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Abidian (ǎ bǐ dē ǎn):

Business-speak for Excellent Change

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  • 94% of all workshop and kaizen attendees rated the hands-on exercises and practicality of the illustrations provided as very good or better.

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Tutorials

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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