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  • Mechatronics Re-Envisioned

    CPCC—a National Leader in Workforce Development Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) has been a part of the Charlotte landscape for almost 50 years, becoming a national leader in workforce development. Their Mechatronics Engineering Technology program is well regarded across the state and prepares students for jobs with many of the area’s leading advanced manufacturing companies. […]

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  • Aiming for Top Line Growth in a Mature Market

    For many companies, the mature market stage of the business cycle presents unique challenges. The strategies an organization employs during its growth stage might be quite different from the plans they make as a start-up. And while each phase can be complicated, the maturity stage can be particularly complex, especially if you’re aiming for top-line growth. […]

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  • Quality, All Day

    Southbend was subject to lengthy third-party inspection of its export products, resulting in sluggish shipping times and dissatisfied customers. With ISO 9001 certification, they were able to dramatically decrease time to international markets.

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  • Designing a Flow for Growth

    At SynTec, a manufacturer of state-of-the-art school bus seats, an overcrowded manufacturing facility posed potential safety hazards for workers. IES Industrial Engineering Services were able to eliminate congestion and increase production units while decreasing overtime hours.

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  • NC DHHS Creates Lean Facilitator Team

    NC DHHS wanted a cost-efficient way to deploy Lean tools throughout the entire organization IES Solution Lean Facilitator Certification Benefits Lean Facilitator-led kaizens across the state have resulted in improved timeliness and accuracy in ten different counties.

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  • Making Safety Count

    Cascades Tissue’s heavy industrial work environment, by its very nature, poses risks to its employees. Management wanted to take every opportunity recognize and eliminate risks on the facility floor.

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  • Richmond County Improves Customer Care with Lean

    In 2015, Richmond County was invited to participate in the Department of Health and Human Services sponsored Lean Improvement Initiative. Within the Richmond County Department of Social Services (DSS), all customer inquiry calls are routed to the Customer Care Center (CCU). Richmond County DSS signed on with the goal of improving its customer inquiry resolution […]

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  • Rock Steady

    After 70 years, the Minerals Research Laboratory remains a pioneer. In 1946, when the Tennessee Valley Authority and NC State’s College of Engineering worked together to fund the Minerals Research Laboratory, they probably wouldn’t have guessed that their new building would one day be located in Asheville’s trendiest neighborhood.

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