Lean Six Sigma for Good
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Lean Six Sigma for Good

How improvement experts can help people in need, and help improve the environment

About the Book

As an experienced Lean Six Sigma practitioner, I've seen the benefits these skills and thinking can bring to a company. They are also applicable outside of business settings to help address poverty, improve health care, improve education and improve the environment.

This is a condensed book to motivate current Lean, Six Sigma and continuous improvement experts to help their company and community reduce their environmental impacts, and help address social problems, both at a local and global level.

50% of any donations or book proceeds will go to Everybody Solar, who provides solar power to local charities to help them reduce electricity costs and direct their limited resources to the communities they serve.

You can also watch a video version of this book at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4AoFZBsi6Q

If you're looking for specific case studies and examples, check out "Lean Six Sigma for Good: Lessons from the Gemba (Volume 1)"

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Brion Hurley
Brion Hurley

Brion is the founder and owner of Business Performance Improvement (BPI), a consulting firm in Portland, Oregon. His mission is to help businesses and organizations achieve “triple bottom line” performance using Lean and Six Sigma.

For 18 years, he was a Principal Lean Six Sigma Consultant at Rockwell Collins (aerospace manufacturer) in Wilsonville, Oregon. He is certified as a Master Black Belt, Lean Master, and has numerous sustainability certifications. He was hired in 1999, and has worked out of 3 different facilities: Cedar Rapids (Iowa), Melbourne (Florida) and Wilsonville (Oregon). He has a bachelor’s degree in Statistics, a master’s degree in Quality Management and Productivity, and lettered four years in football as a placekicker and punter at the University of Iowa. 

In his free time, he helps nonprofits implement Lean and Six Sigma. 

He is also a member of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) Sustainable Development division, which is working to bring sustainability to the engineering field. They have conducted a community service project with nonprofits at the IISE Annual Conference every year since 2013. 

He was the former President of Recycling Advocates (now called Waste-free Advocates), a nonprofit organization in Portland that is focused on reuse and zero waste initiatives.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1 - Why Lean and Six Sigma?
  • Chapter 2 - Beyond Profits
  • Chapter 3 - Sustainability
  • Chapter 4 - U.N. Sustainable Development Goals
  • Chapter 5 - How I Got Started
  • Chapter 6 - How You Can Get Started
  • Chapter 7 - Strength in Numbers
  • Chapter 8 - Summary
  • Resources
  • About the Author
  • Notes

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