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Lean Six Sigma Is Everywhere

Lean Six Sigma Is Everywhere

Do you ever walk into a store and know at a glance where to find what you need? Do you notice that seemingly long lines can often move really quickly? Do you find yourself wondering why things don't go horribly wrong more often? Lean Six Sigma is at work! Mistake-proofing,…

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How To Lose Weight Using Lean Six Sigma

How to Lose Weight Using Lean Six Sigma

It’s that time again! The new year is here, and most people experience what I would call "holiday eating remorse". Two months of big holiday eating have de-railed most American diets. Shortly after ringing in the New Year, many of us are painfully aware that we need to get back…

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Grand-Daddy Of Quality: Shigeo Shingo

Grand-Daddy of Quality: Shigeo Shingo

What do you call it when a garage door stops closing before it hits your head? The Hokey Pokey? No, a Poke-yoke! Lucky for us, Dr. Shingo baked this mistake-proofing technique into the Toyota Production System and the rest is history. This year would have marked Shigeo Shingo’s 109th birthday,…

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Grand-Daddy Of Quality: Mikel Harry

Grand-Daddy of Quality: Mikel Harry

If Bill Smith was the father of Six Sigma, Mikel Harry, in his words, was the godfather. We lost Dr. Harry earlier this year but this month would have marked his 66th birthday. Dr. Harry worked with pioneer Bill Smith at Motorola to refine the Six Sigma method and spread…

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