Posted by: meikah | 30 March 2011 | 7:51 pm
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.
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.
Filed under: Apple, Innovation, Innovation Update, Technology
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
May 16–20, 2011
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification • GL1 • Three 5-Day
Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification • BL1 • Five 5-Day Sessions
For additional courses, dates, and locations, visit www.statamatrix.org or call 800.472.6477
You may also want to visit GoingToMeet.com for other conferences.
Filed under: Lean, Lean Six Sigma, Six Sigma, Six Sigma Training
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.