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IWCO Direct Launches Innovation Initiative

Posted January 13, 2021 by in Announcements

We are excited to announce a new corporate-wide innovation initiative that is focused on developing new, creative ways of engaging with our clients, our partners, and our internal teams to drive cost and process innovations for both IWCO Direct and our clients. This project will approach innovation from multiple facets, ensuring that the innovations we  […]

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CI Team Drives Process Improvements Across the IWCO Direct Platform

Posted December 16, 2020 by in Announcements

The IWCO Direct Continuous Improvement (CI) team has had a busy year engaging in more than 100 projects. We’ve worked with our operations partners to streamline process improvements, reduce waste, and enhance quality through new training and employee engagement initiatives. Projects we’ve tackled this year include: Streamlining Processes Innovation Initiative: Our team is providing project  […]

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Showcasing Our Critical to Quality Initiative to the Manufacturing Alliance

Posted March 11, 2020 by in Announcements

In February, IWCO Direct hosted the Manufacturing Alliance Lean Enterprise Peer Group for a Critical-to-Quality (CTQ) event to showcase efforts we’ve made to ensure customer satisfaction. The Manufacturers Alliance is an association that provides a platform for manufacturers to come together for training, education, best practice sharing, and exchanging industry ideas.

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Problem-Solving Training is Helping Teams and Individuals Deal with Issues More Effectively

Posted November 6, 2019 by in Announcements

Continuous Improvement (CI) is all about empowering individuals to identify, analyze, and solve problems. The real power and impact of these elements become apparent when they strengthen the quality of our processes and products, reduce cycle time, facilitate change management, mitigate risk, and improve the customer experience – all while improving the efficiency, effectiveness, and  […]

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The Steel Business System is Changing Our Continuous Improvement for the Better—Here’s How

Posted November 6, 2018 by in Announcements

As my colleague Pat Sondreal noted in his July post, one of the major benefits IWCO Direct has experienced since joining the Steel Partners family of companies has been the introduction of the Steel Business System (SBS) methodology to augment our already robust Continuous Improvement and Lean manufacturing efforts. Throughout 2018, the Continuous Improvement  […]

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