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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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  • Great Lean Leader Interview Series at
    [30 Sep 14, 9:00am] My friend Pete Abilla has started a nice series of “Lean Leadership Interviews” on his site, I enjoyed his most recent interview with Jeff Liker. I agree with Pete and Jeff in the assertion (shared by Mike Rother) that formal “root…
  • TryStorming instead of BrainStorming?
    [30 Sep 14, 2:52am] Bob Petruska of Sustain Lean Consulting brings 24 years of experience helping a variety of customers including Health Care, Aerospace, Automotive, Food, Office and Service industries improve their performance.  He is a consultant, presenter, trainer…
  • Safety is “always our top priority,” except when it isn’t… in football and hospitals
    [29 Sep 14, 11:00am] Although I’m a proud alum of Northwestern University, a former marching band member, and an ardent follower of our football team (as I’ve written about before), I grew up as a fan of the Michigan Wolverines and have many friends who are alumni. A…
  • Lean is a “Generic” Term for TPS (and The Toyota Way), Says Dan Jones
    [29 Sep 14, 9:00am] People often say Lean is pretty simple (or that it’s just “common sense“). Yeah, some of the concepts are simple… but sometimes deceptively so. Or, we find that it’s easier to describe Lean (as a management system, a set of methods, and a c…
  • Eliminating the Management Roadblock for Improvement
    [29 Sep 14, 5:00am] On A Lean Journey’s Facebook page this past week we have been discussing the largest roadblock to Lean implementation. Overwhelming the response has been management.In my experience I have learned that the single most important element for success…

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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…
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    [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 for details. Join the FREE Lean Sigma Forum (htt…
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Six Sigma News

  • 2014 IndustryWeek Best Plants Finalists Named - IndustryWeek
    [29 Sep 14, 12:01pm] IndustryWeek2014 IndustryWeek Best Plants Finalists NamedIndustryWeekEnergy Management · Lean / Six Sigma · Maintenance · Quality · Safety · Finance · Budgeting & Reporting · Corporate Finance & Tax · Cost Management & BPM · Gove…
  • Strengthen Six Sigma Skills with Dynamic Path Review Materials - PR Web (press release)
    [29 Sep 14, 7:23am] Strengthen Six Sigma Skills with Dynamic Path Review MaterialsPR Web (press release)Victoria Slingerland, CFO and co-founder of Dynamic Path, said the Six Sigma Green Belt practice exam is also a strong resource for those who have already taken the c…
  • Six Sigma Forum concludes - Bahrain News Agency
    [25 Sep 14, 5:32pm] Bahrain News AgencySix Sigma Forum concludesBahrain News Agency... statement at the conclusion of the forum that BQS has already embarked on preparations for the third edition of Six Sigma which is expected to attract more companies, ministries and i…

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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..."


  • "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..."

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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