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Lean Six Sigma News: Putting An End To Sweatshops And Enhancing Business Processes, Week Of September 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 September 25, 2016. Supply Chain Improvements Enhance Business Process Amerisource Bergen is one of the best-in-class customer experience. They take pride in partner relationships and providing their customers with better ways to serve patients. To meet these end goals and make these impacts, Amerisource invests in customer-facing programs, enhances infrastructure and makes internal quality… (Read More)

Lean Manufacturing Puts An End To Sweatshops

Lean Manufacturing Puts An End To Sweatshops

Poor working conditions are inevitable across the globe. While we don’t wish it upon any community or individuals, it happens with traditional mass manufacturing. On the other hand, Lean manufacturing can have a positive impact. Research has shown that Lean manufacturing has improved compliance with labor standards in 11 developing countries. These findings suggest bigger pictures! Read more at Harvard Business Review.

Process Improvement Is Alive And Well In Government

By Tracy O'Rourke   |   September 27, 2016  |   Featured, Success Stories, Using Lean Six Sigma
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There aren’t enough stories about the good things happening in government. As a matter of fact, with the current presidential election circus, people may be left feeling that government has become a joke. Well, I’m here to share some first-hand news to challenge your assumptions about government. Good work is happening out there and process improvement is alive and well. There is hope! The Financial Business and Operations Division (FBOD) in King County, Washington recently… (Read More)

Lean Six Sigma Enhances Amerisource Bergen’s Business Processes

Lean Six Sigma Enhances Amerisource Bergens Business Processes

Amerisource Bergen is one of the best-in-class customer experience. They take pride in partner relationships and providing their customers with better ways to serve patients. To meet these end goals and make these impacts, Amerisource invests in customer-facing programs, enhances infrastructure and makes internal quality measures which often include the use of Lean Six Sigma mixed with their of hybridization of a formal quality program. Read more at Drug Store News.

James Womack: Grand-Daddy Of Quality

By Elisabeth Swan   |   September 23, 2016  |   Featured, Success Stories, Using Lean Six Sigma
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Like his colleague, John Shook, we don’t actually know when James Womack’s birthday is. He’s probably got better things to do than party with us, but we’d love to wish him happy birthday anyway because of his profound contributions to the problem-solving world. He is yet another Grand-Daddy of Quality! As the founder and Senior Advisor to the Lean Enterprise Institute, Mr. Womack helped start the modern day Lean movement. He is one of the… (Read More)

Lean Six Sigma News: For Non-Industrial Industries And Good Health, Week Of September 19, 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 September 19, 2016. In-house: Managing Like A Business The Royal Dutch Shell’s legal department is filled with thousand of professionals and much larger than many others. However, more professionals does not mean a shared vision, consistency or unbeatable skill sets. To generate more value and long-term business, in-house lawyers need to “do more with… (Read More)

Royal Dutch Shell Does More With Less Using Lean Six Sigma

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The Royal Dutch Shell’s legal department is filled with thousand of professionals and much larger than many others. However, more professionals does not mean a shared vision, consistency or unbeatable skill sets. To generate more value and long-term business, in-house lawyers need to “do more with less” and “deliver sustainable improvements over the long-term.” Adoption of Lean, Six Sigma and Kaizen can support set targets. Read more at The Law Society Gazette.

Lean Six Sigma For The Service Sector

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Compared to the past, Lean Six Sigma is now making way into hospitals, banks and municipalities very often. The industrial industry primarily utilized Lean Six Sigma methods to produce and deliver products. It’s going beyond product delivery and straight into customer satisfaction. Non-industrial organizations want to provide better than mediocre service! Read more at Modern Analyst.

Lean Six Sigma And Minitab Keeping Kids Healthy

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Be happy that “Lean Six Sigma is being adopted by more and more health care practitioners, including hospitals, clinics, and individual physicians, not to mention pharmaceutical and medical device makers.” To improve healthcare, we can reduce surgical wait time, see more patients quickly, reduce nurse overtime and avoid added expenses! Statistical software, like Minitab, can help do the analysis on the Six Sigma side. Read more at Minitab.

Project Presentation Webinar: King County Walks The Talk With Chris Franco

By Chris Franco   |   September 16, 2016  |   Resources, Success Stories, Using Lean Six Sigma, Webinars
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King County continues to pave the way for process improvement in the State of Washington. Watch this 30 minute project presentation webinar to learn how Chris Franco is helping to transform their Finance and Business Operations Division (FBOD). Watch Webinar View Slides Webinar Transcript Tracy: Hello and welcome to our first project presentation hosted by GoLeanSixSigma.com! My name is Tracy O’Rourke and I’m a Managing Partner and Executive Advisor at GoLeanSixSigma.com. We are very excited to have… (Read More)

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