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Spring 2007 News
Omnex Canada and Headquarters are working together to bring Six Sigma into one of
the world's largest banks, in Canada. Omnex Canada is also working on many significant
Lean Projects in a key Electronics Supplier there.
Fall 2006 News
Omnex Canada Inc. would like to share with you a real life success story of an implementation
of the Omnex Breakaway Lean® trademarked approach to implementing Lean.
Over six months Omnex worked diligently with a large automotive Tier One supplier
with remarkable breakthroughs. At the end of eight initial average bi-weekly Lean/Kaizen
manufacturing events, the following improvements were documented:
- WIP down 25%,
- change overtime reduced by 46%,
- number of checking steps down by 43%,
- overall distance traveled reduced by 30%,
- handling (touch points) reduced by 11%,
- cycle time improved by 6%, and
- several safety risks eliminated.
Other improvements occurred in the 5S housekeeping program, floor space reduction,
reduction of spare parts and storage containers, and a true establishment of additional
key baseline for the number of value added tasks, the true value add time, and the
amount of resources used for the future state.
Over 300 employees were directly involved in this success transformation. Each member
of this Lean / Kaizen team will remain the key components of the upcoming series
of Kaizen events and activities.
Spring 2006 News
Omnex Canada continues to assist as a lead consulting firm to the automotive and
services industries in Canada. Omnex Canada is currently assisting one of the largest
electronics companies in the world, implementing a Lean Six Sigma project, which
is expected to finish by the end of 2006. We are also assisting this client with
their global Supplier Development program, which is expected to expand in the next
six months. The early results have met with great enthusiasm. General Manager David
Barber was the main speaker at an ASQ conference in February on the topic of Cost
of Poor Quality. The presentation was so well received that all conference's attendees
requested a copy of it. It is currently posted in the resource center of our website.
Omnex Canada Website news for Dec 2004
Omnex Canada Inc. would like to welcome the newest addition to their team, Teresa
Cabral. Teresa will be acting as the Training Coordinator and Accounting Clerk for
our office. Teresa comes to us with an extensive background in coordinating the
ISO registration process. She has continually proven herself to be an extremely
customer-focused individual. Teresa also has a manufacturing background and is experienced
in the Occupational Health and Safety field. Please join us in welcoming Teresa
to the Omnex team!
Omnex Canada Inc. will be officially celebrating its 2nd year anniversary in January
2005. "Omnex" is now registered as an official trademark. Throughout the past 2
years Omnex has had many achievements:-
- Trained over 3,000 individuals in various quality, environment and occupational
health and safety disciplines
- Provided over 2,500 hours of consulting services
- Assisted dozens of companies directly and indirectly achieve ISO 9001:2008 / TS
16949:2002 registration, and
- Expanded our vast knowledge of manufacturing into the service, government and medical
Omnex Canada has been participating in many quality conferences and speaking engagements
over the past year including. Some of them included ASQ (American Society for Quality)
Quality Conference - May 2004, an ASQ Hamilton meeting, and at the Outlook on Quality
Conference - October 11-12, 2004. Omnex Canada will be sending a keynote speaker
to the upcoming ASQ Sector Conference in January, 2005.