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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..."
    Keep reading
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Six Sigma Blogs

  • India Opened The World’s First Solar Powered Airport
    [26 Aug 15, 9:37pm] The southern city of Kochi is now the proud home of the first airport in the world solar energy. On August 18, the Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) -India international largest in terms of passenger traffic to any ordered 12 megawatts (MW)…
  • How Does a Solar Panel Work
    [24 Aug 15, 5:33pm] You should be aware that solar panels are classified into two types, these are; ground mounted installations of solar panels mounted on the roof and installing solar panels. Both are technically similar as they are designed to absorb solar energy. Ho…
  • Why Switch to Full Potential of Solar Power?
    [21 Aug 15, 9:25pm] The many advantages of using solar power to fascinate each individual to try to start using this energy in their homes. People who rely primarily on the use of commercial electricity always threw the question “Why Go Solar?” Here is the important…
  • Solar Panels Efficiency
    [20 Aug 15, 11:17am] As of now, there are many ways that can help people cut their spending. First, in order to reduce spending on transportation, by investing in a car it is a wonderful idea. When it comes to the water bill, you can reuse the water for watering plants.…
  • The Benefits Of Solar Power For Your Home
    [19 Aug 15, 8:13pm] Have you ever thought about equipping your house with solar energy, but thought it was too expensive? Yes, solar energy systems of any home can be an expensive design at the front, but in a few years could be filed with the cheapest source of energy…
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Lean Blogs

  • Throwback Thursday: Inc. Writes About Dr. Deming in 1987
    [27 Aug 15, 10:00am] I stumbled across an article from the Inc. magazine archives from 1987, so it’s today’s “Throwback Thursday.” In 1987, I was starting high school and that was probably right about the time when my dad, an engineer for General Motors, was able…
  • I Wish I Could Say I Intentionally Made This Mistake to Illustrate a Point
    [26 Aug 15, 10:01am] As I mentioned on Monday, I’m working on a 3rd revised edition of my book Lean Hospitals. Traditional book publishing is a funny (and sometimes frustrating) value stream, in a lot of ways. There are many batches and many queues along the way… on…
  • Daily Lean Tips Edition #83 (1246-1260)
    [26 Aug 15, 6:05am] For my Facebook fans you already know about this great feature. But for those of you that are not connected to A Lean Journey on Facebook or Twitter I post daily a feature I call Lean Tips.  It is meant to be advice, things I learned from experience…
  • Forming Expectations Through Promises
    [25 Aug 15, 4:08pm] “If you can trust a promise, you can save a lot of time and effort. It helps you to form expectations, and that expectation is knowledge that you build up by having a relationship with something or some process or some personal device.” – Mark…
  • What’s Demoralizing? The Colors on a Chart or Not Improving the System?
    [25 Aug 15, 10:00am] I forget what hospital these charts are even from, but it doesn’t really matter. It’s become more common, in my gemba visits, to see hospital departments charting metrics. They are often part of “huddle boards” that teams gather around on a d…
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  • 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.

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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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Lean News

  • ParaKeep: The New Low Cost Lean Manufacturing Tool for Vises - Benzinga
    [27 Aug 15, 7:29am] ParaKeep: The New Low Cost Lean Manufacturing Tool for VisesBenzingaA family owned business started in 1992 that is constantly working to innovate and develop better methods for manufacturing products. The ParaKeep was developed to help fix a problem…
  • Lean Manufacturing - Wiadomosci 24
    [26 Aug 15, 9:24pm] Lean ManufacturingWiadomosci 24System Lean Manufacturing umożliwia redukcję kosztów przy jednoczesnym wzroście przepustowości i wydolności procesu produkcyjnego. Dzięki Lean istnieje możliwość, aby robić coraz więcej wykorzystując coraz…
  • Lean manufacturing dicht gaatjes bij CCM - Computable
    [26 Aug 15, 8:10am] Lean manufacturing dicht gaatjes bij CCMComputableDe 'gaatjes' in de bedrijfsvoering worden bij Carlisle Hardcast Europe (CCM) geseald met lean manufacturing. Deze methodiek wordt perfect ondersteund door het Vloer Registratie Systeem van C…
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Process Improvement News

  • Satnews Daily - SatNews Publishers
    [28 Aug 15, 5:26am] Airforce TechnologySatnews DailySatNews PublishersWe are fully onboard with efforts to implement continuous process improvement, a key tenant of Better Buying Power 3.0,” said Lt. Gen. Sam Greaves, commander, Space and Missile Systems Center. ULA&#…
  • Medworxx Files Q2/2015 Financials - MarketWatch
    [28 Aug 15, 2:51am] Medworxx Files Q2/2015 FinancialsMarketWatchAs part of the PTR program, management consulting companies, Medworxx clinical consultants and hospital process improvement groups are able to use the Medworxx Clinical Criteria Module to rapidly identify p…
  • When You Get Constructive Criticism, Which Of These 4 Reactions Do You Have? - Forbes
    [27 Aug 15, 1:40pm] When You Get Constructive Criticism, Which Of These 4 Reactions Do You Have?ForbesThe potential downside of the Processor style is that you could get stuck in a self-reinforcing cycle of continual process improvement and miss that all you're bei…
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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

  • 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…
  • Designing through Promises
    [11 Aug 15, 3:15am] 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…
  • IT in the Digital Service Economy
    [4 Aug 15, 2:58am] Jeff  Sussna founder of Ingineering.IT, facilitates Adaptive IT through teaching, coaching, and strategic design. He is the author of a new book Designing Delivery: Rethinking IT in the Digital Service Economy.The book and our conversations covers…
  • Thinking Strategically
    [27 Jul 15, 1:47am] Paul Butler is one of the authors of the new book, Think to Win: Unleashing the Power of Strategic Thinking. At GlobalEdg. LLC, Paul accelerates the development of leaders and organizations that require them to create and lead high performing cult…

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

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