With a dedication to Lean Manufacturing principles and Continuous Improvement, Steve Earl leads a diverse team that works together to meet and exceed the customers’ quality and delivery expectations while maintaining a competitive cost structure. This group of over 350 associates ranging from Engineers, Technicians, Planners, Machine Designers/Builders, Tool Makers, Mechanics, Electricians and Operators, and together they provide the expertise and experience to deliver comprehensive solutions to the customers.
Utilizing JVS’s 50 years of manufacturing experience, Steve and the team work closely with Engineering to develop manufacturable products and processes through Design for Manufacturability and Concurrent Engineering. The team also incorporates the tenets of Lean Manufacturing to optimize and improve the Manufacturing processes beginning with the design phase and continuing through the launch and into full production. The group constantly evolves their Manufacturing technologies and processes to meet the ever changing industry expectations.
The team is comprised of many individuals who have achieved Master’s Degrees in Business, Engineering Management, and Engineering disciplines. Included in this group are subject matter experts such as American Society of Quality (ASQ) Certified Quality and Reliability Engineers (CQE/CRE) and The Association for Operations Management (APICS) Certifications in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM).