Here are our top picks for Lean Six Sigma news from around the web for the week of May 4, 2015.
Enrollment at Rock Valley has declined for five consecutive years. The student headcount last fall was 7,737 — more than 12 percent below the 8,849 students enrolled in fall 2011. The college recently took on Six Sigma to understand the gaps and trouble spots in its enrollment procedures. The results are allowing for the college to streamline and reformat its enrollment steps so that applicants can receive tailored support to overcome whatever obstacles they face.
According to nurse Marilyn Sherrill, of the more than $2 trillion spent annually in the U.S. healthcare system, studies have shown that as much as half is wasteful spending. To assist in clinical operations, Sherrill suggests incorporating Lean methodologies to help identify and eliminate wasteful, non-value-added steps in a work process and improve overall operations.