As our economy recovers, business started to shift its attention from sales and revenue goals toward their internal operations. There are a number of tools in this arena, such as project management and Lean Six Sigma. Take Lean Six Sigma, it can be a powerful framework for organizations seeking to improve their efficiency and reduce wastes.

Te Wu’s comments on the CLEVELAND article:

Cleveland Blog  writes: Not so long ago, public and private sector leaders were so busy keeping the wheels turning at their organizations, there was little time to invest in processes improvement or workforce development. With the economy on the upswing, however, organizations of all sectors and sizes now have turned their focus to improving the bottom line – often by finding ways to do more with less.

“Whether you’re a manufacturer, public sector organization or a health care business, there is need for companies today to operate as efficiently as possible,” said Jody Wheaton, executive director of client solutions and programs forCuyahoga Community College‘s Corporate College. “Identifying those process improvements that are really going to take you to the next level is critical from a growth perspective.”

Wheaton said surveys with employers show a growing demand for process improvement, frontline supervisor and project management training. And, since organizations are scattered throughout the region, community colleges like Tri-C are responding to business needs by delivering these types of training courses in more convenient locations or even onsite.

In October, for example, Tri-C rolled out a number of new training programs at its Brunswick University Center (BUC), including the Lean Six Sigma courses. Lean Six Sigma is a highly regarded quality business management practice. While Six Sigma focuses predominantly on reducing variation in any process, Lean Six Sigma zeros in on efficiency, eliminating waste, such as rework or delays. The ultimate goal is finding process efficiencies that will help companies provide more quality products and services that customers want at a lower cost.  SNIP, the article continues @, click here to continue reading…