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Lean Six Sigma News: Consistently Eliminate Delays And Leverage Savings, Week Of March 30, 2015

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Here are our top picks for Lean Six Sigma news from around the web for the week of March 30, 2015. How To Get Kids Discharged From The Hospital Faster A recent study at Penn State University turned to Lean Six Sigma to show how the model can be used to shave hours off the time it takes to get children and other patients discharged from the hospital. Most hospitals have a fixed number of… (Read More)

Lean Six Sigma News: Impacting Operations And Improving Cash Flow, Week Of March 23, 2015

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Here are our top picks for Lean Six Sigma news from around the web for the week of March 23, 2015. Consider DMAIC Boston Scientific Heredia’s Amplatz Super Stiff Guidewires area team recently chose a DMAIC roadmap to improve efficiency, increase safety, and save money. The quality team worked towards a goal to save $100,000 per year.  According to Carl F. Berardinelli, DMAIC is an ideal tool because “it is a data-driven, customer-focused, structured problem-solving framework,… (Read More)

Lean Six Sigma News: Deliver Change And Be The Buzz, Week Of March 16, 2015

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Here are our top picks for Lean Six Sigma news from around the web for the week of March 16, 2015. How To Achieve Process Excellence Using Lean And Six Sigma Techniques Lean Six Sigma techniques are being adopted by many industries. To ensure rollouts of Lean and Six Sigma are successful, leaders must model and be open to learning themselves. Organizations that deliver change the best have strong values and are consistent in their… (Read More)

Lean Six Sigma News: Digging Deep To Improve Efficiency and Readiness, Week of March 9, 2015

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Here are our top picks for Lean Six Sigma news from around the web for the week of March 9, 2015. Drill Rig Firm Digs Deep To Nurture Intrapreneurial Talent Oil Country Engineering Services Ltd is a small drill rig design firm that has earned a reputation in the oil patch for doing things differently. Oil Country fosters its employees’ inner entrepreneur and believes it is central to its philosophy of innovation. A large part of… (Read More)

Case Study: Island County Improves Shoreline Exemption Permit Process

By Jurija Metovic   |   March 3, 2015  |   Success Stories, Using Lean Six Sigma
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Island County wanted to issue its shoreline exemption permits in half the time of what it was once taking: 90 days. The County participated in the Local Government Performance’s Center Lean Academy to find out how to improve and accomplish tasks faster. The new goal was to issue permits in 45 days or less. The improvement team went through an intense five-day review and found new ways to eliminate delays. New tools and processes included… (Read More)

Lean Six Sigma News: Paving A Path Towards Engagement And Maintaining Pledges, Week of March 2, 2015

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Here are our top picks for Lean Six Sigma news from around the web for the week of March 2, 2015. Lean Six Sigma Training Paves Path For Employee Engagement “Involvement of people at every level is an integral part of any organizational change,” said Samantha Kaplan, director of quality and continuous improvement at the Corporate College division of Cuyahoga Community College. The frontline employees, the ones who operate daily machines, maintain machines, and run the… (Read More)

How To Reduce Your Electricity Bill Using Lean Six Sigma

By Tracy O'Rourke   |   February 26, 2015  |   Featured, Success Stories, Using Lean Six Sigma
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Lean Six Sigma can help you improve anything from business processes to reducing your energy consumption at home. Want to save money on your energy bill or simply view a Lean Six Sigma project example? Check out this easy to follow example. View more examples of projects and ways Lean Six Sigma can help you improve at work and at home. Operational Definition(s): What To Know Before Getting Started Kilowatt Hour, kWh: Is a unit of energy equal… (Read More)

Case Study: Clark County Improves Single Family Housing Permit Processes

By Jurija Metovic   |   February 25, 2015  |   Success Stories, Using Lean Six Sigma
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Clark County participated in the Local Government Performance Center’s Lean Academy to help kickstart their permitting goal: cut the time it takes to issue a single family housing permit from 23 days to 11 days. On average, three out of four applications to build a new house in Clark County arrive incomplete. Since participating in the Lean Academy, a team now checks to determine if all the new permits are complete within a day after… (Read More)

Lean Six Sigma News: Influencing Non-Profits And Other Industries, Week Of February 23, 2015

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Here are our top picks for Lean Six Sigma success stories and news from around the web for the week of February 23, 2015. Non-Profits Get Lessons In Efficiency At Upcoming Series Event Earlier this month, the Door County Community Foundation in Wisconsin helped guide area non-profits towards better organizational efficiency at its free Non-Profit Education Series. Attendees worked through many Lean Six Sigma methods, including: Voice of the Customer, Process Mapping, SIPOC, Fish Bone Diagram,… (Read More)

Case Study: Kitsap County Streamlines & Redesigns Single Family Housing Permit Process

By Jurija Metovic   |   February 17, 2015  |   Success Stories, Using Lean Six Sigma
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Using the Lean philosophy, Kitsap County cut the time it took to approve a housing permit from 26 days to 8 days. Without reducing the staff or adding major resources, the Kitsap County team was able to eliminate more than 50 steps in their process. To eliminate these steps, the team clarified requirements, moved offices, and set repeat meeting times. King County used the 5 Whys and Visual Guides for Leader Standard Work to help… (Read More)

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