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Orienting the PI project novice: how to get early traction with non-mathematical process improvement tools

Process improvement approaches, such as Lean Six Sigma, have no shortage of powerful tools to apply in trying to assess a situation and then implementing change.  How, then, to pick those that may have the most bang for the buck for someone relatively new to the field or on their first PI project? Continue reading

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Introducing the A3 – part 1: operational definition and basic concepts

The discipline of process improvement (PI) is supported by different methodologies and many useful tools today.  You may have heard of Lean for targeting waste, Six Sigma for its focus on minimizing variation, the PDCA cycle, Total Quality Management (TQM), and other schools of thought concerning PI.  A tool increasingly used in PI and which you should be familiar with is the A3, regardless of the methodology employed.

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