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Key Objectives and Activities for Each Step of DMAIC

April 14, 2021

DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control) is a data-driven, structured, customer-centric problem-solving methodology. Each phase...

An Introduction to Process Control Charts

February 4, 2021

Donald J. Wheeler, PhD is a world-renowned expert in continuous improvement. He's worked with W. Edwards Deming and wrote the classic book ...

The Six Big Losses in Automotive Manufacturing

January 19, 2021

In automotive manufacturing, there are several things you can take for granted; unfortunately, some are unwelcome. The Six Big Losses are...

How Visual Management Tools Start & Sustain Improvement

October 18, 2021

Visual management tools surround us. Although they are so ubiquitous, we might not even think about them. For example, when your car is...

Applying Lean Six Sigma in the Auto Manufacturing Sector

December 16, 2020

As you might guess from the name, a Lean Six Sigma methodology combines Lean manufacturing principles and those of Six Sigma. This approach...

An Introduction to the Lean Concept of Catchball

November 6, 2020

Most of us have memories of playing the game of catch either as children or with our children. I really shouldn’t call it a “game” because...

Why Simplicity Was Essential for CI at a Nuclear Plant

September 30, 2020

The principles of Lean and continuous improvement methodologies originated from manufacturing, but there’s no doubt that they have been...

Twitter’s “Blame Processes, Not People” Moment

September 28, 2020

With the blistering speed of this summer’s news cycle, we can’t blame you if you’ve already forgotten about the single largest security...

The Application of Lean Six Sigma in Oil & Gas

April 30, 2021

Oil & Gas companies need to be ever more flexible and agile to succeed as the industry continues to face price volatility, technical...