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Breaking the ice: ISE to play key role in shaping Arctic's future

Breaking the ice: ISE to play key role in shaping Arctic's future

ISEs can play an important role in helping shape the future of the Arctic. They have the unique ability to examine systems at a high level and understand the interactions between humans and these systems. These capabilities will be critical in understanding how different kinds of systems will be integrated into the Arctic.
By Thomas C. Sharkey, Thomas Birkland, Martha Grabowski, Marie Lowe and William (Al) Wallace

A focus on sustainability as a core value

A focus on sustainability as a core value

Given the nature of lean and Six Sigma projects, whether intended or not, almost all produce sustainability improvements as a byproduct. It is the logical next step to systematically embed sustainability goals and metrics into the lean and Six Sigma framework. Such an approach can piggyback on the success and industry embracement of lean and Six Sigma to ensure wider adoption.
By Nadiye O. Erdil

Bring Six Sigma quality into your lean processes

Bring Six Sigma quality into your lean processes

It is hard to imagine that at one time we had two competing camps – one that wanted to do lean at the exclusion of everything else, and the other wanting to use only Six Sigma. Lean Six Sigma behooves us to apply lean concepts first to a process to simplify it by eliminating activities and unnecessary resources, then looking into how the quality of the activities can be improved. Why would you want to improve something that does not need to be done at all?
By Merwan Mehta

Engineering a mind-body connection

Engineering a mind-body connection

I recently got a chance to participate in an eight-week Mindbody class through work, and it has started to change my perspective on how taking time to focus inward can impact the outward work. I want to describe my self-discovery journey, and hopefully you’ll be inspired to take one of your own.
By Ashley J. Benedict

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