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Here are our top picks for Lean Six Sigma news from around the web for the week of April 20, 2015.

Xylem Upgraded To Hold On Innovations & Cost-Saving Plans

Xylem Inc. is a large global water technology provider. The company’s adjusted earnings in the last reported quarter witnessed a year-over-year improvement of 10.9%. This improvement was driven by efficient cost-reduction strategies, Lean Six Sigma projects, and strategic global outsourcing activities. Xylem has succeeded in lowering its expenses and remains committed to benefiting its shareholders.

Process Improvement Vital To Business Success

“Regardless of one’s industry, efficiency is a universal factor in success” states Bill Bailey, columnist for the Marietta Daily Journal. In this column by Bailey, the blend of two proven, systematic approaches used for problem solving and process improvement is discussed. Are you a good fit for Lean Six Sigma and why are these programs so important?

Lean But Not Mean

Did you know that research from Cameron School of Business has shown that about four of every 10 businesses have turned to Lean and Lean Six Sigma as they deal with today’s competitive landscape? This research comes from the Cameron School of Business and according to the research, about 75 percent of surveyed organizations say that Lean Six Sigma impacted both financial measures and product/service quality measures.

Jurija Metovic

Jurija is the Client Experience Manager at and provides extraordinary support to our clients to ensure their Lean Six Sigma process improvement journeys are easier and more streamlined every step of the way.