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FLEXO Magazine : January 2013
solving culture needs strong leaders with effective methods. Often, the educational requirements for this activity or role can be met by attending statistics-oriented seminars and quality programs with the support of statistical software (Statistica or Minitab, for example). At Cyber Graphics, remaining competitive in the era of globalization required that a new quality approach be implemented to ensure the efficiency of our operations. One of the first steps toward organizational excellence involved quality education and statisti- cal training. Dr. Deming’s quality keys illustrate our approach: • Understanding customer needs • Process improvement • Statistical analysis • Expertise of workers Today at Cyber Graphics statisti- cal analyses drive not only process improvement but also production and individual performance. Written process standardization is in place. Failures receive root cause analysis to char- acterize and correct issues, and our teams are not encouraged to implement unproven fixes. We aim for permanent solutions to problems. Management scholar Warren Bennis once wrote: “Management is about do- ing things right and leadership is about doing the right things.” When dealing with data, insist on factual information; do not accept unclearness. Be bal- anced with quantitative and qualitative data (financial and non-financial), and be consistent in collection and analysis. Statistics, in conjunction with the right process improvement technique, can provide an additional set of tools to help accomplish your objectives. n About the Author: Alberto Tormin is the quality assurance director at Cyber Graphics, Memphis, TN. He holds a degree in mechanical engineering and over the course of his 27-year career has held numerous domestic and international assign- ments in the printing tech- nology arena. Tormin is a member of The American Society for Quality (ASQ). Dunwoody College of Technology currently has the need for an Instructor in Press, Prepress, Finishing and Flexography. This is a full-time, benefits eligible position, but part time availability would also be considered. This position is responsible for initiating the teaching and learning process with a focus on continuous improvement in an environment in which students can accomplish the learning objectives of the course of instruction. COURSE INFORMATION: The candidate should have the skills and ability to teach the following courses as needed: Press & Bindery Principles and Application, Applied Color Theory, Color Process Control, Press Workflow (Flexography), Introduction to Flexography, Advanced Digital Press & Bindery, Flexographic Press Operation, Color Management, Flexography Level 2, Flexographic Press Productivity, Advanced Flexographic Concepts, Advanced Flexographic Operations, Business of Print. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Advanced understanding of FIRST and its implementation in a flexographic workflow; Level 1 and Level 2 FTA certification; Operate Mark Andy 2200 (6 colors (UV and Water based ink), turn bar, die cutting and sheeting); Advanced understanding of all flexographic press configurations, components (inks, plates, anilox rolls, dies, doctor blades, print issues, unwinds, rewinds, web guides, drying systems, substrates), densitometry, color theory, LAB color space; digital platemaking; Esko workflow. Ability to operate Mark Andy P3 (6 colors (UV and Water based ink), Delta Crusader also desireable; as is understanding of Dot Gain curve creation and implementation, Six Sigma and lean manufacturing methodologies and digital printing/press configuration. Interested candidates must apply online at https://home.eease.adp.com/ recruit/?id=3548951 Dunwoody College of Technology is an Equal Opportunity Employer. www.flexography.org january 2013 FLEXO 47