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Business-speak for Excellent Change

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Introduction to Six Sigma (6σ)

Introduction to Lean

Introduction to TPM

Lean or 6σ?  Which is best?

Lean and 6σ:  Setting the PACE

The Need for Change


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Articles and Presentations


Abidian Lean Six Sigma Maintenance (SMRP Presentation)


Abidian Assessing Lean Maintenance Excellence (SMRP Paper)


Abidian Assessing Lean Maintenance Excellence in an ISO 9000 Facility (International Lean Six Sigma Conference Presentation)


Abidian Interview with Mike Chambers, Senior Principal of Abidian, Inc.


Abidian Lean and Six Sigma:  Setting the PACE (ASQ Section Presentation)


Abidian OEE:  Overall Equipment/ Service Effectiveness (ASQ Section Presentation)


Abidian Real-time Production Efficiency Monitoring (OEE) with Microsoft Excel (Abidian YouTube Channel)


Baldrige National Quality Award 2007 Criteria for Performance Excellence Self Assessment


Boeing Office Accelerated Improvement Workshop Methodology (AIW)


Boeing Lean Engineering, The Forgotten Element


Boeing Work Measurement in a Lean Environment


Bristrol-Meyers-Squib Lean Implementation


Cudney Expanding Six Sigma to Suppliers


General Electric GE's Work-Out Program:  Teaching Every Manager to be A Strategist


Genuine Coaching What's Your Clutter Keeping You From?


Home Depot Winning Minds and Hearts at Home Depot


Honeywell An Interview with Larry Bossidy (Retired CEO, The Thought Leader


Honeywell Overview of Honeywell's Six Sigma Plus Initiative


Mehta Committing to a Lean Six Sigma Roadmap


Oakwood Healthcare Just What the Doctor Ordered; Another Acronym in Healthcare, DMAIC


Phelps Dodge The worldwide mining industry leader presents an overview of their "Quest for Zero"


Shinkle Management System Diagramming Moving Toward a Lean Management System


Shingo Prize 2011 NE Conference in Boston, MA

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