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Here are our top picks for Lean Six Sigma news from around the web for the week of May 19 to May 23, 2014.

APM Terminals Bahrain Employees Complete Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Training

Twenty-one employees from APM Terminals Bahrain underwent a two-week Lean Six Sigma Green Belt training in early May. APM Terminals Bahrain regularly conducts training programs both on and off site to improve the safety and performance at the Port. As part of May’s improvement initiatives, Green Belt trainees were armed with powerful tools for problem solving and mentoring high return projects.

ASQ Recognizes Companies for Creative and Innovative Solutions That Save Money, Improve Quality

United Arab Emirates’ Dubai Aluminium and Argentina’s Tgestiona were awarded gold-level status at ASQ’s International Team Excellence Awards for increasing quality and financial savings. Dubai Aluminium’s Stub Repair Reduction Team used Lean Six Sigma and DMAIC methodology to reduce repair costs. They were able to reduce product damage in half from 6% to 3% and save an average of $1.3 million USD per year.

This Does Not Compute: The Human Skills Robots Can’t Replace and how to develop them 

The workplace is changing and some predict changes as large as the industrial revolution are to come. Will robots serve as the future employee base? With Lean Six Sigma, human potential rises and problem solving increases. These traits benefit companies and skill up employees for the future.