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The Five Challenges of Standard Work for Knowledge Workers

The Five Challenges of Standard Work for Knowledge Workers

There are five challenges to make standard work effective in any organization. If these challenges are appropriately addressed, standard work is easy to deploy and generally well accepted.

“Good” Continuous Improvement Programs

“Good” Continuous Improvement Programs

Follow this simple maxim – “The best for all concerned” – and you will be the best in everything you do.

Congratulations iSixSigma Movers and Shakers!

Congratulations iSixSigma Movers and Shakers!

Have you been paying attention to your iSixSigma User Profile rankings? We've had a couple of community members jump levels in the past month.

An Accelerated Project Approach Can Build Support for Six Sigma

An Accelerated Project Approach Can Build Support for Six Sigma

Using an accelerated approach, projects can take as little as one week to complete. This requires good planning, participation by the key stakeholders and a commitment to rapidly working through the DMAIC logic to make sustainable improvements to process performance.

An Affinity for Organized Thinking: A Diagram With Many Uses

An Affinity for Organized Thinking: A Diagram With Many Uses

The humble affinity diagram can organize output from brainstorming, sort out overwhelming observations about a process, and inspire participation from a group.

Statistical Analysis and Data Mining Top Skill of 2014

Statistical Analysis and Data Mining Top Skill of 2014

LinkedIn, the largest and most popular business-oriented social networking service, announced over the weekend their top 25 "hottest skills" of 2014. It's of little surprise that "Statistical Analysis and Data Mining" was listed as the top skill of those individuals in highest demand.

Manage Control Limits When Implementing Statistical Process Control

Manage Control Limits When Implementing Statistical Process Control

Learn how best to introduce statistical process control in an existing production environment where not all processes are in control and fully capable.

Best of iSixSigma: 2014

Best of iSixSigma: 2014

The best of iSixSigma 2014 features the highlights of this year’s content – as determined by our readers.

Resource Page: Kaizen

Resource Page: Kaizen

Kaizen is a Japanese term that means continuous improvement. iSixSigma has gathered its best resources on Kaizen here.

Balancing Roles and Responsibilities in Six Sigma

Balancing Roles and Responsibilities in Six Sigma

A simple way for a company to assign and balance Six Sigma roles and responsibilities is to apply the RACI model, which identifies who in an improvement project is responsible, accountable, consulted and informed.

The Lean Six Sigma Deployment in Tyler, Texas

The Lean Six Sigma Deployment in Tyler, Texas

The City of Tyler, Texas, launched a Lean Six Sigma program in 2008. Six years later, they have completed more than 100 projects and saved more than $6 million.

Applying Theory of Constraints to Manage Bottlenecks

Applying Theory of Constraints to Manage Bottlenecks

In order to increase throughput, operations managers must focus on identifying and improving process bottlenecks. The theory of constraints can help.

Motivate Champions as a Peer Group

Motivate Champions as a Peer Group

The key to creating good project Champions is to manage and motivate the peer group rather than the individuals.

What Process Improvement Can Learn From Soccer

What Process Improvement Can Learn From Soccer

There are seven things that process improvement can learn from soccer.

Case Study: Improving Medical Bill Review Cycle Time

Case Study: Improving Medical Bill Review Cycle Time

The accounts payable department of a healthcare system completed a Six Sigma project to address the high volume of invoices being processed and to develop a system for monitoring how well new processing-time standards are being met.

Involving Finance in Six Sigma – Do It Early and Fully

Involving Finance in Six Sigma – Do It Early and Fully

How confident can a company be that claims of Six Sigma benefits actually impacted the bottom line? BHP Billiton Base Metals found an answer through the involvement of the finance department in its deployment of Six Sigma.

Using ANOVA to Find Differences in Population Means

Using ANOVA to Find Differences in Population Means

Analysis of variance (ANOVA) is a statistical technique for determining the existence of differences among several population means. Follow along step by step on this overview of ANOVA.

Improving Supply Chain Quality Through Hoshin Kanri

Improving Supply Chain Quality Through Hoshin Kanri

Hoshin kanri is a methodology to capture strategic goals and integrate these goals with your entire organization’s daily activities.

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