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Editor's Note: Leaning Into Lean Six Sigma

Abstract: Although lean Six Sigma has been widely implemented in almost every industry—from automotive to healthcare—education hasn’t embraced this powerful approach with open arms. I find that puzzling, because a rigorous reduction of waste (lean) and variation (Six Sigma) sounds like just what academia needs in an environment of diminished resources, increasing demand for transparency and a greater focus on the student experience.

Keywords: Continuous Improvement - Lean

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