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Vilfredo Pareto: Grand-Daddy of Quality

By Elisabeth Swan   |   July 19, 2016  |   Featured, Success Stories, Using Lean Six Sigma
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On July 19th Mr. Pareto would have turned 168 – he wins the prize for the oldest contributor to the world of Quality! He’s not a classic quality guru but, like others, he wore many hats; engineer, sociologist, economist, political scientist and philosopher. Vilfredo studied economic trends and his biggest quality discovery is what’s known as the Pareto Principle. He could never have foreseen how his principle would become a staple of modern process improvement…. (Read More)

Lean Six Sigma News: Add Skills To Your Resume And Avoid Millions In Organization Costs, Week Of July 18, 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 18, 2016. Ventura County Public Works Agency Announces $7 Million In Cost Avoidance From Lean Six Sigma Program Over the past 6 years, the Ventura County Public Works Agency (VCPWA) has saved nearly $7 million in cost avoidance with Lean Six Sigma efficiency programs. Over 175 events have been conducted over the past 6… (Read More)

Kaoru Ishikawa: Grand-Daddy of Quality

By Elisabeth Swan   |   July 13, 2016  |   Featured, Success Stories, Using Lean Six Sigma
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July 13th would have marked Dr. Ishikawa’s 101st birthday and he is more like a Great Great Grand-Daddy of Quality! It’s no wonder that Dr. Ishikawa lived so long because he was clearly determined to do a lot in his lifetime. He wrote books, developed quality conferences, was an editor on boards of quality publications, a member of the Deming Prize committee and the winner of the Shewhart Medal – just to name a few… (Read More)

Lean Six Sigma News: Expanding New Hire Horizons and Working Hand In Hand, Week Of July 11, 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 11, 2016. Why Lean Thinking and Shop Problem-Solving Are Critical for Truck Equipment Distributors Lean takes on different meanings for different organizations and industries. The VP of Operations for Henderson Products is happy to explain Lean to his teams and he believes Lean thinking is critical for truck equipment distributors. Improving Care, Cutting Costs… (Read More)

How The City of San Antonio Increased Payments For Street Maintenance Using Lean Six Sigma

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Lean Six Sigma helps improve both the private and the public sector. In this real-world application of Lean Six Sigma, Jessica Shirley- Saenz, Project Control Manager for the City of San Antonio (TX) increases payments for street maintenance using the DMAIC methodology. Executive Summary Business Case In April 2014, the City received complaints from on-call task order Contractors regarding how long it takes to receive payment for completing work on street maintenance projects. Contractors alleged… (Read More)

Lean Six Sigma News: Real-World Challenges With Operational Guardians, Week Of July 4, 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 4, 2016. St. Lawrence County Health Initiative Team Up To Hasten Times For MRI Results The Clarkson University School of Business and the Health Initiative of St. Lawrence County have been working together over the past 3 years to improve hospital performance by “removing different types of inefficiencies and waste.” The goal was to… (Read More)

Lean Six Sigma News: Adding Jobs and Speeding Up Repair Times, Week of June 27, 2016

By Jurija Metovic   |   June 27, 2016  |   Featured, Success Stories, Using Lean Six Sigma
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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 June 27, 2016. Lean Leadership and the Topper Industrial Journey Topper Industrial has been a leader in the material handling equipment industry over 20 years. For many of those years, Topper thought they were Lean, but just when they thought all was in line and well, their real Lean journey began. Since then, the entire… (Read More)

How A Single Black Belt Project Jump Starts A Successful Lean Six Sigma Effort

By Jeff Owens   |   June 23, 2016  |   Featured, Success Stories, Using Lean Six Sigma
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Lean Six Sigma can solve problems in any company or industry. In this real-world application of Lean Six Sigma, Jeff Owens, a GoLeanSixSigma.com Black Belt and Quality Manager from Texas improves Bent/Scratched/Damaged (BSD) scrap reduction for building envelopes.  Jeff’s success with Lean Six Sigma jump started the organization’s Lean Six Sigma effort, helping them build momentum towards additional improvements. Tune in to our podcast where we interview Jeff and learn about his story in detail. Executive… (Read More)

Lean Six Sigma News: Platform for Pros and Performance, Week of June 20, 2016

By Jurija Metovic   |   June 20, 2016  |   Featured, Success Stories, Using Lean Six Sigma
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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 June 20, 2016. Scott AFB Engine Room: Platform for Continuous Process Improvement The Scott Air Force base is embracing Continuous Process Improvement throughout its use of an Engine Room. The Engine Room is centrally located for senior leaders to have weekly huddle meetings. The meetings are set to create strategies and solutions. The meeting functions… (Read More)

Philip Crosby: Grand-Daddy of Quality

By Elisabeth Swan   |   June 16, 2016  |   Featured, Success Stories, Using Lean Six Sigma
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This year would have marked Philip Crosby’s 90th birthday, truly a Great Grand-Daddy of Quality! He’s been referred to as the “Fun Uncle” of Quality and grouped with two other top gurus, Dr. Deming and Dr. Juran, in terms of his impact in the field. An engineer, a prolific author and the founder of an international consulting firm, he is known primarily for the concept of Zero Defects. Claims to Fame – What Did He… (Read More)

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