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October 2012

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Public Classes

VRI will be holding several public training classes over the next few months to include Champion, Design of Experiments and Green Belt training. 

Please visit our website for more information and registration information or contact us at 909.702.8546 or Email Us.

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VRI Awarded Export Achievement Certificate

September 2012: VRI is presented with the Export Achievement Certificate that recognizes small and medium-sized enterprises .
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VRI Contributes to our Communities

All of us at VRI feel very grateful for our accomplishments, our families, our work and the ability to help companies work safer and save money. We are able to work alongside gifted people from various companies and help them improve their processes. Along the way, we feel passionate about giving back to the communities we work in.
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Providing Drinking Water in Angola

Earlier this year, VRI sponsored another new well for the people of Angola.  This well was drilled for the people of Omundangilo, Cunene, Angola and will provide drinking water for 350 people in the village.
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VRI Visits the University of Kansas

Sally Ulman, the founder of VRI, recently provided a free workshop on White Belt training to students in the SPE (Society of Petroleum Engineers) Chapter at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS. 
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14 Alternating Points Out-of-Control Symptom for Control Charts

- Stephen C Hoyle
In our training courses, we say that all of the out-of-control symptoms for Control Charts have about the same small chance of occurring randomly.  Just to keep it simple, we state 1% or less, even though the probabilities are all slightly different.  Several of the probabilities for these various symptoms are easy to calculate.
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A Simple Way to Reduce Variation

- Alberto Silva
Whenever I can, I appreciate taking my two children to school. Perhaps due to my professional background, I find it very important to get there on time. If we arrive too late, worst case, they are penalized by the teacher. If we arrive too early, not so critical, we end up waiting. So, I try to reduce variation around the arrival time, and make it "Just in Time", every day!
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Lean Sigma's New Frontier: Transactional Lean Sigma

- David Graham
Transactional Lean Sigma is the practice of applying the concepts of Lean and Six Sigma to non manufacturing processes. This includes processes within supply chain, procurement, payables, information technology, human resources and finance to name a few areas.
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Top Ten Tips for Successful Implementation of Lean Sigma

- Dianna L. Smith
Lean Sigma methodologies have proven it is possible to achieve dramatic improvements in cost, quality, and time by focusing on process performance.

The following outlines the Top 10 Tips for the Successful Implementation of a Lean Sigma Deployment.
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New VRI Associates

VRI welcomes the following Associates to our team!

VRI attends the annual SPE ATCE Conference

VRI attended the annual SPE (Society of Petroleum Engineers) ATCE Conference in San Antonio, Texas October 8-10, 2012.
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VRI Awarded Export Achievement Certificate

VRI awarded export achievement awardSeptember 2012: VRI is presented with the Export Achievement Certificate that recognizes small and medium-sized enterprises that have successfully entered the international marketplace for the first time or that have successfully entered a new market.

PHOTO:  Left to Right, Tom Weir (Consultant with Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Kelly Bearden (Director of SBDC), Sally Ulman (President of VRI) and Tami Browning (Operations Manager, VRI)

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VRI Contributes to our Communities

All of us at VRI feel very grateful for our accomplishments, our families, our work and the ability to help companies work safer and save money. We are able to work alongside gifted people from various companies and help them improve their processes. Along the way, we feel passionate about giving back to the communities we work in. We would like to share with you, some of the actions we have taken in the last few years and our plans for the future.

Our Associates work tirelessly in their local communities by volunteering their time on a regular basis at non-profit agencies.  VRI supports our Associates in their local communities with a matching funds program for donations made to the non-profit agencies of their choice.

Please visit our website at http://www.variancereduction.com/about/community.html to read about our stewardship with communities.

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VRI donates to Living Water to provide drinking water for people in Angola

Earlier this year, VRI sponsored another new well for the people of Angola.  This well was drilled for the people of Omundangilo, Cunene, Angola and will provide drinking water for 350 people in the village.

Dringing water in Angola

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VRI Visits the University of Kansas

Sally Ulman, the founder of VRI, recently provided a free workshop on White Belt training to students in the SPE (Society of Petroleum Engineers) Chapter at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS.  Approximately 40 students learned about process improvement and variation in this day long workshop and received a completion of training certificate.  The best part is that the students can stand out when competing for jobs since they can put this workshop on their career resume. Contact us if your college is interested in learning more about this workshop.

Launching the catapult in an exercise to show the effects of variation
Launching the catapult in an exercise to show the effects of variation and how variation can be improved to make a better, faster, safer, lower cost products or services.
Students performing an Airplane folding exercise
Students performing an Airplane folding exercise that shows how processes can be improved and made more efficient using LEAN!!

VRI attends the annual SPE ATCE Conference

VRI attended the annual SPE (Society of Petroleum Engineers) ATCE Conference in San Antonio, Texas October 8-10, 2012.

The winner of our Kindle giveaway was Mitch Goldstein!!

Pictured: Tami Browning (VRI Operations Manager), Maria Milo (VRI Managing Director), Debbi Radke (VRI Director of Marketing) and Andrew Mandile (Improvement Resources (VRI's Business Partner in Australia)).

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