Read about 11 best practices of organizations that have embraced open innovation, with an emphasis on collaborating externally and internally. This benchmarking report also includes case studies from Amway, Cisco Systems Inc., Corning Inc., and more.
In the Statistics Division Newsletter, a member-benefit publication of the Statistics Division, read the 2013 W. J. Youden Memorial Address that Russell V. Lenth presented at the Fall Technical Conference.
Applying the concepts of quality and statistical engineering to statistical practice, Lenth encourages statisticians to consider “all the connections we make between ourselves and aspects of the work we are undertaking.”
Since instituting strategic initiatives in the 1990s to enhance competitiveness of organizations and the nation as a whole, the United Arab Emirates has seen significant improvements in quality, productivity, customer experience, and its global competitive ranking.
By Marvin T. Howell
This book explains the ISO 50001 standard for energy management systems and shows how any organization can implement processes to meet the intent and letter of the requirements.
Grace Duffy introduces her book Modular Kaizen and shows how you can achieve the results of kaizen improvements without removing critical personnel from daily operations. Also learn to use “a school of fishbones” to guide teams to root causes and implementation of solutions.
Read about 19 best practices for identifying, transferring, and applying knowledge. This benchmarking report includes case studies from organizations including Accenture, Kraft Foods Group Inc., Lockheed Martin, Wipro Ltd., and more.
by Raymond C. Floyd
Intended for leaders seeking to encourage dramatic improvement within their organizations, this book demonstrates how to …
- Develop the shared values and beliefs that serve as the foundation for a dynamic culture
- Engage all employees to join the new culture and provide opportunities for these stakeholders to initiate and participate in improvement
- Measure, evaluate, and manage the performance of the new culture
Filled with lessons garnered from practical examples, this text is based on Raymond C. Floyd’s 40 years of industrial management experience.
An article by Forrest W. Breyfogle III for the February issue of Six Sigma Forum Magazine offers insights on understanding and improving processes from a bird’s-eye viewpoint.
by Frank Voehl, J. James Harrington, Chuck Mignosa, and Rich Charron
This book explains how to integrate lean and Six Sigma to increase production speed while decreasing variations and costs in your organization.
Based on a recent survey that analyzed Six Sigma tools, it focuses on those most commonly used. Readers will find little-known tips for using Lean Six Sigma effectively, discussion of the different roles involved, and information on the skills and technologies needed for certification at the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (LSSBB) level, as well as customizable exercises, worksheets, and templates to create your own handbook for continuous process improvement.
Proceedings from the 2011-2013 Advancing the STEM Agenda Conference series are available in a new collection from the Education Division.
The collection contains links to keynote presentations and nearly 100 papers on topics such as…
- Improving STEM education
- K-12 STEM outreach
- Collaboration between educators and industry to support the STEM pipeline
- Changing the paradigm from weeding out students to helping them succeed
Also in this issue:
- Jim Bossert discusses whether lean or Six Sigma should be done first
- Chris Hayes explains the importance of change leadership to a successful lean transfromation
- Chad Vincent presents part II of an overview of pull systems/kanban
In the Winter 2014 edition of The Partnership News, a member-benefit publication of the Customer-Supplier Division, Gerard Pearce offers five best practices for evaluating supplier quality operations and creating a foundation for supply chain improvement.
by David Mann
The current issue of Journal for Quality and Participation focuses on the theme of leadership and how it integrates with management.
Browse the table of contents, and read the open-access article, "Leadership Challenges," in which Russ Westcott offers an excerpt from The Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence Handbook.