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What’s so great about Lean?

Lean is a process improvement model that has been around in some form for a long, long time. Some tie it’s start to the development of Toyota’s Production System that led to Toyota’s meteoric rise in the automotive word. Others say that Henry Ford started Lean with his automated assembly…

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Wine & Waste: A Primer On Value - GoLeanSixSigma.com

Wine & Waste: A Primer on Value

Wine and Waste: Two terms that are not typically “paired” in our house. Wine is rarely wasted in the consumption process (unless you consider unneeded calories, but let’s not go there). However, what about during the buying and tasting process? There must be some waste there. Or, so I assumed…

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8 Wastes Check Sheet

What are the 8 Wastes? Waste is any step or action in a process that is not required to complete a process (called “Non Value-Adding”) successfully. When Waste is removed, only the steps that are required (called “Value-Adding”) to deliver a satisfactory product or service to the customer remain in the…

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What 8 Wastes could be in a university?

Universities, like any organizations, can have waste. Listed below are some questions to help uncover waste: For example: Let’s take the waste of waiting and apply it to university processes. Where are students waiting? Is the waiting excessive? And, what might the root causes be? How long are students waiting to find out if they…
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What types of waste exist in the banking sector, specifically in fulfillment and service departments?

Banking, like other service industries, has many customer touch points so wastes truly impact effectiveness as much as they impact efficiency. As a simple example, when customers are attempting to open accounts the actual work that goes into making that happen amounts to minutes, but customers often experience days of delay “waiting for checks to…
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