Road to Best Practice Sharing

DBP Competition Finalists

The sharing and proliferation of best practices is one of the most common challenges for companies faced with thousands of employees spanning the globe solving similar problems. In fact, it takes an average of 27 months to share a best practice across the organization, according to a Harvard Business Report. Continue Reading →

Setting a Course for Career Success

Martha Brooks

Jabil’s Board of Director’s member, Martha Brooks, recently presented at the inaugural Jabil Joules “Power Hour” event at Jabil’s headquarters in St. Petersburg, Florida. Continue Reading →

Jabil Deliver Best Practices Winners Connect People, Ideas and the World

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 →

Fierce Competition Heats-up for Top Deliver Best Practices Prize

Jabil Deliver Best Practices finalists with board of directors2013 Deliver Best Practices finalists with Jabil Board of Directors and executives

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 →

Thinking Strategically About Lean Six Sigma

Lean Panel congratulates Wuxi

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 →

Jabil and Nypro Exchange Welcomes

From Clinton to China and San Juan to San Diego, Jabil and Nypro employees are visiting operations, interacting, and quickly learning about the opportunities that lay ahead following Jabil’s Nypro acquisition announcement. Conversations quickly lead to how the combined capabilities of the two companies, wielding deep experience in electronics, plastics and materials, will delight existing customers and entice potential customers.

Nypro CEO Ted Lapres, who has been on the road since the announcement in early February, is energized by the meetings. “ We are getting a wonderful reaction from employees, from our customers and from Jabil’s customers about the combined capabilities of our two organizations,” he said. Continue Reading →