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Here are our top picks for Lean Six Sigma news from around the web for the week of June 23rd – 29th.

City to kick off new management initiative (6/26/13)
The City of Wisconsin Rapids has launched an initiative to train city employees in process improvement. Called “Rapid Improvement”, the initiative’s goal is increase efficiency, productivity, and savings and will utilize Lean Six Sigma methodology. Employees will be encouraged to examine processes in order to improve the quality of services for residents.

Lean principles yield huge improvement for Spanbild (6/28/13)
New Zealand business Spanbild, which designs and builds residential and commercial buildings, has seen impressive improvements in since the beginning of the year by employing lean manufacturing principles. Spanbild has decreased waste by 44%, improved efficiency by 17.8%, and increased the timber team’s productivity by 20%.