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City applies process improvement to commercial development permit issuance
by Guidon Performance Solutions Published March 30, 2012
The Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Department of Community Development is using process improvement as a tool to help reach its goal of being able to issue commercial development permits on an applicant's first visit, The Northwestern reports. Read More
Reasons business process management efforts fail
by Guidon Performance Solutions Published March 29, 2012
When it comes to implementing business process management (BPM), changes are unlikely to stick unless a full cultural transformation is spearheaded. Read More
Employee motivation is key for successful business process management
by Guidon Performance Solutions Published March 28, 2012
According to a recent study, top-down organizational restructuring and implementation of process improvement programs such as Lean Six Sigma can disempower frontline employees at a time when their engagement is especially important. Read More
Indiana county enjoys Lean Six Sigma-based process improvement success
by Guidon Performance Solutions Published March 27, 2012
Bartholomew County in southern Indiana has used Lean Six Sigma in everything from crimefighting to enacting process improvement in the local school system. Read More
Nonprofit benefits from Lean Six Sigma consultant project
by Guidon Performance Solutions Published March 26, 2012
Lean Six Sigma has been leveraged to enact process improvement across a number of industries, including government, healthcare and the sector in which it has its roots - manufacturing. Read More
Regular process improvement as a recipe for success
by Guidon Performance Solutions Published March 23, 2012
A study conducted by German consulting group Taraneon in December of last year suggests that enacting process improvement on a regular basis is likely to help a company get ahead. Read More
Apply process improvement to overlooked departments
by Guidon Performance Solutions Published March 22, 2012
According to Yair Holtzman of global tax and business advisory firm WTP Advisors, companies that invest time and money into process improvement efforts to boost efficiency, streamline operations and cut costs often overlook two departments. Read More
Arizona county brings in Lean Six Sigma consultant
by Guidon Performance Solutions Published March 21, 2012
An Arizona county is looking to leverage the Lean Six Sigma process improvement methodology to cut costs and increase efficiency, according to the Payson Roundup. Read More
Editorial calls for healthcare process improvement
by Guidon Performance Solutions Published March 20, 2012
A recent Journal of the American Medical Association editorial urged hospitals to cut waste instead of care in order to reduce healthcare costs, which are currently nearly 18 percent of the country's gross domestic product. Read More
Water board enacts process improvement to kickstart collections
by Guidon Performance Solutions Published March 19, 2012
Stamford, Connecticut's troubled Water Pollution Control Authority (WPCA) is slowly addressing inefficiencies that led to a huge backlog of past-due payments, thanks to a recent 800-hour process improvement project, the Stamford Advocate reports. Read More
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