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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

  • The Benefits of Installing Solar Panels
    [26 May 15, 12:12am] Solar panels are special devices that capture sunlight and convert it into usable electricity. Cells from these panels are arranged on a large area for maximum efficiency. As the sun shines on the surface, the lenses capture sunlight and channel for…
  • A company wants to make Melbourne’s trams solar-powered
    [25 May 15, 11:18am] A company introduced a bold new proposal to the state government of Victoria in Australia, which iconic Melbourne tram network made entirely Solar power in the space of a few years. According to the court, the public transport network would be manage…
  • Pakistan Turns Desert Into a Sea of Solar Panels
    [24 May 15, 11:21pm] ISLAMABAD- One of the world’s largest solar plants in Pakistan to provide clean, reliable and help reduce chronic power shortages in the country opened. The plant, spread over 200 hectares of desert land in the southern Pakistani province of Punjab…
  • Akon hopes to Provide 600 Million Africans with solar power
    [24 May 15, 1:00pm] Akon began its “Akon Lighting Africa” “to bring millions in Africa electricity through solar energy. According to reports, rapper and producer tries to get people in Africa to electricity thanks to this initiative. The eyes of the Academy ultim…
  • Solar Energy Is Feasible for Prevalent Energy
    [23 May 15, 10:21pm] The debate about solar energy is feasible to produce widespread outbursts of energy and is likely to continue for some time. In today’s time, everyone is aware of solar panels and their ability to provide benefits to the individual owners. As many…
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Lean Blogs

  • Creating Process Excellence in Government
    [25 May 15, 12:13pm]  When we talk about Lean and Six Sigma, it takes a certain amount of expertise to implement it. How do you visualize taking Lean and/or Six Sigma through the government? I mean, it’s in pockets right now, but do you just grow from them pockets? Or…
  • Memorial Day 2015 – A Day of Remembrance
    [25 May 15, 10:00am] Today is Memorial Day in the United States, a day for remembering those lost in war and in military service. It’s a day worth remembering those veterans who are alive and need to be served better by our VA health system and by society. Here are a f…
  • Remember Them This Memorial Day
    [25 May 15, 5:00am] Technically the calendar says summer doesn't start until June, but Memorial Day weekend is an unofficial start to a summer of barbecues, parades, and all-around fun. But let's not forget what the holiday is really all about: a patriotic tri…
  • Key Tweets from @MarkGraban – Week of May 18, 2015
    [24 May 15, 1:55pm] Here’s the latest installment of “Key Tweets,” a post that summarizes some of my tweets (or retweets) from the week. Follow me @MarkGraban and join the fun and the conversation. See the previous installments of Key Tweets here. If you’re re…
  • Should You be Upgrading Your Training Skills to Games?
    [24 May 15, 11:55am] Joe:  Now, many of my listeners and myself have been running simulations and board games as trainers for a long time. Do we need to be upgrading our skills? I mean, have you converted any of these old simulations, let’s say, to present-day gamific…
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Be Social

  • 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.

    If you are a social media affectionado and would like your tweets to show here, just use the hashtags #sixsigma and/or #lean when you tweet. It's that easy.

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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…
  • Chennai - eXampleCG BALANCED SCORECARD Training and Certific
    [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

  • Are You Qualified to Drive the Boat?
    [19 May 15, 10:29am] Randy Nelson, author of The Second Decision, is a speaker, a coach, a Qualified Entrepreneur, and a former nuclear submarine officer in the U.S. Navy. He co-founded and later sold two market-leading, multimillion dollar companies–Orion Internati…
  • Solving Complexity with Simplicity
    [14 May 15, 2:08am] Dr. Donald Sull  is a Senior Lecturer in the Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management group at the MIT Sloan School of Management, where he teaches courses on Competitive Strategy and Strategy Execution in Volatile Marke…
  • Implementing TWI Skills Into Daily Routines , Part 2
    [12 May 15, 2:56am] Mark Warren, of Tesla2 Inc. has decades years of experience working with Tier 1 and 2 suppliers to improve their manufacturing productivity and quality. He travels the world to learn and teach about Lean and most specifically TWI.  He likes to c…
  • Implementing TWI Skills Into Daily Routines
    [5 May 15, 12:08am] Mark Warren, of Tesla2 Inc. has decades years of experience working with Tier 1 and 2 suppliers to improve their manufacturing productivity and quality. He travels the world to learn and teach about Lean and most specifically TWI.  He likes to c…

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

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