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Leona Charles

Six sigma Tools: Kaizen Events

published on May 21, 2012

With every improvement project you learn something valuable and a tool for improvements that need to happen quickly are Kaizen events. Kaizen events are rapid responses to very specific areas usually taking 3-5 days.  Kaizen events are not difficult, but …

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Six Sigma Tools: Gemba Walk

published on May 14, 2012

In any lean project there are a ton of buzzwords, but the one thing that is a universal truth in all lean initiative is that for any tool used to be successful it must be understood. In today’s blog we …

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Six Sigma Tools: Building a Business Case

published on April 30, 2012

Building a business case is important to more than your improvement project, it should be one of the pillars of your decision making. A business case helps you understand why a decision is necessary, what you anticipate the solution to …

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Six Sigma Tools: Project Selections

published on April 24, 2012

The great thing about Six Sigma is that it puts you into the habit of seeing things in an ordered and identifiable view. This skill is highlighted in the way Six Sigma teaches you how to select projects. Project selection …

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Six Sigma Tools: Rolled Throughput Yield

published on April 16, 2012

Rolled Throughput Yield (RTY) is a measurement metric that illustrates the losses due to rework or corrective action. The beauty of this metric is that is shows in statistical fact the relationship between the defects and the cost of poor …

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