After three months of implementation, TAMKO’s Six Sigma program generated its first game-changing solution, resolving a 20-year problem.
And that was only the first instance. Industry leaders RoofersCoffeeShop previously sponsored a podcast with Doug Spears, the company’s first Manager of Six Sigma and current Talent Development Manager, to celebrate their 20th anniversary of Six Sigma and to showcase their pioneering story.
Similar stories began after the Six Sigma program, which promotes methods based on data for reducing variance and improving quality, was placed in 2002. The program is an essential part of their ongoing enhancement approach, which was started in the 1980s when their prior president Jay Humphreys adopted the comprehensive quality management concepts of Dr. W. Edwards Deming.
They have made numerous attempts at innovation, going all the way back to Deming and Six Sigma.
The present TAMKO Shingles Director of Six Sigma, Mike Shifferd, takes listeners through TAMKO’s tradition of continuous improvement during the podcast.
According to Mike, the proprietors’ founding principles and values included a focus on prospects, growing the firm, and the idea of continuous improvement.
With that initial base created in 1944, the original owners of TAMKO Shingles established a crucial viewpoint that would support the company for many years to follow: a focus on the long-term future.
Staff at TAMKO Shingles have always considered innovation as an opportunity, and the company’s dedication to ongoing development has served as a motivating factor. The team has thereby encouraged the growth of the business through CI, innovation, and Six Sigma.
On their path to becoming a forward-thinking manufacturer of the future, personnel who hold positions based on Continuous Improvement, innovation, science, and technology will be highlighted in a new series called “Innovator at the Company.” This is done at TAMKO to honor the 20th birthday of Six Sigma and highlight the people that create their products (and processes).