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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

  • DIY Home Solar Power System – Create Solar Electricity
    [1 May 15, 12:43pm] Solar energy solutions: solar energy, renewable energy, going green has become very popular with yourself to use the power alternative to using fossil fuel energy. Energy from the sun is the source of more abundant and cheaper energy available on ear…
  • Solar Energy – A Brief History in the United States
    [29 Apr 15, 12:55pm] The technology to derive substantial electricity using sunlight has existed since mid-1950, when the first solar cell was created by Daryl Chapin, Calvin Fuller, and Gerald Pearson at Bell Labs – developed the first solar cell capable of generating…
  • Solar Power Battery – The Answer To Our Energy Needs
    [28 Apr 15, 9:30am] All solutions solar battery real needs rather little power. With the change of solar energy quickly in the future trend, many people are excited about safe source of energy for the environment always efficient have many concerns. How solar panels and…
  • Why Switch to Full Potential of Solar Power?
    [27 Apr 15, 9:53am] The numerous benefits of using solar power to fascinate everyone to try to start using this energy in their homes. People who rely primarily on the use of commercial electricity always would throw the question “Why Go Solar?” Here is the importan…
  • Energy Efficiency: The Impact Of Renewable Power
    [26 Apr 15, 12:09pm] For most of the past decade, the term “global warming” has been tossed around, but just what does that mean exactly? Simply place the global warming is the gradual increase of the temperature of the atmosphere of the earth. Due to the greenhouse…

Lean Blogs

  • Problem-Solving Leadership
    [3 May 15, 11:44am] Dr. Jeff Soper is a seasoned executive, consultant, author, and coach who is a recognized expert in the fields of leadership development, performance improvement, and creativity and innovation. He expresses Problem-Solving leadership in different ter…
  • Key Tweets from @MarkGraban – Week of April 27, 2015
    [2 May 15, 10:52pm] 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…
  • Struggling with the Difference between a Feature and Story
    [2 May 15, 2:55pm] One of my most listened to podcast is with a relative unknown Agile guy named Eric Landes. In the Agile world, I expect he is well-known and has spoken at a few of the conferences I have attended. I was re-reading the transcript today after seeing ho…
  • Is Your Sales Team Prepared to Sell to a Team
    [1 May 15, 12:50pm] We spend a lot of time discussing the inner working of our teams and breaking down silos between everyone. We will all admit that it requires work, and most of us will even say maybe some outside help or facilitation. When we start working with other…
  • Why is Today “#WorldNoResourcesDay” and Why Do Words Matter?
    [1 May 15, 6:05am] I learned about this the other today via Twitter (hat tip to @agile_memes), but today is “World No Resources Day” (see hashtag #WorldNoResourcesDay). See the small website at and their thoughts on “why should…

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

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  • 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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Lean News

  • Boeing Looks To Car Industry Expert For Savings - Airwise
    [30 Apr 15, 12:27am] Boeing Looks To Car Industry Expert For SavingsAirwiseBoeing has long relied on Toyota-inspired "lean" production methods to improve efficiency, but Odisho has been hired to help push car industry thinking deeper into its manufacturing plan…
  • Election Buzz Word Relevant To Lean Manufacturing - bdaily
    [29 Apr 15, 1:18pm] bdailyElection Buzz Word Relevant To Lean ManufacturingbdailyHowever, politics and governing a country are not the only arenas where a coalition framework can be adopted – Lean Manufacturing needs a 'Guiding Coalition' to succeed. This is…
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    [28 Apr 15, 2:12pm] STLtoday.comBoeing looks to car industry expert for jet production savingsSTLtoday.comBoeing has long relied on Toyota-inspired "lean" production methods to improve efficiency, but Odisho has been hired to help push car industry thinking de…

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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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  • Solutions - Simple Enough to Master
    [28 Apr 15, 11:25am] Alain Patchong is the founder of the TheOneDayExpert and author of a series of books on Standard Work. TheOneDayExpert is built around the simple idea that in today’s highly competitive environment, industry, which has already harvest low-hangin…
  • Taking Ownership of the IT Project
    [20 Apr 15, 11:45pm] Founder of Rottie Consulting LLC, Gabriela (Gabi) Vandermark, discussies Lean Product Development with an emphasis on Product Owners. Rottie provides consulting services to a variety of industries specializing in IT Project Management & Deliv…
  • Taking a Pragmatic Systems Approach to Change
    [14 Apr 15, 2:14am] Matt Barcomb, founder of OdBox, has over 18 years of experience as a product development leader that takes a pragmatic, systems approach to change. He partners with organizations to help leadership teams develop and deploy strategy, optimize produ…
  • Positive Organizational Development Tools
    [7 Apr 15, 2:53am] Sarah Lewis and her organization, Appreciating Change aim is to achieve whole system change, with positive and creative solutions working through psychological processes such as emotional engagement, the creative imagination, core values and key s…

Mr. Pareto Head

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