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Can Six Sigma Be Used In a Restaurant?

  Six Sigma is a methodology that is strongly rooted in reducing waste and increasing the efficiency of processes. When looking at it this way, rather than focusing on its origins in manufacturing, it is easy to see that it can be applied in almost any industry, including the foodservice industry. Indeed restaurant owners can […]

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A Brief Intro to the Kano Model

  There are many tools that Lean Six Sigma professionals can use for process improvement. You have probably heard of Kaizen, Kanban and Ishikawa, but have you heard of the Kano Model? It helps organizations prioritize customer satisfaction during product development to produce more value for the customer. What is the Kano Model? Simply put, […]

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Six Sigma Case Study: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Introduction Six Sigma Case Study — U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics was looking for improvements in screening methods to gain and maintain cooperation with companies that provide data. Carol Rupley, a field economist at the Bureau, acts as a contact person for companies, non-profits, and state and local governments that […]

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Why YOU Should Become a Six Sigma Master Black Belt

Six Sigma is a methodology that is continuously being adopted the world over. A Master Black Belt (MMB) is the highest and most sought after certification in both the Six Sigma and business worlds. If you’re wondering if becoming an MBB is the right move for you, we will discuss a few reasons why it […]

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Lean Webinars: Getting the Fundamentals

As the pandemic has made 2020 a year we could all have done without, it has also shown us that businesses that pivoted did rather well and some even did better. So much better that they even changed the whole dynamic of the industry. We have seen this with companies such as Amazon, Microsoft, Apple, […]

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Kaizen – Pursuing Continuous Improvement

Kaizen is a term that you’ll constantly hear in Lean Six Sigma circles. However, not many people know what it means. That is because the term itself does not convey any obvious meaning. One would not be blamed for thinking it is some fancy new process, organization or machine. However, the concept of Kaizen is […]

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Green Process Management: Invest in the Future

Understanding the meaning of “going green” or green process management has important significance in today’s business world. While many know it’s an important concept, most don’t understand what it really means and how crucial it is to staying relevant in the marketplace. In today’s fast-paced world, it is easy to get lost in the shuffle […]

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Lean Six Sigma: The Secret Ingredient Behind It

Regardless of whether you use Lean Six Sigma, there are a couple of “facts” that every gifted business owner knows: Your business runs on two levels — the current processes and preparing for different scenarios of what could happen.      2. The “secret” ingredient is intention. Intention in all that you do This means motion […]

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Six Sigma Online Training: The Secret To Success

You may be used to going to a location for a class, such as a college or university, or maybe a site where classes are conducted on a schedule. You sign up and the day comes and you show up with a “first day of school mindset” and take the class. Most individuals feel that a […]

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DFSS: Designing With Perfection in Six Sigma

It is not a secret that business owners that have products they manufacture are constantly making adjustments. These adjustments are made in the manufacturing or production processes; they may even have to eat part of the profits in refunds because of product or service malfunctions, or failure to meet customer expectations. The kiss of death for […]

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Green Process Management a La Six Sigma

The word “sustainability” has become the word that is going to save the world. It is a new buzzword that everyone talks about, when in actuality it’s what Lean Six Sigma has been promoting all along. How does it do this? By removing waste, cutting down costs, and being inclusive in the workplace. Here at 6sigma.us […]

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The Most Complete Minitab Training and It’s Online!

Developed to work hand in hand with Six Sigma, Minitab software was designed to help you analyze data, which is the mainstay of Six Sigma projects. The capabilities of this software are limitless and far exceed what is used in most Six Sigma projects, regardless of the industry. Minitab was designed to grow with your […]

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Lean Six Sigma Labor Day Roundup for 2020

This year has been a challenging one to say the least. The year 2020 brought us many changes and obstacles to overcome. In the name of Six Sigma, we were ready to provide a solution or at the very least a suggestion that would put you in the right direction towards a permanent solution. COVID-19 […]

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Ways To Listen Loud and Clear With Your Customers

There is an unsaid understanding that we (ourselves) are the world’s best most loyal customers unless we are given a reason otherwise. So it is with that mindset that you think about this infographic as you view it.  In recent events, many small and large businesses have been put to the test. The COVID epidemic […]

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Lean and IT…It’s the Future Right Now

There isn’t a better time than now to introduce the genius of Lean Six Sigma to online software development, especially if you work in information technology. This course will help you navigate through the ground floor of this exciting merger!  Lean Introduction in Information Technology: What You Will Learn as It Applies to IT Lean […]

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Lean Training for the Real World and It’s Virtual!

If you are a doubting Thomas or Tammy and don’t think that you can get real-world training online, well you haven’t seen what we have to offer in our virtual classroom training! Let’s take a look at our Lean Six Sigma training. We offer three levels of Lean training. You can sign up for all […]

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The Unsung Lean Six Sigma Champions

When we think of the sports fans at a sporting event, or the audience at an awards ceremony, we never think they play an important role in the actual event. But they do — the audiences provide the energy and motivation to cheer their teams or the recipient of the award on.  The same goes […]

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Root Cause Analysis: Most Important 5 Whys

Root Cause Analysis: Getting To The Root Of The Problem

Have you ever wondered why it is that the same issue happens over and over again even after you have addressed it? The answer is simple: There is an underlying cause that you haven’t found. Once you find it and fix it, poof, the issue disappears forever! This is the reason our 3-day Six Sigma Root […]

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How and Why to become a Certified ScrumMaster?

Before examining the duties of a ScrumMaster, one should first grasp the concept of the Scrum framework itself. For means of definition, Scrum is a lightweight agile management framework mainly used on all levels of a software development process. It consists of an iterative approach that allows for flexibility and adaptive skills within a changing […]

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White Belt Training: Start Your Six Sigma Adventure

There is an old saying by Roman philosopher Seneca. “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” Six Sigma is that preparation that will make you rise to the top when you meet an opportunity. Six Sigma is all about working efficiently and effectively, which will save in production costs and time, which means your […]

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