Apollo Sprayers employees participate in Lean Sigma Six Institute work sessions. Front Row (L to R): Apollo CEO John Darroch, Eric Buechele
2nd Row, (L to R Luis Socconini -LSSI, Kent Chen, Cheryl Voss, Back Row, (L to R) Jason Danderand, Osvaldo Maldonado, Arturo Santana, Pablo Villegas, Luis Cobian
Apollo Sprayers employees participate in Lean Sigma Six Institute work sessions. Front Row (L to R): Apollo CEO John Darroch, Eric Buechele 2nd Row, (L to R Luis Socconini -LSSI, Kent Chen, Cheryl Voss, Back Row, (L to R) Jason Danderand, Osvaldo Maldonado, Arturo Santana, Pablo Villegas, Luis Cobian

Vista, CA. November 2, 2011. Apollo Sprayers International announced today that the corporation is working with the Lean Six Sigma Institute to implement a continuous quality improvement process that simultaneously reduces operating costs.

John A. Darroch, Apollo President and CEO said: “we selected Lean Six Sigma to help us discover and eliminate productivity limitations and to help our employees – myself included - focus on taking advantage of any and all resources that will improve our customer service and product quality.”

Lean is a philosophy developed by Toyota to operate a more profitable company by systematically reducing non-value-adding waste and including everyone in the continuous improvement process.

Six Sigma is a customer-focused business-management system developed by Motorola to identify and eliminate the causes of variability and minimize defects.

The Lean Six Sigma Institute has brought the two philosophies together to create a powerful operational excellence strategy that emphasizes employee knowledge, contributions and participation. Lean Six Sigma uses a continuous improvement methodology and accompanying tools to improve productivity, quality and lead time (or service response time) through the discovery and elimination of productivity limitations such as variability, waste and overburden.

Apollo Sprayers will be conducting the Lean Six Sigma Program over the next 24 weeks. Darroch says, “Lean Six Sigma is a demanding and very exciting development for our company. We have been experiencing tremendous growth in the past two years and adopting an operational excellence strategy positions us to operate even more profitably and at a whole new level.”

Source: Apollo Sprayers International

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