Six Sigma Special Interest Group “SIG” Meetings are held on the last Tuesday of the month. Share your Six Sigma experiences with ASQ SIG. Tell us about your Six Sigma and Lean project success or get help with issues. Presenters receive 0.5 RU credit towards ASQ certification renewal. Questions? Contact Six Sigma Chair Fang Zhou at email@example.com.
Presenter Bio: Fred Rich is the Quality Manager and 35-year employee of Gregory Poole Equipment Company. He is an ASQ CSSBB and CMQ&OE and is currently a PhD candidate in Technology Management-Quality Systems at Indiana State University. Fred also has a Bachelor’s in Biological and Agricultural Engineering from NC State and a Master’s in Technology Systems-Performance Improvement.
Presentation Title: A value stream transformation example at Gregory Poole
Summary: A value stream transformation is a complex application of Six Sigma Lean tools to align and increase efficiencies in upstream and downstream sub-processes. The cumulative effect of the multiple improvements transforms the value stream into a new desired future state. This presentation will exemplify one such transformation. One of our departments at Gregory Poole is our Hydraulic Cylinder shop. We will have a short presentation explaining the project followed by a tour of this high production service shop.