Comparing Operational Excellence Programs like Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing and Lean Six Sigma

[fa icon="calendar'] Tue, Aug 02, 2016 / by Rachel Beavins Tracy

Once a company grows to a certain size, the operational complexity that comes with that growth starts to become a liability. Without standardization of processes and products, companies inevitably face a growing number of quality problems, which can result in a decline in both revenue and brand reputation.

It’s no coincidence that so many of the Fortune 500 have some form of operational excellence programs, ranging from Lean Manufacturing to Six Sigma to internally developed programs. To help identify which might be best for your company, this post compares some common operational excellence programs that have helped others looking to break into the upper levels of market leadership.

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Harmonizing Quality and EHS for Operational Excellence

[fa icon="calendar'] Thu, Jun 02, 2016 / by Rachel Beavins Tracy

In life and in business, sometimes getting to the next level requires modeling our behavior after the people (or companies) we admire.

Take skiing, for example. I didn’t learn to ski until I was about 22, but many of my friends are expert skiers. Trying to keep up with them took me from novice to advanced level in a matter of just two seasons.

In the business world, there’s one thing many Fortune 500 companies have in common—operational excellence programs. What’s more, many of these companies are harmonizing quality and EHS efforts to get there. This post will take a closer look at how they do it.  

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Where Quality and Environmental Health and Safety Meet [Roundup]

[fa icon="calendar'] Tue, Sep 22, 2015 / by Brenda Percy

In this roundup, we pull from the EtQ archives to show you the benefits of an integrated Quality and Environmental Health and Safety (QEHS) system.  Read on to learn the similarities between Quality and EHS systems in terms of ISO standards, learn about the benefits of combining these initiatives into one system and more.

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