Here are our top picks for Lean Six Sigma news from around the web for the week of May 25, 2015.
According to a recent study published in the Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, the Lean Six Sigma approach can be implemented to improve quality of care and reduce costs in prosthetic hip replacement surgery. Researchers identified that with corrective actions, the effectiveness and efficiency of the care processes for prosthetic hip replacement surgery can improve. There was a 44 percent reduction in the average length of stay after implementation of Lean Six Sigma improvement actions.
Heico Cos. LLC used the Lean Six Sigma method to help identify and successfully remove waste in their production process. After great results, Heico encouraged their law firm, Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP to use Lean Six Sigma, too. Both Heico Cos LLC and their law firm made improvements in daily operations and increased efficiency ratings. “The efficiency not only has had no detrimental effect on the firm’s ability to protect Heico, but it actually may have boosted it.”