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Whiting workers wrap up training sessions on continuous improvement process


Last month, Whiting Corp. completed a series of training sessions on the Kaizen process. A Japanese word meaning continuous improvement, Kaizen refers to a process under which managers and employees work together to find ways to improve business processes.

Sessions focused on assessing and surveying needs, reviewing process design techniques and developments, planning resources, crafting sales tools, and analyzing process improvement best practices and innovations.

Trainees also learned how to define the scope of a process and determine who needs to be involved; identify the inputs, process and outputs involved in quantitative metrics and qualitative information; and calculate value-added vs. waste measurements associated with quantitative productivity measures.

Whiting supplies industrial overhead traveling cranes and lift equipment for rail cars, locomotives and buses. The company also provides mechanical and electrical equipment installation and training services for the transportation and manufacturing industries.

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