Lean and Six Sigma Competencies as defined by ISO-18404

Lean and Six Sigma competencies There are three levels of competency for Lean and Six Sigma described in the ISO-18404 standard: Lean Practitioner, Leader, and Expert; and Six Sigma Green, Black, and Master Black Belt. “Lean & Six Sigma” is simply a combination of the competencies of the equivalent Lean and Six Sigma levels, and follows the same belt structure as Six Sigma. For each level, the standard lists competencies, performance criteria, and suggested evidence of understanding,…

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National Health Service NHS needs Lean Six Sigma

Watching the Andrew Marr show on BBC TV this morning and Sir Robert Naylor a leading figure in the NHS said something that agrees with the principles of Lean Six Sigma …. he said that is not all about throwing more money at the problems … or just focusing on reducing costs … it is the processes that need to be understood and improved and root causes of problems corrected. my colleague Chris Alcock presently…

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Personalised attention and Chaos or Standardization and Stability ?

Chris Alcock ( Master Black Belt ) asks this question : Would you rather me go the extra mile for a patient or follow a good process?   https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/feb/09/nurse-spared-jail-after-fatal-blood-transfusion-mix-up I know which sounds better, but which would you actually rather have? Good healthcare by dint of extraordinary effort? Or a process that leads the nurse or doctor to the most accurate and fastest outcome most of the time?

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A good definition of a PULL production system

Good definition of a Pull production system. What Is main Difference between a Push and Pull production system? A pull production system is one that explicitly limits the amount of work in process that can be in the system. […] a push production system is one that has no explicit limit on the amount of work in process that can be in the system. (Hopp and Spearman “To Pull or Not to Pull”) A True pull…

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