Union City, Calif. – October 19, 2020 – Mizuho OSI, the pioneer of orthopedic surgical tables and pressure management solutions, was named the recipient of the Advanced Manufacturing award during the 8th Annual East Bay Innovation Awards virtual presentation on October 15.

The East Bay Innovation Awards, presented by the East Bay Economic Development Alliance,  celebrates and honors the extraordinary companies and organizations that contribute to the East Bay’s legacy of innovation. More than 200 East Bay companies and organizations were nominated. This robust list was reviewed by subject matter experts and narrowed down to twenty finalists in ten competitive categories.

Since implementing lean manufacturing practices four years ago, the company has seen tremendous results. The company’s revenues have increased by 40%, while the size of its labor force has remained flat; the manufacturing cycle time has decreased from more than three weeks to just nine hours; and orders are typically shipped in an industry “best in class” metric of five days from receipt of order.

“We are honored to receive this prestigious recognition. I’m so proud of the Mizuho OSI operations team. They have embraced change and implemented innovative lean manufacturing concepts in our manufacturing facilities in Union City, CA. What they have accomplished in four short years is remarkable.” said Kevin Thorne, VP of Operations for Mizuho OSI.”

The company’s mission to improve outcomes for patients undergoing surgery has been a driving force since the company’s founding in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1978. The company has pushed the boundaries of a better surgical experience by collaborating with surgeons and healthcare providers to understand today’s surgical needs, uncover problems and inefficiencies in the operating room and develop products that simplify procedures, improve precision, reduce risk and improve outcomes.


About Mizuho OSI

Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Mizuho OSI® invented the specialty surgery market back in 1978 and continues to be the leading pioneer in the space today. Mizuho OSI sells specialty surgical tables and accessories all over the world designed to improve outcomes in orthopedic and spine surgeries for patients and surgery teams. Mizuho OSI is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mizuho Corporation headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, a leading surgical table manufacturer in Asia. More information is available at www.mizuhosi.com.


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