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Smart Operations: The Perfect Partner for Lean & lean Six Sigma

Smart Operations: The Perfect Partner for Lean & lean Six Sigma

Examples of organizations using big data collection and analysis, the Internet of Things, investment in technology and pervasive partner collaboration to maximize value streams for… Read More ›

High Performing Teams = Driving Success in Lean

High Performing Teams = Driving Success in Lean

One of the many hidden secrets to any organization’s success getting real results with Lean Six Sigma is in having well-functioning high-performing teams throughout. High-performing… Read More ›

Leading Edge Organizations

Leading Edge Organizations

In both public and private sector organizations there is always a desire to have the reputation as the go-to leading edge organization, the one customers… Read More ›

Key to Lean Engineering Success? Don’t Speak Japanese… Think Respect.

Key to Lean Engineering Success? Don’t Speak Japanese… Think Respect.

“A culture of respect for people leads to an organic growth of lean process implementation throughout an organization. The Value Stream Mapping tool could not… Read More ›

What Do Johnny Nash and Lean Manufacturing Have in Common?

What Do Johnny Nash and Lean Manufacturing Have in Common?

I don’t know about you, but I enjoy a good conference or seminar about a relevant topic. One such conference I recently attended was the… Read More ›

Rocking Your Lean Six Sigma Start-Up

Rocking Your Lean Six Sigma Start-Up

Many organizations begin Lean initiatives with the following goals: to gain a competitive edge over their competitors, to reduce waste within their system, and to… Read More ›

Lean Culture in the Service Industry

Lean Culture in the Service Industry

Nearly all service industries tend to share a common pain—effectively marketing and selling in a competitive marketplace. How can you apply Lean ideas to these… Read More ›

Achieving HR Excellence through Six Sigma

Achieving HR Excellence through Six Sigma

The global workplace is confronted with a continuing fiscal dilemma which has had major repercussions for our organizations. What has not changed is the responsibilities… Read More ›

Lean Government is Good Business

Lean Government is Good Business

Many organizations face the difficulty in maintaining profitable, competitive businesses when the government makes it so difficult.  Permits take forever, business forms are cumbersome and… Read More ›

Operationalize Your Strategic Plan Using Lean Six Sigma

Operationalize Your Strategic Plan Using Lean Six Sigma

Sixty to ninety percent of organizations fail at executing their strategy (Kaplan & Norton, 2004). According to Charan and Colvin (1999) in their article, “Why… Read More ›