MONROE, Ohio, Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Deceuninck North America, a leading designer and manufacturer of high-quality systems for windows, doors, and outdoor living, recently sponsored Green Belt Six Sigma training for 37 associates at the company. An independent contractor provided the training to the Deceuninck employees, and the program was aimed at improving the quality of manufacturing and business process outputs.
"The sponsorship of this training reflects Deceuninck's commitment to constant process improvements so that we can achieve higher productivity levels, improve our products and better serve our customers," said Filip Geeraert, president and CEO of Deceuninck North America.
Six Sigma is a data-driven approach to problem solving that follows a structured sequence of techniques to arrive at a solution. Statistics aid in the decision-making processes and help to validate the success of process adjustments. Ultimately, the Six Sigma approach seeks to improve the quality of process outputs by identifying and removing the causes of defects or errors and minimizing variability in manufacturing and business processes.
Each Six Sigma project carried out within an organization follows a defined sequence of steps and has quantified value targets. Examples include reduction of process cycle time, increased use of recycled materials, reduction of costs, and an increase in customer satisfaction.
Green Belt courses provided by an independent training contractor were held at Deceuninck's headquarters in Monroe, OH over a four-month period and included the creation of actual process improvement projects. These projects were customer focused, utilizing a team approach to problem solving. The company now has a number of process improvement projects underway as a result of the training.
Deceuninck plans to provide additional on-site training to at least five Green Belt graduates between November 2013 and June 2014 so they can achieve the next Six Sigma level of Black Belt certification.
For more information about Deceuninck North America, please visit www.deceuninck-americas.com.
Deceuninck® North America, LLC is part of the Deceuninck® Group, an integrated global organization specializing in compounding, tool fabrication, design, development, extrusion, finishing of uPVC window systems and composite applications for the building industry. The company is active in more than 75 countries, has 35 subsidiaries (production and/or sales), and is supported by nearly 3,000 personnel worldwide. In 2012, Deceuninck Group achieved consolidated sales of €556.9 million Euros worldwide (approximately $720 million USD). Deceuninck® North America encompasses fully-integrated design, compounding, tooling, extrusion and quality assurance disciplines for the production of vinyl window and door systems and composite applications for the building industry at its corporate headquarters in Monroe, Ohio. For more information, please visit www.deceuninck-americas.com.
Elizabeth Bacheson, For Deceuninck North America
SOURCE Deceuninck North America