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Here are our top picks for Lean Six Sigma news from around the web for the week of June 23, 2014.

107 Customers Of Rural Program Have To Find Other Means Of Travel

GoBus in East Texas averages about 600 trips per day in 14 counties. As of June 15, GoBus no longer services in rural, Tyler area.  Approximately 40% of GoBus riders are elderly and are negatively affected by this change. For now, a city Lean Six Sigma project is underway to determine financial feasibility of an in-house transit system.

Racing With Machines

Schwing Stetter India is constantly innovating to stay competitive. Schwing Stetter is one of the few companies in India who regularly rolls out new products. To roll out new products successfully, the company must be advanced in customer service, organization, and creativity. Six Sigma methodology is one improvement method that Schwing Stetter adopted at their manufacturing plants. Adoption of this methodology has bagged SS multiple awards for their manufacturing processes.

Applying Lean Six Sigma To The Healthcare Revenue Cycle

There are more factors impacting the healthcare revenue cycle today than at any other time in history due to accelerated pace of change and consumerism.  Pressures in the economy and growing prevalence of high deductible insurance plans are lowering volumes. Austin Kirkland, contributing writer to, argues Lean Six Sigma basics can help focus healthcare groups and identify defects in the processes and products.