Quality Progress

February 2015 Issue

Cover Story

Roadmap to Savings

The agency that oversees a Denver-area toll road uses lean Six Sigma to improve how it manages operations and patrols the 47-mile-long stretch of public highway.

by Jim Harlan, Walt Arnason, Jack Nichols and Jay Arthur

Open Access


Six Sigma

Capturing Cash

A consulting firm tapped into Six Sigma tools and techniques to tighten up how it tracked new business opportunities, helping the firm to follow through on leads and ultimately generate more revenue.

by Tariq A. Aldowaisan and Hytham Abu-Latifa

Lean Six Sigma

Carried Away

Lean Six Sigma propelled U.S. military medical planners in their design of a new version of a Blackhawk helicopter used to transport wounded soldiers.

by Larry Fulton, Nathan Bastian and Ron Wilson


Lean Learning

Tasked with cutting millions of dollars from its annual budget, an Ohio university leveraged lean strategies and techniques to save money and become more efficient.

by Timothy C. Krehbiel, Alfred W. Ryan Jr. and Dana P. Miller

See More on Six Sigma

In this ASQ TV episode, learn benefits and challenges associated with implementing Six Sigma, how to distinguish the Six Sigma belt colors, potential ROI of implementing Six Sigma and the basics of DMAIC.

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