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Does LEAN Stand for Less Employees Are Needed?

Does LEAN Stand For Less Employees Are Needed - GoLeanSixSigma.com

One of the biggest myths about Lean is that organizations use it to get rid of employees. This is not true! Here’s why… Lean is not about getting rid of people, it’s about getting rid of waste. People are an organization’s most valuable asset! Employees are not a waste, but often their time is spent on wasteful activities. Lean focuses on getting rid of those wasteful activities; those steps that not only waste time but… (Read More)

Webinar: Why Process Walks Are A MUST

Webinar: Why Process Walks Are A MUST - GoLeanSixSigma.com

Join us for this free 1-hour webinar, you will learn what Process Walks are and why Process Walks are a critical action before implementing improvements to any process. When Is It? Date: Thursday, June 23, 2016 Time: 11 am – 12 pm PDT What We’ll Cover (Agenda) What a Process Walk is Why Process Walks are a MUST How to do a Process Walk How to use Process Walk Templates Who Is The Presenter? Tracy O’Rourke, VP, Content Development… (Read More)

5 Reasons You Should Go to the Gemba + 6 Tips to Get You Started

By Bill Eureka   |   May 12, 2016  |   Application Tips, Featured, Using Lean Six Sigma
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“Gemba” is a Japanese word that translates into “the site” or “the place of work.” There is a related word, “Gembutsu” which means the “actual thing.” We “go to the Gemba” to find out what is really happening. That might be a nice piece of philosophy, but what does it have to do with improvement? As facilitators of improvement, we often have problems to solve, and need to quickly assess the facts of the situation… (Read More)

Just-In-Time Cafe Podcast, Episode 3: How Simple Changes Can Transform Entire Factories

Just-In-Time Cafe Podcast, Episode 3 - How Simple Changes Can Transform Entire Factories - GoLeanSixSigma.com

In this episode we’re joined by Bill Eureka who shares lessons learned from Eli Goldratt’s “The Goal” during his work at Herman Miller, the internationally renowned furniture designer and manufacturer. We’ll also share our experience with Trello, a free online organization tool. We’ll cover the ins and outs of Process Walks, the latest Lean Six Sigma news as well as answer your questions from our Q&A section at GoLeanSixSigma.com. Join us at the cafe and… (Read More)

Webinar: How to Harness the Power of 5S and Visual Management

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Watch our free 1-hour webinar, you’ll learn how to use powerful visual management tools to promote positive change in your organization. Webinar Recording: How To Harness The Power of 5S and Visual Management Webinar Slides: How To Harness The Power of 5S and Visual Management When Was It? Date: Thursday, May 19, 2016 Time: 10 am – 11 am PDT What We Covered (Agenda) What Visual Management is all about Why we need Visual Management How to conduct… (Read More)

What If IBM Used the Fishbone and 5 Whys To Fix Their Crashing Tape Drives?

By Elisabeth Swan   |   April 14, 2016  |   Application Tips, Featured, Using Lean Six Sigma
What If IBM Used the Fishbone and 5 Whys To Fix Their Crashing Tape Drives? - GoLeanSixSigma.com

In the early 1980s there was a countrywide failure of computer tape drives. The tape drives were all made by IBM, they were crashing in large and small businesses alike and no one knew why. This was a big problem for business and definitely a big problem for IBM. We’ll take a stab at this problem with the advantage of “20-20 Hindsight” by reconstructing the historic mystery using two classic Lean Six Sigma Tools: The… (Read More)

UPDATED: 50 Things You Should Know Before Getting Your Green Belt

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Are you deciding whether or not to get your Lean Six Sigma Green Belt? How about which training and certification provider to select? Here’s a list of important things you should know before making the investment in time, money and your future. GoLeanSixSigma.com’s Green Belt Training enables you to begin applying Lean Six Sigma even before you complete it and become Certified. You don’t need a Green Belt project to apply Green Belt tools and… (Read More)

Just-In-Time Cafe Podcast, Episode 2: Empowering Students & Education With Lean Six Sigma

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Join us at the Just-In-Time Cafe (our monthly podcast) for a cup of coffee with Marc Myers, Program Director for Process Improvement at San Diego State University. We’ll also share a very useful app to making scanning documents more Lean, a book that will help you “Talk Like Ted,” the latest Lean Six Sigma news as well as answer your questions from our Q&A section at GoLeanSixSigma.com. We can’t wait for you to tune in!… (Read More)

10 Types Of Troublesome Team Members

10 Types Of Troublesome Team Members - GoLeanSixSigma.com

  Have a suggestion of your own? Please share it with us in the comments below and it may be added to our infographic above! We need the support of others to make Lean Six Sigma process improvement (or any change) possible. But sometimes, we encounter challenges in getting team members or stakeholders to support our efforts. Here are 10 Types of Troublesome Team Members. Stay tuned for help on how to manage change with each type… (Read More)

4 Tips To Increase The Effectiveness Of Your Next Cause & Effect Diagram

By Craig Tickel   |   March 17, 2016  |   Application Tips, Featured, Using Lean Six Sigma
How To Increase The Effectiveness Of Your Next Cause & Effect Diagram - GoLeanSixSigma.com

The Cause & Effect Diagram is a popular tool and it appears in most continuous improvement projects. But in reviewing the project examples and publications, I am amazed at how many different ways this tool is utilized. No one can say there is only one correct way to use any tool, although certainly some approaches are more useful than others. For me, the test of any tools usage is “does it provide the user with… (Read More)

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