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Which industry has the highest injury fatality rates? Warehouse accidents claim more lives on average in a year than any other industry. Surprised? Continue Reading →
Deliver Best Practices winners Edward Liu, Tang Huan, Rachael Chan, Seamus Keith with Jabil executive judges.
Twelve passionate competitors. Four lucky winners. After flying thousands of miles across the globe for the first time and then preparing to deliver a presentation in English, which is not the native language for many of the competitors, finalists energetically defended their projects to the executive judge panel. But the competitors were more than prepared for the challenge. In fact, they thrived under the pressure. Continue Reading →
Every year in October, Jabil employees from around the world fly into St. Petersburg for an intense week of competition. This year’s Deliver Best Practices competition hosts over 32 teams representing 315 team members from 22 Jabil sites and 11 different countries. With prizes for the best projects in Operational Excellence, Human Development, Social & Environmental Responsibility, and Customer Satisfaction on the line, team representatives jammed their schedules with speech coaching sessions, Lean panel discussions and networking dinners with Jabil’s executives and the Board of Directors. Continue Reading →
When a manufacturing operation scales globally, even the smallest procedural improvements can dramatically streamline processes, reduce costs and improve quality. And when the entire organization adopts a Lean thinking culture, customers benefit from an engaged workforce that continuously improves operations. As part of this cultural philosophy, both Lean and Six Sigma techniques can be applied in concert to reduce costs and streamline processes while helping to solve complex problems. Continue Reading →