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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

Webinar - How to Harness the Power of 5S and Visual Management - GoLeanSixSigma.com

During this free 1-hour webinar, you will learn how to use powerful visual management tools to promote positive change in your organization. When Is It? Date: Thursday, May 19, 2016 Time: 10 am – 11 am PST What We’ll Cover (Agenda) Learn what 5S and Visual Management are all about Identify why we need 5S & Visual Management Conduct a 5S Review great examples of Visual Management Who Is The Presenter? Elisabeth Swan, VP, Content Development at GoLeanSixSigma.com… (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)

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 of… (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)

Webinar: How Leaders Can Support Lean Using Leader Standard Work

Webinar - How Leaders Can Support Lean Using Leader Standard Work - GoLeanSixSigma.com

During this free 1-hour webinar you’ll learn how leaders can support Lean to help ensure process improvement efforts are successful. Webinar Recording: How Leaders Can Support Lean Using Leader Standard Work Webinar Slides: How Leaders Can Support Lean Using Leader Standard Work When Was It? Date: Thursday, April 21, 2016 Time: 11 am – 12 pm PST What We Covered (Agenda) What Leader Standard Work is Why everyone benefits from using Leader Standard Work How key components of Leader Standard Work function (including Huddles, Leader Process Walks & Visual… (Read More)

Why Blame Stalls Improvement & 5 Ways Leaders Can Create a Blame-Free Environment

By Tracy O'Rourke   |   March 10, 2016  |   Application Tips, Featured, Using Lean Six Sigma
Why Blame Stalls Improvement & 5 Ways Leaders Can Create a Blame-Free Environment - GoLeanSixSigma.com

Most organizations begin their Lean Six Sigma journey with training. This can be a great place to start if the culture is ready for it. However, it doesn’t make sense to start training employees on these highly effective concepts and tools, if a high level of blame exists within the organization. It won’t matter that employees are trained and armed with the best process improvement tools if the culture prevents employees from using them. In… (Read More)

Webinar: How To Manage Change With Negative Nancy

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Watch this free 1-hour webinar and you’ll learn why people resist change and how you can improve your influence skills. We’ll help you ensure your next process improvement efforts are successful! Webinar Recording: How To Manage Change With Negative Nancy Webinar Slides: How To Manage Change With Negative Nancy Best Practices For Managing Negative Nancy Be clear when letting her know the higher purpose of what you’re trying to do – answer the question “for the sake of what?”… (Read More)

Just-In-Time Cafe Podcast, Episode 1: The Battle of the Fixes

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Welcome To The Just-In-Time Cafe Podcast! Our entire team at GoLeanSixSigma.com is thrilled to announce our new podcast: The Just-In-Time Cafe! Join our hosts and experts, Tracy O’Rourke and Elisabeth Swan, as they chat with you and share the latest Lean Six Sigma news, application tips, how-tos, interviews with thought leaders and success stories from professionals like you! Enjoy your coffee!   In This Episode In “Battle of the Fixes” we’ll share how each methodology… (Read More)

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