Flow to learn

While lean is a full business strategy, it is also a people-centric system which leverages human ingenuity to go beyond automation.
By Michael Ballé and Daniel Jones 


Line-by-line layout

Interactive spreadsheets are an excellent method of gathering solid work-measurement data that assist with any manufacturing supervisor’s day-to-day operations.
By Robert W. McClure 


DMAIIC your way to quicker ICU turnover

An academic acute care medical center in Los Angeles implements a Six Sigma road map to improve bed turnaround time.
By Patrice Batamack and Dr. Christine A.N. Ndjee 


Successful revolutions need suppliers

Supply chain and sourcing organizations are not typically associated with revenue growth but realizing their full potential drives business excellence.
By Suman Sarkar