Here are our top picks for Lean Six Sigma news from around the web for the week of June 30, 2014.
Akron’s Children’s neurology department began a redesign project 2 years ago that involved all levels of providers, staff, and patient families. The improvement project used kaizen, which focuses on continuous improvement, and was held, in a warehouse to propose a true-to-size floor plan. There were ineffieincies in the floor’s original design and delays in daily operations. By creating a new layout using Lean processes, office sizes were reduced and additional patient rooms were added.
Verizon Communications shows solid growth in the previous quarter. Verizon is making consistent investments in its network and platforms to support its products and services. While Verizon grows and expands, they will also concentrate on process improvement by applying Lean Six Sigma principles. Verizon Communications shows the drive to grow!
Thirty high school students from South Carolina worked with University of South Carolina to study statistics and business. Through University of South Carolina Upstate Academic Outreach Camp, the students toured USC Upstate’s Healthcare Simulation Center and learned about manufacturing concepts. Concepts included Lean and Six Sigma which are concepts used by BMW. BMW co-sponsors University of South Carolina Upstate’s Academic Outreach Camp.