A Vibrant Learning Culture Drives Success

  • Date: June 18, 2018
  • Posted by:Jeannine Kunz, Vice President, Tooling U-SME

With ongoing pressures to streamline operations, increase productivity, and build profitability, it's hard to stop and think about corporate culture. Yet a relentless focus on a learning culture is at the root of successful companies. Read More.

A Manufacturing Solution: Women

  • Date: June 14, 2018
  • Posted by:Jeff Krause, Chief Executive Officer, SME

Manufacturing employment has been continuing to grow. Year-to-date the industry has grown by 115,000 workers, and women are leading that charge. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, women accounted for more than 80 percent of May’s manufacturing employment growth. In 2017, women saw their best year of growth in manufacturing employment in 20 years – and 2018 has already seen growth three times that of the same period last year! Read More.

The Gemba Walk in Action

  • Date: June 07, 2018
  • Posted by:Beth Reid, MBA, LBC - Lean/Lead Auditor, Five Stones Research Corporation, Huntsville, AL

Beth Reid is a leader in directing, facilitating and managing Continuous Process Improvement projects, utilizing Lean and Six Sigma methodologies for complex strategic programs within the defense and service industries. In this blog post, she discusses the Gemba Walk and how it is used to make frequent, incremental improvements. Read More.