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When calculating “Takt Time,” do you take into account the number of operators?

Hi there, Great question! Takt time represents what we’ll call the “drumbeat” of the process. It’s the rate at which the products or services must exit the process in order to meet the customer demand. This is a key concept when using a Value Stream Map to prioritize where to focus improvement efforts. If the…
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Would becoming Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certified help with my goal to gain competency in process development and hone my numerical abilities?

I am an aspiring business analytics professional and would like to gain knowledge on the statistical concepts covered in Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification. I aim to be certified on Six Sigma concepts and gain competency in process development along with honing my numerical abilities. Is this approach correct? Hi there, This is a…
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Lean Goes To The Oscars - GoLeanSixSigma.com

Lean Goes to the Oscars

Process Improvement Gets the Red Carpet Treatment The 87th Oscars will be broadcast this coming Sunday, February 22, 2015. In Anthony Brezinican’s article in this weeks’ Entertainment Weekly, he covers Oscar producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron and their efforts to engineer a great show. This year marks their third effort and,…

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Is it possible to use Lean Six Sigma in an assembly line?

Yes! Henry Ford’s automated assembly lines are some of the earliest forms of Lean. Taiichi Ohno, the head engineer of Toyota, came over to study them before developing the famous Toyota Production System, another landmark in the development of Lean thinking. I’ll list a few of Lean Six Sigma techniques that are particularly applicable to…
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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 lines. Some go back centuries,…
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How can I improve my career once I attain my Green Belt Certification?

How can I improve my career once I attain my Green Belt Certification? I work in the QA department of a manufacturing industry? You’re in a great position to benefit from Green Belt Certification. Taking the course will help you to teach others about “symptoms” vs “root cause.” Often QA is focused on quality measures…
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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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10 Popular Lean Six Sigma Templates - GoLeanSixSigma.com

10 Popular Lean Six Sigma Templates

Here are 10 of the most popular Lean Six Sigma Templates which you, our learners, and our team of Master Black Belts also find the most valuable. You can download all of these useful templates on each of their respective pages below. We hope you find them as useful as…

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