Lean Six Sigma

Lean and Six Sigma discussions and opinions

TIM WOODS and Lean Waste

Transportation: Transportation is the unneeded movement of people or parts through the process flow. This process is the waste involved with transporting goods when the processes are not in a logical order. Inventory: The storage of excess inventory that leads to… Read More ›

The Hawthorne Effect

The Hawthorne Effect was first conceptualized after studies conducted in the 1920s and 1930s at Western Electrical Company’s Hawthorne Works in Chicago. Researchers were trying to study ways to improve productivity. In order to carry out these studies, the researchers worked… Read More ›

What is Kanban?

Kanban in Agile is more than just the kanban boards, and the kanban boards are not even required. Within Agile, Kanban stresses a need for a visual workplace. Kanban boards were created to satisfy that requirement. If you would prefer… Read More ›