The idea of implementing Lean Six Sigma practices in an organization can quickly meet with head-on stubborn resistance. No matter how much data and case studies you present or reference, the doubters will come off the bench to play. For all of those dreamers out there who can envision strong Lean Six Sigma practices in their organization, here are a few shots that the doubters are going to send.
Lean consciousness and methods are only beginning to take root among senior managers and leaders in all sectors today. As efforts in Lean manufacturing spread across all industries, some basic ideas must remain in the forefront of those seeking true success with the practices. Here are three tips to success with Lean.
According to a recent report published in Pediatrics, a quality improvement project can reduce the frequency of emergency department and/or hospital visits by children with epilepsy. Lean Six Sigma is the perfect tool to make changes in deeply embedded institutional processes and breathe life into new, more efficient processes.
With the practice of Lean methodology in healthcare emerging across the industry, the question was raised about the value of the methodology as applied to Emergency Departments (ED) of hospitals. A recent Institute of Medicine Report on Emergency Medicine warns of a looming crisis in emergency care in the US.
Lean Six Sigma practices are no different than any other professional practice. It is based on specific methodologies that have been proven, time and time again, to be effective. Mechanics have their tools, surgeons have their tools and pilots have…