Here are our top picks for Lean Six Sigma success stories and news from around the web for the week of December 12, 2016.
Due to a decline in demand, Pacific Surf School of San Diego, California was on the brink of closure until the began implementing Lean. Despite initial resistance, the school improved their operations by standardizing the class sessions (requirements, components, duration) and adjusted their attitudes which resulted in immediate increase in training capacity.
Leadership at the Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) are putting more focus into Lean Six Sigma application after approximately two years of transitioning to six Complex operation contracts and standing up the Combined Test Force. This continuous process improvement will help them to be more effective and efficient in using the resources given in order to conduct tests for their customers. Reducing waste leads to more productive time, which leads to a more efficient workforce, leading to better ROI, thus leading to AEDC’s ability to increase air on time and achieving the 2024 vision.