Industry News

Arkansas hospital recognized for process improvement
by Guidon Performance Solutions Published July 29, 2011
Hot Springs, Arkansas-based St. Joseph's Mercy Health Center was recently recognized by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement for its healthcare process improvement successes, according to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Read More
Six for Six Sigma - another presidential candidate signs lean government pledge
by Guidon Performance Solutions Published July 28, 2011
Presidential hopeful and former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum recently became the sixth candidate to sign the Strong America Now pledge to adopt Lean Six Sigma techniques in an effort to eliminate the $15 trillion national debt by 2017, according to the Des Moines Register. Read More
Social business and process improvement
by Guidon Performance Solutions Published July 27, 2011
A recent study by Forrester Research found that as the popularity of business process management continues to rise, business process professionals are leveraging social tools as a way to easily engage stakeholders in process improvement efforts. Read More
Oregon psychiatric hospital leverages Lean Six Sigma techniques
by Guidon Performance Solutions Published July 26, 2011
Despite a history of problems, the 128-year-old Oregon State Hospital is turning things around with the help of Lean Six Sigma-based process improvement, according to the Statesman Journal. Read More
UK company brings lean-based process improvement to the construction industry
by Guidon Performance Solutions Published July 25, 2011
United Kingdom-based plant and tool hire firm Speedy recently launched a new Lean Six Sigma-based contractor advisory service, according to The Construction Index. Read More
Product recall system in need of process improvement
by Guidon Performance Solutions Published July 22, 2011
After a worldwide recall on alcohol wipes produced by the Triad Group that are being blamed for causing at least eight deaths and 11 infections, logistics experts are calling for process improvement to be applied to the inefficient recall alerts system. Read More
Study: Sourcing advisers recommend internal process improvement
by Guidon Performance Solutions Published July 22, 2011
According to a recent global 2011 KPMG Sourcing Advisory Pulse Survey, 51 percent of respondents indicated they have seen more demand for internal process improvement within end-user business and information technology service providers. Read More
Iowa medical center leverages Lean Six Sigma to plan remodel
by Guidon Performance Solutions Published July 22, 2011
Associates at Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa recently collaborated to construct an exact cardboard replica of the healthcare facility's cardiac care unit as part of its healthcare process improvement efforts, according to the Mason City Globe Gazette. Read More
Presidential dollar coin minting - an inefficient process?
by Guidon Performance Solutions Published July 21, 2011
Inefficiency is prevalent within the United States Mint, according to a recent ABC News investigation. Read More
Study identifies Lean Six Sigma implementation strengths and areas for improvement
by Guidon Performance Solutions Published July 20, 2011
According to a survey conducted by lean consultant Lawrence M. Miller of Management Meditations, managers looking to enact process improvement within their organizations are still struggling with regard to effective implementation of Lean Six Sigma methodology, Industry Week reports. Read More
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