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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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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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A Push for Innovation at the 2018 Supplier Summit

Posted September 25, 2018 by in Announcements

Earlier this month, we were pleased to host 88 attendees at our Chanhassen campus for the IWCO Direct Supplier Summit, continuing a tradition that began in 2000. Mary Hyland, vice president of business services, welcomed our guests and reminded them that we believe an important aspect of delivering superior service to our clients is creating  […]

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