UB engineering faculty expertise through UB TCIE is improving workplace safety at Worthington Cylinders in Medina, NY. The company’s ergonomics program has been upgraded with an easy-to-use tool that analyzes workstation hazards, training that addresses the prevention of strains and injuries, and revamped flex-and-stretch exercise activities.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center
UB TCIE’s continuous improvement training is enhancing the quality of patient care at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center while better aligning the institution with new federal and state government regulations to avoid penalties and reimbursement losses. The greater Niagara community’s premier health network is addressing noise level, heart failure patient readmissions and x-ray processing time in an effort to improve the healing process.
Customized software developed through UB TCIE is helping Katz Americas fulfill coaster orders with ease, enabling double-digit percentage sales increases every year since the technology debuted in 2008. University at Buffalo engineers designed a program to combine multiple orders with varying shapes, making operations more efficient for the largest manufacturer of beverage coasters in North and South America.
Matrix Imaging Solutions
UB TCIE’s engineering experts developed the foolproof answer that Matrix Imaging Solutions needed to guarantee secure, error-free assembly of the approximate 10 million pieces of mail it processes monthly. Through a software system that optimizes Matrix’s vision system verifier, every document is tracked and validated in real time, helping the company attract new contracts and maintain existing ones.
The Mentholatum Company
With TCIE’s Executive-on-Loan program, The Mentholatum Company is meeting and sustaining its self-identified improvement goals. Access to the expertise and outside perspective of a Lean professional is increasing productivity with a dedicated work team, expanding capacity and increasing the potential for new business.
With UB TCIE, Taylor Devices is pursuing operational excellence. The shock absorber designer and manufacturer has knocked on the door of TCIE — the bridge between the University at Buffalo’s technical resources and organizations — many times for business improvement assistance, from ISO standard guidance to Lean implementation and training.
Since 2004, UB TCIE has helped Aurubis Buffalo meet company goals with UB’s technical resources. TCIE’s operational excellence approach, through statistical analysis and Six Sigma training and consultation, is solving problems to save millions of dollars each year.
Business Process Management
Survival needs drove Glauber Equipment Company to seek UB TCIE’s services. By leveraging university resources, a business management system enhancement project led to the company implementing efficient measures, substantially reducing costs and boosting profitability.
Town of Clarence
Lean Six Sigma
Clarence Town Supervisor Scott Bylewski chose UB TCIE to introduce continuous improvement to the municipality of 28,700 residents after a nearly year-long search for the right provider. TCIE, the bridge between the University at Buffalo’s technical resources and organizations, has infused Lean Six Sigma to save money and improve government effectiveness.