A waste-reducing attitude has always been present at North Forest Office Space. As the Williamsville-based company is on pace to double in size within just a few years, it has strategically turned to a formal set of tools and methods to avoid major growing pains. The avenue? Tactical implementation of the Lean methodology.
Since 2013, Sumitomo Rubber USA’s Tonawanda plant has invested in UB’s Student Six Sigma Black Belt Certification program to alleviate workloads. The arrangement is a win-win. Employees receive support from a dedicated resource, while budding student engineers gain industry experience and a globally recognized credential.
SUNY schools tend to operate in siloes when it comes to the topic of renewable energy education. But the scenario is changing, thanks to a SUNY initiative and an extra push from TCIE. Among the new initiatives: an online clean energy 101 course, a central domain for discovering SUNY’s programs and talks of a federally funded center.
Leonardo Menezes says Brazil is rife with bureaucracy, inefficiency and corruption. He believes blockchain technology is one answer that can help. So convinced is he that he walked away from the corporate world to pursue a higher purpose. A formal education in his home country, plus gaps filled in by the University at Buffalo, are part of his path.
In light of COVID-19, we have determined we will not hold public courses in person until at least mid-May. Some courses are postponed, while the 5S and Standardized Work training on April 22 will be delivered online.