What our Members Say about VBEC

"The VBEC Workshop, A New Tool for Balancing Your Manufacturing Line, provided a valuable continuous improvement tool for Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods. We have implemented this self-balancing true continuous flow process in several manufacturing cells at Ukrop’s with sustained productivity (units produced per man-hour) improvements of 50% and greater."
Eden Jackson,Process Engineer,Continuous Process Improvement, Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods

“We at Wyeth have found membership in the Virginia Business Excellence Consortium to be extremely beneficial for our site.  The interaction with other businesses in central Virginia has allowed us to identify solutions for problems we have encountered, learn about best practices and make valuable contacts with other members.  Overall, it is a very worthwhile investment and is paying great dividends for us.”
The Wyeth Richmond Management Team

"VBEC events at other companies have demonstrated to me how similar our challenges are. From each event I have gained a minimum of one solid and immediately applicable insight into my own organization's current situation."
Mark Gorgas, Project Manager, Operations Development – Alfa Laval, Inc.

“I've been able to see first-hand the processes that go behind the products we use and how other businesses are using Six Sigma to control resources. I've learned how others are applying Lean tools and Kaizen to improve their processes.  This enables us to expand the knowledge of our training team, and provide more real-world examples for training participants and practicing belts.”
Angi Lee, Manager, Six Sigma Training, Dominion

 “The benefits of member companies coming together to discuss real issues and solutions has been invaluable!  As a small company, we have been able to expand the availability of options and resources to our organization and achieve real gains to our business.”
Susanna Chait, Plant Manager/Controller, MGC Advanced Polymers, Inc.

Dave Gerschick, Fabrication Manager for Hill Phoenix comments on the feedback and ideas received on a specific request for help: “I want to thank you, the VBEC, and our fellow member companies for their interest and support. This is a wonderful example of the value presented by the VBEC.”