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Lean Six Sigma in the Hospitality Sector

Six Sigma has been used in the hospitality industry for over 20 years. Starwood Hotels implemented Six Sigma in 2001. We’ll look at its use at Starwood through three articles and finish with an Irish hotel chain and its implementation of Lean Six Sigma. Original Press Release from Starwood On February 5, 2001, Starwood gave [...]

Virtual Brainstorming

In an earlier blog we discussed brainstorming. However, the focus was on in-person brainstorming. As more and more people work remotely, it’s time to discuss virtual brainstorming. While there are common themes throughout, we take a look at what three experts have to say about brainstorming in a remote environment. Finally, we provide an introduction [...]

Lean Six Sigma in the Cosmetic Industry

Cosmetics are produced through manufacturing processes. Lean and Six Sigma are improvement methodologies that are useful in cosmetics production. We’ll look at Lean and Six Sigma applications in Brazil, the Philippines, and Italy and finish with a video example of skin cream manufacturing. Six Sigma Project Enablers and Inhibitors: Brazil In an article titled “The [...]

Coefficient of Variation as a Response: Not Always

The coefficient of variation (CoV) is defined as the ratio of the standard deviation to the mean. It measures the extent of variability in relation to the mean and has been recommended to be used as a metric in many applications. However, in some instances, it may be a misleading measure. We discuss that here [...]

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Lean and Six Sigma in Construction

Lean and Six Sigma are being used beneficially on construction projects.  Let’s explore some examples. First, the Lean Construction Institute provides a definition of Lean Construction. “Lean Construction is a respect and relationship oriented production management approach to project delivery, a transformational way to plan, design, and build capital facilities …” Key concepts are Respect [...]

Key Performance Indicator (KPI) Mistakes

Bernard Marr, recognized by LinkedIn as one of the top five business influencers in the world, discusses the top 10 mistakes companies make regarding KPIs. According to Bernard, KPIs should be the key source of information as to how a business is delivering its strategy. Here are the 10 KPI mistakes Bernard covers in his [...]

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