Posted by: meikah | 18 February 2009 | 8:28 pm
Last March 2007, Ecolab announced that it will go into Lean Six Sigma, specifically in its manufacturing and supply chain processes.
Almost two years after that pronouncement, the company gets a Lean Six Sigma award. Ecolab gets the Process Excellence Award for “Best Start Up Program” at the 10th Annual Lean Six Sigma & Process Improvement Summit recently held in Orlando, Forida.
The award for “Best Start Up Program” recognizes the achievements of new Lean Six Sigma and Process Excellence programs that have been deployed for a relatively short time within an organization. Ecolab was judged on direction setting, delivering business benefits and initial culture change around its Lean Six Sigma efforts.
“Ecolab created significant momentum and sustainability in our Lean Six Sigma deployment,” said Jeff Burt, Vice President & Global Deployment Leader for Lean Six Sigma at Ecolab. “Extensive upfront planning, combined with a high level of executive engagement has created a successful launch of our LSS program. It has also created strong leadership and talent development opportunities for our associates, as well as a culture that continues to support our efforts to streamline operations while maintaining a strong customer focus.”