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How to Benefit from Business Process Management (BPM)

March 10, 2014
In the era where nearly everything is changing very fast, including technology, most organizations need to keep abreast of these changes, lest they become obsolete. And, it is with this same tone, that organizations are looking for ways to run their daily business operations efficiently. Business process management (BPM) techniques address this need.
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Shifting the Paradigm: Lean Six Sigma Project’s Voice of the Customer (VOC)

April 16, 2013

When examining a project from a supplier-input-process-output-customer point of view, suppliers of a customer focus on what they do in a process.


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Shifting the Paradigm: Making a Successful Team that has Team Member Feedback

February 11, 2013

 

This blog is a third in a series which steps through various aspects of the Lean Six Sigma Define-Measure-Analyze-Improve-Control (DMAIC) roadmap for process improvement.


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Shifting the Paradigm: Lean Six Sigma Project: Team Orming Model

January 9, 2013

 Previous blogs described a business management system and how projects can be selected that benefits the enterprise as a whole. This blog is a second in a series which steps through various aspects of the Lean Six Sigma Define-Measure-Analyze-Improve-Control (DMAIC) roadmap for process improvement. 


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Shifting the Paradigm: Lean Six Sigma Project: Define Phase Objectives

October 23, 2012
Previous blogs described a business management system and how projects can be selected that benefits the enterprise as a whole. This blog begins a series which steps through various aspects of the Lean Six Sigma Define-Measure-Analyze-Improve-Control (DMAIC) roadmap for process improvement.
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Shifting the Paradigm: Reporting Improvement Projects' Financial Benefits: COPQ or CODND

August 1, 2012
In my next series of blogs, I will be elaborating on various aspects of executing improvement projects using the enhanced project execution roadmap contained in the Integrated Enterprise Excellence (IEE) business management system.


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Shifting the Paradigm: Lean Six Sigma Tools in Project Execution Roadmap and Business Management System

June 19, 2012
Organizations need an enhanced system for linking process improvement efforts to the business system so that the enterprise as a whole benefits, and the best tool is used at any given time.
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Shifting the Paradigm: Project Selection from a List of Business-Aligned Improvement Opportunities

April 30, 2012
All projects in an EIP should be in alignment with the business goals and could be undertaken; however, organizations often not have the bandwidth to undertake all projects at once. When this occurs, organizations need a system where they can prioritize EIP created projects.
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Shifting the Paradigm: Aligning Improvement Projects with Business Financials for Whole-Business Benefits

April 3, 2012
As part of the IEE system, an enterprise improvement plan (EIP) is an effective means to identify process improvement projects that positively impact the financials.
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Shifting the Paradigm: Strategic Planning: Issues and Resolution

March 6, 2012
Business leaders must have a strategy to meet their objectives.
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 In honor of World Quality Month, we spoke to James Rooney, ASQ Past Chairman of the Board of Directors 2013, for his take on quality around the world.
For more information, read the ASQ Speaking of Quality column.
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