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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... 

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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 A Case Study in Outpatient Registration Overview of Project For a seven week internship between my junior and senior year at Saint Vincent College I was placed in a local hospital’s outpatient registration department.  At this particular hospital, registration took place in it’s own department, which registered for different areas such as radiology, CAT scan, and other outpatient areas.  Over my time there I grasped and mapped out the current situation, trained the team in problem solving and the eight wastes, worked with that team to make future recommendations, and piloted the recommendations... 

Tweet About Phoenix Sintered Metals Phoenix Sintered Metals, Inc. is a family owned manufacturer of powdered metal parts located in Brockway, PA. We specialize in producing structural parts to high strength and density. We distinguish ourselves from other powdered metal component producers through our design and manufacturing expertise. We, at Phoenix, pride ourselves in being a world class powder metal supplier in terms of technology, quality, and delivery. For more about Phoenix Sintered Metals please click here. Improvement at Phoenix: Below are two examples on the the Solution System at Phoenix... 

Tweet Dude, You Need Innovation! I just Googled (yep, it’s a verb now…) the word “innovation”. As of this date, there were “about” 201,000,000 results. You can discern something about a topic by the number of Google results there are. Innovation is a big deal these days. It may be a simple cloaking device for the real issue: organizations need to drive out cost without driving out people. To me, this sounds like a simple equation for Operational Excellence, at least the KCOE version of it. We aim for mutual trust and respect and the effect is this: costs drop. You win and your... 

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... 


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