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As Three Executives Receive Promotions, We’re Wishing a Fond Farewell to Our Long-Time President & CFO

Posted July 23, 2019 by in Announcements, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

Change is a constant at IWCO Direct. Today, we proudly announced three well-deserved promotions within our leadership team, and also announced Joe Morrison has retired as president and CFO. Joe will be sorely missed. First, let’s review the exciting news. Jake Hertel, who has been vice president of finance since 2012, has been promoted to executive vice president and CFO [...]

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Implementing Our Strategy to Reduce Front-End Process Cycle Times

Posted July 19, 2019 by in Announcements

Since the Front-End project’s initiation in 2017, IWCO Direct has been on a mission to streamline our front-end process. Several system enhancements, coupled with extensive training on new processes, helped our teams reduce Front-End process cycle time by 30% in 2018. We’ve been able to continue that trend through the first half of 2019. The Front-End process cycle time is measured [...]

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Making Lean Management a Top-to-Bottom Effort

Posted May 31, 2019 by in Announcements

My colleague Meg Hanaman and I have been speaking a lot lately about the implementation of Steel Business System (SBS) methodology into our Continuous Improvement and Lean manufacturing efforts. As you can imagine with a company of our size, this is a huge undertaking that has already resulted in many process improvements across all departments [...]

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