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Honoring the Six Sigma Principles This Thanksgiving

As we take time with our family and friends this Thanksgiving, it's always important to remember the reasons we are grateful. As proud practitioners of the Lean Six Sigma methodology, we thought we would apply some of its general principles to this wonderful holiday. While one of Six Sigma's focuses is on the customer, we'll [...]

Accreditation Offered for Six Sigma Training Organizations

In a recent press release the International Society of Six Sigma Professionals (ISSSP) announced it was launching accreditation for Six Sigma training organizations starting on November 14, 2019.   It does this after careful consideration and expressed support. Members of the ISSSP Accreditation Advisory Committee will determine acceptance or denial of accreditation for organizations based [...]

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 [...]

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 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 [...]

ISSSP’s Blast from the Past: DMAIC or DMEDI

The International Society of Six Sigma Professionals brings you a significant presentation from the past. DMAIC or DMEDI (DFSS)? That is the Question, May 2, 2006 Steven H. Jones Note: Steven is currently the Delivery Excellence Leader at Concentrix. Do you want to improve an existing process, or do you want to design a new [...]

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5W1H: Writing an Effective Problem Statement

“I KEEP six honest serving-men (They taught me all I knew); Their names are What and Why and When And How and Where and Who.” From “The Elephant’s Child” in Just So Stories, 1902, Rudyard Kipling. This video from Quality Hub India, with a realistic example, presents how to use 5W1H to write an effective [...]

Finding the Average Wait Time: Little’s Law

Queuing Theory is the study and analysis of waiting lines and uses mathematics to predict queue lengths and waiting times. This is important in the design and operation of many businesses such as theme parks, airports, call centers, and many others. However, you don’t need a degree in operations research to determine average wait times [...]