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Grand-Daddy Of Quality: Sakichi Toyoda

Grand-Daddy of Quality: Sakichi Toyoda

What do you know about Sakichi Toyoda? Did you know he was born on Valentine’s Day? That he started out in the textile business? That he came up with the 5 Whys root cause guessing game? Oh, and that he founded Toyota Industries Company!? This year would have marked Sakichi…

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Lean Six Sigma Is Everywhere

Lean Six Sigma Is Everywhere

Do you ever walk into a store and know at a glance where to find what you need? Do you notice that seemingly long lines can often move really quickly? Do you find yourself wondering why things don't go horribly wrong more often? Lean Six Sigma is at work! Mistake-proofing,…

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Monthly Free Yellow Belt Contest

Monthly Free Yellow Belt Contest

Every month, one awesome person will have a chance to win your Yellow Belt Certification ($199 value) for free! How? Enter each month’s contest by following the simple instructions on this post. Come back monthly to enter the contest or view who has won. Good luck, Go-Getters! February 2018 Contest…

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Wonder Women Of Quality: Karyn Ross

Wonder Women of Quality: Karyn Ross

They're delivering a one-two punch to defects. They're ridding the earth of process waste. They're on the front lines delivering customer service perfection. They're in leadership striving to make a difference in the world. They're kicking process improvement butt! Join us each month as we highlight another unsung hero of…

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UC San Diego Goes Palooza With Process Improvement

UC San Diego Goes Palooza With Process Improvement

On November 8th, UC San Diego recently conducted its first-ever Process Palooza, a day-long conference and competition focused on continuous improvement through Lean Six Sigma techniques. The goal of the event was to strengthen the community of Lean Six Sigma peers, at UC San Diego as well as encourage more…

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Grand-Daddy Of Quality: Shigeo Shingo

Grand-Daddy of Quality: Shigeo Shingo

What do you call it when a garage door stops closing before it hits your head? The Hokey Pokey? No, a Poke-yoke! Lucky for us, Dr. Shingo baked this mistake-proofing technique into the Toyota Production System and the rest is history. This year would have marked Shigeo Shingo’s 109th birthday,…

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