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Lean Six Sigma News: Leaner Cost Structures And Economic Recovery, Week Of June 22, 2015

Here are our top picks for Lean Six Sigma success stories and news from around the web for the week of June 22, 2015.

Lean Methods Trim Hospital’s Construction Costs

Akron (Ohio) Children’s Hospital has been “using Lean Six Sigma process-improvement methods to boost quality and reduce waste in its clinical and business operations since 2008.” When the hospital began planning a new facility to house their neonatal intensive-care unit, there was no question that Lean Six Sigma would be used in the construction process.

Benefits of the Lean Six Sigma Methodology & Culture

Jennifer Clark, Director of Operations at Spec-Rite Designs, shares how Lean Six Sigma works together and how embracing the methodology can lead to success in an organization. Lean Six Sigma programs are dynamic and need to be reviewed for opportunities to improve.

Avoid Chevron Until Clearer Prospects Emerge

Chevron Corporation is currently losing cash due to weak energy prices. In addition, Chevron is having trouble in the Gulf of Mexico and is looking to cut costs quick. In an effort to cut costs operationally, Chevron chose the Lean Six Sigma methodology and tools to ensure less downtime.

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