- Candidate 3CG worked his way up at his most recent employer. He believes in growing with the company. His passion is making processes as efficient as possible.
- He has a BS in Electrical Engineering and 15 years experience as an Industrial Engineer and Project Manager.
- All his projects were completed on time and on budget.
- He had ZERO down time in the Distribution Center
- He increased production by 18% and quality by 23% after implementing new procedures in the production and redesigning the entire production floor.
- He has extensive experience creating SOP/SOW’s, he has run Kaizen events and has multiple examples of Continuous improvements.
- Candidate 3 is located in GA
- Candidate 4CG has his BS in Quality Management
- He is a certified LSS Black Belt and has certified others in both yellow and green belt.
- He has served as a CI Manager responsible for facilitating Lean events for three facilities.
- He spent the majority of his time on the plant floor interacting with hourly employees.
- He has had extensive experience with SOP/SOW’s.
- He has led multiple kaizen events and walked me through a specific event where he identified a loss through statistical analysis, assembled a team to initiate a chemical recycling process that resulted in $56k savings per month.
- He describes himself as a very hands on project manager who puts a solid focus on project cost effectiveness, safety, and quality.
- He has driven production line optimization, synchronizing processes and tracking speed, efficiency and quality.
- He utilizes time studies, and tracks KPIs with data collection.
- He describes himself as an expert in Excel, MS Project, and project mapping.
- He usually starts his projects with an FMEA.
- He has done warehouse lean projects setting up SAP programs and implementing Tollgate.
- He has also set up flow processes for new equipment.
- Candidate 4CG is located in GA
- Candidate 5CG has worked in manufacturing for most of her career and has held several roles in production and continuous improvement
- We spoke with a previous boss about Candidate 5: “She was terrific. I’d like to hire her back. When she was here, she was running the show.”
- She is familiar with ISO 9001 and has worked in highly regulated environments.
- She is very familiar with writing SOPs and SOWs
- She is comfortable with challenging managers on how they can make improvements- that is exactly what she is currently doing in a contract role and she enjoys it. In her words: “I love figuring things out”. Both references we spoke with said that she is very strong at root cause analysis and then putting a plan in place.
- She has led 14 Kaizen events in the last 5 years and has participated in countless others.
- She did a lot of lean and process control tracking
- She is very high energy and motivated to make a difference wherever she is.
- Candidate 5CG is located in GA
- Candidate 6CG spent the last 9 years as a Plant Manager.
- Prior to that he spent several years in engineering and manufacturing operations
- He describes himself as very project driven, and feels like his best impact is in process improvement initiatives and plant layout optimization.
- He is extremely practiced at meeting corporate KPI’s and tracking projects and ROI.
- He has an IE degree and has utilized his training in every position he has held since college.
- He credits being a part of the MD Lean Manufacturing Consortium as his training ground for developing lean manufacturing expertise.
- He is comfortable with travel as needed.
- Candidate 6CG is located in GA
- Candidate 7CG has 15 years+ experience in manufacturing and has been in a leadership role since 2004.
- He has led Kaizen events, implemented programs to identify and reduce waste, as well as conducting training in process improvement and efficiencies.He is a big proponent of value stream and root cause analysis and uses PM techniques in order to solve problems
- He has hands experience with implementing software and transitioning from older MRP system to SAP
- He has 3 years experience as a shipping and warehouse manager and has a strong understanding of the logistics side of the business.
- He has been a critical team player has been involved in the 5 audits a year and always played a role in making sure they passed with flying colors.
- He takes a systematic approach to managing and believes that everyone need to understand their role and work together.
- He strongly believes in listening to hourly employees and allowing them to take ownership of ideas and solutions. He wants his employees to always understand the “why” behind changes.
- He believes he is a great communicator and in his next role he is looking for a career not just a job.
- Candidate 7CG is located in GA
- Candidate 8CG has been operating in the Lean Process Improvement arena in manufacturing environments for over 25 years.
- She has experience in running Lean programs for both the front office and the shop floor.She was directly involved on the shop floor addressing fabrication processes for both made to order and stock items
- She has applied A3 matrix tools, led many Kaizen blitzes, and created flow and pickup sites for improving processes and reducing waste.
- She has key training in TPM, PM, Root Cause Problem Solving, 5S, Kaizen, Standardized Work, Leader Standard Work, and Recognition.
- With various management roles in her background she has accomplished building true work cells which acheived, machine improvements and overall quality improved 10 percentage points. Delivery improved from the 70-80% to +90% within 1 month. Other key acheivements include improving operator efficiency by 7% which led to a reduction in equipement downtime.
- She has also managed projects, large and small utlizing MS project tools.
- Candidate 8CG is located in GA
- Candidate 9CG graduated with a ME degree from Auburn University in 2015.
- During his schooling, he did several coop semester with an automotive manufacturing company where he was part of their continuous improvement team.
- He has been involved in several large projects at his current company, the biggest was overseeing the design process and drawing package (AutoCAD) of a new 250 sq.ft plant. He utilized plant floor optimization concepts for improving product flow and operator efficiency over their existing facility. He is now the program manager over this facility driving process improvement and operational efficiencies.
- He interfaces daily with their quality team and is the go-to representative of their program initiatives for their upper management as well as their customers.
- He is certified in MODAPTS (Modular Arrangements of Predetermined Time Standards), a system he uses regularly to work cell cycle time analysis. He will perform a root cause and corrective action sequence if process times are below standards. He is trained in Six Sigma tools.
- Candidate 9CG is located in GA.
- Candidate 10CG has a BS in Chemical Engineering and 10 years Continuous improvement experience.
- He works closely with the team to define, develop and implement strategies for continual improvement in all processes of the plant business with focus on eliminating/reducing top quality and waste issues.
- He has developed training to help foster Lean manufacturing activities across the company. He has written training modules.
- He has participated in countless Kaizen Blitz events, performed time studies and root cause analysis.
- Some of his key CI Projects include developing key treatment process improvement resulting in a 30% improvement in productivity. Improved cycle time for the product manufacturing process, resulting in a 15% increase in productivity. Developing process improvement strategies to reduce usage by 10%.Implemented programs that reduced scrap up to 10%.
- Candidate 10CG is located in GA.
- Candidate 11CG has a BS in Polymer Fiber Engineering from Clemson and has over 5 years experience.
- In his current role, he has worn many hats from making a prototype using SolidWorks, testing to manufacturing.
- He has experience with blown molding, extrusion, setting up machines and maintenance, pneumatics, hydraulics, and the regrinding process.
- He has been fully trained in process skills needs for manufacturing medical grade equipment.
- He does have management experience. He has supervised/lead maintenance/extrusion techs.
- Candidate 11CG is located in GA