Here are our top picks for Lean Six Sigma success stories and news from around the web for the week of August 10, 2015.
Augusta Veteran Housing Project Progresses
Last December, “the Georgia Department of Community Affairs awarded Freedom’s Path $790,000 in federal tax credits to transform two vacant historic buildings at the uptown Augusta VA into 78 one-bedroom apartments where homeless veterans could find affordable housing and increased access to health care.” Although this project falls slightly behind, the listed completion date is Dec. 31, 2016. In early July, the Augusta VA started training staffers to become more efficient in addressing veteran homelessness through the use of Lean Six Sigma to improve performance by removing waste.
New Executive Director Of MSU Value Chain Institute Named
Earlier this month, Katherine A. Franz assumed the role of executive director of the Michigan State University Midland Research Institute for Value Chain Creation. The institute develops effective and sustainable solutions to improve all types of public and private value chains. With 25 years of experience, Katherine also brings her knowledge of Lean, Six Sigma, and standard operating systems to solve problems and transform the organization.
Building Energy Monitor Program Saves Money
“Everyone knows that saving energy is a good thing, but most people will only be motivated when you can demonstrate just how much energy is being wasted, and how much potential there is for improvement.” The Building Energy Monitor (BEM) Program at Fort Campbell is raising the energy awareness of all installation occupants to achieve high energy savings. The BEM program manager is also pursuing Lean Six Sigma training to improve the program by “learning new tools to measure progress, analyze causes of poor performance, improve the program based off of results from the analysis and control the program for long-run success.”