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  • A Lean Procurement Project at Chicago Public Schools

    Assess the impact of constraints then follow a structured method to design a process Chicago Public Schools (CPS), the third largest school district in the United States, decided to review the way it procures items and services throughout...

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  • The Neglected Half of Lean Thinking

    Think people assets, not people waste Chances are you are not fully satisfied with the results of your lean initiatives. It’s also likely that lean thinking is not used to improve your employees’ skills in working together. ...

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  • 15 Ways to Maximize Lean Six Sigma Sustainability

    When management support moves on, how do your efforts stay put? One of the most challenging issues I hear from people within the lean Six Sigma community is how to ensure that a lean Six Sigma project is sustainable. If your lean Six Sigma ...

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  • Kaizen Equals Getting Closer to the Final Process

    How Taiichi Ohno created just-in-time at Toyota     Editor’s note: This is an excerpt from the book, Management Lessons From Taiichi Ohno: What Every Leader Can Learn From the Man who Invented the Toyota Production System, by Takehiko Harada (McGraw-Hill Education, 201...

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  • Use Innovation Tools to Make Transactional Lean Improvements

    Inside disciplined DMAIC projects, innovation tools can help teams find better solutions. Value stream or other lean analysis helps identify the main obstacles to  flow in a process. Improvement projects using lean tools in a transact...

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  • Healthy Growth Management

    Improved control leads to more consistent products, increased line speeds, and more sales     Sponsored Content PLZ Aeroscience is North America’s largest custom aerosol manufacturer and packager. It produces its own private brand products and custom formulations, an...

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  • Visual Scheduling: A Problem-Solving Mechanism

    Seeing is believing     Visual scheduling is a plain, two-dimensional format that maps out which products, parts, or subassemblies need to be produced, and when, in what quantity, and in what order. Nothing could be simpler.   read more Original: http://www.qual...

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  • Dealing With Cans of Worms

    Limiting work in progress allows you to handle surprises in the workload We are all cursed with “surprises” at work. We come in, sit down, get ready for the day. We select a task to start on, and about halfway through, it ex...

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  • What Really Is a ‘Stretch’ Objective?

    When working harder or longer won’t do the trick One poorly understood concept in lean Six Sigma is how much to “stretch” when setting S.M.A.R.T. goals. These letters are defined as S—specific; M—measureabl...

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  • Lean Six Sigma Applications in Healthcare

    Making progress despite the challenges Editor’s note: This is an excerpt from the new book, Innovating Lean Six Sigma, by Kimberly Watson-Hemphill and Kristine Nissen Bradley.read moreOriginal: http://www.qualitydigest.com/inside/...

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