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Here are our top picks for Lean Six Sigma news from around the web for the week of June 16, 2014.

Board President Michael Bonds on MPS in Transition

The struggling Milwaukee Pubic Schools (MPS) are currently in transition. Current leader, Gregory Thornton, is leaving June 30th after a very trying time in the Public Schools System.  Although the search is on for a new superintendent who can handle the demands of the struggling city, Thornton leaves behind tremendous changes that improved MPS. The improvements involving Lean Six Sigma make for a smoother transition for the next chosen superintendent.

Free Parking in Downtown Lindsay Will Help Determine Future Needs

City staff of Lindsay, Ontario is giving free parking in downtown to survey and determine parking needs June 16 to July 13, 2014. Parking will be free for two hours at all metered parking and is aimed to consolidate and improve the management of the City’s public parking lots. This is a process improvement project part of a Lean Six Sigma performance management initiative.

A Partnership Approach Reaps Rewards

Bouygues Energies & Services and King’s College London have been in a relationship for over 12 years. Their successful partnership brought one of the first PFI in the UK and after 12 years they have launched an efficacy review to see how they can be more efficient and effective. Assessment and maintenance of their partnership include many Lean Six Sigma tools such as Failure Mode and Effect Analysis.