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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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Lean Blogs

  • We Can’t Ignore “Lean Horror Stories” or That Cheeseburger Ain’t Healthy Eatin’
    [27 Mar 15, 6:00am] When people ask me why I do what I do, my first answers are: improving patient safety creating better workplaces for people It’s as simple as that. Those are the important problems that I’m passionate about (and have been able to help fix, at lea…
  • Lean Quote: Listening is Key to All Effective Communication
    [27 Mar 15, 5:00am] On Fridays I will post a Lean related Quote. Throughout our lifetimes many people touch our lives and leave us with words of wisdom. These can both be a source of new learning and also a point to pause and reflect upon lessons we have learned. Within…
  • How Important is a Brand for a Startup?
    [27 Mar 15, 3:20am] Joe: Well, in a startup world, where you’re kind of always marketing towards customer development and product market fit and, we stay pretty focused in that. Is there an ‘Aha’ moment for a company or a time when we start shifting gears and star…
  • Throwback Thursday: Jim Womack on the Term “Lean” & Eric Ries on “Lean Startup”
    [26 Mar 15, 6:00am] Last Monday, I had the chance to attend a Lean Startup event in Austin where Eric Ries announced the launch of a Kickstarter project for a new book. 10 days ago isn’t much of a “throwback,” but bear with me. He was asked a question from the aud…
  • Establishing the Target Condition
    [26 Mar 15, 2:45am] This 7-part video series with Brandon Brown on the Toyota Kata was a lot of fun for me. It allow me to discuss some of the finer points of the Toyota Kata versus staying at the 20,ooo foot level. This particular video, Establishing the Target Conditi…

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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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  • 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…
  • 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 for details. Join the FREE Lean Sigma Forum (htt…



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  • Gov. Wolf at home in Scranton production facility - Scranton Times-Tribune
    [27 Mar 15, 9:51pm] Scranton Times-TribuneGov. Wolf at home in Scranton production facilityScranton Times-TribuneHe asked if Quadrant's customers prefer the ISO 90001 certification, a process improvement certification. Mr. Uliana said Quadrants' customers, par…
  • F-15 production machine forges ahead - Robins Rev Up
    [27 Mar 15, 1:00pm] Robins Rev UpF-15 production machine forges aheadRobins Rev Up... building an organizational team that believes and the methods it takes to reach 'Road to' goals; effectively influencing and developing a circle of networks across the enterp…
  • Is there room for improvement on your farm? - Country Guide
    [26 Mar 15, 3:23pm] Country GuideIs there room for improvement on your farm?Country GuideWittman teaches process improvement at Texas A&M University's The Executive Program for Agricultural Producers (TEPAP), with a stress on developing standard operating proce…


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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  • Building a Brand
    [24 Mar 15, 2:15am] Laurel Mintz, CEO of Elevate My Brand is a renowned marketing professional with both an MBA and JD. Her company works with global brands such as Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Nestle, and Popchips. She’s an expert on everything marketing, digi…
  • TWI: How to Train Many With a Few
    [17 Mar 15, 2:26am] The System Director of Performance Improvement at Baptist Memorial Healthcare in Memphis, Tennessee, Skip Steward, is my guest this week for the second of a two-part podcast. The first podcast was Is TWI A Good Training Method for the Healthcare Fiel…
  • Is TWI Good Training for the Healthcare Field?
    [10 Mar 15, 3:27am] Skip Stewart made new discoveries about standard work when he transferred to the healthcare industry to introduce Lean practice into Baptist Memorial Health Care, a network of 14 hospitals in the Memphis and surrounding area. It was there he was i…
  • Is Job Relations the Key Program of TWI?
    [4 Mar 15, 2:33am] Oscar Roche believes the long term success of any business lies in the development of people capability. It is this belief, combined with extensive operations management experience, that permits him to add value to any organization he works with. Os…

Mr. Pareto Head

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