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Credit Unions, Process Improvement, and Lean Six Sigma

Over 86,000 credit unions operate in 118 countries worldwide.* We’ll examine Lean and Six Sigma in credit unions and finish with a video explaining what a credit union is and how it compares to traditional banks. *Source   Process Improvement in Credit Unions In a report titled “Operational Efficiency: Process Improvement Opportunities for Credit Unions,” [...]

Roles for Lean Six Sigma in Plastic Surgery

In 2019, the most recent year for which data is available, some 11.36 million plastic surgery procedures were carried out around the world, along with another 13.6 million nonsurgical procedures.* We’ll look at several applications of Lean Six Sigma in plastic surgery and finish with a video on being a plastic surgeon whether cosmetic or [...]

Lean Six Sigma: An Aid in Controlling Obesity

In 2015, across the OECD-developed countries, 19.5% of the adult population was obese. This rate ranged from less than 6% in Korea and Japan to more than 30% in Hungary, New Zealand, Mexico, and the United States. More than one in four adults is obese in Australia, Canada, Chile, South Africa, and the United Kingdom.*  [...]

Lean Six Sigma Applications in the Rice Industry

Global rice consumption for 2023/24 is anticipated to reach an unprecedented 523.9 million tons.* The global rice market size was valued at USD 287.45 billion in 2021** We’ll look at several applications of Lean and Six Sigma to rice production in Thailand, Australia, and Indonesia and finish with a video of how rice is processed. [...]

Lean Applications in Unions

Labor Unions formed in England in the early 19th century with the Industrial Revolution.  The formation of the Federal Society of Journeymen Cordwainers (shoemakers) in Philadelphia in 1794 marks the beginning of sustained trade union organization among American workers.* We’ll look at applications of Lean to unions and finish with a short video on the [...]

The Justice System: Lean Six Sigma and Process Improvement

Every country in the world has a court system presided over by the judiciary. Lean and Six Sigma can play a role in improving the quality of the courts and the associated legal system. We’ll look at several applications and finish with a video talk of the dangers of using predictive algorithms in criminal justice. [...]

Lean Six Sigma and Improvements in the Poultry Industry

Poultry consumption around the world falls into two main categories: meat and eggs. There are a variety of birds that are used in the poultry industry: chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, partridges, pheasants and others. Lean and Six Sigma methods are used to improve production and quality, whether for meat or eggs. We’ll look at several [...]

Lean Six Sigma in the Asphalt and Paving Industries

Asphalt is a black, semi-solid form of petroleum used to bind aggregate together. Asphalt’s most common use is to form smooth, durable surfaces for roads, driveways, walking paths, and parking lots. Lean and Six Sigma methods aid production and use of asphalt and paving. We’ll look at applications from Thailand, the USA, and Lebanon and [...]

May 2024 ISSSP Webinar – Variation Reduction

May 15, 2024 2:00 pm (central) Presented by: Joel Smith   Abstract Countless improvement projects start with a realization - either formally through control charts or informally through observations - that the process is wildly unstable and unpredictable. Getting good data and assessing the impact of potential solutions requires a stable, "clean" process to make [...]

Conserving Water with Six Sigma

Life depends on water. And the amount of water on Earth is constant.* Only 3% of this water is fresh water, the amount needed for life to survive.** Therefore it is important to conserve water. We’ll look at the use of Six Sigma in water conservation and finish with videos on the lack of water [...]

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