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Carestream Health Awarded Prestigious Shingo Award For Second Consecutive Year
Date:3/30/2009

Honored for "Lean Manufacturing" in Rochester with Shingo Silver Medallion

Rochester, NY (Vocus) March 30, 2009 -- For the second consecutive year, Carestream Health, Inc., has won a Shingo Award for excellence in manufacturing, one of the highest honors bestowed on manufacturing companies. The company's Rochester, N.Y., manufacturing facility achieved The Shingo Silver Medallion for superiority in "lean" manufacturing.

The Rochester facility, which makes approximately 70 percent of all dental X-ray film sold worldwide, uses lean manufacturing practices to optimize the quality and consistency of the product it delivers to customers while also enabling financial savings for the company. By committing to a "lean culture," the facility is able to deliver goods and services with higher quality, fewer defects, and within shorter timelines than traditional production methods.
   
"Lean manufacturing methodology is all about creating more efficient processes that maximize the use of equipment, raw materials and personnel to create a better and more cost effective product," said Ralph Olney, Chief Quality Officer, Carestream Health. "The skilled employees working at our Rochester manufacturing facility take these goals very seriously. We are honored to have their fine work recognized by such a prestigious, cross-industry signpost for operational excellence."

The Shingo Silver Medallion is awarded to companies that demonstrate system-driven business transformation, and recognizes operational excellence in companies that have challenged traditional business paradigms in ord
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