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John Shook: Grand-Daddy Of Quality

By Elisabeth Swan   |   August 26, 2016  |   Featured, Success Stories, Using Lean Six Sigma
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We don’t actually know when John Shook’s birthday is, and he’d probably rather spend it with his family, but we’d love to wish him happy birthday anyway since he is yet another Grand-Daddy of Quality! As Chairman and CEO of the Lean Enterprise Institute, Mr. Shook is a modern day quality guru. He spent 11 years in Japan at Toyota and became a true “sensei” or master teacher of Lean techniques. His focus is truly… (Read More)

Just-In-Time Cafe Podcast, Episode 6: Improving Our Children’s Education With Carla O’Dell and Dewey Dorsett from APQC

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This month we’ll spend time with Carla O’Dell, the CEO of the American Productivity and Quality Center as she one of their Education Consultants gives us the inside scoop on how Lean Six Sigma is helping to give our children a better education. We’ll tell you about an app that helps you find out what your employees are really thinking. In the news we’ll hear how sharing a backhoe, among other things, helped Ventura County,… (Read More)

Lean Six Sigma News: Driving Safety And Excellence, Week Of August 22, 2016

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Here are our top picks for Lean Six Sigma success stories and news from around the web for the week of August 22, 2016. Fortress Paper Announces Second Quarter 2016 Results and Appointment of Director Fortress Paper Ltd. reported 2016 second quarter earnings of $6.3 million! This is an increase of $5.2 million and $2.2 million over the previous quarter and prior year comparative periods. Even though exchange rates and foreign transactions proved challenging, the… (Read More)

Lean Six Sigma News: New Tactics Taking Lean To The Screen, Week Of August 15, 2016

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Here are our top picks for Lean Six Sigma success stories and news from around the web for the week of August 15, 2016. MCS Implements New Tactic On Efficiency Over the summer, while school was out for students of Marion City School,  the staff worked to make improvements to the district’s overall operations. The staff met with Norma Simons, a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and Alber education partner, to apply Lean Six Sigma… (Read More)

Lean Six Sigma News: Key To Banking & Healthcare Success, Week Of August 8, 2016

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Here are our top picks for Lean Six Sigma success stories and news from around the web for the week of August 8, 2016. Here’s How Continuous Improvement Principles Are Improving Healthcare We’ve heard it before, “Lean practices cannot be applied to many vital aspects of medicine.” But is it true? An Associate Professor from the University of Ohio is arguing otherwise after collaborating with physician leaders and nurses at The Ohio State University Wexner… (Read More)

Lean Six Sigma News: Panel Solutions And Packaging Products, Week Of August 1, 2016

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Here are our top picks for Lean Six Sigma success stories and news from around the web for the week of August 1, 2016. Lightweight Panel Solutions at IWF 2016 Think Lightweight, a lightweight panels manufacturer, has six unique lightweight panel technology options. The company has over $3 million invested in lightweight panel processing equipment and is considered a “Smart Factory” because of their use of Lean Six Sigma, robotics and advanced computer technology. Importance… (Read More)

Henry Ford: Grand-Daddy of Quality

By Elisabeth Swan   |   July 29, 2016  |   Featured, Success Stories, Using Lean Six Sigma
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July 19th would have marked Mr. Ford’s 153rd birthday. He is yet another Great Great Grand-Daddy of Quality! Mr. Ford may not have considered himself a quality guru at the time, but Taiichi Ohno and others at Toyota took notice of his efforts when they began to build the Toyota Production System. Ford was concerned with finding Waste and improving Flow – both precursors to what is now Lean Manufacturing. Claims to Fame – What Did… (Read More)

3 Quick Packaging Fixes That Cut Costs By $30,000 and Cycle Time By 40%

By Ryan Fox   |   July 28, 2016  |   Featured, Success Stories, Using Lean Six Sigma
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I have a confession to make…being in sales is hard! In my field, the packaging industry, there are so many competitors that salespeople must find ways to differentiate themselves. You have to be able to offer something that no one else is willing to offer. Many of my customers practice Lean principles and routinely hold Kaizen or Rapid Improvement Events. At first, I didn’t get it. Even though I understood what they were trying to… (Read More)

Just-In-Time Cafe Podcast, Episode 5: Expert & Author, Mike Osterling, Shares His Journey Into the Lean World

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We’ll tell you about a game that actually makes you smarter. We’ll find out why a North Carolina municipality is winning awards and, finally, we’ll tell you about one of the best “How To” books in the Lean world, “The Kaizen Event Planner” which provides all the guidance and tools you could possibly need to run a Rapid Improvement Event. Skip the decaf and join us at the Cafe for some full strength Lean java!

Lean Six Sigma News: Uncovering Debt And Award Finalists, Week Of July 25, 2016

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Here are our top picks for Lean Six Sigma success stories and news from around the web for the week of July 25, 2016. HCL Services Wins “Best Use of Lean Six Sigma: Field Services in IT” Award at World Quality Congress Conference HCL Infosystems Limited, one of India’s premier IT Services, was recently awarded for “Best Use of Lean Six Sigma: Field Services in IT” at the World Quality Congress Conference held in Mumbai. HCL… (Read More)

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