Purdue MEP offers Six Sigma training
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University's Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Center will offer Six Sigma training programs around the state beginning in late January.
MEP, a part of Purdue's Technical Assistance Program, also offers Six Sigma on-site training, implementation and consulting to individual businesses.
Six Sigma is a customer-focused waste and variation reduction program. It combines a detailed roadmap with powerful statistical tools to attack and resolve most critical business issues. Successful Six Sigma projects produce measurable results and help increase a company's skills in process optimization and continuous improvement.
With Six Sigma training, employees learn to make decisions based on data. They are trained to look at the business from a customer's perspective. And the training can lead to a culture change in how employees approach their jobs.
"It's one thing to talk about it, but we are seeing real results from this partnership with Purdue TAP/MEP," said Wendell Aldrich, plant manager for Oji Intertech Inc. of North Manchester, which serves the automotive/transportation and industrial packaging industries.
"Productivity has risen more than 20 percent, and we have seen significant cost savings in our molding, extrusion coating and warehouse units. The Purdue TAP/MEP staff was professional and provided the technical leadership necessary for Oji to implement Lean and Six Sigma programs and maintain an edge over our competitors. Oji historically has promoted a culture that encourages our employees to better themselves, and all 85 Oji employees are benefitting from this collaboration with Purdue."
Six Sigma workshops are planned this winter and spring in Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, New Albany and Evansville. Details on the workshops can be found at http://www.mep.purdue.edu/events
For more information on MEP's Six Sigma training, call 800-877-5182 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
MEP provides technical skills development and implementation services to manufacturers that want to increase productivity and profitability, enhance customer satisfaction and advance work force skills. In addition to Six Sigma, areas of expertise include advanced manufacturing processes, lean implementation, quality management systems, green enterprise development and energy efficiency.
Writer: Judith Barra Austin, 765-494-2432, email@example.com
Source: Abbey Maddy, TAP-MEP, 317-275-6820, firstname.lastname@example.org