Here are our top picks for Lean Six Sigma success stories and news from around the web for the week of September 28, 2015.
At a recent Finance, Efficiency, Economy and Sustainability subcommittee meeting in Phoenix, Arizona, the first step was taken in an effort to make city government more efficient. Mario Paniagua, deputy city manager of Phoenix, hopes to create a Lean Team with Lean Six Sigma tools and resources. Creating a Lean Team will be costly at first but the process improvements to be made will generate a return on investment.
Earlier this month, Richland College was awarded with a $500,388 Skills Development Fund Grant from the Texas Workforce Commission. Part of the grant will be used to train Richland College employees with Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Training. The grant is enabling employees to leverage new skills from new training and grow manufacturing capabilities.
Ocwen Financial is expected to record a loss for 2015. If Ocwen posts a loss this year, it would be the second straight year the financial organization reports losing money. With the loses, Ocwen now plans to set up a cost-cutting plan to cut expenses by more than $150 million. Lean Six Sigma will be apart of the operation to drive process designs for lead generation, distribution, monitoring and consumer follow-up.