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  • 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

  • How Portable Solar Power Is Set To Take Over
    [29 Sep 15, 1:01pm] With increasing pressure from alternative energy sources, it is not surprising that this movement resulted in the creation of several portable solar devices. Harnessing the sun’s energy is not only friendlier to the environment than other energy so…
  • Clarification on What Is Solar Technology
    [28 Sep 15, 11:12am] The idea of ​​using sunlight as an energy source is not so new. In 1839, for the first time, this effect was discovered by Alexandre Edmond Becquerel. He found in some experiments with electrolytic cells that current flows are little more light t…
  • Solar Electricity – Use the Power of the Sun by
    [27 Sep 15, 1:12pm] When asked about renewable energy or alternative, most people automatically think of solar electricity. Generating electricity from the sun is a renewable energy technology that most people are familiar. Whether you simply pocket calculator, your hom…
  • Solar Power Is a Viable Source of Energy
    [26 Sep 15, 12:32pm] Solar energy is derived from solar energy operated by a photovoltaic (PV). Photovoltaic units is first used as a source of electricity in small medium sized applications. One of the first commercial use of a photovoltaic system equipment powered by t…
  • Informations About Tesla Generator
    [25 Sep 15, 9:06pm] The Tesla generator is an alternative source of energy. There is renewed interest in the Tesla generator as a source of alternative energy. Alternative energy sources are environmentally friendly and contribute to the improvement of the environment,…

Lean Blogs

  • Throwback Thursday: #Lean Equipment and a Lean Layout Isn’t Enough
    [1 Oct 15, 10:00am] Going through some old files, I found an article that I wrote back in late 2005. I wrote it for somebody within our J&J Lean Healthcare circles, trying to help draw parallels to the idea that a hospital lab couldn’t just copy a “Lean layout…
  • Lean Roundup #76 – September, 2015
    [1 Oct 15, 5:00am] A selection of highlighted blog posts from Lean bloggers from the month of September, 2015.  You can also view the previous monthly Lean Roundups here.A Simple Method for Achieving the Vision – Gregg Stocker describes a way to determine and align…
  • When Should a Start-up Start Marketing?
    [1 Oct 15, 2:35am] Would you re-write a book that has sold 35,000 copies in its first year? That is exactly what Gabriel Weinberg, CEO of DuckDuckGo, did with his book,Traction: How Any Startup Can Achieve Explosive Customer Growth. This is an excerpt from next weeks…
  • Captain Jack’s Cannonball Polish – Buy One, Get Two Free!
    [30 Sep 15, 10:00am] Mark's note: Today's post is by Paul Critchley and he raises important questions that I've seen in both factories and hospitals. Here's his post... As I've moved through my career and Lean journey, I've been blessed to h…
  • Can Six Sigma be useful in Agile?
    [30 Sep 15, 2:37am] I think about Lean and it fits into the agile world really well and Six Sigma struggles a bit. You are a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt in that Software and Agile world. Is Six Sigma to rigorous for Software folks or where does that stand now with you? -J…

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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.

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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 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 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..."


  • "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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  • The RedQuadrant Method of Public Service Transformation
    [29 Sep 15, 1:01pm] Benjamin Taylor is a founder and managing partner at RedQuadrant. He is passionate about systems thinking, customer-led transformation, lean, and generally thinking about better ways to run and lead organisations. He holds a lean six sigma black be…
  • The 3 Legs of an Agile Business Practice
    [24 Sep 15, 2:03am] An Agile Business must have three pillars to stand on Process Agility, Technical Agility, and Personal Agility, says Patrick Waara of ResponseAgility. Patrick was the first and only Software Design for Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt in Xerox Co…
  • Make Your Company Stronger and Faster
    [2 Sep 15, 3:25am] Dan Markovitz helps organizations become faster, stronger, and more agile through the application of lean principles to knowledge work. He has worked with non-profit and governmental organizations, is a popular speaker and presenter, and a Shingo…
  • Designing through Promises, Part 2
    [19 Aug 15, 3:20am] Mark Burgess is perhaps best known as the author of the popular configuration management software package CFEngine, but has also made important contributions to the theory of the field of automation and policy based management, including the idea o…

Mr. Pareto Head

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