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Elisabeth Swan

Elisabeth is a Master Black Belt at GoLeanSixSigma.com, the co-author of The Problem-Solver’s Toolkit and co-host of the Just-in-Time Cafe. For over 30 years, she's helped leading organizations like Amazon, Charles Schwab and Marriott International, Inc. build problem-solving muscles with Lean Six Sigma to achieve their goals.
Webinar: Learning To Lead, Leading To Learn - GoLeanSixSigma.com

Webinar: Learning to Lead, Leading to Learn

 Come spend time with author Katie Anderson and Toyota Leader Isao Yoshino as we discuss Katie’s new book, Learning to Lead, Leading to Learn. Katie and Isao tell us about their working relationship and how their conversations deepened Isao’s appreciation of his leadership journey. We delve into the contrasting…

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Webinar: Remote Learning – How to Brainstorm Lean Six Sigma Improvement Ideas

  [Go-Getter Membership Exclusive Webinar] Group Brainstorming has been debunked by countless studies, but including others in problem solving is essential. How do we address this paradox? The science supports a completely different, and much better approach to coming up…

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Project Example: Lean Six Sigma Project Increases Production By 58% And Lowers Energy Costs By $263K For British Aerospace Supplier - GoLeanSixSigma.com

Project Example: Lean Six Sigma Project Increases Production by 58% and Lowers Energy Costs by $263K for British Aerospace Supplier

Project Summary The Challenge: Production was unable to keep up with customer demand The Discovery: Lots of waste and a lack of standardization The Improvements: Reduced wasted transportation, created parallel processes and standardized the processes The Results: 58% increase in production capacity and a $263K reduction in annual energy cost…

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Grand Daddy Of Quality - Vilfredo Pareto - GoLeanSixSigma.com

Grand-Daddy of Quality: Vilfredo Pareto

What’s the secret Quality connection between Italy and Japan? The Pareto Chart! Signore Pareto provided his 80/20 rule and Dr. Ishikawa created the Pareto Chart and included it in his 7 Basic Quality Tools. Voila! (that’s French) An international pairing was born to help pave the problem solving path. Vilfredo…

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Grand Daddy Of Quality - Kaoru Ishikawa - GoLeanSixSigma.com

Grand-Daddy of Quality: Kaoru Ishikawa

Fishbone + Ishikawa = Fishikawa! We know him best for this essential root cause tool, but did you know Dr. Ishikawa developed the first Kaizens, aka Rapid Improvement Events? And where would we be without his 7 Basic Quality Tools? Check out this Fishbone Webinar created in his honor and…

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Green Belts: Group Brainstorming Is A Waste Of Time - GoLeanSixSigma.com

Green Belts: Group Brainstorming Is a Waste of Time

We tell Green Belts to use group brainstorming to come up with solutions, but the research says it doesn’t work—the data proves they would come up with better ideas without it.  That’s baffling since brainstorming promotes creativity, taps the wisdom of groups and it has a cool icon—the light bulb.…

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Grand Daddy Of Quality - Philip Crosby - GoLeanSixSigma.com

Grand-Daddy of Quality: Philip Crosby

Who said “Quality is free, but it’s not a gift"? Who was the first non-doctor to create a vaccine? Who maintained that zero defects was the job of management as much as the front line? Philip Crosby! He said it was less expensive to do it right the first time…

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