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Find Data “Gold” With Process Mining

When thinking about mining, most people think about gold. Miners dig and dig to reach that rich vein or strain through endless pans of water to collect those glistening flecks. The idea is to keep mining until you literally hit pay dirt. That same analogy applies to "Process Mining," searching…

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Lean Six Sigma Q&A - GoLeanSixSigma.com

Can you clarify what the difference is between an organizational high-level process map vs. SIPOC?

A high level process map is typically 5-10 boxes, and describes the process as you might for a CEO. A traditional SIPOC can be thought of as a “one box” process map in which we identify was goes into and comes out of the process, along with the providers (suppliers), and recipients (customers). GoLeanSixSigma.com extends…
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Today’s Top 7 (or 8…) Quality Tools - GoLeanSixSigma.com

Today’s Top 7 (or 8…) Quality Tools

Traditionally, everyone in the process improvement world references the Seven Basic Quality Tools which were promoted by Dr. Kaoru Ishikawa back in the 1950s. Dr. Ishikawa was influenced by Dr. Deming, another quality great, and these are still a very good set of quality tools. But times have changed and…

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What are the best Six Sigma Methodologies to use in mortgage banking and where can I find the tools to help me perform them?

The nice thing about process improvement tools, is that many concepts and tools can apply to any industry, whether it is manufacturing or transactional-service related. As a matter of fact, there are many financial service companies that have applied Six Sigma in their mortgage processes, such as Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Union Bank, and…
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Process Map (aka Flow Chart)

A Process Map is a step-by-step diagram that shows the activities needed to complete a process. Creating a Process Map is one of the first steps in a Lean Six Sigma process improvement project. For a better understanding of the Process Map and an overview of Lean Six Sigma, check out…

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