Missy is the Director of Continual Improvement at Wikoff Color Corporation in Fort Mill. She joined Wikoff in 1990 and spent the last 30 years working on improvement activities within the company. She worked for 10 years in the main manufacturing plant in Fort Mill, SC as Quality Manager where she was instrumental in establishing a documented quality system and gaining ISO registration. In 1999, she transferred to the Corporate Center for Continual Improvement (CCI) to work on improvement initiatives company-wide with more than 30 locations throughout the US, Canada, Brazil, and the UK.
In 2001 she began working with the CCI team to implement Lean using Policy Deployment as the primary tool to guide activities. She successfully implemented tools such as 5S, Kanban, Poka-Yoke, Visual Management, TWI, an Idea Generation System, Standard Work, and Leader Standard Work.
Missy is a Six Sigma Black Belt and has spoken at national conferences on Continuous Improvement and Leadership topics. Missy is an American Society for Quality (ASQ) certified quality auditor and served on the leadership board of her local Charlotte ASQ section (including serving as Section Chair) from 2004-2012, she served as a charter member of the Metrolina Lean Alliance and was on the steering committee from 2004-2018, and has served two terms on the Printing Industries of America (PIA) continuous improvement advisory committee.
“We are thrilled that Missy will serve on the OpExChange advisory board,” said Mike Demos, OpExChange Coordinator. “She has been a member of the OpExChange with Wikoff for 17 years and brings a wealth of continuous improvement experience to the team.”
ABOUT THE OPEXCHANGE
OpExChange is a unique peer-to-peer network of companies dedicated to achieving greater levels of operational excellence. Through shared learning and collaboration, member companies exchange ideas, expertise and advice in areas such as lean manufacturing, Industry 4.0, and leadership to accelerate their pace of change, increase their competitiveness, and maintain the gains. Participation in OpExChange provides game-changing opportunities for improvement, growth, and renewal.
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