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Gemba Academy Announces New Business Process Mapping Course
Oct 26
It introduces several common VSM methods, presents real-life examples and offers insight from experts.
DCR Systems Partners with Willoughby Accident Repair Center
Oct 23
The DCR Process uses Lean manufacturing principles at all of its facilities to streamline production and ensure there is a segmented and sequential visual workflow.
Indiana University Joins MoreSteam to Offer Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification
Oct 23
Students will complete MoreSteam’s online Green Belt modules and attend live virtual coaching and review sessions led by IU faculty.
EPA Announces 12 Healthy Communities Grants
Oct 21
The University of Massachusetts, Lowell’s project, “Lean Manufacturing and Pollution Prevention in the Food and Beverage Sector,” will provide a 16-week training program for employees from 10 food and beverage manufacturing companies located in Massachusetts.
Wildeck Appoints New VP of Operations
Oct 20
Steve Holland will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of Wildeck’s multi-site manufacturing facilities, strengthening quality initiatives and leading the journey toward operational excellence.
Union City's Mizuho OSI​ Receives Innovation Award
Oct 20
Since implementing Lean manufacturing practices four years ago, Mizuho OSI has seen tremendous results. The company’s revenues have increased by 40 percent.
SOC Telemed Provides Updated Outlook and Business Update
Oct 19
“Our implementation team, bolstered with Lean Six Sigma and PMP rigor, made significant progress on our average implementation time during the quarter, decreasing it to 92 days from contract sign to go-live. We are well on our way to achieve a record number of implementations by year-end.”
PAC Worldwide Names New Vice President of Innovation
Oct 16
“Misha’s [Riveros] demonstrated ability to bring people and resources together to create continuous improvement and impact makes her an ideal leader for PAC Worldwide.”
Gov. Ricketts Highlights Process Improvement Successes During State’s Coronavirus Response
Oct 15
“To meet the challenge of this pandemic while keeping government services open, we’ve had to be innovative, flexible, and learn as we go,” said DAS Director Jason Jackson. “The process improvement training and techniques from the COE have equipped us with the capability to do that.”
Gaming Corp. Names Seneca Nation Member as New CEO
Oct 15
Kevin Nephew joined the gaming corporation in 2014, most recently serving as vice president of organization improvement and development. In that role, he successfully developed and launched a company-wide continuous improvement program, focusing on process improvement and delivering improved customer service and profitability across the organization.
LSI Announces Steve deMoulpied as COO
Oct 15
He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.
K-State Launches Online Lean Six Sigma Certification
Oct 15
Kansas State University says after five years of delivering Lean Six Sigma certification training workshops on campus successfully, it is launching an online option in the fall of 2020 for the Yellow Belt and Green Belt certifications.
Jeff Condino Named President of Signature Systems
Oct 14
Condino holds a BBA degree from the University of San Diego and two U.S. patents, is a CPA and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.
Tata Chemicals Bags 3rd Position and 2 Gold Level Awards
Oct 12
The Six Sigma National Competition, established by CII in 2007 recognizes companies that have successfully adopted and implemented Six Sigma.
Iowa Company Expansion Helps Bring Manufacturing Back to the Heartland
Oct 09
The plant will extrude BluTrack’s patented race track systems, using the latest advances in flow production, Lean manufacturing, and process technology to reduce waste, increase throughput and promote innovation.
Sinclair Names Darrell Davis VP of Enterprise Business Transformation
Oct 09
He has directed over 170 Enterprise and Lean Six Sigma projects, yielding over $300M in savings and cost avoidance.
Digital Manufacturing Centre Appoints Frederick Wray as New Operations Manager
Oct 09
Wray has previously led successful AS9100 audits, implemented and maintained a PFMEA that was approved to AS9100 Rev D, ISO13485 and PPAP, as well as leading and implementing Lean production methods across an AM production facility.
Petvivo Completes Veterinary Medical Device Facility
Oct 08
This facility provides PetVivo the ability to execute high speed, high volume, high mix, zero defect, Lean manufacturing solutions for the commercial production of products that enhance the quality of life for companion animals.
BayCare Names New Chief Transformation Officer and SVP
Oct 08
Emily Allinder Scott is certified in change management and is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.
Abtex Hires New Design Engineer
Oct 08
Corey Kopchak brings a range of programming, 3D engineering, CNC and Lean manufacturing skills.
Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare, Leading Hospitals Partner to Reduce Hospital-Ac
Oct 07
A collaborative project to address hospital-acquired pressure injuries has resulted in more than a 60% reduction in a common but preventable issue that claims over 60,000 U.S. lives each year.
ISSSP Announces October Webinar: Experiment Design Tailored to Six Sigma
Oct 06
This webinar will draw on material from the book “RSM Simplified: Optimizing Processes Using Response Surface Methods for Design of Experiments, 2nd Edition” by Mark Anderson and Pat Whitcomb.
Shelton State Offering New Modern Manufacturing Program
Oct 06
Classes will consist of Lean manufacturing, quality processing, preventative maintenance and logistics.
WireCo Announces New Chief Financial Officer
Oct 01
Daniel Vinton is an Edge Certified Six Sigma and Lean leader.
Tobyhanna Army Depot Employee of the Quarter
Oct 01
During fiscal year 2020, Chris Gogola lead, coached and mentored six LSS belt projects, which resulted in more than $4 million in Lean savings.
Dover Precision Components Increases Robotics Implementation as Part of Long-Term Manufacturing Stra
Sep 30
From a Lean manufacturing perspective, the robotic tuggers will eliminate waste associated with moving materials and parts, improve workflow and optimize lead-time.
Greater Boston Manufacturing Partnership Becomes Lean Certification Alliance Endorser Partner
Sep 29
As the newest endorser, GBMP will help the alliance reach new markets and cultivate a strong community of continuous improvement practitioners.
Simplilearn and University of Massachusetts Amherst to Launch Online Post Graduate Program in Lean S
Sep 28
In addition to over 150 hours of applied training, the program includes interactive peer learning through group projects and discussions coupled with 6 masterclass sessions by the University of Massachusetts Amherst faculty.
PeopleCert Acquires International Association for Six Sigma Certification (IASSC)
Sep 27
“The acquisition of IASSC further strengthens our commitment to the Lean Six Sigma community and extends our aim to foster Lean Six Sigma principles worldwide.” says Byron Nicolaides, Chairman & CEO of PeopleCert.
CKMHC Staffer Receives Statewide Award
Sep 26
With the help of our Quality Improvement Director, Renee Hewitt-Soden, Jamie Lathan implemented new best practices and Lean Six Sigma efficiencies that modernized Psychiatric and Medication Management services, improving patient access, quality, and outcomes. Patient satisfaction improved to 97%.
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