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Webinar: ISO 9001:2015: An Implementation Perspective

Is your organization ready for ISO 9001:2015? Have you begun preparing to transition or get certified to the new standard?

This webinar by Intelex Technologies features Peter Merril, one of North America’s foremost authorities on the implementation of ISO 9001. Peter shares his expertise and insights on how to proactively jump-start your transition.

The webinar topics discussed include:

  • An outline of the structure of the new ISO 9001:2015 standard;
  • Discussion of interpretations and new terminology; and
  • Practical tips to help organizations transition and meet the requirements of ISO 9001:2015.

Watch Now Below!

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Lean Six Sigma and ERP: Putting it All Together for Improved Performance

It’s common for manufacturers to perceive Lean Six Sigma and ERP as contrasting approaches. They often see them as “mutually exclusive” with competing goals and objectives.

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Millennials Don’t Want to Work at Google?

3M knows a thing or two about attracting Millennials to the workforce!

In 2016 they took the number one spot from Google as a preferred workplace for millennials, according to an NSHSS (National Society of High School Scholars) survey published in Forbes magazine.

In light of this success, we are thrilled to have David Kadrie, VP, Lean Six Sigma join us at the upcoming American Supply Chain Summit to discuss the best strategies to attract and retain millennial talent.

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In addition to their success managing the skills gap, 3M recently announced better than expected quarterly profits in January due to cost containment efforts. David has led an innovative team through their restructuring efforts to lower operating expenses and achieve better than expected results.

What are you doing on April 24th – 25th?

Join us for the American Supply Chain Summit in Orlando, Florida to hear first-hand case studies and strategies from some of the world’s leading practitioners!

 

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Case Study: How to Get Started with Quality Performance Management

In an effort to catch quality nonconformances earlier and reduce cost, companies are focused on collecting as much performance data as possible. This data is often leveraged by quality and continuous improvement professionals to derive intelligence. Unfortunately, the conversion from data into intelligence is where many fall short. LNS Research’s recent studies and discussions with industry executives have shown that despite any data collection efforts and technological capabilities, many companies lack a strong performance management foundation for transforming information into something actionable.

To gain a better understanding of the foundations of a strong quality performance management program, this report will focus on highlights from the recent LNS Research Global Executive Council meeting.

Specifically, readers of this case study will gain insights into the following areas of quality performance management:

  • An overview of Accuride’s quality performance management program
  • Identifying the right metrics for your organization
  • The importance of focusing on both process and product losses
  • An understanding of how much data is required to get started
  • Recommendations and the role of technology in performance management

View the full case study below! 

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Performance Behavior: the Lean Methodology for Continuously Improving Performance Behavior

The book ‘Performance Behavior’ (by Neil Webers) describes how an organization can link performance to behavior to minimize waste and optimize performance behavior.

8 FORMS OF HUMAN-WASTE  are outlined which obstruct continuous improvement:

Leadership-waste the result from too much push-management (based on authority)
Comfort-waste the result of targets that aren’t enough stretching
Communication-waste the result of misunderstandings that usually originate from meetings
Discipline-waste the result when people are not being held accountable for not adhering to standards
Goal-waste the result of employees having no idea of what is expected of them
Engagement-waste the result of asking people to take responsibility for events or results which they cannot influence themselves
Solving-waste the waste of capacity to solve problems when people work on solving problems without focusing on the root-cause of a problem
Tuning-waste is the waste where people talk about different problems or solutions

Find out more below!

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A Practical Guide to ERPs in an FDA-Regulated Environment

Medical device developers are operating under increasingly stringent regulations. The guide below examines why medical device manufacturers are increasingly turning to ERP systems to mitigate compliance risk and turn developmental concepts into commercialized product offerings with greater efficiency.

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Q&A eBook with Advanced Material Solutions: The Importance of Non-destructive Testing in Manufacturing

Competitive forces are driving unheard-of levels of innovation in product design, materials and lean manufacturing processes. A rigorous and proactive approach to risk containment is essential to protect your brand and bottom line.

Today’s non-destructive testing field is comprised of several commonly utilized techniques and several others that aren’t as commonly employed. Each technique has its advantages and limitations. No single method is superior, however, AMS’ expertise lies in the team’s ability to identify and deploy the ideal inspection method for each project at the best overall value.

Find out more about non-destructive testing, future-proofing best practices, and financial justification in the Q&A eBook with Advanced Material Solutions below!

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Join us at the American Manufacturing Summit March 28-29, 2017 in Chicago, IL to hear the President of Advanced Material Solutions, Peter Miller, speak on “Future-Proofing Manufacturing Through Non-destructive Testing.”

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Industry Insights: Interview with Dr. Steve Levine, Dassault Systèmes

At Generis’ American Medical Device Summit 2016, we sat down with Dr. Steve Levine, Senior Director of Product Strategy and Executive Director of the Living Heart Project at Dassault Systèmes and discussed scientific innovation initiatives such as the Living Heart Project, realistic simulation, and technology’s role in the industry.

Check out the full video below!

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Get in Position to Make the Right Calls in 2017

One of the responsibilities of operational leaders is to select and reinforce the company’s key performance measures. Establishing and tracking these KPIs is akin to being in the right position. These measures must mirror leadership’s view of what success looks like.

This article by TBM explains how to set your KPIs while ensuring that your metrics provide a clear understanding of the current health for your business, are aligned with both past and emerging customer expectations, and reflect the mantra “good is never good enough.”

According to TBM, unless you establish the right KPIs, you are unable to make the best calls for your business in 2017.

Read the full article below:

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Building a Fit-To-Win Organisation

Despite having spent years and countless millions on optimising their operations, 61% of companies (according to the Economist’s Intelligence Unit) find themselves frustrated with the same problem. They have difficulty executing short and mid-term strategy and fail to reach their strategic objectives because of gaps in their organisation.

This whitepaper by EFESO Consulting focuses on how to build a fit-to-win organisation focusing on the parallels between corporate fitness and human fitness. Learn “6 Holistic Steps to a Fit-To-Win Organisation” and start the journey to greater stamina, strength, and agility.

To view the full whitepaper, click here.

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