Six Sigma Trims Turnover Time for Orthopedic Surgeries

A cross functional team was involved in decreasing the turnover times for the operating rooms(OR) in orthopedic and neurosurgical spine cases at Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital in Houston, Texas. The main goal of the Six Sigma project was to improve staff satisfaction and reduce the process variability. The average turnover for the OR was set […]

To Black Belt or Not to Black Belt?

Six Sigma Black Belts receive hand-on experience of dealing with process improvement projects while gaining a leadership competency. These qualities help in making the Six Sigma Black Belts, leaders, not just in the functional but in the business expanses too. They gain a deep understanding of the working at the shop floor along with the […]

Why Six Sigma Black Belts Make Better Leaders

Six Sigma Black Belts receive hand-on experience of dealing with process improvement projects while gaining a leadership competency. These qualities help in making the Six Sigma Black Belts, leaders, not just in the functional but in the business expanses too. They gain a deep understanding of the working at the shop floor along with the […]

The Dos and Don’ts of Selecting the Right Projects for Lean Transformation

For a selected project to be successful, it is important to consider certain aspects that predict the fate of the project. Those projects which are too huge to solve, or are broken and not complete, should not be considered for Lean. Those projects which are already in the process of a major overhaul, will not […]

Finding the Green in Lean Six Sigma

Are environmental concerns a part of Lean Thinking? Well, companies such as GE and 3M have implemented Green ideas along with Six Sigma tactics and have profited from them! For GE, reduction in the amount of greenhouse gas (GHG) emission below 2004 levels, was a challenge they took up. Pebbles, Ohio is facility of GE’s […]

Lean Project Management: How to Apply Lean Thinking in Your Next Project

Lean Management of projects are concerned with channelizing them in the most profitable direction. Waste elimination by thinking Lean, is a concept that is used to maximize the ROI and add value to the processes. It also helps in on-time delivery by using nominal budget and resources. There are certain catchphrases that the practitioners of […]