There are seven things that process improvement can learn from soccer.
Benchmarking is not optional if you wish to become best in class.
Are you paying attention to your iSixSigma User Profile rankings? Get your ranking higher like two community members have in the past month. We offer our thanks and congratulations to them for being a part of the iSixSigma community! Pranali…
I suggested that we try a concept tree. This was not a tool that I had ever introduced in a meeting; frankly, it was something that I did not think my audience would buy.
As announced in the Democrat & Chronicle today, Xerox is cutting its formal Lean Six Sigma program ("Xerox cutting back on Lean Six Sigma program, jobs").
There are many reasons why you should be submitting articles to be published on iSixSigma.com: You receive the notoriety of being published on the premier worldwide Lean Six Sigma website You share their professional experience and expertise You earn 100 iSixSigma reputation…
Have you been paying attention to your iSixSigma User Profile rankings? We've had a couple of community members jump levels in the past month.
Have you been paying attention to your iSixSigma User Profile rankings? We've had a couple of community members jump levels in the past few months.
The “expert” I want to talk about today is the "instant" consultant; those people and firms that self-proclaim themselves to be continuous improvement experts through publication, education or association.
At first glance, email communication may seem more efficient and faster than the old fashioned in-person discussion or telephone calls. This is probably true until the email distribution goes out of control and becomes an email-popcorn-tsunami!
Even a team comprised of our most well-intentioned, collaborative, GRPI- and MBTI-embracing folks can still get bogged down with prioritization problems. Thats where the Business Science Method of Assessing Priority (BS MAP) comes in.
I have been a Lean and Six Sigma Black Belt for two and a half years and have come to a heartbreaking realization: Ill never be good at everything.
As a Lean and Six Sigma facilitator for a large payer and provider organization, I have made every mistake here and struggled with my personal impotency in changing the culture. But like you, I dont give up easily. Here are a few rules I have made for myself that have proved useful to me.
There is a common misconception related to an effective implementation of the SMED methodology: focusing on an operator's individual area rather than considering the cell as a whole.
It is time for iSixSigmas 11th annual Global Six Sigma Salary Survey! Every year iSixSigma analyzes information in its Job Shop database to produce a Six Sigma-specific salary report.
I often think about the losses corporations and government entities take on with initiatives that result in decorative shelfware (the unused products that sit on a buyers shelf). There must be millions of great ideas and intelligent business plans just sitting on shelves because of the lack of execution.
We’re so grateful to everyone who participated in the 2014 iSixSigma Reader Survey! Not only did you participate in droves, but you gave detailed, thoughtful replies about what keeps you up at night and how we can meet your Lean…
When we leave the shop floor and enter the back office, we might think that peoples desks are where they work. Wed be wrong.
Communication can make or break a relationship, an organization or even a company. The next time you are writing a mission statement for your new project remember to think about how you plan to communicate.
I propose that we replace the concept and word of resistance with the concept and word of objection in the change management industry.