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    There Is An App For That

    Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

    In an earlier blog entry I was musing if corporations gain benefits if they are acting responsibly and in a sustainable way. Being lean reduces waste and saves money, so there you have it. However, another potential big benefit would be to differentiate oneself as the greener company, let the consumer know about it, and […]

    Motion Sensors For Mice

    Monday, March 29th, 2010

    Two German inventors introduced a new kind of motion sensor to the market. These micro-vibration sensors detect motions or vibrations and can be integrated into many battery powered devices like wireless PC mice, remote controls, or lights for bicycles. The sensor interrupts the connection to the batteries as soon as the device is not in […]

    Lean Means Sustainability – Step 3 – Analyze

    Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

    In earlier posts I wrote about “Define” and “Measure” as part of Six Sigma’s DMAIC cycle. Step 3 is “Analyze”, the “A” in DMAIC. The intend of this step is to understand what causes the problem defined in step 1 – “Define”. Let’s assume we characterized our problem that we spend too much energy in […]

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