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VSM Pitfall: unnecessary process

VSM Pitfall: unnecessary process | Kaizen Group | Scoop.it

Value Stream Mapping (VSM) is probably the main analysis tool and the most used in the lean toolbox. Easy to understand and handle, VSM is the starting point of improvement workshops and kaizen events.

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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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SAFe view on projects portfios operational excellence

SAFe view on projects portfios operational excellence | Kaizen Group | Scoop.it
The Scaled Agile Framework's perspective on projects, portfolios, and operational excellence contradicts its strive for a secondary operating model based on Lean.
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How to implant an Operational Excellence Culture and not die trying

How to implant an Operational Excellence Culture and not die trying | Kaizen Group | Scoop.it
Read this article 'How to implant an Operational Excellence Culture and not die trying' by Marta Ventosa on the 'Research Report 2018/19 - The Global State of Operational Excellence: Critical Challenges & Future Trends'.
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Take the pressure off! Using the Y-curve with your Kaizen improvements

Take the pressure off! Using the Y-curve with your Kaizen improvements | Kaizen Group | Scoop.it
Use this simple change in perspective to become more effective at deploying Kaizen opportunities.
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How to Immediately Become a More Productive (and Better) Writer

How to Immediately Become a More Productive (and Better) Writer | Kaizen Group | Scoop.it
To achieve your goal of becoming a better writer, Jerod Morris explains you may only need to change one small thing. And it's not just theory; it's science.
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Lean Six Sigma: Lily Angelocci Saved $4 Million at UCSD Medical Center

Lean Six Sigma: Lily Angelocci Saved $4 Million at UCSD Medical Center | Kaizen Group | Scoop.it
Lean Six Sigma: Lily Angelocci Saved $4 Million. She completed a year long analysis of operations and determined the saving potential to be at least $4M.
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What is Six Sigma: A Complete Overview

What is Six Sigma: A Complete Overview | Kaizen Group | Scoop.it
Learn what is six sigma?, key principles of six sigma and the six sigma methodology. Read on to know more if you're interested to know more on lean six sigma.
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Should Lean Tools Be Used for Every Improvement?

Should Lean Tools Be Used for Every Improvement? | Kaizen Group | Scoop.it
You don't need a charter for every improvement, but there are some prerequisites that are necessary to make even simple improvements possible.
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Lean Six Sigma with Digitalization and Industry 4.0 | ARC Advisory

Lean Six Sigma with Digitalization and Industry 4.0 | ARC Advisory | Kaizen Group | Scoop.it
Industry 4.0 and its digitalization aligns with the methodologies of Lean Six Sigma to help accelerate continuous improvement.
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Operational Excellence Mixtape: November 8, 2019 –

Operational Excellence Mixtape: November 8, 2019 – | Kaizen Group | Scoop.it
Healthcare – Creating Value for Patients “Imagine walking into a restaurant and being seated. Sometime after your meal, you receive the check and find an additional charge that was not indicated on the menu or previously mentioned by your waiter.
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A Kaizen Approach to L&D and Designing eLearning

A Kaizen Approach to L&D and Designing eLearning | Kaizen Group | Scoop.it
Kaizen is a Japanese approach to problem solving and business improvement. Learn how L&D and eLearning can benefit from Kaizen.
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MilliporeSigma Recognized for Sustainability Improvements at

MilliporeSigma Recognized for Sustainability Improvements at | Kaizen Group | Scoop.it
“That’s the way we’ve always done it” is known as one of the most harmful phrases in business, as it keeps...
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The Japanese philosophy of Kaizen can reinvent your daily routine —

The Japanese philosophy of Kaizen can reinvent your daily routine — | Kaizen Group | Scoop.it
Underlying the Kaizen approach is a dedication to improving effectiveness, satisfaction, and waste.
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Continuous Improvement Manager - Wausau, WI 54401 - Indeed.com

Continuous Improvement Manager - Wausau, WI 54401 - Indeed.com | Kaizen Group | Scoop.it
Summary of Position: Deliver measurable business process improvements as a result of company continuous improvement activity. Lead Lean initiatives, continuous improvement training and metric management to drive results and develop a strong continuous improvement culture. Measure the effectiveness of business process improvement project activity. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Drive the continuous improvement culture to eliminate waste, improve customer satisfaction and continuous improve profitability through the use of Lean tools and continuous improvement methodologies. Partner with all levels of the organization to drive change, create buy-in and add value through CI initiatives. Create and maintain training processes to ensure the ongoing Lean/Six Sigma education of all company associates. Manage formal cost-savings projects, assisting project leaders with scope development, resource constraints, measurement and recognition. Plan and oversee Lean Kaizen events targeted at improving operations and business performance, with the inclusion of shop floor associates when possible. Serve as business unit point person with Apogee on Lean/CI initiatives and audits. Develop strategic CI/Kaizen roadmap that aligns with company goals and objectives. Train, coach and mentor others at all organizational levels to apply Lean, Six Sigma and other CI methodologies and toolsets. Drive the development of sound business process metrics and CI milestones. Provide the organization with status updates on continuous improvement goals, progress and results. Work with each functional area to develop standard communication tools, tier meeting procedures and visual work place practices. Monitor new CI/process improvement best practices used by other companies, making recommendations for their application at Linetec if appropriate. Mentor project teams in standard project management practices to ensure favorable results from project team efforts. Hold teams accountable for results and optimization of overall business processes. Coordinate internal Lean/5S/CI audit activity. Ensure written standard operating procedures and work instructions for key processes are in place Identify external process improvement resources as appropriate. Qualifications and Requirements: Minimum of a 4-year bachelors' degree in a related field plus formal training in Lean and Six Sigma methodology. Formal training in project management strongly preferred. 5+ years of positive results in a continuous improvement leadership role. Demonstrated ability to lead in a cross-functional team environment Previous experience leading and completing group projects, meeting established timelines, budgets and deliverables. Strong project management skills, with the ability to manage multiple simultaneous projects effectively and in an organized manner. Financial acumen and experience with metric creation, cost savings calculation and productivity measurement. Previous success in negotiating for shared resources, collaborating across functional group and process change management. Effective training and facilitation skills Demonstrated aptitude to apply Lean tools and methodologies. Computer proficiency (Word, SPC Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint, Epicor) Physical Demands: Must be able to travel (less than 25%) Must be able to work off-shifts hours on occasion to support Lean/CI/Kaizen activity. Light - typical of an office environment or light industrial Required to sit or stand and move about the facility Occasional lifting required Work Environment: 75% exposure to the production environment (heat, operating machinery and noise). Office duties require sitting behind a desk, performing tasks on a computer. Position involves limited travel. No significant physical exertion required. Other Duties As Assigned
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Abbey Team Issue Toolbox draws from toolbox wars to offer the very best

Abbey Team Issue Toolbox draws from toolbox wars to offer the very best | Kaizen Group | Scoop.it
If you follow Abbey Bike Tools on social media, you should be familiar with #toolboxwars. No, this isn’t people throwing toolboxes at each other in a battle of bike shop supremacy. Rather, it’s a way to highlight the amount of detail and precision that goes into the toolboxes of pro mechanics...
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A Continuing Culture of Continuous Improvement at UMass Memorial Health –

A Continuing Culture of Continuous Improvement at UMass Memorial Health – | Kaizen Group | Scoop.it
I was really happy to see this recent blog post from my friend Dr. Eric Dickson, the CEO of UMass Memorial Health System: More than 75,000 Ideas and Counting! Eric writes: “Other than seeing patients, huddling with frontline caregivers is my favorite part of this job.
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