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Failure: Why do Great Six Sigma Project Teams Still Fail?

Six Sigma is defined by teamwork, which, in turn, influences the success of Six Sigma projects. However, even the most foolproof projects can collapse under their own weight if you aren’t careful. And what factor, more than any other, causes these project failures? The answer: Six Sigma project teams. If your team isn’t up to […]

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Six Sigma Call Center

Six Sigma Calling: 9 Ways to Improve Call Center Quality

You might not associate Six Sigma and call centers right away, and we wouldn’t blame you! However, they rely on efficient processes, and high quality control, to maintain optimal results. This makes it the perfect environment to use Six Sigma, maximizing results and upholding quality. Read on and learn how Six Sigma principles can be used to increase call center quality. […]

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Six Sigma DMAIC solves business problem

How Six Sigma DMAIC Can Solve Your Business Problem

Many reasons exist for a business failure but the technique to solve the business problem is not reinvented each time we face problems. The methodology to solve the business problem is merely conceivable through the ‘Continuous Process Improvement’. Continuous process improvement is considered as one of the techniques to react to the business problem or […]

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DMAIC Approach in Lean Six Sigma

DMAIC Approach in Lean Six Sigma

Six Sigma Concepts are used to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of business performance. The statistical representation of Six Sigma describes the performance of the process. A process is said to achieve Six Sigma only if it doesn’t produce more than 3.4 defects per million (DPM) opportunities. Six Sigma focuses on process improvement and reduces […]

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Understanding 5S in Kaizen

Understanding the 5S’s of Kaizen

Let’s look now at details of the 5S’s of the Kaizen continuous improvement approach. Let’s first note that 5S is the name of a way of organizing the workplace. The letter S refers to the first letter of each of 5 words. Each is a Japanese word starting with this S sound. When you use […]

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Kaizen Helps You Generate Business Opportunities

Discover How Kaizen Helps You Generate Business Opportunities

Let’s look more closely now at generating business opportunities and how the continuous improvement approach of Kaizen can help. Kaizen and business opportunities When we look at business opportunities, we can think of new businesses and new opportunities for existing businesses. Kaizen can help you create an atmosphere of continuous improvement to give you a […]

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Discover Kaizen Methods - New Way

Discover Kaizen Methods – A New Way

Let’s look now at the specific methods you can use to benefit from the Kaizen approach. These methods can help you improve productivity and quality to give you a competitive edge and improve business results. The Toyota experience of using Kaizen shows how you can improve competitiveness and results using the continuous improvement approach of […]

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Getting Your Business Competitive Edge With Kaizen

Getting Your Business Competitive Edge With Kaizen

Let’s see how Japan became more competitive and what you can do in a similar way. After World War II, American experts helped to rebuild Japanese industry. The first program about Kaizen appeared in the 1950s when the concept began to emerge as a major force in industry. Edwards Deming played a key role as […]

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Know About Kaizen Philosophy

Everything You Wanted to Know About Kaizen Philosophy

The philosophy of Kaizen has many facets, and the basic idea behind the philosophy involves improvement and change. This improvement ties into the success and competitiveness of an organization. Let’s see how? What’s in a Word Kaizen is a Japanese word that means change for the better. When applied to an organization this change means […]

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Lean Six Sigma - Beginner’s Guide

Lean Six Sigma – Beginner’s Guide

What is Six Sigma? Six Sigma is firstly introduced by Bill Smith, Motorola’s engineer in 1986 as a multi tools and techniques for continuous improvement. Then used as a central business strategy in 1995 at General Electric. Since then it is widely used in various industrial and services sectors. Six Sigma main goal is to […]

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What Makes a Fantastic Six Sigma Project Manager?

So you’ve got your Six Sigma certificate? But now what do you do? Where do you even begin? Being a Six Sigma project manager can be hard work, but it’s also very rewarding. The hardest part is over. Now you just need to demonstrate the same level of expertise as a Six Sigma project manager. […]

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Process flow diagram

Find Your Flow: Process Flow Diagrams for Beginners

You can use Process flow diagrams in just about any industry to organize process steps in sequential order. Process flow diagram are incredibly useful tools in Six Sigma and Lean, as they allow you to arrange data in a detailed, comprehensive manner by which to easily identify areas where corrective action is needed. This article […]

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Six Sigma Training CEU Credit

MBA Or Six Sigma Training – Which is Better for You?

Six Sigma training can make you an asset for just about any employer. An MBA could land you a strong salary. Both are powerful tools that can be used to drive your career advancement, but which is better? For us, the answer is simple: they both have merit and are both good to have. This […]

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Business Benefits of Lean Consulting

Six Sigma in Education: Apply Lean Principles to Your Sector

Six Sigma and Lean principles drive change, allowing businesses to seek out and eliminate waste, cultivate process improvement, and transform profit margins. But the question is, can they be used in the education sector? And how will their application benefit you? Today we answer these questions as we look at how you can apply vital […]

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Relation between Kata and Kaizen

Relation between Kata and Kaizen

We are all actively seeking to improve ourselves. It does not matter if we are working on improving ourselves as individuals, or the company that we work for, constant change is the key to success. Kaizen and Kata go hand-in-hand, when it comes to small-scale improvements. They are very much the same, but they have […]

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What organizations are using Kata

What organizations are using Kata?

When it comes to a healthy workplace, it is safe to say that organization and careful planning are two of the key factors that go into making sure the business is set up for success. If there is no organization, things start to fall through, communication breaks down, and before you know it, everyone is […]

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Can I Use Six Sigma to Run Efficient Software Projects?

Six Sigma is a practice the modern business simply cannot do without. Employed in companies around the world, Six Sigma is transforming business projects for the better. But what types of project is Six Sigma useful for? Can Six Sigma be used for software projects? Software projects are not quite the same as product and […]

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Relation between 5S and Kaizen, kaizen 5s

Relation between 5S and Kaizen

Let’s look now at a tie-in of Kaizen 5S. Kaizen provides the philosophical framework of continuous improvement. But what is 5S? What is 5S and how does it relate to Kaizen? While Kaizen is a general approach to improvement, 5S is a way to lay the groundwork for improvement. The two go hand in hand with […]

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what is Kaizen Philosophy

What is Kaizen Philosophy?

There are many different ways to turn into a more productive person. Most of the existing methods give you certain tools to help get certain aspects of your life under control. The problem with these small productivity methods is that they focus on small aspects of your life, and not the big picture. Luckily, Kaizen […]

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How to use Kaizen in Healthcare

How to use Kaizen in Healthcare

Kaizen is a method of thinking that can be used in personal lives as well as businesses. The basic method of this line of thinking involves two things, small changes, and common sense. It has been used in thousands of businesses around the world and positive results have come from the proper use of it. […]

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