Wordless Wednesday


Posted by: meikah | 28 October 2009 | 2:46 am
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Lean Six Sigma at Wal-mart


Posted by: meikah | 6 October 2009 | 7:58 pm

Lean Six Sigma at Wal-mart

Wal-mart is an American public corporation that runs a chain of large, discount department stores. In the US alone, Wal-mart runs 3,656 stores (supercenters, neighborhood markets, marketside and discount format) and 602 SAM’s Clubs. Outside of US, the company has 3,615 stores in 15 international markets.

You would wonder how the company does this successfully on a daily basis. The answer: continuous improvement strategy that is based on Lean Six Sigma.

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Typhoon Ondoy Challenges the Efficiency of Organizations


Posted by: meikah | 29 September 2009 | 2:09 am

By this time, I know you’ve heard about typhoon Ondoy and how it devastated many cities in the Philippines.

Since mid-day Saturday, SMS, emails, and all other microbloging networks had been deluged with updates on flooded areas.  Before that Saturday ended, simple message turned into cries for help.

There are many accounts about Typhoon Ondoy, but let me share with you an article that pretty much sums up what happened on the height of the storm: In social media, a deluge of SOS messages

Indeed, the incident has encouraged global attention and spurred worldwide concern. Many Filipinos overseas, friends of Filipinos, countries, even strangers have extended help for the victims of Typhoon Ondoy.
The situation is heartbreaking. Organizations and local government units that are supposed to be on top of the situation in times like these have been deemed remiss in their duties. But the support from all over the world has come pouring in as fast and as strong as the flood waters were. The goodness of the human heart again emerges.

Below are sites that lead you to where you can send in your donations for Typhoon Ondoy victims or help find missing persons.

With such magnitude of need, can Six Sigma or Lean Six Sigma help local agencies and organizations deliver help and support efficiently?

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Wordless Wednesday


Posted by: meikah | 16 September 2009 | 3:47 am
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Quality Quiz from PQ Systems e-Line


Posted by: meikah | 14 September 2009 | 8:34 pm

PQ Systems Quality E-Line

PQ Systems through it’s Quality eline newsletter brings us another quality quiz.

For this month’s quiz, you get a chance to win a copy of the newly-released collection of Quality Quiz Classics. Submit your response by September 25 to be entered in the drawing.

Dr. Noah Tall, quality administrator for St. Recovery in the Long Run Hospital, recently went to a half-day seminar in Hawaii, entitled “Quality Tools for the Health Care Industry.” While Dr. Tall is highly discriminating about the location of training sessions he attends, the content is generally a less critical factor in his decision.

When the seminar opened at 1:00 p.m., Dr. Tall had just finished playing eighteen holes of golf and he was having a difficult time staying awake. The instructor began to talk about the usefulness of cause-and-effect diagrams, and soon Dr. Tall’s head dropped and he was out. By the time he was jolted awake some time later, the instructor had moved on to Pareto charts, and was completing the section with an exercise that involved using M&Ms to illustrate the Pareto chart. Believing that this exercise applied to cause-and-effect diagrams, Tall took copious notes so that he could put on a seminar at the hospital upon his return.

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Winners of last month’s quiz and who each gets a copy of the Quality Quiz Classics DVD are:

Kim Hobbs (Hy-dac Rubber)
Cliff McCord (General Motors Co.)
Michael Parish (BryanLGH Medical Center)
Noemi Bondar (Australian Red Cross Blood Service)
Ian Hutchison (Ceetak Limited)

Congratulations!

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Wordless Wednesday


Posted by: meikah | 9 September 2009 | 3:38 am
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Wordless Wednesday


Posted by: meikah | 2 September 2009 | 7:30 pm
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Six Sigma Companies News: Toyota considers halting operations at California’s Last Car Plant


Posted by: meikah | 30 July 2009 | 9:16 pm

news on Six Sigma companies

Here’s another edition of Six Sigma Companies News.

Toyota, the company that is known to have set the standards in process innovation and improvement with its The Toyota Way, is not spared from the crisis.

In a recent article on Los Angeles Times Online – Business, Toyota is considering ceasing operations at California’s last car plant.

LAT reports:

Toyota Motor Corp. appears to be moving closer to shuttering California’s last auto plant.

The Japanese automaker plans to start talks next week that could dissolve New United Motor Manufacturing Inc., or NUMMI, which opened in Fremont in 1984 as a 50-50 joint venture of Toyota and then-General Motors Corp.

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Innovation of the Week: Innovation and R&D Drives Sony-Ericsson Into the Future


Posted by: meikah | 23 July 2009 | 11:18 pm
sixsig innovation of the week

Manila Bulletin Online reports:

Ericsson aims to be at the forefront of technological innovation by continuing to focus on pioneering research and development, and practice an unwavering entrepreneurial spirit, which has been its tradition ever since the company’s founding in 1876, which what has led the company to where it is today.

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