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Elisabeth Swan

Elisabeth is a Managing Partner & Executive Advisor at GoLeanSixSigma.com. For over 25 years, she's helped leading organizations like Amazon, Charles Schwab and Starwood Hotels & Resorts build problem-solving muscles with Lean Six Sigma to achieve their goals.

Tracy O'Rourke

Tracy is a Managing Partner & Executive Advisor at GoLeanSixSigma.com. She is also a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Instructor at UC San Diego and teaches in San Diego State University’s Lean Enterprise Program. For almost 20 years, she has helped leading organizations like Washington State, Charles Schwab and GE build problem-solving muscles.
Podcast: Just-In-Time Cafe, Episode 31 – How To Balance Your Crap-to-Fun Ratio With A Personal Kanban, Featuring Shingo-Prize-Winning Author Jim Benson - GoLeanSixSigma.com

Podcast: Just-In-Time Cafe, Episode 31 – How to Balance Your Crap-to-Fun Ratio With a Personal Kanban, Featuring Shingo-Prize-Winning Author Jim Benson

This episode is jam-packed with goodies! For Today's Special, Tracy interviews Jim Benson, the coauthor of Personal Kanban. For the Appetizer we'll review a free time tracking app called Toggl. For Lean Six Sigma In The News, we'll find out how the Army uses Lean Six Sigma to stay "mission…

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Lean Six Sigma Q&A - GoLeanSixSigma.com

After receiving raw material from our vendor, it stays in inventory for around 1 day before any processing starts on this raw material. Is this inventory of raw material a part of non-value added time?

Great Question! Unless the raw material demands the waiting before it can be used, the answer is no. But based on your brief description, YES! It’s waste. Any step that doesn’t add value and the product is just waiting is waste. Usually it sits there because it’s waiting to be…

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Webinar: Introduction to PDCA

Stick with the problem a little bit. Understand the problem. Understand the process. Find root cause first.PDCA, which stands for Plan, Do, Check, Act/Adjust, has provided a structure for process improvement for decades. Originally created by Dr. W. Edwards Deming, PDCA is an easy-to-follow method that works in any industry…

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Webinar: Introduction To DMAIC - GoLeanSixSigma.com

Webinar: Introduction to DMAIC

DMAIC, which stands for Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control, has provided a structure for process improvement for almost four decades. It's an easy-to-follow five-step method that works in any industry and on any process. Tune in to this 1-hour Introductory webinar to get a primer on this how this…

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