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Post of the Century!

  • Karen Wilhelm's post: "Social media - can we make it add value to lean?" is a must read for all.

    "The social media craze is just that, unless it produces real value, and I doubt value is measured in easy metrics like “followers,” “hits,” or “clicks.”

    "From the lean perspective, I’ve been struggling with the marketing orientation of much of the discussion of social media. There’s nothing wrong with marketing, but our purposes in the lean community are different. Social media tools ought to further those aims -- of adding value through connections with people, sharing ideas, teaching, learning, and supporting. Otherwise, they are just tools. And if lean tells us anything, it’s not the tools, it’s the thinking..."
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Six Sigma Blogs

  • Vision can be a Powerful Driver but Most Often It is Just a Few Pretty Words
    [29 Jul 14, 2:16pm] This month Bill Troy, the new CEO of ASQ, asked ASQ’s Influential Voices to explore the value of vision to the success of organizations. An aim for the organization is extremely helpful when it allows everyone in the organization to … Continue re…
  • Kanban Card Template – Tutorial, Video, and Download
    [25 Jul 14, 6:09pm] Kanban is an important concept in lean manufacturing. Kanban is a method that enables pull and can help create flow in a system. Kanban has several benefits: Kanban can prevent overproduction because it is the mechanism that tells a station or cell w…
  • Children are Amazingly Creative At Solving Problems
    [9 Jul 14, 2:22am] This story at NPR reminded my of Russell Ackoff talking about the creativity kids show in solving problems* – and how school often stifles that creativity. Preschoolers Outsmart College Students In Figuring Out Gadgets Children try a variety of nov…
  • The Benefits of Blogging
    [3 Jul 14, 9:18am] ASQ interviewed me, and several other ASQ Influential Voices bloggers for an article published in the current issue of Quality Progress magazine: The Blog Boom. A couple of my quotes from the article: I have been blogging for 10 years, … Continue r…
  • How Do I Sell Lean to My Boss and Organization?
    [1 Jul 14, 11:49am] This is a question I get frequently. How to sell lean to your boss is a question we have all asked at one point or another. The more fundamental question is really about influence, persuasion, and change management. Another thing. And this is super i…
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Lean Blogs

  • Are Sales Conversations about Discovery?
    [30 Jul 14, 2:35am] I see that often, people don’t really know how to walk through discovery process. A sales guy is out there and that old A-B-C, always be closing, is in the back of his mind. He’s judged that way. It’s like, “What am I bringing to the table? O…
  • Vision can be a Powerful Driver but Most Often It is Just a Few Pretty Words
    [29 Jul 14, 2:16pm] This month Bill Troy, the new CEO of ASQ, asked ASQ’s Influential Voices to explore the value of vision to the success of organizations. An aim for the organization is extremely helpful when it allows everyone in the organization to … Continue re…
  • Lean Post: Standardization is a Countermeasure, Not a Goal
    [29 Jul 14, 12:30pm] Today’s post is being hosted by the Lean Enterprise Institute and their “Lean Post” blog… click on the headline below or the image to read: “Standardization is a Countermeasure, Never the Goal“ It’s a post that encourages people to “a…
  • What do We do to Empower People
    [29 Jul 14, 2:36am] Kathy Cuff is a senior consulting partner with The Ken Blanchard Companies and co-author of LEGENDARY SERVICE: The Key is to Care. Kathy seems to have done just about every job at the joined the Blanchard Companies and help create many of the custom…
  • #Lean: The Worst Root Cause Problem Solver in the Animal World Is…
    [28 Jul 14, 9:00am] We all know the beaver is “the engineer of the animal kingdom.” That’s why MIT has a beaver as a mascot… it’s an engineer who likes to build things and is generally nocturnal, an apt description of MIT students. A survey taken by the Nation…
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  • Social Six Sigma is the place to "listen in" to the process improvement voices from the social web. They sing, they shout, they muse. Some even dance.

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Six Sigma on Facebook

  • Group for all members who are interested, studying and/or practicing Six Sigma. Founded in January, 2007.



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LEAN on Facebook

  • Discussions about: LEAN practices globally; safety and ergonomics in the workplace; 6-sigma; a place to ask questions and share resources; see videos in wall posts section.

    Lean Manufacturing Group on Facebook

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  • Lean Six Sigma and Balanced Scorecard Certification Courses
    [25 Aug 10, 7:57am] eXampleCG Lean Six Sigma and Balanced Scorecard training and certification programs. Enroll now!!
  • Ciske's Blog | Should Business Operations Adopt Agile?
    [25 Aug 10, 2:46am] Agile, in terms of application development or, for that matter, any IT based projects is the ‘new normal’. If you’re in IT and have not moved to this methodology I would strongly encourage you take the plunge. Agile, in itself, is a game cha…
  • Bellwether Services shares Six Sigma w/ Financial Sector
    [23 Aug 10, 12:28pm] John Wilkerson presents Six Sigma and Operational Excellence with Financial Services sector. Industries such as building products, industrials, automotive and transportation have employed the Lean Six Sigma methodology to reduce costs and improve ser…
  • Pune - eXampleCG SIX SIGMA Green Belt Training and Certifica
    [22 Aug 10, 5:56am] eXampleCG Balanced Scorecard, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and Black Belt training and certification courses at Bangalore, Chennai, New Delhi / NCR, Mumbai and Pune - India. Visit http://www.eXampleCG.com for details. Join the FREE Lean Sigma Forum (htt…
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    [22 Aug 10, 5:50am] eXampleCG Balanced Scorecard, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and Black Belt training and certification courses at Bangalore, Chennai, New Delhi / NCR, Mumbai and Pune - India. Visit http://www.eXampleCG.com for details. Join the FREE Lean Sigma Forum (htt…
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Six Sigma

  • "Six Sigma is a business management strategy originally developed by Motorola, USA in 1981.

    "As of 2010, it enjoys widespread application in many sectors of industry, although its application is not without controversy..."
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Lean

  • "Lean manufacturing or lean production, which is often known simply as "Lean", is a production practice that considers the expenditure of resources for any goal other than the creation of value for the end customer to be wasteful, and thus a target for elimination..."
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W. Edwards Deming

  • "William Edwards Deming (October 14, 1900 – December 20, 1993) was an American statistician, professor, author, lecturer, and consultant.

    "Deming is widely credited with improving production in the United States during the Cold War, although he is perhaps best known for his work in Japan..."
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Podcasts

  • Using big data for product development
    [10 Jul 14, 4:00am] Big data is turning up everywhere. In this Process Perspectives podcast, Kaare Buch Petersen, Information Architect in Global IT at Christen Hansen, a Denmark-based supplier of bioscience products to food and health industries, talks about how his co…
  • “Empowering staff can’t be just lip service”
    [3 Jul 14, 4:00am] The more cumbersome it is for someone to engage in improvement work, the less likely they are to engage. That was the sentiment of Dr. Greg Jacobson when he was a doctor working in the emergency room at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashvil…
  • “The more you talk, the less they learn”: Lessons on Lean transformation in healthcare from Tanzania
    [27 Jun 14, 4:00am] Michael Grogan is an Irishman who was working in Lean manufacturing in the United States for many years until a holiday to Tanzania a couple of years ago opened his eyes up to what he calls one of the largest humanitarian crises on the planet: the st…
  • 3 types of people who can derail your process improvement projects
    [19 Jun 14, 4:00am] Reluctant leaders, vocal laggards and silent saboteurs are just a few of the types of people who can throw a monkey wrench into your process improvement projects if you don’t consider the human side of processes right from the start. So how can you…

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  • Mike Crossen's Mr. Pareto Head is featured in ASQ's Quality Progress.

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