Lean Six Sigma provides an abundance of useful tools, but rarely any practical guidance for how to practically utilize them. Here, you can discover how professionals from your industry maximize the potential of Lean Six Sigma to deliver significant, lasting results.

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Why Lean Six Sigma Certification Ensures You Retain What You Learn

It turns out that for Yellow Belts and Green Belts, taking the Certification Exam is key to understanding the material. A recent New York Times article, “How Tests Make Us Smarter” raised an essential point related… (Read More)

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50 Things You Should Know About Green Belt Training

Are you deciding whether or not to get your Green Belt? How about which training and certification provider to select? Here’s a list of important things you should know before making the investment in time, money… (Read More)

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Deploying Lean Six Sigma On a Budget

Embarking on a Lean Six Sigma Program can be an expensive proposition and the return on your investment can take time to materialize. Leadership is often left with difficult decisions around who to send to improvement… (Read More)

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3 Important Factors To Consider To Launch a Successful Lean Six Sigma Project

A key objective of every project is to deliver results in an agreed upon time period with an agreed upon set of resources. Three important factors that are critical to accomplishing this are: The project is… (Read More)

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How To Visualize An Improved Version Of Your Process

The “To Be” or Future State of the process is a critical component of the Lean methodology and the Value Stream mapping exercise.  It is a powerful exercise that strokes the imagination and helps break free… (Read More)

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How To Visualize a Process With a Value Stream Map

The Value Stream Map is a critical tool within the Lean methodology.  It serves as the basis for documenting the “As Is” state of the process and is the platform for designing the “To Be” state… (Read More)

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How to Easily Apply 5S to Your Work Station

5S is a fundamental pillar of a Lean deployment. The 5S exercise captures core principles of the Lean philosophy that facilitate the extension and development of a lasting lean implementation. Think of it as the foundation… (Read More)

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Using a SIPOC to Leverage Control and Influence

We spend countless time in meetings discussing roles, responsibilities and accountabilities. Yet, I find managers and associates still have misunderstandings about what they’ve been asked to do and what it is they are responsible for. A… (Read More)

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Lean Six Sigma and the Cost of Poor Quality

As we near the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, it is important for us to remain ever vigilant of the icebergs in our midst. In working with a large government agency who is… (Read More)

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Visual Management Helps Reduce Penalties From Delayed Health Insurance Claims

Have you worked on projects that only produced temporary benefits?  Locking in improvements and even continuing to ratchet up the performance of your processes can be challenging; many would say the most challenging piece of continuous… (Read More)

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