Here are our top picks for Lean Six Sigma news from around the web for the week of November 3, 2014.
Data and analytics eliminate the need for guesswork when it comes to Lean strategizing. Data shows real results and information. When rolling out a successful Lean manufacturing strategy, the author of this article states that “manufacturing managers can make informed decisions” about which areas of manufacturing need immediate attention due to the accurate, accumulated date and information. It has been said that Lean is the single most important concept in the manufacturing industry.
Amadeus is the world’s leader in supplying IT solutions for the travel and tourism industry. With recent development in the online and mobile environments, Amadeus now insists that before any IT project starts, everything is in place – from staff availability, resources, and server space. This Lean approach means that there are less chances that the project will be encounter a “disconnect.” By first piloting Lean thinking into corporate culture, it can later provide a simple front-end interface that protects end-users from the complexity in the background.
Focused on saving time versus money, ten employees from across the Island Savings staff recently achieved Green Belt status in an effort to empower his and her inner problem solver. In addition to problem solving, the ten employees are now empowered to make changes quickly and streamline times for both employees and Island Savings members.