4 March 2020

Why choose IOM3 training?

We spoke to Hyperion R&D Engineer Ian Marsh and sponsor, Engineering Technology Manager Luis Fernando Garcia about the benefits of IOM3 training.

The student take

Ian Marsh
Enjoyable, well taught, informative, useful and applicable to my job.

Ian Marsh

Hyperion

 

Why did you choose the IOM3 Lean Six Sigma course?

I believe continuous professional development is important for engineers. I have always been open to attending training courses to develop and grow within my current role. Given that Hyperion is going through a lean transformation, this course was particularly relevant.

How did you find the experience?

Enjoyable, well taught, informative, useful and applicable to my job. During the experience my viewpoints changed towards improvement, I have always been open to improvement. But now I have learnt how easy it can be, if you deploy the correct tools and techniques.

What is the most valuable thing you learned?

I learned so many valuable things but if I was to pick one it would be that lean is more a way of thinking and improvement is everywhere. Part of lean thinking is the empowerment of employees to drive improvement and a no blame culture.

How have you implemented your learning so far?

As I mentioned, my company is currently going through a lean transformation. I have implemented the use of process maps for projects I am working on, as well as value stream mapping of the process within R&D. Also, we are now in discussions of including R&D in the Gemba walk.

Would you recommend the course, and why?

Yes, 100%. It is applicable and I believe continuous improvement is something everybody should strive to achieve. If your company doesn’t do it another one will and they will be more competitive.

Did you find the course to be a good opportunity for networking?

Yes. The attendees were living and working in three different countries – Spain, America and the UK. It has also given me the chance to network within my company as I am now working with other departments.

The sponsor take

Luis Fernando Garcia
Ian has established and improved methodologies to help reduce waste and improve productivity.

Luis Fernando Garcia

Hyperion

What prompted you to choose the IOM3 Lean Six Sigma course for Ian?

It is a long-standing institute with 150 years of experience. It has a renowned name as a materials science institute with a reputation for quality.

How do you feel Ian’s new knowledge has impacted the business?

Ian has established and improved methodologies to help reduce waste and improve productivity. An example of which would be the use of a Kanban system for determining minimum stock levels, as well as partaking and leading process maps and value stream maps. The company wants to implement a lean culture in all its business areas including R&D.

Was this part of a training plan or did Ian approach you about it?

It was Ian, he wanted to get involved with the Hyperion culture of lean. The company is currently building a strong culture around lean.

Do you see a benefit in making this course part of your ongoing development?

Yes, lean tools are something you carry your whole life irrespective of your career path.

For more information on the course Ian completed, click here.

 

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