TDK-Lambda boosts quality of configurable power supplies

21 July 2011

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TDK-Lambda boosts quality of configurable power suppliesTwo more members of TDK-Lambda UK's production team have attained Green Belt status in Lean Six-Sigma techniques. Throughout the six-month training period, which was run by the Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS) in the South West, Tim Puttick and Paul Courtney were engaged in running a real-world project. Clive Davies, the Manufacturing Engineering and IT Manager, and an experienced Six-Sigma Black Belt holder at TDK-Lambda, supervised the in-house project. He comments: "The project focussed on the final test stage of one of our key configurable power supply products, for which they improved upon the level of first-time passes and gained a better knowledge when identifying process improvements. Well done!"

Speaking about the project, Tim Puttick, the Production Manager, said: "Throughout the programme we were reminded about the importance of obtaining the right data about a process, handling it in such a way as to generate the most relevant information, and then acting on this information in the correct fashion. I found the course to be a good opportunity to share my ideas with people from different companies, where their experiences have helped in seeing problems from a different perspective and finding solutions that were specific to my project."

- Photo shows (left to right): Lean Six-Sigma Manufacturing Specialists for the Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS) in the South West Phil Halse and Paul Allen, joint Green Belt certificate holders Tim Puttick and Paul Courtney, and Black Belt holder Clive Davies.

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