World Class Enterprise by
David R. Dixon Someone asked me awhile back how I would define a World
Class manager. I didn't have a ready answer, but I agreed to think
about it and get back to him. This vignette is my response. I
thought it might be useful to our readers.
Class managers develop work groups whose capabilities match up with
those of high performance teams anywhere in the world. Given enough
of these work groups, a company becomes a World Class
competitor. . . read
Services Under New Direction It is our pleasure to take this opportunity to introduce
you to Ray Padilla, our new Director of Client Services. Ray has
over 25 years experience using continuous improvement and
breakthrough technologies to achieve results -- he specializes in
Lean/Six Sigma and World Class Improvement Methodologies.
joining TCA, Ray worked as an independent consultant and he worked
as a manager for Hewlett-Packard Company, where he held various
positions spanning research and development, manufacturing, quality
department, technical support, and site services.
has a B.S. (magna cum laude) degree in Technical Management from
Regis University. He has been married for 33 years to his wife
Julie, and has 3 children, two sons and a daughter. He lives in Fort
Collins, Colorado and is an avid runner and fly
New Senior Consultant We are also pleased to welcome to TCA Ray Kime as a Senior Consultant. Ray works with TCA clients to integrate Sales and Operation Planning (S&OP) and Lean processes with ERP systems. He provides training and hands on technical support to assist companies in their pursuit of business excellence.
Prior to joining TCA, Ray was the global S&OP manager at Honeywell and he also held key management positions at CTS Automotive Products and Nishikawa Rubber Company. While at Nishikawa, Ray learned TPS Lean tools and techniques directly from the Japanese.
has a B.S. in Business Management from Indiana Institute of Technology and is a member of APICS and the Institute of Business Forecasting. He resides in Indiana with his wife and two children.
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