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Lean Six Sigma News: Improving The Economy And Earning Awards, Week Of October 12, 2015

Here are our top picks for Lean Six Sigma success stories and news from around the web for the week of October 12, 2015.

Army Organizations Earn Lean Six Sigma Awards

“Ten Army organizations that streamlined their business operations by eliminating redundancies and saving the service millions of dollars were recognized Sept. 23 for their excellence in Lean Six Sigma practices.” Framed certificates were presented to Army winners in a program known as LEAP for improving efficiencies in their lives and their family’s lives. This was the Army’s 7th year hosting the LEAP program.

How Many Experts Are Needed To Embark On A Lean Journey?

When your organization discusses starting a Lean initiative, do you also discuss how many people are needed for the initiative? The need is said to largely depend on the organization size and cost. This article raises questions to provide insights into a company and how to quantify the approach.

Dr. Ben Carson On The Economy

In a recent interview with Republican presidential candidate, Ben Carson, host Kai Ryssdal talks with Carson about his campaign, the economy, and how he would change the government if he were elected. When asked about improving the economy, Dr. Ben Carson suggests that programs like Lean Six Sigma can be used to turn things around in the economy. There are 4.1 million federal employees and an enormous amount of overlap and inefficiency. Carson even goes on to share that, “I don’t think anybody objects to paying taxes, if they thought that it was being used efficiently.”

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