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Lean Six Sigma and Business Performance
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Contributor: Michael Cousins
Posted: Mon, 01/15/2018
7-wastes
The 7 wastes are activities identified in an organization that do not add value but cost money. It is estimated that only 5% of our time actually adds value to the customer; if this indeed is true, it means that every company can learn from the 7 wastes to cut out wasteful processes and increase the percentage of value adding processes. Full Content »
Contributor: Seth Adler
Posted: Wed, 12/13/2017
Customer-Experience
In this week’s podcast interview, Sally Toister, senior director of operational excellence and six sigma – US & Canada for Marriott Hotels discusses the importance of customer experience in the process improvement journey. Full Content »
Contributor: Jeff Cole
Posted: Mon, 11/06/2017
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If you presented your approach to rolling out your current process change to a Hostile Board of Peers – would it pass the test? Full Content »
Contributor: Ivan Seselj
Posted: Wed, 10/18/2017
Ivan Seselj
Lean techniques are a popular choice for organizations seeking to reduce the use of resources, eliminate waste, work smarter and improve efficiency. Many lean teams enjoy the flexibility and creativity to develop new, smarter ways of doing things. But if you want a truly lean organization, you need to be able to translate improvement ideas into... Full Content »
Contributor: Andrea Charles
Posted: Thu, 08/24/2017
Global State of PEX Report
The PEX Network surveyed over 800 process improvement and operational excellence professionals, as part of the largest global survey into the state of process excellence. In this exclusive report, we reveal the key trends highlighted by the “2017 biennial PEX Network state of the industry process excellence survey” and explore how organizations... Full Content »
Contributor: Oliver Slot
Posted: Thu, 07/27/2017
Oliver Slot
PEX Network’s has recently launched a new podcast series, featuring personal conversations about business with key industry leaders. 15 episodes are already live on the iTunes App & Google Play or available to listen on the PEX Network Website, the series is already making waves in the process excellence community. Full Content »
Contributor: William Botha
Posted: Fri, 06/30/2017
William Botha
Effective lean leadership is essential for creating a culture of continuous improvement. In this exclusive interview William Botha, Operational Excellence Principal Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, shares his insights on what it takes to be a successful lean leader, the importance of senior leadership commitment and utilizing demonstrated training to establish a culture of quality across the organization Full Content »
Posted: Mon, 12/12/2016
Redefining Performance Insights from the Global C-Suite Study - The CFO perspective
How leading CFOs are taking the long view, preparing for the next wave of innovation and applying predictive analytics to decision making.

This report draws on input from the 5,247 C-suite executives (CxOs) who participated in our latest C-suite Study – the eighteenth in the ongoing series of CxO studies conducted by the IBM Institute for Business Value. Full Content »
Contributor: PEX Network Reports
Posted: Mon, 08/22/2016
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Find out how leading practitioners and businesses are positioning themselves for success in PEX Network’s exclusive report “Emergence: The Future of Operational Excellence.” Full Content »
Contributor: Maria Pamment
Posted: Wed, 06/15/2016
Maria Pamment
Getting buy in from executives and managers is a critical part of any process excellence program. Without the engagement and enthusiasm of staff, a program will not succeed. “At each level you need to align it to the corporate imperative but take it down to a level that’s more real for that particular functional group,” says Maria Pamment,... Full Content »
Contributor: John S. Hamalian
Posted: Tue, 06/14/2016
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‘R-E-S-P-E-C-T - find out what it means to me!’ was the chorus of a spirited song belted out by soul singer extraordinaire Aretha Franklin back in the late 1960s.  Following Aretha’s lead, what does ‘Respect’ mean to you?  In Part 1 of this series, we explored what ‘Respect for People’ means from the perspective of Toyota’s key lean... Full Content »
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Contributor: Diana Davis
Posted: Wed, 03/30/2016
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As many process excellence leaders know, one of the key aims of a process improvement program is not to deliver merely technical results, but to change the way that people in an organization think so that improvement becomes something that everyone does on a daily basis. But instilling a “continuous improvement mindset” - as many call it - does Full Podcast »
Contributor: Daniel Senter
Posted: Wed, 05/04/2016
Daniel Senter
I recently was reminded of great advice offered over 70 years ago, but still relevant today:"To do our work, we all have to read a mass of papers. Nearly all of them are far too long. This wastes time, while energy has to be spent in looking for the essential points."Any idea where it’s from? You can read the original memo here.The memo was issued... Full Column »
Contributor: Andrea Charles
Posted: Thu, 08/24/2017
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The PEX Network surveyed over 800 process improvement and operational excellence professionals, as part of the largest global survey into the state of process excellence. In this exclusive report, we reveal the key trends highlighted by the “2017 biennial PEX Network state of the industry process excellence survey” and explore how organizations aro Full Sector Report »