Lean Six Sigma in Orthotics and Prosthetics

Orthotics and prosthetics make it possible for millions to live improved lives. Lean and Six Sigma methodologies aid in that regard. We’ll look at three applications: one from Italy and two from the USA. Then we’ll look at a video from Össur in Iceland on making a transtibial socket and reference a short article on [...]

Lean Six Sigma in the Wheat Industry

Wheat is an extremely important worldwide product. Over two-thirds of wheat produced is used as food. Wheat provides 20% of the global population’s daily protein intake. However, wheat also has several other uses in paper, pharmaceuticals, adhesives, and soap*. Lean and Six Sigma methodologies are used to improve wheat production, including harvesting, milling into flour, [...]

Lean Six Sigma in the Pesticide Industry

Pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides are used throughout the world. Lean and Six Sigma aid in their manufacture, application, and distribution. We’ll look at three case studies from Indonesia and finish with a video of a smart pesticide formulation factory in China.   Using Lean Six Sigma to Reduce Waste in Pesticide Production: Indonesia   In [...]

Lean Six Sigma in Meeting Effectiveness and Event Management

Meetings and events require careful planning and management to be effective. Lean and Six Sigma can aid in that goal. We’ll look at guidelines for effective meetings, Lean’s contribution to effective meetings, and using Six Sigma to run an event. Then we’ll finish with a video of the five Ps for effective meetings.   Guidelines [...]

Lean Six Sigma in Humanitarian Aid

Unfortunately, due to always present world tragedies, there are refugees. Fortunately, humanitarian aid workers do what they can to help them. Lean and Six Sigma methodologies can help in delivering that aid. We’ll look at applications from Texas, Africa, and Yemen and finish with a video of a humanitarian aid worker in a Sudanese refugee [...]

Lean Six Sigma in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Pharmaceutical products were manufactured in 44 countries in 2019*. The production processes lend themselves to improvement through the use of Lean and Six Sigma methodologies. We’ll look at a general paper on implementing Lean and Six Sigma in the pharmaceutical industry and three case studies: one each from Ireland, India, and Indonesia. Then we’ll finish [...]

Lean Methodologies in Nursing Homes

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) there were 15,600 nursing homes in the United States in 2016. Older data from 1997 has the information for 10 countries*. Lean methodologies are being used to improve elderly care. We’ll look at two applications one from Singapore and another from Michigan. Then we’ll finish [...]

Lean Six Sigma in Animal Care

Lean and Six Sigma are being used in animal care. We’ll take a look at examples from Texas, Louisiana, and Indiana, and a veterinary article on how Lean can improve veterinary practice. We’ll finish with a short video overview of San Antonio’s Animal Care Services.   Using Lean Six Sigma to Improve the Cage Sanitation [...]

December 2019 Webinar: Change Management and Leadership

ISSSP, the non-profit International Society of Six Sigma Professionals, providing resources for Lean, Six Sigma, and Operational Excellence practitioners, is proud to announce its December webinar. We are honored to have Stephane Deblock, Director Business Process Management and Lee-Anne Ostbey, Manager, both from Kaiser Permanente as our speakers on Wednesday, December 11, 2019. The topic: [...]

Webinar: Importance of Managing Change in Six Sigma Efforts

ISSSP, the non-profit International Society of Six Sigma Professionals, providing resources for Lean, Six Sigma, and Operational Excellence practitioners, is proud to announce its June webinar. We are honored to have Lepora Fluornoy, Managing Director of Nextgen People, be our speaker on Wednesday, June 12, 2019. The topic: The Importance of Managing Change in Six [...]

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