As a Lean and Six Sigma facilitator for a large payer and provider organization, I have made every mistake here and struggled with my personal impotency in changing the culture. But like you, I don’t give up easily. Here are a few rules I have made for myself that have proved useful to me.
There is a common misconception related to an effective implementation of the SMED methodology: focusing on an operator's individual area rather than considering the cell as a whole.
It is time for iSixSigma’s 11th annual Global Six Sigma Salary Survey! Every year iSixSigma analyzes information in its Job Shop database to produce a Six Sigma-specific salary report.
I often think about the losses corporations and government entities take on with initiatives that result in decorative shelfware (the unused products that sit on a buyer’s shelf). There must be millions of great ideas and intelligent business plans just sitting on shelves because of the lack of execution.
We’re so grateful to everyone who participated in the 2014 iSixSigma Reader Survey! Not only did you participate in droves, but you gave detailed, thoughtful replies about what keeps you up at night and how we can meet your Lean…
When we leave the shop floor and enter the back office, we might think that people’s desks are where they work. We’d be wrong.
Communication can make or break a relationship, an organization or even a company. The next time you are writing a mission statement for your new project remember to think about how you plan to communicate.
I propose that we replace the concept and word of “resistance” with the concept and word of “objection” in the change management industry.
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iSixSigma is publishing a series of short interviews with our community of Lean Six Sigma practitioners and leaders. Today's special guest – Gokhan Gureser.
With this post, iSixSigma is launching a series of short interviews with our community of Lean Six Sigma practitioners and leaders.
The UK's SIM campaign introduces Lean methods to students.
One hundred-year-old Eiji Toyoda, one of the founders of carmaker giant Toyota, died September 17 from heart failure at Toyota Memorial Hospital.
CU-Boulder adopts Lean by opening a performance improvement office.
There are many reasons why you should be submitting articles to be published on iSixSigma.com. For this month of July, those benefits are even better.
According to Merriam-Webster, ethics is the discipline of dealing with good and bad. If you look beyond the tools and the jargon of the Toyota Production System (TPS), this is exactly what you will find.
Boeing 777 achieves higher rates of productivity after being inspired by BMW's Lean experience.
Baltimore Aircoil Company (BAC) recently won an environmental solution of the year award from Endeavor for using a holistic approach to sustain and operate its factory – made possible by the company’s reinvigoration using Lean Six Sigma.
Unfortunately, productivity measures sometimes end up in direct conflict with one another. Depending on the business structure each group may be told to proceed, even though their initiatives are contrary to the overall health of the company.