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PMC welcomes Mike Ricard, a leading Healthcare Lean System Implementer, as its new Healthcare Senior Director

Sep 07, 2006

Michael Ricard, PMC�s newly appointed Healthcare Senior Director, is a recognized leader in Lean Process Improvement for his work at many companies in the healthcare industry. He is one of the country�s foremost experts on the Toyota Production System, also known as Lean Thinking. Mike�s lean experience began in Japan more than 20 years ago, where he began studying Toyota�s production and organizational techniques under his father, Leonard Ricard.

Mike�s healthcare and insurance industry Lean System Implementations started by using General Motors Corporation �PICOS� methodologies to its healthcare suppliers. He has worked with globally recognized institutions such as Mayo Clinic, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Cleveland Clinic, Johns Hopkins Hospital, William Beaumont Hospital, University of Michigan Hospital, United States Department of Health and Human Services, Sparrow Hospital, Hurley Hospital, Detroit Medical Center, McLaren Hospital, Karmanos Cancer Center, MetLife, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Blue Cross Blue Shield of New York, Health Alliance Plan and Health Plus.

Mike�s Lean System background also includes extensive services to the industrial and manufacturing sectors of the economy. �We are pleased to add Mike Ricard to the solid mix of experience, knowledge, and creativity that define PMC�, said Dr. Onur Ulgen, President of PMC.

�PMC's goal is to complement our client�s business know-how with our engineering, lean solutions, business, and information systems expertise, providing answers for companies challenged to steer a successful business course.�

PMC�s healthcare and insurance industry consulting service provides Lean System Implementation, six sigma applications, software consulting, forecasting, data mining, call center optimization, scheduling, simulation, quality-assessment auditing, quality certifications and training services. PMC, founded in 1985, is a Dearborn, Mich based productivity-improvement consulting company, with branch offices in Warren, Mich; Austin, Texas; Los Angeles; and Windsor Ontario. http://www.pmcorp.com

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