Lean Six Sigma Network
|The Lean Six Sigma network purpose is to create an opportunity for those that practice Lean, Six Sigma and other improvement philosophies to share their knowledge; and for those that are considering the methodologies to learn through questioning and relationships with practitioners.
When: First Tuesday of Each Month
Please note the meeting date change due to July 4th holiday.
Most people are familiar with Goodwill retail stores and the agency’s mission to help people overcome barriers to independence. What the business community is less aware of is how Goodwill’s Contract Services Division partners with area manufacturers to create jobs in packaging, assembly, inspection, and recycling. In 2016, the ISO 9001: 2015 certified division made 4,992 shipments involving 7.6 million finished products with 100% on-time delivery while creating paid training opportunities for 235 people with barriers to employment.
SAVE THE DATE now to come and join the Lean Six Sigma Learning Network in a tour of Contract Services on Tuesday July 11th from 7:30-9am. The Lean Six Sigma Learning Network is sponsored by the Iowa Quality Center. The tour will be of the Goodwill of the Heartland facility at
1441 Blairs Ferry Rd. NE, Cedar Rapids, IA. Hope to see you there!
You will learn about how the Goodwill team strives to:
- improve quality and customer service
- standardize work flow and eliminate waste
- increase efficiency and reduce cost
- build a culture of continuous improvement
- prepare trainees for careers in manufacturing
SAVE THE DATE: August 1, 2017
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