Prof. Rańeses speaks at 2nd Lean Six Sigma Conference
As was last year, UP ISSI director Prof. Nestor O. Rańeses was again invited to speak at the Lean Six Sigma conference organized by Fiera de Manila, Inc.
Professor Rańeses talked about change management and leadership best practices on the second day of the conference held last Thursday and Friday, March 8 and 9, at Hotel Intercontinental in Makati City. He joined other international Lean Six Sigma experts such as Dr. Ümit Özen, management consultant and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt of Infoman Training and Management Consultancy in Istanbul, Turkey; Timothy Hardin, executive vice-president for global operations of SPi Global; Dr. Chandramogan Anamirtham, president and general manager of Hitachi Global Storage Technologies Philippines Corporation; Brian Hachez of Banco de Oro's Consulting Black Belt Workflow Excellence Group; and many other speakers.
Professor Rańeses is also the program lead of the Lean Six Sigma Collaborative at the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the UP College of Engineering.
Two junior staff of ISSI also attended the conference with the theme "Everything is for the customer". They were Antonette Dungca of the Director's Office and Joyce Alegre of the Entrepreneurship Research and Development Studies Department.
Lean Six Sigma is a managerial concept that aims for the elimination of the seven kinds of wastes classified as defects, overproduction, transportation, waiting, inventory, motion and over processing; and the provision of goods and services at a rate of 3.4 defects per million opportunities (DPMO) .
The Lean Six Sigma concepts were first published in the book titled Lean Six Sigma: Combining Six Sigma with Lean Speed authored by Michael George in 2002.