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The Maryland World Class Consortia builds the competitive strength your organization needs to win.


We are the Maryland World Class ConSortia.

The MWCC is a non-profit organization whose mission is to strengthen and grow the state and national economies through performance excellence. We help organizations of all types use world class techniques, such as lean and six sigma, to build competitive capability.

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SSMI – the Dr. Mikel J. Harry Six Sigma Management Institute has joined forces with the MWCC.

We are pleased to announce that an agreement has been reached between the MWCC and SSMI to provide our members and clients the premier Lean Six Sigma Belt Certification from the organization founded by the Co-Creator and Chief Architect of Six Sigma – Dr. Mikel J. Harry.

Bill Smith, Dr. Harry & Bob Galvin began the Six Sigma venture at Motorola in the 1980’s, and Dr. Harry carried Six Sigma to the world in the 1990’s and 2000’s with historic impact at many organizations like General Electric, Allied Signal and Dupont

Beginning in June 2022, our members will have the ability to become certified Lean Six Sigma Belts through SSMI’s Blended Learning Platform. SSMI’s curriculum is the world’s most comprehensive BoK (Body of Knowledge), without the price tag of other service providers.

Members will be able to choose from any of the offered Belt Certifications from a Master Black Belt all the way down to their new “Action Belt” which is a crash course in Lean Six Sigma that can be completed in as little as 8-hours. Your employees can be trained today and begin improving tomorrow.

Reach out to Joyce La Padula at joyce@leanmaryland.com to explore the possibilities!  Check our calendar for more information.


REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR OUR LEAN FACILITATOR CERTIFICATION PROGRAM (LFCP)

Since 2005, the Maryland World Class Consortia has trained and certified hundreds through our flagship program, the Lean Facilitator Certification Program (LFCP). LFCP is designed to grow your internal lean transformation specialists. 

The 2022 Lean Facilitator Certification Program is designed around a series of 4 in-person classroom sessions held at monthly intervals. Each monthly session meets for four consecutive days, for a total of sixteen classroom days. In these classroom sessions, LFCP candidates fully engage and learn through instruction and group activities about the principles, tools, techniques, and skills necessary to create and sustain lean change.  The skills developed in this course are designed to build in-house talent - the process improvement knowledge and experience needed to lead transformation projects on your organization's Lean Journey.

Our curriculum is designed to align with the national Lean Certification's Body of Knowledge, and LFCP students can optionally pursue their Lean Bronze Certification through this course with guidance by our experienced Facilitators.

This course can be provided to one company or in combination with several companies provided there is a minimum of 10 participants.

Join us for a deep dive into the tools, systems and principles of Lean Thinking. Contact Joyce La Padula at joyce@leanmaryland.com.



RMI Launches 2022 Champions of Maryland Manufacturing Program And Recognizes President Dr. Mike Galiazzo as 2022 Grand Champion 2022 Champions will be showcased online beginning March 30, 2022 and celebrated in person on November 17, 2022. Submit your Champion story today! The Champions program highlights achievements in Maryland's manufacturing eco-system to include Champions from business, education, government and the community. Champions are outstanding individuals, companies, organizations, and agencies whose exemplary efforts of manufacturing-related innovation, leadership, goodwill, growth and transformation deserve recognition. Click here for all the details.



The Maryland World Class Consortia (MWCC) appointed Philip Tulkoff, President of Tulkoff Food Products in Baltimore City, as Chairman of the Board for the MWCC during its quarterly meeting on Sept. 9, 2020.  

"I am honored to be chosen as Chairman of the Board for MWCC even during these challenging times,” said Phil Tulkoff, MWCC Board Chairman. “We will be working on pivoting our offerings in order to keep our members and clients engaged with programs, events and speakers that are relevant to process improvement without the ability to hold in-person events.  I look forward to working with the Board to make this a reality."

Current Officers and Directors:  

  • Phil Tulkoff, President, Tulkoff Food Products, MWCC Chairman
  • Dr. Minerva Devera, Director of Operational Excellence, Emergent BioSolutions, MWCC Secretary
  • Carl Livesay, Vice President of Maryland Thermoform, MWCC Treasurer
  • Robert Barnes (retired), Northrop Grumman
  • Thomas Dahbura, President, Hub Labels
  • John King, Continuous Improvement Manager, Northrop Grumman
  • Dr. Shawn Wolf, Outside-Force
  • Lauri Shropshire, COO, MLS Enterprises

“We wish to thank the outgoing Chairman, John King, for his contributions and leadership over the past two years,” said Joyce La Padula, Managing Director of MWCC.


RMI’s 2020 Champions of Maryland Manufacturing Define New Directions in a New Reality

Manufacturing plays a critical role in Maryland’s economy; it greatly impacts middle class jobs, our families, communities and human life itself. In these challenging times, a new reality is emerging across Maryland, defining the future of Maryland manufacturing.

RMI’s 2020 Champions of Maryland Manufacturing will “tell the stories” of many of these challenges and the successes in overcoming them. Submit your Champion stories today; no cost to do so. View the new online Directory of 2020 Champions. Sponsor the 2020 Champions program.

Read our COVID-19 Special Edition Newsletter

If your company is racing against the clock to meet the demands of delivering supplies and products for the fight against COVID-19,  we can help.  Contact us!

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We've launched our new website!

We're proud to announce our brand new website design! The new website looks nice on any device you're using, and it's much easier to navigate. We're also excited to be offering a bunch of new features, like a job board, members-only discussions, and private photo galleries. We hope you enjoy the site! 

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