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"Once the ideas were brought to the attention of the employees, it happened very quickly. They removed obsolete parts and equipment and made space for their redesigned flow lines. Employees redesigned the assembly process into a cellular flow system for one product line. The Flow Line pilot test conducted on the first product line showed a 64 percent reduction in manufacturing time, a 49 percent decrease in work in process (WIP), and a 33 percent decrease in product travel distance. Most of the decrease in WIP was focused around the product inspection/test area that was formerly the bottleneck."

— Betty Anderson, Operations Facility Manager ABB’s Carson

"The initial Value Stream Map was the right starting place because it now gives a direction with concepts and goals that must be considered prior to any reorganization. Nevada Industry Excellence’s assistance has been just right in identifying new ways to look at a facility that I see everyday."

— Don Graham, General Manager Jensen Precast

"Nevada Industry Excellence was the pinnacle to our success. We had an aggressive timeline and started without a single procedure in place. Without Nevada Industry Excellence and Prism eSolution’s assistance, we would still be in the infancy stage of the project. This certification has helped our marketing of TST. As we developed the procedures, we streamlined and improved our processes. The results: better yields, more productivity, and processes under control."

— Sean Alarcon, Engineering Manager, Tsuda SurfaceTechnologies, Inc.

Advisory Board

Harvey Hornung - Board Chair and General Manager, Nevada Heat Treating

Ray Bacon - Executive Director, Nevada Manufacturers Association

Gary Blosl - Plant Manager, Clearwater Paper Corp.

Tony Ciorciari - Former Board Chair, Formerly Executive Vice President of Global Operations, International Game Technology (IGT)

Darren Divine - Vice President, Academic Affairs, College of Southern Nevada

Mridul Gautam - Vice President, Research and Innovation, University of Nevada, Reno

Bret Murphy - Dean, Applied Science, Great Basin College

Thomas Piechota - Vice President of Research and Economic Development, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Mike Skaggs - Deputy Director, Governor’s Office of Economic Development

John Williams - President, Young Electric Sign Company (YESCO)

Ron Zurek - Vice President, Administration and Finance, University of Nevada, Reno