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In the realm of process improvement, the journey is as pivotal as the destination. We’ve all encountered process improvement efforts that seem more like trials by fire rather than pathways to efficiency. These experiences frustrate teams, diminish our morale, and, in the worst cases, erode our bottom lines. Drawing from a wellspring of experience aiding over 450,000 people in every

Think of a function that isn’t reaching expectations. Maybe your sales department is fumbling deals by taking too long to send a quote. Perhaps customers are waiting too long for meals at your restaurant. Maybe you’re seeing too many injuries or stress leaves in your manufacturing plant. For any of these instances, 5S can help. The principles are based on

A key aspect of Lean Six Sigma’s effectiveness lies in its autonomy, operating separately but collaboratively with the internal business functions, particularly a Business Transformation Office. Let's unravel the reasons why a separate Lean Six Sigma program benefits both the BTO and the entire organization.

The martial art of Karate is a lifelong process. One that guides practitioners to overcome challenges, achieve goals, continually improve, and to do so with humility and courtesy within a supportive environment. Sound familiar? It should, because these are some of the same ambitions of the Lean Six Sigma process. With simple terminology and belt colors, you can understand each has certifications to improve process in government organizations. Create great leaders, critical thinkers and a more productive goverment process by providing government employees with these trainings.

So you’ve completed your Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Training & Certification and you’re excited about process improvement. But, you have some questions. Big questions, like: How do I get started on my first project? Once started, what do I do to keep my project on track? Who needs to be involved in my project? What if I don’t have

All Lean Six Sigma problem-solving projects follow the DMAIC framework, but with different levels of rigor. There are three different types of DMAIC projects: Yellow Belt Green Belt Black Belt Yellow Belt Projects Yellow Belt projects are solved by gathering clues through direct observation. Some of those clues are directly actionable, while others are traced to their root causes. Sometimes more rigor is

Inside and outside of the public sector, the pressure is growing for lean process improvement and increased quality. The idea has been around for decades. Everybody gets it. Who doesn’t want Government and Education serving us better than last year?  We’re trying! But how do we effectively pursue Continuous Improvement (CI) in the public sector? With the best of intentions

There are countless reasons why somebody would want to deploy Lean Six Sigma, from the process improvements that are at the core of any Lean Six Sigma project, to the measurable, quantifiable financial gains that come from optimizing an entire team’s processes. Suffice to say, having such a tried-and-tested, globally-renowned method for removing inefficiencies is sure to grab the interest

What Exactly is Baseline Data? In the Lean Six Sigma world, baseline data is a measure of how a process is performing (were you thinking “baseball?”). The “base” refers to the start of the improvement effort and the “line” refers to the level of capability. What does baseline data look like? Below are some typical process baselines: 15% of applications

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