Textron's John Mayers Delivers Remarks At Lean Six Sigma Summit.PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Textron Inc. (NYSE NYSE
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TXT Textron Corporation (stock symbol) ) announced that John W. Mayers, vice president of Textron Six Sigma Not to be confused with Sigma 6.
Six Sigma is a set of practices originally developed by Motorola to systematically improve processes by eliminating defects. A defect is defined as nonconformity of a product or service to its specifications. and Transformation, will deliver remarks at WCBF's Lean Six Sigma Lean Six Sigma is a business improvement methodology which combines (as the name implies) tools from both Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma. Lean manufacturing focuses on speed and traditional Six Sigma focuses on quality. By combining the two, the result is better quality faster. Summit in Chicago, Illinois. Mayers will be addressing an audience of senior level business and continuous improvement leaders from across all industries striving for business improvement by sharing Textron's experience with Six Sigma and Lean principles.
"Textron Six Sigma is a key enabler in our transformation journey to being the premier multi-industry company by helping to increase productivity while sharpening our businesses' focus on customer needs," said Mayers. "I am honored to represent Textron and share our experiences with Textron's Lean Six Sigma standards, which have provided Textron a structured approach to process improvement and change management that has delighted our customers and saved millions of dollars."
Textron's Six Sigma model is a comprehensive, common set of tools and techniques applied to all functional areas to eliminate waste, reduce variation, and fuel growth and innovation. Textron's unique combination of powerful methodologies woven into a single holistic approach holistic approach A term used in alternative health for a philosophical approach to health care, in which the entire Pt is evaluated and treated. See Alternative medicine, Holistic medicine. makes Textron Six Sigma an especially robust improvement mechanism for the company.
Textron Six Sigma also plays a key role in talent development for the company. Many of Textron's current and future leaders Future Leaders is a UK schools-led charitable organisation that aims to widen the pool of talented leaders especially for urban challenging secondary schools. It was founded in March 2006 by Nat Wei, a former founder of Teach First. have and will participate in the deployment and execution of Textron Six Sigma initiatives and improvement projects. In 2006, Textron trained more than 1,390 Textron Six Sigma Black Belts, brining the number of certified employees to 2,900 as of year end.
Textron Inc. is an $11 billion multi-industry company operating in 32 countries with approximately 40,000 employees. The company leverages its global network of aircraft, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter Bell Helicopter Textron is an American helicopter and tiltrotor manufacturer headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas. A division of Textron, Bell manufactures military helicopter and tiltrotor products in the United States (primarily in and around Fort Worth as well as in Amarillo, , Cessna Aircraft Company, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, Fluid & Power, Textron Systems and Textron Financial Corporation. More information is available at www.textron.com.