Facility / Organization
Dale was initially involved in training, teaching, and building internal capacity at the Moose Jaw plant, and then went on to travel throughout North America teaching Lean Six Sigma methods in other General Cables factories.
After Dale founded LTS, he would return to General Cables as a consultant and trainer, demonstrating his deep roots in manufacturing.
From the Industry Week profile published in 2005 on General Cable’s Moose Jaw plant:
“In 2004, performance-improvement projects employing lean techniques cut costs by $61,492; those using lean Six Sigma methods saved $45,767; kaizen blitzes produced $41,955 in savings; and Six Sigma black belt and green belt projects reduced costs by a combined $43,080. Projects based on the use of statistical quality control by machine operators saved $67,151. By setting stretch goals, employing cross-functional teams and following a Define-Measure-Analyze-Improve-Control process… the plant has been able to deliver impressive improvements, such as reducing scrap by 57% to a level of 1.6% of the cost of goods sold, the best among the six energy-cable plants within General Cable.”