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Tweet Community Leadership Award The Saint Vincent College Center for Operational Excellence Community Leadership Award recognizes an individual whose leadership has made a significant impact in his / her community. The mission of KCOE is engaging organizations to help them achieve world-class performance. Our core values are: 1. People matter, a lot (mutual trust and respect, all around) 2. Make it better than you found it (constant improvement is part of my job). Boniface Wimmer To whom is the Community Leadership Award awarded? The award is for an individual who exudes mutual trust and respect... 

Tweet At Fibrek’s Fairmont Recycling Paper Mill there are times when 50+ trucks a day of recycled paper are coming into the facility and times when just as many are leaving with finished products. This number doesn’t include all the contractors, vendors, and other deliveries in and out of this facility on a 3 mile stretch of road.  Unfortunately, not everyone takes pride and appreciates what mother nature has given us; but here at Fairmont, the employees are trying to improve our environmental foot print, make a difference out in the community and be good neighbors. We had about 11 employees,... 

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Tweet Dany Paradis Vice President, Change Management and Supply Chain   As Vice President, Change Management and Supply Chain, Mr. Paradis has corporate responsibility for supply chain, human resources, information technology, communications and public affairs, as well as for the implementation of Fibrek’s operational excellence program. Mr. Paradis has held senior positions in human resources for over ten years, including that of Vice President, Human Resources at Domtar, and Vice President, Human Resources and Continuous Improvement at Reebok/CCM (a subsidiary of Adidas). He has... 

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Tweet As in previous years, this year’s Summit will conclude with a discussion forum in which there will be a panel of speakers to address the personalized questions of audience members. This forum will give attendees the opportunity to ask any questions they might have regarding the theme of the Summit, The Spark: Igniting an Excellent Culture. This year’s discussion panel will include four speakers. The panel members include Scott Becker, CEO of Conemaugh Health System; Dany Paradis, Vice President, Change Management and Supply Chain of Fibrek; Rodger B. Lewis, Executive in Residence of... 

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Tweet The theme of this year’s North American Operational Excellence Summit is entitled The Spark: Igniting an Excellent Culture. As leaders, it is our responsibility to develop the vision of our organization and create a strategic plan to arrive at that vision. The future and sustainable growth of an organization depends on the ability to see the long-term and guide employees thusly. When discussing the implementation of Operational Excellence and the theories of continuous improvement within an organization, the topic of culture change inescapably surfaces every time. In order to successfully... 

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Tweet What is KCOE’s Institute? KCOE has developed the Institute as a partnership between organizations and individual members led by KCOE to learn, expand, and share ideas, beliefs, and tools of the Operational Excellence system. Members of the Institute learn more about Operational Excellence and become lean thinkers through events like the Summit.  What is the KCOE Summit? The North American Operational Excellence Summit is the main Institute event for the year, focused on a deeper learning of cultural change to sustain continuous improvement. The Summit will showcase keynote presentations... 

Tweet Operational Excellence Club | Article by Courtney Briggs On Wednesday April 6, 2011 The Operational Excellence Club (OE) had their second club meeting. The club was created this spring semester to allow operational excellence minors to gain hands on experience in the field. It welcomes anyone who has an interest in operational excellence and will help them learn OE concepts through real life experience. Four officers are responsible for running the club which include Mario Mercadal as President, Minhtuan Duong as Vice President, Ciara Moran as Secretary, and Courtney Briggs as Treasurer.... 

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Tweet Operational Excellence at Fibrek | Fibrek Tour: KCOE and the Fairmont Division of Fibrek have been tactfully working to implement the operational excellence system coached by KCOE.  Their steering committee has successfully utilized the daily morning meeting, balanced scorecard, and problem solving techniques to improve the world-class priorities of safety, quality, productivity, human development, and cost. For a the complete article about OE at Fibrek and more information on the tour visit: http://www.engagingkcoe.com/blog/client-updates/fibrek-tour-institute-expo/ Fibrek Tour Agenda 0945... 

Tweet About Fibrek Fibrek Tour KCOE Fibrek has approximately 500 employees and operates three pulp mills in North America: one inSaint-Félicien, Québec, and two in the U.S., in Fairmont, West Virginia and in Menominee, Michigan. Its annual combined production capacity is 758,000 air-dried metric tonnes. Fibrek’s produces high-quality recycled bleached kraft (RBK) at its world-class de-inking mills. The pulp is valued for its high quality and superior performance, and is used in a wide variety of paper products including coated and uncoated papers tissue products, and specialty and packaging... 

Tweet About the Solution System The Suggestion (Solution) System is an employee engagement and improvement component of the Operational Excellence system.  This isn’t the “drop your idea in a box” and wait for approval from management program.  It’s a self-implemented solution system where employees generate ideas, implement them, and are rewarded for their efforts. Solution System Winner at Phoenix | February 2011 Below is a picture of the steering committee at Phoenix Sintered Metals with February’s Solution System winner.  Congratulations! Phoenix Sintered Metals... 


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