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Kennametal Center at SVC to Host Webinar Series
Sep 25
The Kennametal Center for Operational Excellence at St. Vincent College will sponsor a three-part webinar lunch and learn series on Lean Six Sigma and Lean Management led by Pravir Pandya, managing director for the global consulting firm GELRAD.
On the Move: Gary Bennett
Sep 24
Bennett holds a Six Sigma Black Belt certification and has completed ISO 9001 Quality Management System Lead Auditor and Implementation Training from Lloyd’s Register.
Sleep Country Canada Appoints Mandeep Chawla to the Board of Directors
Sep 22
Mr. Chawla holds a Master of Finance from Queen’s University, a Bachelor of Commerce from McMaster University, a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CMA) designation, and is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt.
Innovint Welcomes Don Laborde as New Client Success Director
Sep 21
“He’ll be instrumental in counseling our enterprise clients on how they can be most proficient with InnoVint to drive operational efficiencies.”
REV Fire Group Announces Director of Operational Excellence
Sep 21
Gary Pacilio comes to the REV Fire Group with over 10 years’ experience in operational leadership.
St. Paul's PACE El Cajon Names New Center Director
Sep 21
“I specialize in quality improvement and process improvement,” Preston Choctaw said.
University of North Texas Health Science Center & National Association for Healthcare Quality Partne
Sep 21
The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (HSC), School of Public Health, has collaborated with the National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ) to provide its Master of Health Administration (MHA) students with the opportunity to pursue the only accredited certification in healthcare quality, the Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality® (CPHQ).
HanesBrands Pivots to Virtual Learning to Preserve Employee Continuing Education Program During Pand
Sep 17
Technical and vocational certifications also are offered in sewing, textile manufacturing and Lean Six Sigma. More than 4,000 employees have earned a certification diploma through technical training programs.
Bay College West Hosts Lean Office Practitioner Training
Sep 17
Participants will learn how to identify waste in office processes and operations, understand where value is added to support the organization’s operations, and maximize value to internal and external customers.
Electrolux Names Carsten Franke New Group COO
Sep 16
He has held various management positions in Europe covering supply chain, production and Lean manufacturing.
Jabil Promotes May Yap to Chief Information Officer
Sep 16
May has held several senior roles in global companies, including IBM and PwC Consulting. She is a qualified practitioner in quality and process management with deep knowledge in Lean Six Sigma and TQM principles.
SigmaXL Inc. Announces Release of Version 9
Sep 15
SigmaXL Inc., a leading provider of user-friendly Excel Add-ins for Statistical and Graphical analysis, announces the release of SigmaXL Version 9.
Catholic Health Names New President for Sisters of Charity
Sep 10
Aaron Chang is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and holds a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification.
Mattress Recycling Council's Success in California Continues
Sep 10
In 2019, MRC focused on increasing efficiency and exploring new applications for recycled mattress components. Significant projects included more than $120,000 in funding awards for collection sites to enhance their storage and loading capabilities, studies to identify new end markets and improve the transportation network, Lean manufacturing assessments of its recyclers and projects to improve the recycling of pocketed coils and create a circular economy for polyurethane foam.
IUN Offers Online Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification for Business People
Sep 09
While the program was offered on campus in past pre-pandemic years, all of the course work and project can be completed online.
Veneer Tech, CCC Team up to Offer Customized Training Courses
Sep 08
“Lean Six Sigma training takes the combined approach of eliminating waste and reducing defects. At Veneer Tech, this is something we look for opportunities to do every day.”
Soldiers Can Take Advantage of New Army Credentialing Assistance at CTC
Sep 04
The management program includes Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and Black Belt courses and project management certification.
Raymond Recognized as 2020 Manufacturing Leadership Award Winner
Sep 04
Raymond’s commitment to Lean management principles, including Toyota Production Systems’ innovative training efforts and standardized work documents, was a key factor in its Muscatine plant achieving this honor.
NCS Solutions Obtains a Provisional Patent for Its Lean Manufacturing Process
Sep 03
“The improvements have been nothing short of amazing. What used to take weeks and months, now takes a couple of days.”
Jorge Salinas Hired as Flagler County Chief of Staff
Sep 02
Flagler County Administrator Jerry Cameron said he appreciates Salinas’ expertise in Six Sigma leadership principles. “He has developed a number of dashboards that allow the public to go in at any time and see the budgets for things, and how well we’re doing on conserving energy and all those sorts of things,” Cameron said. “He’s been very successful with that, and that was a big attraction for me.”
Indiana Manufacturing Partnership Secures $18 Million in Federal Funding
Sep 01
Officials credited the program’s engagement with Indiana manufacturers and estimated a $4.35 billion economic impact. The program helped more than 1,200 companies in the past year with Lean manufacturing, leadership development, quality improvement and cybersecurity.
Transplace Acquires Consulting Firm LeanCor Supply Chain Group
Sep 01
“Transplace continues to expand into more manufacturing-centric verticals where inventory management and visibility are important. Having LeanCor’s expertise is critical when folks are trying to find the balance of lean principles as well as being nimble and having flexibility to respond to changing market conditions.”
City of El Paso Launches New COVID-19 Dashboard
Aug 31
The city said it used best practices and applied Lean Six Sigma approaches to develop the Power Dashboard, as well as identify efficiencies and improve the procedures and processes at various testing sites to help secure better testing experiences.
Stoughton Hires 2 for Key Executive Posts
Aug 28
Sue Vanderbilt brings 25 years of experience in plant startups, mergers and acquisitions, enterprise resource planning software implementations, plant improvement projects and Lean manufacturing oversight.
New Anti-Static Mobile Flow Rack Offers First In-First Out Inventory Management
Aug 27
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.
New Courses Offered this Fall Online Through Suffolk Law
Aug 25
In Process Improvement and Legal Project Management, participants will explore strategies to gain competitive advantages in the marketplace through applying important process improvement toolkits (including Lean, Six Sigma, Legal WorkOut, Pure Technology, BPR, RPA, Theory of Constraints, PDCA, Gemba, 5S and the main concepts behind each), and applying the five key phases in executing a process improvement project, as well as project descriptions for the context of a legal environment.
The Management and Strategy Institute Offers a Limited Edition Six Sigma Collector's Coin
Aug 25
Professionals who have mastered the Six Sigma courses and would like to showcase their journeys to success, or individuals in need of some extra motivation to get started with their Six Sigma Black Belt and Lean certifications, are encouraged to acquire this rare coin.
Craig Downing Recognized for Teaching & Learning Excellence
Aug 24
Downing continually explores new research opportunities related to quality and operations management and is a certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt.
Kaman Announces Senior Leadership Transition
Aug 20
Ian K. Walsh is the incoming CEO. He is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt and achieved the prestigious International Shingo Silver Medallion for Operational Excellence for his work at Lycoming Engines.
Kenworth Chillicothe Assembly Plant Captures Two NAM Manufacturing Leadership Awards
Aug 18
The Kenworth Chillicothe team used Design for Six Sigma methodologies and a collaborative effort with its partner ARC Solutions Technology.
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