Innovation of the Week: U.S. DOE’s Energy Innovation Hub Will Develop Fuel From Sunlight

Posted by: meikah | 29 July 2010 | 7:44 pm
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This week’s edition of innovation update features the story about generating fuel from sunlight.

Spearheading this project is the Energy Innovation Hub of the U.S. Department of Energy. Fast Company features:

Want to generate innovation? Build a hub to make it happen. The U.S. Department of Energy is embarking on an ambitious plan to speed up energy innovation with a $122 million cash injection for an Energy Innovation Hub  in California. Dubbed the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis, the research center will do exactly as its name suggests–develop a solar energy fuel conversion system through artificial photosynthesis and bring it to commercialization.

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Filed under: Innovation, Innovation Update, Sustainable Business

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Six Sigma Companies News: Risk Management Lessons from Toyota

Posted by: meikah | 27 July 2010 | 1:08 am

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Here’s another edition of Six Sigma Companies News. reports:

Don’t wait until it’s too late to create a necessary plan.

Toyota is well-known for its lean business process, continuous innovation, manufacturing prowess and strong supplier ties. That’s exactly why the news about the accelerator problems for millions of vehicles came as a shock to so many people. The impact will be long-term, far-reaching and very expensive.

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Filed under: Six Sigma, Six Sigma Organizations, Toyota

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The SixSig Roundup

Posted by: meikah | 27 July 2010 | 12:43 am

SixSig Roundup

It’s time again for some link-loving and see what other blogs are saying about Six Sigma, Lean, Lean Six Sigma and other quality improvement processes.

Forrest Breyfogle  of Going Beyond Lean Six Sigma and the Balanced Scorecard says that for lessons on recovery, U.S. can look to the north on their healthy policies and performance measurements. The post is particularly referring to Canada and how the country is doing amidst the crisis.

Over at Call IT Anything, Dale Sanders advises to don’t be strangled by process-improvement Black Belts. “Try though we may fix the problems of healthcare IT with rigorous process– most recently ITIL– we’re only putting lipstick on a pig…”

The Best Mobile Phone blog shares some tips and technology for Six Sigma mobile workforces. “Some organizations that have tried to use Six Sigma in field sales have used information technology solutions too soon. There is a wrong perception that Six Sigma will interfere with the productivity of the sales staff or take up time that they would rather spend with customers.”

Food Standard blog asks, can a fast food chain benefit from Lean Six Sigma? The post has good points about food, waste and Lean Six Sigma.

Lean Six Sigma for Law Enforcement blog talks about MBWA, or Management by Walking Around. It’s an interesting management style and the blog itself is a revelation. Check it out!

Filed under: Economy, Food, IT, Law/Legal Service, Lean Six Sigma, Mobile Workforce, Six Sigma

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The Douglass Index, Keeping Good Data from Going to Waste

Posted by: meikah | 21 July 2010 | 3:15 am

Every day, we are faced with data. The greater challenge is how to evaluate the data and make them work for us.

According to iSixSigma article,

The Douglass Index allows practitioners to convert data with poor-to-marginal repeatability and reproducibility to a marginal process capability (Cp) level.

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Filed under: Data, Data Analysis, Data Quality, Six Sigma

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The Philippine Six Sigma Conference 2010

Posted by: meikah | 21 July 2010 | 12:34 am

Mark your calendars for The Philippine Six Sigma Conference 2010 on August 4-5, 2010 at the Hotel Intercontinental, Makati City, Philippines.

If you and your company is pushing for continuous improvement to address efficiency and enjoy great savings, then you must attend this conference.

I’ve attended several Six Sigma conferences before and every time I do, I learn something new. I guess we are really supposed to learn every day about making our processes work and remove bottlenecks along the way. With a floundering economy and a highly competitive business arena, companies really need to step up and make a difference.

Six Sigma in the Philippines is slowly getting on solid ground. More and more Philippine-based companies are going into Six Sigma. These companies are seeing that reducing wastes and improving processes are the way to go to achieve success

Thanks to Fiera de Manila and DigitalFilipino System and Software Process Improvement Network for sponsoring the conference.

It’s time to find out more about Six Sigma and how you can apply it to your organization. Register now!

Filed under: DigitalFilipino System and Software Process Improvement Network, Fiera de Manila, Philippines, Processes, Six Sigma, Six Sigma Conferences

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