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Manufacturing Operations Excellence Program for Technicians and Engineers

Manufacturing Operations Excellence Program for Technicians and Engineers

Logistics, materials planning, and project and risk management are very important skills for energy industry technicians and engineers as they have to perform the complex production and operational activities that involve multiple steps performed by numerous actors. As a part of a National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education (ATE) project, the Texas A&M University Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution (ETID) is offering a two‐day short course on Manufacturing Operations Excellence Program (MEOP) in Houston during August 9‐10, 2018....

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Is Six Sigma Dead?

Is Six Sigma Dead?

This was the title to an article published in the October 2011 edition of Quality Progress. Since then, there have been other articles asking, “Is Six Sigma Worth it?” “...Is it a Fad?” “...Is it Still Relevant?” Over the past 10+ years, articles have been proclaiming the end is near for Six Sigma. But, before the eulogy starts, let's explore exactly what Six Sigma is. When I ask business leaders what Six Sigma means to them, the following are some of the...

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4 Key Initiatives Every Operations Leader Should Actively Pursue Now

Frequently I will hear an operations leader say, “We will lean out our operations when things slow down.” Well, for some of you, things have slowed down, so now is the time to ensure that when the market picks up, your organization can respond quickly. Focus your attention on the right initiatives: developing your team, purposefully executing and organizing your operations, and managing your inventory. Use this list as an aid to map out your action plan for driving meaningful...

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