Developing Leaders and Driving Change Through Competition


Within industries where the same technologies are available to all competitors, there’s one thing that can elevate a company above the others. People. It sounds simple, but many companies are not making the grade. According to a recent Gallup report, 50 percent of Americans are not engaged at work. Continue Reading →

Jabil’s Brazilian Footprint Supports Local Economy

BrazilManaus and Belo Horizonte played host to some of the most exciting group-play matches to date in this year’s FIFA World Cup. But as many teams see these cities as a pathway to hoisting the golden trophy in Rio de Janeiro on July 13, thousands of Jabil employees call these cities home. Continue Reading →

Jabil Shanghai Wins IIE Lean Best Practice Award

Jabil’s XuYu Feng and Jack Chen celebrate winning the Lean Best Practice Award.

Jabil’s XuYu Feng and Jack Chen celebrate winning the Lean Best Practice Award.

On June 2, 2014, a team from Jabil Shanghai beat out IBM,  American Fidelity and TATA for the top Lean Best Practice Award, at the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) event held in Montreal, Canada. The team presented their project that resulted in significant process improvements and savings for Shanghai and also explained how their project was being replicated by other Jabil sites. Continue Reading →

Taking Design Inspiration From Fast Cars & Fighter Jets: 3D Tech Shapes Sochi

Luge DoublesPhoto: US Army

Blistering speeds, incredible G-forces and intense training often describe car racing and fighter jet missions. They also describe some of the world’s most daring winter sports – except instead of asphalt or the troposphere, Sochi Olympic competitors battle on ice and snow. Continue Reading →

Building Talent for Future Lean Success

Lean at Jabil

University of South Florida Executive MBA students visit Jabil Shanghai to learn about Lean principles and practical applications.

Is Lean still important? Simply put, yes! The principles of Lean are every bit as important today as when they were first standardized.  Customers still expect continuous improvement and Lean organizations are adept at providing value-add process improvements to the customer.  In addition, when an organization is truly Lean, it’s more flexible to handle the changing macroeconomic conditions of the global marketplace. 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 →