WKU's Advantage Kentucky Alliance helps Rajant Corporation earn quality certification
- Advantage Kentucky Alliance
- Tuesday, January 19th, 2021
Rajant Corporation earned Lean Six Sigma certification for eight of its Morehead-based employees following an 11-month process that was facilitated by Advantage Kentucky Alliance, a WKU-sponsored Manufacturing Extension Partnership.
Rajant partnered with Advantage Kentucky Alliance (AKA) to assist them through all phases of the certification. AKA introduced Rajant staffers to a myriad of Lean Six Sigma analytical tools and trained them on how to properly select and use the tools to identify and correct operational gaps. The eight-team members were then assigned individual projects to create savings or avoid costs. The completed projects ultimately resulted in total savings of $40,000.
Process phases for the certification included an operational assessment, five days of classroom training, and three days of kaizen training. The certification designates that the Rajant Morehead facility is eliminating waste and optimizing its efficiency in all operational facets while maximizing the value of its products to customers.
According to Rajant Systems Engineer Austin Clark, “This gave me an invaluable new set of tools and critical thinking methods to use in the way I approach my everyday tasks. It allows me to view problems from multiple angles, ensuring I explore every solution to find the best possible one. Now, continual improvement is applied to everything I do. Work product outcomes are of higher quality and the timeline for completion improved. Six Sigma strengthened my leadership and ability to work as a team to solve a common goal. I am grateful for the skills retained as they will help throughout my career.”
Fellow Rajant Systems Engineer Travis Miller stated, “It is up to me to strive for improvement and innovation constantly. This has retrained my brain into thinking more like a leader. I now analyze the entire process and how each piece of a project fits together for a more successful result. Already I have seen an increase in the quality of work and products that I am creating, and this is a life-long professional and personal windfall.”
Going forward into 2021, four of the eight Rajant employees will receive advanced training with the goal of even more significant operational improvement.
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