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Journaling Exercise: Preparing for the New Year | Kaizen Journaling

Journaling Exercise: Preparing for the New Year | Kaizen Journaling | Kaizen Group | Scoop.it
Quit smoking, quit a job they hate, be nicer to their spouse or family, write the book they were always going to write, lose weight, eat healthier, exercise more, learn a new language, and many other things make the list.
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Kaizen or Continuous Improvement is a Rapid Improvement Event using Lean Six Sigma in a 3-5 day event
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The PDCA Cycle: What is it and Why You Should Use it

The PDCA Cycle: What is it and Why You Should Use it | Kaizen Group | Scoop.it
The PDCA Cycle has been the basis of other methodologies and project management strategies. Learn how it can drive continuous improvement.
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Why Minitab is Not Recommended

Why Minitab is Not Recommended | Kaizen Group | Scoop.it
"I was never much of a Minitab user. Minitab lost my confidence when it gave me a standard deviation estimate for a data set with a single point.
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Minitab is no longer recommended for Lean Six Sigma because it is too expensive, Lacks the Lean Tools, Minitab betrayed its customers, previous data files are not supported, and overall too complex. It's becoming a burden to our process improvement programs so we are moving on with simpler tools that fit the needs of the processes we are improving. No more one size fits all. 

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Minitab is no longer recommended for Lean Six Sigma because it is too expensive, Lacks the Lean Tools, Minitab betrayed its customers, previous data files are not supported, and overall too complex. It's becoming a burden to our process improvement programs so we are moving on with simpler tools that fit the needs of the processes we are improving. No more one size fits all. 

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Minitab is no longer recommended for Lean Six Sigma because it is too expensive, Lacks the Lean Tools, Minitab betrayed its customers, previous data files are not supported, and overall too complex. It's becoming a burden to our process improvement programs so we are moving on with simpler tools that fit the needs of the processes we are improving. No more one size fits all. 

Steven Bonacorsi's curator insight, March 31, 10:29 PM

Minitab is no longer recommended for Lean Six Sigma because it is too expensive, Lacks the Lean Tools, Minitab betrayed its customers, previous data files are not supported, and overall too complex. It's becoming a burden to our process improvement programs so we are moving on with simpler tools that fit the needs of the processes we are improving. No more one size fits all. 

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Join Executive Leaders for the Free Online "Accelerate Global Event"​

Join Executive Leaders for the Free Online "Accelerate Global Event"​ | Kaizen Group | Scoop.it

It's an exclusive opportunity to join ACCELERATE Global and meet over 100+ amazing speakers who will share their ideas on the future of process management and the role of technology in the years to come:  Join for free on October 28th to learn how BPM technology powered with low-code capabilities  https://lnkd.in/eTdUqf5

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It's an exclusive opportunity to join ACCELERATE Global and meet over 100+ amazing speakers who will share their ideas on the future of process management and the role of technology in the years to come:  Join for free on October 28th to learn how BPM technology powered with low-code capabilities  https://lnkd.in/eTdUqf5

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Enter to Win a New GD&T Book, Exercise Workbook, and More

Enter to Win a New GD&T Book, Exercise Workbook, and More | Kaizen Group | Scoop.it
Enter Drawing to Win GD&T Fundamentals 4th Ed. By Dan Medford & Exercise Book.

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In this technically advanced manufacturing world, “GD&T Fundamentals Training” is vital to a successfully designed and manufactured product! You can make a difference by having a foundational knowledge of GD&T. This course covers terms, definitions, and rules, followed by an in-depth discussion of each of the 14 GD&T symbols. GD&T, when applied and interpreted correctly, will enable your organization to benefit from the intended FORM, FIT, and FUNCTION of the part.

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Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Online Training and Certification

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Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification is a 20 Week, Fast Track, Blended Virtual Learning program. This course was developed and is taught posthumously by Dr. Mikel Harry 

Register for the June 15th Online Certification https://3dhog0wy.pages.infusionsoft.net/


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Kaizens at the Grocery Store (and the Drug Store) [COVID-19] –

Kaizens at the Grocery Store (and the Drug Store) [COVID-19] – | Kaizen Group | Scoop.it
I wrote a blog post for KaiNexus that's the first in a series that we're going to run about “Opportunities for Improvement” in everyday situations like golfing, walking for exercise, getting take out food… or my post about going to the grocery store and what we (and the stores) are doing better (or...
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Continuing to Continuously Improve My Online Scheduling Process –

Continuing to Continuously Improve My Online Scheduling Process – | Kaizen Group | Scoop.it
For years, I've scheduled many phone calls and web meetings. That's only increased during this current Covid-19 era. Sooooo many Zoom meetings. I do like Zoom a lot better than GoToMeeting, Webex, and Google Hangouts.
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Using Mean as a Measure of Central Tendency https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/using-mean-measure-central-tendency-kevin-clay-ceo-ssdsi-ssdsi/

Using Mean as a Measure of Central Tendency https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/using-mean-measure-central-tendency-kevin-clay-ceo-ssdsi-ssdsi/ | Kaizen Group | Scoop.it

A measure of central tendency is a single value that describes the way in which a set of data cluster around a central value. In other words, it is a way to describe the center of a data set.


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Lean Six Sigma Success Stories in the Biotechnology Industry

Lean Six Sigma Success Stories in the Biotechnology Industry | Kaizen Group | Scoop.it
Below are Lean Six Sigma success stories in the Biotechnology industry organized alphabetically. For success stories in other industries, please visit our Lean Six Sigma Success Stories page. Agilent Technologies Agilent Technologies Uses SCOR/Lean/Six Sigma Framework to Streamline $2 Billion Supply Chain Agilent Technologies, a $5.4 billion Fortune 500 global manufacturer providing bioanalytical and electronic measurement solutions in 110 countries, has achieved significant results in year one of a three-year supply chain transformation. Using SCOR Lean Six Sigma converged models, they have delivered a 32% lead time reduction, lowered inventory levels by $16 million, and improved productivity 21% year-on-year. DJO Global DJO Global Reduces Lead-Times by 80% And Inventory From 84 to 14 Days DJO Global, a medical devices products and services provider world-renowned for its rehabilitation products, has combined effective reduction of costs and overall manufacturing excellence to reduce their lead-times by 80% and inventory from 84 to 14 Days. Overall, both management and employees have utilized Six Sigma, 5S, Value Stream Mapping, First Pass Yield, and Kaizen programs to help DJO Global achieve an average 4.2% growth in 2010 through a combination of operating principles, industry best practices, and continual improvement tools. View All Success Stories by Industry Join the GoLeanSixSigma.com mailing list for new Lean Six Sigma success stories, application tips and innovative implementation ideas from highly experienced, successful process improvement experts! Name* First Last Email* Job Title Company Industry
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GA 311 | The Lean Construction Movement with Hal Macomber –

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Improvement Learning, Improved.
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DMAIC Process: The 5 Phases Of Lean Sigma That Will Change The Way You Work Forever

DMAIC Process: The 5 Phases Of Lean Sigma That Will Change The Way You Work Forever | Kaizen Group | Scoop.it
Several organizations are using DMAIC process, the data-driven foundation of Six Sigma projects. Learn the DMAIC phases, its benefits, and more. Click here!
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Michigan College Students! Want A Free Project Template?

Michigan College Students! Want A Free Project Template? | Kaizen Group | Scoop.it
Are you from the U.S? Are you a Michigan College Student?? Do you want a Free Project Template??? Then takes this QUICK survey for your FREE project templates Do you want to learn more about Lean Six Sigma and how it can help you develop as a business professional? Then contact Dmaine Harris to gain
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Business Unit Leader/Production Manager - Phillips, WI 54555 - Indeed.com

Business Unit Leader/Production Manager - Phillips, WI 54555 - Indeed.com | Kaizen Group | Scoop.it
Position Summary The Plant Superintendent reports to the Plant Manager and is responsible for all operating related activities on all assigned shifts within the business unit(s). The incumbent is expected to make a significant contribution to two of the company’s strategic goals: 1.) Be the Employer of Choice, and 2.) Be the Supplier of Choice. This position exists for the purpose of: Providing leadership, direction, training, and multi-skill development opportunities for the Team Members in the business unit(s) in a manner that supports the company goal of achieving a world-class operating model characterized by continuous improvement and a team-oriented work environment;. Identifying and facilitating the resolution of issues and problems that impede individual Team Member or group performances. Maximizing business unit throughput by effectively managing the assigned human and physical assets assigned to the business unit. Essential Qualifications: A demonstrated ability to lead others in a collaborative manner; 7 years or more of related leadership experience. Demonstrated planning and problem solving skills. Formal education or, a combination of relevant education and experience, in one or more the of company’s core competencies: fabricating, welding, machining, or finishing. Working knowledge of applicable regulatory requirements (OSHA, DNR, EPA, and labor and employment law). Demonstrated ability to procure the support or cooperation of others outside the business unit to resolve issues within the business unit effectively. Sufficient technical capabilities to resolve the kinds of issues or problems experienced or anticipated in the business unit; demonstrated ability to read and interpret blueprints. Working knowledge of process improvement tools such as: 5S, lean manufacturing, process mapping/analysis, theory of constraint, Kaizen, and team-based problem solving. Acceptable level PC skills; familiar with and effective using various operating and data base systems Desired Qualifications: BS/BA in a relevant technical discipline. Extensive familiarity with a broad range of company manufactured products. Results Areas: * Safety. Minimize or eliminate recordable injuries within the business unit; ensure compliance with all applicable OSHA, EPA, DNR and internal safety policies and procedures across the business unit. Throughput. Continually improve the throughput rate of the business unit. On-time delivery. Achieve the targeted on-time delivery rate for all products manufactured in the business unit. Customer acceptance rate. Achieve the targeted customer acceptance rate for all products manufactured within the business unit. Scrap & re-work. Minimize or eliminate scrap & re-work within the business unit; achieve the targeted scrap & re-work rate for the business unit. Team Member satisfaction. In collaboration with the assigned Team Leaders, create a work environment within the business unit that results in 1.) Continuous improvement in the targeted benchmark “score” associated with the Team Member satisfaction survey; and 2.) control of voluntary turnover to less than the targeted rate. Primary Activities and Duties : Develop and secure approval for process improvement plans. Optimum staffing levels. Optimum equipment. Optimum cell layout(s) Develop management skills in Team Leaders. Review production plans and schedules. Identify and implement plans to expand Team Member skill capabilities within the Service Center functions/cells. Develop individual Team Member development plans. Maintain a high level of communications throughout the Service Center on all shifts; conduct weekly Team Member meetings. Conduct performance reviews. Respond in a timely and effective manner to Team Member HR related questions, requests, or inquiries. Identify and eliminate the causes of scrap and re-work. Meet with other support functions to identify and resolve problems or issues. Participate in company policy making decisions. Develop and ensure adherence to preventative maintenance plans. Participate in injury or near-miss assessments. Understand, apply, and support the company’s general initiatives, such as 5S, lean manufacturing, Kaizen, and continuous improvement. Drug Testing Notice OEM is committed to a drug-free workplace. When you apply you agree to abide by our pre-employment drug policy, which you can review by clicking here. We accept applications/résumés for all positions. Your earnings at OEM are directly commensurate with your particular skill set(s) and proven performance. If you are an internal candidate, please fill out a Consideration Request form and turn it into Nicole Laufenberg. OEM Fabricators, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer Job Type: Full-time Benefits: 401(k) Dental insurance Health insurance Life insurance Paid time off Retirement plan Schedule: Monday to Friday Work Location: One location Company's website: www.oemfab.com Benefit Conditions: Waiting period may apply Work Remotely: No
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Congratulations Lean Six Sigma Group

Congratulations Lean Six Sigma Group | Kaizen Group | Scoop.it
The Lean Six Sigma Group was started in 2007 on LinkedIn with the vision of creating a single home for all practitioners to come and network for free. A place we could come and post a job, to let others know we were available for work, to share your videos, case studies, podcasts, blogs, books, arti
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Lean Six Sigma - Michigan on LinkedIn: Dr. Mikel J Harry Six Sigma Management Institute Inc. USA

Lean Six Sigma - Michigan on LinkedIn: Dr. Mikel J Harry Six Sigma Management Institute Inc. USA | Kaizen Group | Scoop.it
Dr. Mikel J Harry Six Sigma Management Institute Inc
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KAIZEN || Regular Improvement || Continues Improvement.

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Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification | Kaizen Group | Scoop.it
The SSMI® Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification program is the purest form of Green Belt training available in the world designed by the Principal Architect of Six Sigma and National Best-Selling Author Dr. Mikel J Harry.

For more info visit https://9ila8ohx.pages.infusionsoft.net/

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4 Benefits Of Expediting : Valuestreamguru

4 Benefits Of Expediting : Valuestreamguru | Kaizen Group | Scoop.it
4 Benefits Of Expediting Filed Under Articles  When you have a company, you want to ensure that you have the best expediting at your disposal. Ultimately, the better the shipping methods you use, the more your business can potentially grow. As a business owner, you understand that you need to maintain your customers happy by providing the best services. And while you may be selling high-quality products, if you don’t send them quickly, your clients may decide to make business with another company in the future. While many companies prefer to be in control of the entire shipping process, there are definitely some great benefits of expediting.   4 Benefits Of Expediting   #1: Maintain The Focus On Your Business: While you may prefer to be in charge of everything, the truth is that you need to start considering outsourcing some areas of your business. And the reason is simple: you will have more time to focus on more important areas and grow your business properly. While we are not advising you to pick the first expedited freight company that you find, you should definitely consider checking some different expedited freight companies. What is expediting?   #2: Decrease Your Costs: Even though you believe that you are saving a lot of money by keeping the shipping inside your business, the truth is that you really need to do the math. Just think about the trucks and vehicles you need, insurances, inspections, gas, not to mention the additional labor costs and any potential accidentals that can occur at any time. Instead of all these expenses, you can simply use an outsourced company and get your products delivered exactly as you want. Understanding the expedite process and challenges.   #3: Improve Your Delivery Speed: One of the main benefits of expediting is that you will be able to even improve your delivery speed. After all, they are logistic experts that are used to handle all types of situations. Besides, you can be sure that they have a lot more resources at their disposal than your in-house team. Ultimately, you will get a fast and secure shipment even when you need to deal with tight deadlines. Discover everything you need to know about expediting.   #4: Happy Customers: The ultimate goal of most businesses is to maintain their customers happy. And if you put yourself in your customers’ shoes, then it is easy to understand that when you pay for a product, you want to get it as soon as possible. However, when you have an in-house expediting service, you may not be able to maintain this quality. So, you need to ensure that you hire a good expediting company that can help you maintain your customers happy so they come back and do more business with you.   Bottom Line When you have a good expediting service, then you can be sure that you will not only maintain your current customers as you will get more and more new customers. There’s nothing like focusing on the main aspects of your business to make it profitable and more successful than ever. Related posts: What Is Expediting? The Benefits Of Using ‘Just-In-Time’ In The Manufacturing Process The Benefits & Risks of a Product Development Strategy Kaizen event case study The Benefits Of E-Procurement Comments Leave a Reply Name (required) Email Address(required) Website
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Podcast #362 -- Adam Lawrence on Kaizen Events & The Wheel of Sustainability –

Podcast #362 -- Adam Lawrence on Kaizen Events & The Wheel of Sustainability – | Kaizen Group | Scoop.it
My guest for Episode #362 is Adam Lawrence, managing partner with Process Improvement Partners LLC. He's an industrial engineer who had a long career working with TQM, Six Sigma, and Lean at Thomasvile Furniture and other Armstrong World Industries companies.
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Continuous Improvement Definition - My Personal Point of View

Here there is my Continuous Improvement Definition based on books and direct experience. Support me @ https://www.patreon.com/leanvlog Here the video of the ...
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Adopting Continuous Improvement as Company Culture: Production Machining

Adopting Continuous Improvement as Company Culture: Production Machining | Kaizen Group | Scoop.it
Continuous improvement is an ongoing investment into identifying opportunities for boosting efficiency and reducing waste. This article shares advice from machine shop managers to other machine shop managers about continuous improvement plans that have worked for their companies and the benefits...
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For Covid-19 Preparedness, Hospitals Need More Than Written Protocols –

For Covid-19 Preparedness, Hospitals Need More Than Written Protocols – | Kaizen Group | Scoop.it
I've been thinking a lot about hospitals and how they're preparing for the expected tsunami of Covid-19 patients who will need ICU beds and ventilators (when it's expected that there won't be enough of either).
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When Standardization Leads to Inadvertent Comedy

When Standardization Leads to Inadvertent Comedy | Kaizen Group | Scoop.it
Copying an existing webinar to make new ones error proofs against forgetting things. It also creates risks... and inadvertent comedy.
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