Here are our top picks for Lean Six Sigma news from around the web for the week of May 18, 2015.
Fifteen years ago, Marti Beltz, a healthcare instructor with the American Society for Quality in Milwaukee, started applying Lean Six Sigma to healthcare. Back then, Beltz said there were no books or conferences. Now, applying manufacturing quality improvements to the healthcare environment requires a learning curve but healthcare leaders are embracing it with the abundance of resources.
Magline is a leading manufacturer of route distribution solutions, lightweight aluminum hand trucks. Magline recently provided an article to their Delivering Excellence Newsletter summarizing the importance of having a competitive edge and “touching the materials handling aspect of business.” To maintain a competitive edge and keep satisfied customers, Magline uses Lean Six Sigma.
In Ontario, Canada, signs of positive economic development are new construction and business collaborations. Mike Manikowski, the county’s economic developer said, “We’re putting money from economic development into workforce development, and it’s really paying off.” The economic development office has also requested funding for Lean Six Sigma training.