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Avoid Lean Six Sigma Failures and Achieve Success

Why do Lean Six Sigma programs often fail? And what are the main elements for a successful one? Lance Nicholls, MBA and Senior Director at Zenith Lean Training, uses the following outline to address why Lean Six Sigma Programs usually fail and what it takes to run a successful program. In the latter half of [...]

Destructive Testing Measurement Systems Analysis (MSA)

In a traditional measurement systems study, the same part is measured by one operator multiple times and then the same part is measured by another operator multiple times. This is the “crossed” study that allows for the two components of measurement systems error to be estimated: repeatability and reproducibility. The repeatability comes from the same [...]

2019-11-02T17:34:10+00:00 By |0 Comments

Lean Six Sigma Non-Profit ISSSP to Offer Training Organization Accreditation November 14, 2019

In response to requests from the Lean Six Sigma professional community, non-profit organization International Society for Six Sigma Professionals (ISSSP) will be formally launching accreditation of training organizations on November 14th, 2019. Accreditation will be offered to organizational members of ISSSP who qualify. Survey results indicated the desire for ISSSP to offer accreditation. A formal [...]

Is Six Sigma Applicable in a Military Services Setting?

There are 195 countries in the world. Of those, 15 do not have a military. So roughly 92% of the countries have some form of one. And that means logistics is important in supplying the military. That brings us to the question: is Six Sigma applicable in a military services setting? The Warrior Logistician, Matt [...]

2019-10-19T04:26:57+00:00 By |Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Is Your Continuous Improvement Program Too Complex?

What are the elements of your continuous improvement program? How are they integrated? Or are they expected to be done separately without much guidance on what to do, leaving a complex approach with endless meetings? As a result, is your organization too focused on the problem-solving process rather than being more focused on obtaining solutions? [...]

Project Closure: Capturing Lessons Learned and Transferring Knowledge

What is your project closure process? Are you capturing lessons learned? How are you transferring knowledge learned in a project? Control is not a passing part of the DMAIC process. It is a critical step for Six Sigma practitioners, to be revisited on an ongoing basis. Control ensures an organization that quality metrics and improvements [...]

Common Project Management Mistakes

You don’t have to be a certified project manager to use project management skills. Leading a project is something everyone who works in process improvement will eventually do. In this video, Dana Brownlee, an experienced corporate trainer for project management and a keynote speaker, covers 5 project management mistakes she has seen over and over [...]

Simplified Value Stream Mapping

Value stream mapping doesn’t have to be difficult with complicated symbols or the use of special software. A value stream map can simply be an extension of your process map with enough information added to determine value and waste, and that includes activity cycle times and wait time before an activity starts. In this video, [...]

Six Sigma Jobs – eCommerce/Big Box Stores

In previous weeks, we sampled Six Sigma jobs from the financial and automotive/transportation industries. This week we sample Six Sigma jobs from five competitors in the eCommerce and big box store arena. Accordingly, we looked at job notices on Indeed for: Amazon Walmart Target Home Depot Lowes This was not meant to be a scientific [...]

2019-09-13T08:12:41+00:00 By |Tags: , , |0 Comments

Six Sigma Jobs in Automotive and Transportation Related Industries

Recently we took a snapshot of Six Sigma jobs in the financial arena. Now, we are sampling automotive/transportation companies to see what Six Sigma jobs are in need. As an exercise, again we went to Indeed.com   Accordingly, we looked at job notices on Indeed for five companies.  Bridgestone Americas Continental Penske Truck Leasing Ryder Lear [...]