IIE Engineering Lean & Six Sigma Conference 2015
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Improve your lean and Six Sigma implementation or training

Get exclusive access to the latest innovations, techniques, research and best practices to improve quality and efficiency. Whether you’re in manufacturing, energy, government, healthcare or retail, or you are an educator or student engaged in cutting-edge research, the Engineering Lean and Six Sigma Conference, held in collaboration with the Lean Educator Conference, will equip you with knowledge you can immediately put to use.

The 2015 ELSS Conference combines engineering and education featuring in-depth sessions covering industry topics, academic topics and joint academic/industry topics, as well as extensive networking opportunities where you can build your network and collaborate with peers.

ELSS 2015 and the LEAN Educator Conference Tracks:

Lean Six Sigma Applications Track 

  • Case Studies
  • Government
  • Healthcare
  • Logistics and Supply Chain
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail
  • Service Systems

Lean Six Sigma Research Track 

  • Creating and Sustaining a Lean Six Sigma Culture
  • Emerging Topics in Lean Six Sigma
  • Future of Lean Six Sigma
  • Green and Sustainable Systems
  • Industry-Academia Collaborations
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Performance Evaluation
  • Product and Service Development
  • Safety and Ergonomics
  • Systems and Process Design
  • Value Chain Management

Lean Six Sigma Education Track 

  • Administrative Lean in Academia
  • Education in Industry
  • Experiential Games and Simulations
  • Going Big
  • Lean Six Sigma in the Classroom
  • New to Teaching Lean
  • Taking It Online
  • Using Lean to Teach Lean

Stay tuned to this page for the latest speaker news and program updates.

Implementing a Robust Quality & Process Improvement Transformation Program to Improve Quality & Reduce Cost - OPEN TO ALL


Thursday, June 30 | 2 p.m. Eastern Time | Register
Presenter: Michael O'Toole, executive director of the Project Management Office, Piedmont Healthcare

Learn from a five hospital healthcare system that recently implemented a robust quality and process improvement transformation program that has delivered a significant impact on quality, service, safety and financial performance. The program was developed internally (without the use of a consultant!) by a diverse team of physicians, service coaches, patient safety and quality leaders within the organization. The program incorporates techniques from lean, Six Sigma, change management, systems thinking, and human factors design.

Explore Process Mapping - View the Recording and PowerPoint Presentation

Whether you're a Six Sigma green belt, a black belt, or someone tasked with capturing organizational processes, this webinar is for you! Fred Johnstone, a consultant and lean Six Sigma master black belt, reviewed how to apply different levels of process mapping to individual work activities. He covered strategic, operational and tactical mapping in relation to business, industrial, medical and educational organizations.

A look at last year’s Engineering Lean & Six Sigma Conference

In 2014, the ELSS Conference was held for the first time in collaboration with the Lean Educator Conference. As the confluence where research meets practice to develop innovative lean Six Sigma solutions, the ELSS conference was an opportunity for attendees to enhance their knowledge and build lasting partnerships with industry peers. View the photo album and a short recap video.

Conference Proceedings 

Click here to view presentations from the 2014 conference online.

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