, he has inspired the company to implement Lean manufacturing in order to remove “waste” and improve productivity, and he has driven operational efficiencies in cost savings and supplier relationships.
Advantix Hires Dona Kappmeyer as Chief Visionary Officer
Kappmeyer is an accomplished business leader and Six Sigma Master Black Belt and CPA with deep experience in business case development, process improvement, change management, project management and operational excellence.
Augmented Reality Supports Manufacturing Growth
The teams used augmented reality technology, product knowledge and Lean manufacturing principles to create a digital twin of the workshop.
Lancaster Colony Reports First Quarter Sales and Earnings
“The increased sales combined with our supply chain team’s ongoing Lean Six Sigma program and other initiatives helped drive our consolidated gross margin up nearly 170 basis points to 27.3%.”
SL Hosts Asia's Largest Conference on Organizational Excellence
The event featured 20 prominent global speakers (from multinational corporates such as Rolls Royce and Ferrari), representing seven nationalities.
SCC Training Saves Renfro More than One Million Dollars
Seven Renfro Corporation executives completed the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt course through Surry Community College’s Customized Industry Training program, resulting in a total projected annual savings of $1.2 million for the company.
Lean Construction Institute Names 2020 Annual Congress Chair
“I’m honored to have such a diverse and talented group of Lean advocates, aligned and ready to make the 2020 LCI Annual Congress a success,” says Jeff Creighton.
Council for Six Sigma Certification Continues to Grow
The CSSC recently named The University of Mississippi as its 280th CSSC-accredited Six Sigma Training Provider.
Manufacturing Consultant Partners with Digital Marketing Specialist to Bolster Cannabis Industry
“Green Worx Consults is happy to partner with THC Internet Marketing because they have a lot of relevant experience in the cannabis industry, and we think they will be able to cut through some of the jargon inherent in our field and effectively communicate the benefits of our Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma project management services to the cannabis industry.”
Pentair Names James Wamsley as Head of Supply Chain Operations
“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
“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.”