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The Avery Point Group Company Profile

The Avery Point Group is a global executive search and recruiting firm that assists companies in identifying, assessing and recruiting mid-level management to senior executive talent. Our firm leverages its principals’ decades of executive operations and staffing experience to provide the highest quality executive search services. Our firm provides functional expertise and executive search focus in the areas of Six Sigma, Lean, operational excellence, plant management, operations management, supply chain management, and finance. As executive recruiters our practice services a wide spectrum of industries, spanning manufacturing, distribution and service-based companies, both on a retained and contingent basis.

News from The Avery Point Group:

Lean Talent Demand Still Dominates, but Six Sigma Shows Signs of Renewed Strength, New Avery Point Group Study Finds

ATLANTA, April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Post-recession demand for continuous improvement talent continues to be robust, according to the latest study of 7,097 recent Internet job postings reviewed by The Avery Point Group (http://www.LeanSigmaRecruiter.com). The executive search firm&#…

Ongoing Surge in Demand for Continuous Improvement Talent May Also Be Signaling a Decoupling of Lean and Six Sigma

ATLANTA, Feb. 15, 2012 — As the economy continues to heal, post-recession demand for continuous improvement talent persists strongly, according to the latest study of almost 7,100 recent Internet job postings reviewed by The Avery Point Group (http://www.LeanSigmaRecruiter.com). The exec…

Lean and Six Sigma Talent Demand Surges 90% Over Recession Levels, Seventh Annual Avery Point Group Study Finds

ATLANTA, April 13, 2011 — Companies flush with strong balance sheets after taking drastic actions during the recession are clearly making aggressive moves to bolster their internal talent pools by seeking both Lean and Six Sigma talent, according to the latest study of almost 6,700 recent Inter…

Lean Crushing Six Sigma as the New Dominant Force in Corporate Continuous Improvement

Sixth annual study by executive search firm The Avery Point Group finds Lean talent demand now clearly outpacing Six Sigma by a substantial margin as the new prevailing force in corporate continuous improvement
ATLANTA, Feb. 17, 2010 — After years of steady gains, Lean has now achieved a clear and…

Lean Talent Demand Widens Lead Over Six Sigma in Bleak Economy

Fifth annual study by executive search firm The Avery Point Group finds Lean talent demand continuing to surpass Six Sigma as companies grapple with today's bleak economic environment
ATLANTA, March 3, 2009 — The recession and rapidly slumping sales are forcing many companies to reevalua…

Lean Talent Demand Finally Edges Out Six Sigma

Fourth annual study by executive search firm Avery Point Group finds Lean talent demand surpassing Six Sigma while companies continue to leverage both methodologies in a down economy
ATLANTA, July 15, 2008 — After years of steady gains, Lean has finally achieved a slight edge over Six Sigma as the…

Housing Slump and Mortgage Crisis Creating Talent Gridlock

The Avery Point Group recommends creative measures to address barriers to employee recruiting and relocation in today's housing market
ATLANTA, March 11, 2008 — As the mortgage crisis continues to cut a path of destruction far beyond its initial sub-prime victims, it is already beginning…

Six Sigma and Lean Talent Demand: Finally Reaching Parity

Third annual study by executive search firm Avery Point Group finds Lean gaining ground on Six Sigma while companies continue to leverage both methodologies to gain competitive edge
ATLANTA, Nov. 29, 2007 — The relationship between Six Sigma and Lean is starting to show signs of becoming a more ba…

Mortgage Crisis Could Create Talent Gridlock

The Avery Point Group Recommends Creative Measures to Address Barriers to Employee Recruiting and Relocation in Today's Housing Market
ATLANTA, Oct. 2, 2007 — As the mortgage crisis continues to cut a path of destruction far beyond its initial sub-prime victims, it may create talent gridl…

Six Sigma and Lean: A Marriage in the Making

MYSTIC, Conn., Sept. 26, 2006 — As courtships go, none has been more contested and anticipated than the evolving relationship between Six Sigma and Lean. According to a recent study by The Avery Point Group, a leading national executive search firm specializing in Lean and Six Sigma, there are inc…

The Emerging Talent Crisis … Six Sigma and Lean to the Rescue

MYSTIC, Conn., July 18, 2006 — "Talent Wars" and "Brain Drain" are not the latest must-see horror movies due out this summer – rather, they are emerging crises that could play out to frightening results for businesses in the coming decade. According to The Avery Point…

Lean Versus Six Sigma … And the Winner Is?

MYSTIC, Conn., Aug. 1, 2005 — Today's competitive global business environment leaves little room for error and inefficiency, which explains why Six Sigma and Lean have become part of today's everyday business language. Many extol the virtues of these continuous improvement method…

Is the Six Sigma Fad Dead?

TEXT HEREMYSTIC, Conn., June 13, 2005 – Like the Slinky and Silly Putty, business fads have their own limited lifespan, so it is natural to ask: Is Six Sigma dead, or at least waning in popularity? While there is no standard definition of what constitutes a business fad, a fad is often characterized a…

The Avery Point Group Appoints Noble Managing Principal

MYSTIC, Conn., June 6, 2005 — The Avery Point Group, a leading executive search firm for continuous improvement and operations leadership talent, today announced the appointment of Timothy Noble as managing principal. In this role Noble will be responsible for cultivating and growing the firm…