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Lean Six Sigma News: Cutting Time And Tall Weeds, Week Of June 1, 2015

Here are our top picks for Lean Six Sigma news from around the web for the week of June 1, 2015.

Springfield Significantly Cuts Time To Tackle Abandoned Lots

The city of Springfield has over 300 abandoned lots. About 60% of the abandoned lots have been forfeited entirely and are now the city’s responsibility. To keep up with the quality of life in the city, the mowing program and crew revamped its program which included Lean Six Sigma training. More than 35 employees participated in the training process throughout different city divisions!

Lean Six Sigma Principles: Applications Beyond Manufacturing

According to The Association of Talent Development, organizations on average spend $1,208 per employee on training and development. In this article, John Milburn overviews and reviews Lean Six Sigma. As companies consider how to invest their training dollars going forward, Milburn states that Lean Six Sigma programs may be one of the best investments they can make.

Applying Lean Six Sigma Methodology

Lean and Six Sigma work very well together. The two methods have similar goals, but they use different methods for identifying the root cause of waste and errors. Blogger Steve Hudgik notes that, “at times, Lean and Six Sigma may give conflicting answers,” but there are a number or positive results when using the methodology.

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