Here are our top picks for Lean Six Sigma success stories and news from around the web for the week of June 15, 2015.
At the Naval Hospital Oak Harbor, Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Keith Cole helped reduce repetitive processes in the optometry department. On average, it took 6 hours for the department to process 150-200 pairs of eyeglasses. With Cole’s motivation after a weeklong Lean Six Sigma course, it now takes 13 seconds to process a single pair of sunglasses instead of 106 seconds.
The City Manager of El Paso, Texas has now restructured his staff and eliminated six unfilled positions with the guidance of Lean Six Sigma. The City will save $525,000 annually with the removal of the positions under manager, Tommy Gonzalez. Since Tommy has become manager, there has been an elimination of 84 vacant positions.
The field of Robotic Process Automation (RPA) has advanced over the past few years and improves process quality, using concepts like Six Sigma. With existing software systems in the world, virtual assistance and elimination of human error are possible with limitations. At Genpact, they have found that robotics automation can be the inflection point that leads to the automation of other parts of the robotic processes.