Nick Shonsky is the director of continuous improvement at The Standard Group. Nick has been with the company since it formed in 2006 and has been working under the same roof since 1991. Nick has been helping to improve how The Standard Group does business since before the company began their continuous improvement journey in 2015. When the company decided to begin its journey, Nick was the immediate choice to lead the drive.
Capturing and Managing Improvement Opportunities
Are the continuous improvement projects visible to everybody in our organization? Does our system not only help us reach our goals, but also encourage participation and teamwork? These are some of the questions that The Standard Group, a print management and marketing logistics company, had when it began to invest more resources into its continuous improvement effort. One night while shooting pool in a back alley joint, Standard’s CI director was introduced by a regular to a tool that drastically changed Standards’ pace of improvement. Standard team members will explain how the company’s new electronic project management tool is configured, used, and helps discover improvement opportunities that went overlooked before.