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Badger Meter Announces Executive Leadership Appointments
William Parisen joined Badger Meter in August 2018 as Senior Director – Supply Chain and has worked with the supply chain organization institutionalizing SQDC (safety, quality, delivery, cost) processes and metrics, instilling a continuous improvement mindset and enhancing the supply chain processes.
SEMO Students Complete Rigorous Leadership Program with TG Missouri
The students were given leadership responsibilities and individually completed three leadership projects; the second was a Lean project.
Venice Regional Hires Chief Operating Officer
Benjamin Brodersen will oversee the hospital’s day-to-day operations, including “facilities, systems and business processes to support the hospital’s teams that deliver patient care,” according to a press statement. Brodersen is pursuing a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt in healthcare.
Ray Phair Hosting Business Challenge
The challenge is a Kaizen-type of event, delivered in three parts – one hour each
ISSSP Announces June Webinar
Managing change effectively is one of the biggest challenges in the business environment. This topic will be addressed in the upcoming ISSSP webinar, “The Importance of Managing Change in Six Sigma Efforts.”
BFS Capital Appoints Fred Kauber as Chief Technology Officer and Chief Product Officer
He is a Certified Scrum Master (CSM), has been trained as a Six Sigma Black Belt and is a member of the Forbes Technology Council.
National Circuit Assembly Hires New VP of Operations
Stephen Lehocky offers a wealth of experience in Lean manufacturing, quality and operations.
Barry Timber Firm Announced Three High-Profile Additions to Team
Chris Palmer is a Green Belt highly experienced in Lean manufacturing; Chris is responsible for the manufacturing team at LIGNIA’s state of the art plant in Barry, Wales.
AADS Education Launches Six Sigma Green Belt Training Course
The core concepts of the training program will include Introduction to DFSS, DMAIC Methodology, Introduction to QFD, and more.
Rohrer Opens Facility in Tijuana
Tijuana will also be the launch pad for Rohrer’s Lean management programs being implemented throughout the organization.
Tobyhanna, West Point Team to Lean Processes
Project participants were able to reduce the labor hours on the AN/APN-209 Radar Altimeter program, avoiding hundreds of thousands of dollars in costs.
SDDC Traffic Management Specialist Slashes Manifest Timelines in Half
Gloria Williams earned her Green Belt for cutting overall manifesting timelines from eight days to four days.
TRIGO Group Acquires EMC Consulting, Optimizing Quality Training
By combining expertise, the merge aims to spear-head quality improvements for customers’ production processes.
Efficiency Study Suggestions Could Save a Few Million Dollars for East Baton Rouge School System
LEAN Frog, at a cost of almost $65,000, spent the past seven months reviewing the organization of Louisiana’s second-largest school district and dug more deeply into the areas of human resources, technology and business operations.
Packaging Supplier Hires Director of Operations
“Bill [Cessna] is hard at work bringing his knowledge of the industry and equipment to our lean manufacturing processes. Together, the combination will be powerful.”
US Postal Service Gets Annual Report Card from the PRC
For next year’s goal related to high-quality service, the report states the following under “Postal Service’s FY 2019 Plans and Schedules for Meeting the Goal”: “Implement operational, technological, and training initiatives to improve the mail delivery process; leverage data analytics and deploy other tools such as Lean Six Sigma.”
JN White Company of Perry Earns Prestigious Business Award
The company’s success has now received official recognition — a “Gold” award for operations excellence during the Greater Rochester Quality Council’s 13th annual Performance Excellence Awards.
CPI Office Augments Mission Effectiveness, Efficiency
Recently, the team codified the 10 AFMC Enterprise Key Working Processes, helping draw a greater focus on mission-critical activities with a direct impact on readiness for the force.
Lean Enterprise Institute Executive Chair Inducted into the Shingo Academy
“I am so surprised and honored to receive this recognition,” Jean Cunningham said. “When my books won Shingo Awards, it became a key part in creating the confidence to continue to share what I had learned so that others might learn and be inspired as well. The recognition from Shingo for my books is a key reason I feel I was able to do the work that eventually enabled me to be recognized by the academy.”
QBIC Concludes First Wave of Lean Manufacturing Program
The LMP is designed to build the capacity of companies and startups that are currently manufacturing or aiming to manufacture products and goods in Qatar.
WVU Medicine East Names New Vice President, Chief Medical Officer
Henry M. Kurban is board certified in preventive medicine and holds a black belt in Lean Six Sigma methodologies.
Two New Training Programs Offered in Fort Knox
WKU Career and Workforce Development is pleased to offer training for the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) exam and the Six Sigma Green Belt Certification Exam.
LWTech’s Gross and Hogue Receive Leading2Lean Scholarships
Leading2Lean has awarded scholarships to two Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) students who are pursuing a career in manufacturing technology.
Lancaster Colony Reports Third Quarter Sales and Earnings
“Our Lean Six Sigma program completed another successful quarter with cost savings that helped to offset the higher costs we had anticipated for the integration of the Omni Baking operations and incremental expenditures for product placement and brand marketing in support of increased retail distribution for Bantam Bagels.”
Munro & Associates and Hinduja Tech Combine Forces in Lean Design and Frugal Engineering Services
This strategic alliance enables Munro and Hinduja Tech to provide a wide range of engineering services from concept through production for automotive and new mobility customers.
Dynacare Announces Vito Ciciretto as New CEO
His many accomplishments since joining Dynacare include the Lab of the Future initiative, the implementation of Lean Six Sigma process improvement methodology, and his continuous collaboration with the business development team to strengthen the overall patient and customer experience.
Markel Corporation Names New Vice President of Manufacturing Operations to Drive Lean Six Sigma Chan
“We are in the midst of a cultural shift here at Markel, which is founded upon our intimate understanding of market needs, combined with a Lean Six Sigma-based approach to operations and delivery,” said Jon Kirchner, President and Chief Executive Officer at Markel Corporation.
Farsons Continues to Move Forward with Lean Manufacturing and Kaizen
Following an intensive multi-million investment in the company’s operation carried out over this last decade, Farsons has in parallel focused and intensified its Lean program through its partnership with the Kaizen Institute, which is in its second consecutive year.
Zinpro Taps New Global Operations Director
Jason Wibbels will join the executive team and oversee all manufacturing, warehouse, sourcing and safety teams worldwide to improve efficiencies, quality and customer experiences.
2 Republicans Looking for Shot to Unseat Mayor
Tim Smith favors a return to Six Sigma.