BPG Process Improvement Blog

PMP Designer
As a designer of retail architecture, interiors, and brand experiences, Ken Lay has worked with – and learned from — construction project managers throughout his career.  Earlier this year, while in job transition, he took advantage of Ohio Means Jobs funding and completed the Breakthrough Performance Group (BPG) project management professional […]

PMP in Design

Business Merger Causes Late Deliveries
Acquisitions can bring businesses new income, new opportunities, and, often, integration issues. Case in point:  An international manufacturer purchased and merged four companies into a new business unit. The acquisitions established the manufacturer as a key player in a new and growing product category. The integration issue: Key customers were canceling accounts […]

A Business Merger Causes Late Deliveries

Marketing and Lean Six Sigma
Teresa, Owner/Operator of Reveal Marketing, creates mobile, user-friendly online marketing plans for her clients. She first heard of Six Sigma when she was studying for her Master in Marketing at Miami University. It was just a brief mention in a lecture, but it caught her attention and stayed with her. Several […]

Success Story: Teresa, Marketing Professional

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, Cynthia Iwasaki
Cynthia Iwasaki’s voice beams with excitement as she talks about applying Lean Six Sigma at ITC Manufacturing, a steel decking manufacturer in Columbus, Ohio, where she is leading quality improvements, including a focus on reducing scrap tonnage (a metric for efficiency). To reduce scrap, processes are being audited and updated […]

Success Story: Cynthia Iwasaki, ITC Manufacturing

One Piece Flow
The BPG Lean training includes an activity to illustrate the benefits of utilizing “One Piece Flow” and “Work Balance.” We use a robot assembly company as our simulated business and have each student participate as a specific role, including members of the assembly line and supervisors. The project is based on […]

Improve Efficiency with One Piece Flow