Category: Lean Six Sigma

Future Trends for Lean Six Sigma

By Harry Rever, MBA, PMP, CSSMBB, CQM, CQC | Director of Six Sigma, IIL  If there is one commonality among businesses in virtually every industry, it is the desire to improve results. Continuous…


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Three Charts to Avoid: Help Your Audience, Don’t Confuse Them

By Harry Rever, MBA, PMP, CSSMBB, CQM, CQC    |   Director of Six Sigma, IIL  I want you to stand up. Yep, get out of your chair and stand up straight, put your right arm out to the side with your…


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The Benefits of Becoming a Six Sigma Black Belt

By Harry Rever, MBA, PMP, CSSMBB, CQM, CQC    |   Director of Six Sigma, IIL  Is becoming a certified Six Sigma Black Belt something you should consider? Well, that depends, of course, on what kind…


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Applying the DMAIC Steps to Process Improvement Projects

By Harry Rever, MBA, PMP, CSSMBB, CQM, CQC    |   Director of Six Sigma, IIL  “Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control” is the Roadmap to Improving Processes Project managers, in just about any…


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The Marketability of Lean Six Sigma

By Anne Foley, MBB, CSSBB, PMP Director of Lean Six Sigma, IIL I can still remember the first time I heard the term Six Sigma. Our customer invited us to a supplier meeting in the hopes of creating…


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Applying a Lean Six Sigma Concept to Healthcare

By Anne Foley, MBB, CSSBB, PMP Director of Lean Six Sigma, IIL Let me begin by saying that if you have started a diet in 2016, this story might help you stick to it. I had just filled my plate with…


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5 Lean Six Sigma Concepts to Help You Reach Your Goals

By Anne Foley, MBB, CSSBB, PMP Director of Lean Six Sigma, IIL There is a popular quote that says the definition of insanity is doing the same things the exact same way while expecting the results…


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What is Lean Six Sigma?

By Anne Foley, MBB, CSSBB, PMP Director of Lean Six Sigma, International Institute for Learning Back in 1987 when I was a supplier to Motorola, they asked us to provide them with our key…


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Using Lean Six Sigma Concepts for Problem Solving

By Anne Foley, MBB, CSSBB, PMP Director of Lean Six Sigma, IIL  A high school teacher recently asked his class what a good leader does first when a problem is identified.  Several hands went up and…


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Does Lean Six Sigma Truly Stifle Creativity?

By Anne Foley, PMP, MBB, CSSBB Director of Lean Six Sigma, IIL  I just finished reading an article about a well-known company that has decided to stop training employees on the concepts, tools and…


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