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Continuous Improvement in the Agriculture Business

Continuous improvement in the agriculture business takes many forms. We’ll explore how Lean Six Sigma is being applied in two case studies: one from Brazil and one from Indonesia. We’ll finish with two videos of how continuous improvement is being implemented in Australia in the grain business and in India in coconut palm farming. Lean [...]

Continuous Improvement in Theme and Amusement Parks

Theme and amusement parks provide entertainment for people in many countries all over the world*. How is continuous improvement being addressed in these parks? We’ll answer the question by first looking at how Lean was applied in a safari park and then at a master’s thesis focused on providing a framework for continuous improvement initiatives. [...]

Continuous Improvement at Swiss Post Solutions

Swiss Post Solutions (SPS), an outsourcing provider for business process solutions and document management, is a Switzerland Postal Service (Swiss Post) company. SPS employs continuous improvement to enhance its document management solutions. In a short video, Jörg Vollmer, CEO, says continuous improvement is their method for ensuring high quality processes and efficiency in the process chain.  [...]

Continuous Improvement in Mining

Mining can be complex and challenging. Continuous improvement programs enhance production, lower costs, reduce waste, increase safety, and save time. We’ll hear about several continuous improvement mining programs from South Africa (Platinum), Kyrgyz Republic (Gold), and Columbia (Coal). Then we’ll explore DMAIC and Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) in an extensive case study from the [...]

Using the Science of Improvement During COVID-19

In this incredibly instructive almost hour-long video from a webinar by ISQua’s (The International Society for Quality in Health Care) Education Channel, see how control charts are being used to analyze the COVID-19 data from states in the United States. The webinar is presented by Rocco Perla and Lloyd Provost.  The presenters always look at [...]

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? [...]

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