Previously published in iSixSigma Magazine, this feature explores one consultant’s experiences implementing Lean Six Sigma in Asian countries.
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Department of Defense logistics organizations are attempting to reorganize their efforts using a combination of business process improvement methodologies, such as Lean Six Sigma, which seeks to reduce process steps and errors often associated with them. They are also using modeling and analytics to review existing logistics process data.
OPEX Resources publishes revised edition of Six Sigma and Minitab.
Vehicle Safety Systems Manufacturer Grote Industries Appoints Black Belt William Stone as Quality Director
Grote Industries, a world leader in high-performance LED lighting technology for the transportation industry, today announced that it has appointed William Stone to lead its existing quality management team from his new vantage point as quality director. Stone has 27 years of experience in OEM and tier-one automotive manufacturing environments, including eight years in multi-site…
In a move that validated the effectiveness of the Air Force tool used for continuous process improvement, J.D. Sicilia, the director of the Department of Defense, Lean Six Sigma program office, presented two Airmen with an award for winning a Defense-wide process excellence skills challenge that took place at the Department of Defense Performance Symposium…
Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard’s Lifting and Handling Department recently won a Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) Excellence Award for the first quarter of 2010 for its major improvements in crane safety and operational productivity.
448th Supply Chain Management Wing Stands Up Planning for Defense Logistics Agency Managed Consumables Flight
On March 1, the 448th Supply Chain Management Wing stood up the Planning for Defense Logistics Agency Managed Consumables Flight with the goal of improving DLA support to the Air Force.
A new on-board missile health-monitoring device is providing troops in the Middle East an added measure of assurance that the Army’s Hellfire II missiles will perform without failure. According to a news release from Pacific Northwest National Laboratories, this marks the Army’s first-ever deployment of missiles that features a device to constantly monitor the weapon’s…
First published in 2004 by process improvement and business transformation consultants, QSB Consulting, the Six Sigma and Minitab pocket guide is now used by over 50,000 business excellence professionals worldwide.
The Energy Forum for Process Excellence (May 24-27, St. Regis, Houston, TX), produced by iSixSigma Live! and presented by SSA & Company, will feature hands-on opportunities for attendees to strengthen their process excellence knowledge.
Announcing a certification workshop on International MATRIZ level 1 in Mumbai from 17th to 21st May, 2010.
Letterkenny Army Depot, in Franklin County, Pa., has earned its sixth Shingo medallion for its work in 2009 on the Patriot missile system. Letterkenny repairs and rebuilds vehicles that support the anti-missile missile. They include the launcher, radar trailer, control center and antenna mast.
A free workshop for energy executives detailing how to move process improvement closer to the CEO’s office is scheduled for May 24 at the second annual Energy Forum for Process Excellence.
MoreSteam.com, the leading global provider of online Lean Six Sigma training and Blended Learning support technologies, has partnered with the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University (OSU) to present an innovative and affordable Master Black Belt development program.
PowerSteering Software, the leader in on-demand enterprise project & portfolio management (PPM) solutions, today announced its achievement of Stage-Gate® Certification, solidifying its credentials in the New Product Development market.
WR Graces New Product Development Process is Subject of Next Instantis Customer Best-Practice Webinar
Instantis, a leading provider of on-demand project portfolio management software used by business process and IT leaders to improve strategy execution and financial performance, announced today that WR Grace will lead an upcoming Webinar entitled: Optimizing the New Product Development Process at Grace.
The International Six Sigma Institute and Secret Society for Imperious Professionals of Process Improvement (ISSISSIPPI) today announced a breakthrough in the controversy surrounding Lean Six Sigma Certification standards.
On Tuesday, April 13, 2010, Xerox Canada and MoreSteam.com will co-host a one-day Lean Six Sigma program for education and networking.
When learning about Six Sigma, it may help to consider these charts, which detail how sigma level relates to defects per million opportunities (DPMO), and some real-world examples. Sigma Performance Table Sigma Performance Levels – One to Six Sigma Sigma Level Defects (or Errors) Per Million Opportunities (DPMO) Yield (or Produced or Delivered) Correctly (%)…
Three Tobyhanna Army Depot employees earned Green Belt certification for their work on separate projects that improved processes, saving time and money.
How does an organization manage the Six Sigma process for delivering outstanding business results? 1. Leadership/top management commitment is essential. Secure the top management commitment by first training them. This training should consist of an introduction to Six Sigma, tools and techniques used, and the roles and responsibilities of the management as Champions. The leadership…
PowerSteering Software, the leading provider of on-demand Project & Portfolio Management (PPM) solutions for Six Sigma, will host a free webcast, “Diagnosis PPM: Curing Common Product Development Ailments with Project Portfolio Management,” on Tuesday, April 6 at 11:30 a.m. (EDT).
Heather Tollefson has joined iSixSigma, the leading provider of content for the Lean Six Sigma community, as Director of Events for its iSixSigma Live! events division.
iSixSigma Live! is pleased to announce that SSA & Company will present the second annual Energy Forum for Process Excellence (May 24-27, The St. Regis, Houston, Texas, USA).
Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control. Incremental process improvement using Six Sigma methodology. See DMAIC Methodology Pronounced (Duh-May-Ick). DMAIC refers to a data-driven quality strategy for improving processes, and is an integral part of the company’s Six Sigma Quality Initiative. DMAIC is an acronym for five interconnected phases: Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control. ——————————————————————————– Each…
During the recent iSixSigma Live! Conference held in Miami on February 1-4, EMCON Technologies was awarded “Best Lean Six Sigma Start-up Program.”
The Department of Defense Lean Six Sigma Program Office announced today they will sponsor the third annual Department of Defense (DoD) Performance Symposium June 8-10 at The National Conference Center in Lansdowne, Va.
In a note to readers, Publisher Katie Barry introduces the redesigned iSixSigma.com and encourages users to send feedback on their experiences with the new site.
Leaders from across the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), including the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and various agencies and activities, will gather Oct. 22 to 23, 2008 in Washington, D.C., to discuss the state of the department’s Lean Six Sigma deployment. The event, named the Breakthrough Convention and produced by iSixSigma Live! is an…