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Working Capital Meets Lean Six Sigma

Combining Lean Six Sigma (LSS) with a thorough analysis of your Working Capital Situation can lead to a more objective selection of high impact projects. LSS may help to achieve reduction of Working Capital hidden in warehouses and processes through data-based root cause analysis. Working Capital meets Lean Six Sigma.

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Nuts and Bolts of Project Selection

Project selection for improvement is taken rather seriously. Some companies have even developed highly sophisticated methods for to ensure project success. Even without having such kind of method at hand, it is necessary and possible to screen projects before embarking on them. Some common sense questions may help.

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Lean Six Sigma and Innovation

Over the last decade, companies and organisations in nearly every industry all over the world have introduced Lean Six Sigma to increase customer satisfaction and to deliver impressive results. An outstanding example is General Electric, the company who has made Six Sigma as popular as it is today. Another term that has drawn tremendous attention […]

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Demystifying Lean Six Sigma

MYTH: LEAN SIX SIGMA HAS MANY TOOLS I DO NOT NEED. Certainly, life is much easier without the need to choose between 50 advanced tools for problem solving. However, if the only tool available is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. In reality, there is a multitude of process problems that need more than a hammer…

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Seven Habits … – Habit 3: Drive Continuous Improvement

Continuous improvement does not start with massive Lean Six Sigma or Innovation initiatives. Continuous improvement needs to be part of the DNA of an organisation if you want to make your aforementioned initiative a success and lasting. Here are some simple tips for incorporating the habit of continuous improvement.

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Six Sigma In The Bloodstream

You will know when Six Sigma is finally part of your organisation’s bloodstream because it will no longer be necessary to talk about it. Six Sigma will be part of the culture. When done well, Six Sigma has the ability to create a truly customer focused workforce – and organisation. One that is profitable.

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Lean Six Sigma Deployment Q+A

Here are some typical Questions and our Answers regarding the deployment of Lean Six Sigma in an organisation. If you have more questions, please feel free to add them as a comment and we will try to answer.

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Driving Change With Clear Messages

Two weeks after joining Central Bank in Germany, I spend a full week in the so-called Black Belt Training by TE Capital Europe. Black Belts are the project managers for process improvement approaches at TE. This approach comes from Motorola and is called Six Sigma. The first two weeks in the new company, I have […]

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Why Should I Become a Black Belt?

Becoming a Black Belt is not for everyone. More important than statistical knowledge are personal traits and some leadership characteristics. If you decide that you fit the bill and you go for it, do it wholeheartedly and you will certainly benefit a great deal. It may change your life, as it did for me.

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Increase Productivity – The Leadership Challenge

“We need to increase productivity!” What sounds very reasonable on a country scale could be damaging on a company level. Now, after nearly two years of recession the economy is back on track, i.e. companies of all sectors sell more. This is good news, isn’t it? It brings our productivity to new heights, meeting and […]

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