Can Lean Six Sigma Really Save the Government $500 Billion Dollars a Year?

Oct 26, 2011, 11:43 ET from PEX

LONDON, October 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

Those were the claims put forward by Republican Party candidate Newt Gingrich in a recent Fox News interview. Gingrich is just one of the latest politicians to sign up to campaign group Strong America Now's pledge to get politicians to use Lean Six Sigma to improve government operations.

In this special edition of Process Perspectives, listen to a recording of an open conference call that Gingrich recently held with Lean Six Sigma practitioners to discuss how he thinks Lean Six Sigma can be part of the solution to government debt woes.

Open Call with Newt Gingrich on Lean Six Sigma Government follows on from our recent popular podcast, Should The President of the United States be a Black Belt? Where Mike George argues the case for making greater use of Lean Six Sigma in government and cites success stories in the US military and US healthcare. George also says that he thinks it's only a matter of time before all politicians sign up to the process improvement method of government debt reduction - and even suggests it's time for a Six Sigma President.

These exciting interviews can be found at  The 13th Annual Process Excellence Week and Awards 2012 due to take place in Orlando Florida, 16-19 January will tackle subjects just like this. So often we talk about the importance of driving organizational performance, managing metrics, operational analysis and performance improvement, but how often do we sit back and look at the impact that individual performance has on the over all organizational capability?  

About Process Excellence Week 2012 - Orlando, Florida

In its 13th year, Process Excellence Week is a multi-day event designed to bring together the wider Process Excellence community under one roof in order to evolve and progress front-line thinking in the 3 disciplines of Lean, Six Sigma & BPM. More than 700 leaders from the Lean, Six Sigma, business process management (BPM), and executive community, are expected to attend forming a unique environment for sharing across the process excellence disciplines.

Key BPM provider Nimbus has already been confirmed as a lead sponsors. Other sponsors confirmed for Process Excellence Week include Nimbus, Accenture, IBM, CLG, Instantis, SAVE International, CCI, Minitab, Milliken Performance Solutions, BMGI, i-nexus, Novaces, Palisade, Moresteam, Shertrack, and The Quality Group.

PEX Week will run from the 16th - 19th January 2012 in Orlando, Florida.

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