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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

  • Hire Me to Manage Your Blog or Web Presence
    [2 Mar 15, 8:55am] I would like to add a client for my blog and web presence management services. The most obvious fit is for management consultants, in my opinion, though others may also be interested. My blogs have been honored often over the … Continue reading →
  • Improving Management Globally
    [19 Feb 15, 9:38am] In the most recent ASQ Influential Voices post, Bill Troy, ASQ CEO, asks: Why Should Quality Go Global? ASQ’s mission statement talks about increasing the use and impact of quality in response to the diverse needs of the world. Are … Continue rea…
  • Some Thoughts on Investing from My Recent Interview
    [12 Feb 15, 11:04am] In the first few years of this blog I posted occasionally, but still much more than the last few years, on investing and economics. Now I mainly post on those topics on the Curious Cat Investing and Economics blog (see … Continue reading →
  • Who Inspires Your Management Thinking and Action?
    [22 Jan 15, 10:44am] This month Bill Troy, ASQ CEO, asked ASQ Influential Voices bloggers: “who influenced or inspired your management thinking and in what ways?” He discussed Paul O’Neill’s influence on his thinking; I agree that Paul has done some very impressi…
  • 10 Most Popular Posts on the Curious Cat Management Blog in 2014
    [6 Jan 15, 1:43pm] Here is a list of the 10 most popular posts on this blog last year (as measured by views counted by my analytics applications). The posts were published in 2010 (4 posts), 2013 (2), 2014 (2), 2005 (1) and 2012 … Continue reading →
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Lean Blogs

  • Kaizen: Giving Seven Days’ Grace on a New Idea [Video]
    [4 Mar 15, 7:00am] Here’s another video in the series that Joe Swartz and I shot at Franciscan St. Francis Health back in October. See them all here or via a YouTube playlist. You might remember pharmacy manager Ronda Freije from two previous videos. Here, she tal…
  • Daily Lean Tips Edition #75 (1126-1140)
    [4 Mar 15, 5:00am] 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…
  • Is Job Relations the Key Program in Training Within Industry?
    [4 Mar 15, 3:35am] 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. Osc…
  • What do you consider the most challenging unsolved problems today for the lean community?
    [4 Mar 15, 1:06am] Over 20 years ago, the biggest challenge was just getting buy-in to even try lean. And as we’ve continued to learn together, we’ve tackled lean culture / behaviors, leadership engagement, business strategy, and much, much more. What’s left? Wha…
  • The One Thing Google Should Show When You Search for a Hospital
    [3 Mar 15, 7:00am] Today’s post is hosted over at LinkedIn, as part of my participation in the LinkedIn Influencers series. The post is titled: “The One Thing Google Should Show When You Search for a Hospital.” It’s not about Lean per se, but it’s about topic…
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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.

    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…
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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 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

  • 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…
  • How to Apply the 7 Kata
    [24 Feb 15, 1:32pm] The book, The 7 Kata: Toyota Kata, TWI, and Lean Training, was published in 2012 and authored by Pat Boutier and Conrad Soltero. It received the Shingo Award for Research and Professional Publications from the Shingo Prize for Operational Excelle…
  • What is the 7 Kata?
    [17 Feb 15, 12:34pm] The book, The 7 Kata: Toyota Kata, TWI, and Lean Training was published in 2012 and authored by Pat Boutier and Conrad Soltero. It received the Shingo Award for Research and Professional Publications from the Shingo Prize for Operational Excellenc…
  • Making Complex Thinking More Organized
    [11 Feb 15, 1:42am] Timo ter Berg, the CEO of Critical Thinking, a leader in the development of software. They help people visualize and organize their thoughts combining innovative graphic display tools with the latest research on how to make complex thinking more orga…

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

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