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What 8 Wastes could be in a university?

Universities, like any organizations, can have waste. Listed below are some questions to help uncover waste: For example: Let’s take the waste of waiting and apply it to university processes. Where are students waiting? Is the waiting excessive? And, what might the root causes be? How long are students waiting to find out if they…
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Do you have any specific examples on the application of Lean Six Sigma to the HR function?

The advantage of Lean Six Sigma is its application to all industries and processes. HR functions are no exception. We have seen it applied to processes as broad as reducing the overall hiring cycle time at a Fortune 100 company to something tighter in scope like ensuring new employees arrive at orientation with the proper…
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How can I improve my career once I attain my Green Belt Certification?

How can I improve my career once I attain my Green Belt Certification? I work in the QA department of a manufacturing industry? You’re in a great position to benefit from Green Belt Certification. Taking the course will help you to teach others about “symptoms” vs “root cause.” Often QA is focused on quality measures…
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How can I apply the Lean Six Sigma methodologies in order to reduce costs, defects and variations while increasing efficiencies to meet customer requirements?

I work in the logistics and warehousing sector. How can I apply the Lean Six Sigma methodologies in order to reduce costs, defects and variations while increasing efficiencies to meet customer requirements? In any industry, the important thing to do is to start with searching for waste. First understand the The 8 Wastes and then start looking…
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What types of waste exist in the banking sector, specifically in fulfillment and service departments?

Banking, like other service industries, has many customer touch points so wastes truly impact effectiveness as much as they impact efficiency. As a simple example, when customers are attempting to open accounts the actual work that goes into making that happen amounts to minutes, but customers often experience days of delay “waiting for checks to…
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In the Define Phase, how do I conduct the first meeting with my team and what are the steps?

Your first meeting can be either in person, or conducted using a teleconference application such as Google Hangouts, WebEx, GoToMeeting, etc. Don’t let distance get in the way. The other critical step before your team meeting is to make sure the project has a Champion or Sponsor who is 100% behind the project. As we…
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Can Lean Six Sigma be used in marketing?

DMAIC and Lean can be applied to ANY industry, department or function, and does not need to be customized to be able to make an impact. The models themselves have not been “adjusted,” however there are many Lean and Six Sigma can be used to improve Sales & Marketing. Some example projects include: Creating standard…
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How can I apply Lean Six Sigma in the accounting department of a construction company?

There are so many ways to apply Lean Six Sigma here. First, what processes are painful for customers, and/or employees? What processes have long cycle times or high defect rates? These are good opportunities to apply Lean Six Sigma tools. We have had many projects from a financial or accounting background. Reducing lead time on Accounts Payable.…
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How can I apply Lean Six Sigma at a hotel?

The Hospitality industry has made great strides in the past decade with Lean Six Sigma. Some of the best projects have centered around reducing workplace injuries by focusing on cleaning and maintenance processes. Another big win that came out of Lean Six Sigma is the “Green Program.” The Green Program is when hotels let guests…
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How do I identify new work groups (departments) who want to implement Lean levers in their process?

There are two main ways to identify groups or departments who want to implement Lean.  In keeping with the Lean philosophy, let’s call them “Push” and “Pull”! Push:  Often, an organization or division will decide to proceed with Lean due to some “burning platform” of need to change, potentially as senior leaders look to improve…
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