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10 Guidelines for Great Goal Statements

When you can measure what you are speaking about, and express it in numbers, you know something about it; but when you cannot express it in numbers, your knowledge is of a meager and unsatisfactory kind. —Lord Kelvin (1824-1907) Lord Kelvin was credited with many scientific discoveries, and the metric…

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5 Project Time Traps And How To Avoid Them - GoLeanSixSigma.com

5 Project Time Traps and How to Avoid Them

How long should a Lean Six Sigma project take? There’s no exact answer, but you don’t want them to drag on. If a project is old enough to have a birthday, then everybody involved is running out of steam! It’s natural for your first project to take longer than it…

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Build A Better Storyboard By Connecting The Dots - GoLeanSixSigma.com

Build a Better Storyboard by Connecting the Dots

Lean Six Sigma solves problems by applying tools through a specific process—DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control). This process is not simply a way of organizing the work, but a way to connect the use of the tools to achieve successful results. I call this “connecting the dots” and…

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Project Storyboard: Reducing Cycle Time for Natural Disaster Response by 50%

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) came under considerable criticism after hurricane Katrina for its slow response. GoLeanSixSigma.com Green Belt Charles White really dug into FEMA's processes and identified opportunities to make significant improvement with some common sense changes to material handling and loading. At the time of publication FEMA has been…

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Project Storyboard: Increasing First Run Parts From 60% to 90% With Lean Six Sigma

GoLeanSixSigma.com Green Belt James Fuhrman’s Project Storyboard involved increasing first run parts from 60% to 90% within two months. This project achieved 87% within the aggressive schedule while dramatically reducing manufacturing lead time. Improvement in first run parts yield increased throughput, while process simplification reduced manufacturing lead time, which allowed…

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