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The DMAIC Cycle – 5 Phases of Lean Six Sigma

DMAIC is the problem-solving methodology behind Lean Six Sigma. As a cycle, it consists of five vital actions:

TRESTLES - DMAIC CYCLE - LEAN SIX SIGMA

PROJECT SELECTION IS CRUCIAL FOR SUCCESS

Before beginning any process improvement project, it’s vital that you choose projects that are good candidates for improvement. This will set you up for success. A good project for improvement will always:

  • Have an obvious problem within the process
  • Have the potential to result in increased revenue, reduced cost or improved efficiency
  • Have collectable data

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General Mills Buys 100 MW from Cactus Flats Wind in Texas

General Mills announced it has a 15-year power purchase agreement with Renewable Energy Systems for the 150-MW Cactus Flats wind project under development in Concho County, Texas.

The company will purchase renewable energy credits to apply toward its carbon emission reduction goals.

“As we help mitigate the impacts of climate change, investing in wind energy is the right thing to do,” said John Church, Executive Vice President of Supply Chain at General Mills. “This investment is another step towards reducing our energy footprint and achieving sustainable emission levels – in line with scientific consensus – by 2050.” Continue reading “General Mills Buys 100 MW from Cactus Flats Wind in Texas”