TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With the national spotlight focused on the current economic problems and the increased federal deficit, Lean Six Sigma has emerged as a solution to reducing government spending and inefficiency. Lean combines processes that reduce waste with Six Sigma, a methodology used to improve quality.
Lean Six Sigma has been successfully applied to a wide range of business settings and non-profit organizations. Many believe that it can be successfully applied to government as well. According to some estimates, applying Lean Six Sigma across the entire federal government could save $500 billion a year or $5 trillion over a ten-year period, which illustrates the impact that Lean Six Sigma can have on cost reductions and efficiency gains.
Recently, Lean Six Sigma has become linked with the upcoming presidential election, attracting national media attention. Some of the presidential candidates are now publicizing their intentions for Lean Six Sigma. According to one of the leading candidates, "A properly focused Lean Six Sigma effort could reorient government to act in ways that would help balance the budget, grow our economy, accelerate job creation, and make America the most competitive country in the world."
Knowing this, other candidates are now exploring the benefits of Lean Six Sigma methodologies. It is believed that it can be used to eliminate the U.S. budget deficit by creating a smaller, leaner, and more effective government. Additionally, experts believe Lean Six Sigma could potentially help reduce unemployment, salvage Medicare and Social Security, spur economic growth, and support a balanced budget.
Villanova University, ranked the #1 Regional University in the North by U.S. News & World Report for nearly two decades, offers several Six Sigma training and certification courses 100% online. Through Villanova University's Six Sigma programs, today's public and private sector professionals are strengthening their credentials and enhancing their careers with critical skills that can be used right away. Students of the programs report that they are successfully increasing productivity and quality while reducing costs and inefficiencies in government and other organizations.
Villanova offers several Lean Six Sigma training courses online, as well as Six Sigma certifications including Six Sigma Green Belt, Lean Six Sigma, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt.
To enroll or find out more about Villanova's Six Sigma programs, visit http://www.villanovau.com/lean-six-sigma-training/.
About Villanova University
Founded in 1842, Villanova University is the worldwide leader in professional education online. A traditional, accredited university located in Villanova, Pennsylvania, it has more than 106,000 alumni, NCAA Division I athletic teams, unparalleled academic and technical support, and an outstanding faculty - over 90% of whom hold the highest degrees in their field. Villanova has been ranked the #1 Regional University in the North by U.S. News & World Report for nearly two decades.
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