Innovation of the Week: Steve Jobs and iPad2

Posted by: meikah | 30 March 2011 | 7:51 pm
sixsig innovation of the week

This week’s edition of innovation update features Steve Jobs and his latest gadget iPad 2. To be featuring Steve Jobs shouldn’t come as a surprise. The man has been churning in innovation one after another.

Business Insider reports that Steve Jobs and iPad 2 is a result of the power of innovation and passion.

Steve Jobs’ decision to return from medical leave long enough to unveil a barrage of new iPad 2 features wasn’t just savvy strategic marketing. It was a genuine display of entrepreneurial passion that, sadly, is all too scarce in corporate America’s upper echelons.

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Upcoming Lean and Six Sigma Training

Posted by: meikah | 30 March 2011 | 7:30 pm

Stat A Matrix Institute is coming up with Lean and Six Sigma Training in the coming months.

Lean Practitioners Certification • LPM • 5 Days
Chicago, IL
May 16–20, 2011

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification • GL1 • Three 5-Day

Sessions Chicago, IL
Week 1:   May 16–20, 2011
Week 2:   June 13–17, 2011
Week 3:   July 11–15, 2011

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification • BL1 • Five 5-Day Sessions

Chicago, IL
Week 1:   May 16–20, 2011
Week 2:   June 13–17, 2011
Week 3:   July 11–15, 2011
Week 4:   August 8–12, 2011
Week 5:   September 12–16, 2011

Register now!

For additional courses, dates, and locations, visit or call 800.472.6477

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Filed under: Lean, Lean Six Sigma, Six Sigma, Six Sigma Training

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Six Sigma Students Helping Companies Boost Performance

Posted by: meikah | 28 March 2011 | 4:17 am

I saw this article on University of Buffalo News Center, and I got interested in this new development. Six Sigma students enrolled at the University at Buffalo can now help companies with their continuous improvement effort.

These students are enrolled in the Six Sigma Black Belt Student Certification program. They can be hosted by a company and they will make that company a case study.

I think this is a good move for students as well as for the companies, a win-win situation. The students get exposed to how things work at the shop floor so to speak and apply the theories they learned from the classroom. The companies, on the other hand, now have the option to host these students or get Six Sigma consultants, whichever works for the company.

Here’s how the program works:

Companies of any size and type may sponsor one or more students. Students pursue a two-semester project targeted at achieving process excellence by eliminating variation. They are supported by a UB Master Black Belt mentor with varied and extensive industry experience, who works with company officials to identify a project that has defined outcomes and achievable results.

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Filed under: Education, Six Sigma, Six Sigma Team, Six Sigma Training

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