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The Lean Six Sigma Company
The Lean Six Sigma Company started almost 15 years ago in the Netherlands as a provider of workshops, training and coaching in the field of Lean Six Sigma. Nowadays, The Lean Six Sigma Company is located in the United Kingdom, Canada, France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, The Netherlands, Belgium, Ireland, Serbia, Slovenia and Spain, and is currently Europe’s leading provider in the field of Lean Six Sigma, having provided their services to hundreds of organisations and trained thousands of delegates in becoming Lean Six Sigma professionals.
Lean Six Sigma is a proven methodology aimed at improving productivity, increasing customer satisfaction and reducing operational costs. It is centered around a philosophy of continuous improvement, wherein you continuously improve your processes to provide fast and flawless work. In technical jargon, it means striving for a one-piece flow and reduction of variation. By cooperating with universities and colleges across Europe, they guarantee that their certification is endorsed by reputable official learning institutions. In some markets, the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt curriculum has been officially recognized as a post graduate degree (The Netherlands/Belgium). The Lean Six Sigma Company is also one the first IASSC International Association for Six Sigma Certification) accredited training organisations, further cementing the recognition and validity of their certifications.
The Productivity Company had its humble beginnings as The Lean Six Sigma Company’s e-learning platform, but has since grown to offer a wider variety of courses. Because of this history, The Productivity Company and The Lean Six Sigma Company still enjoy a strong and frequent cooperation, have already collaborated on several products and continue to do so for the foreseeable future.The first product we developed together was our Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt e-learning course, available in both English and Dutch. Following the success of this course, we developed Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt for Healthcare, aimed specifically towards improving the healthcare sector and our Kaizen Event course. We are currently hard at work on a 5S Workplace Management course and Statistics for Lean Six Sigma course.
Great Ormond Street Hospital
Great Ormond Street Hospital was the first hospital dedicated to children in the English-speaking world. Founded in 1852, their founder Dr Charles West recognised that children needed different care and treatments to adults. Even today their clinical research and education teams always put the needs of sick children and their families first. They provide services to children from all over the UK who need their specialist expertise as part of the country’s National Health Service.
In 1929, Sir JM Barrie, author of the famous novel and play ‘Peter Pan’, gifted all rights to Peter Pan to Great Ormond Street Hospital, including the right to royalties from any stage performances, adaptations, publications, audio-books, e-books, radio broadcasts and films of the story of Peter Pan. This gift has provided a significant source of income to Great Ormond Street Hospital, and continues to benefit patients, help pioneer new treatments and fund groundbreaking research.
Leading experts in children’s healthcare
Great Ormond Street Hospital has the widest range of health services for children on one site. More than 50 different clinical specialties and sub-specialties meaning children with complex conditions are able to be treated in one place, a major benefit for them and their families.
Great Ormond Street Hospital has over 200,000 patient visits each year and is the largest paediatric centre in the UK for children’s heart problems, brain surgery, renal transplantation, intensive care, craniofacial reconstruction and gene therapy.
The hospital is committed to providing high quality and safe care to its patients with three priorities. The first is to reduce harm to zero. The second is to consistently deliver outcomes which place Great Ormond Street Hospital in the top five children’s hospitals in the world. The third is to exceed the expectations of patients, families and referrers.
Lean Six Sigma Essentials for Healthcare
In staying true to these priorities, we collaborated with Great Ormond Street Hospital and The Lean Six Sigma Company to develop our Lean Six Sigma Essentials for Healthcare course. This collaboration was put into motion after Dr. Shankar Sridharan, Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist and Chief Information Officer at Great Ormond Street Hospital, attended a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt training given by Michel Doppert at The Lean Six Sigma Company. Following this training, we came to the conclusion that GOSH could stand to gain much from the implementation of the Lean Six Sigma mindset and methods, and we set out to work on our online course. Now, recognising how this training could benefit the entire healthcare sector, we have released this course on our e-learning platform and made it available to the public. We hope this course will help healthcare institutions and practitioners increase their productivity by improving their ability to recognise improvement potential and solve problems.
The University of Bedfordshire
The University of Bedfordshire is a modern, innovative university with a heritage of top quality education going back more than 100 years. They have campuses in Luton, Bedford, Milton Keynes and Aylesbury, and have more than 20000 students, from over 120 countries. The University of Bedfordshire aims to nurture its students to become educated, employable and entrepreneurial global citizens. The University of Bedfordshire, in its current form, came into existence in August 2006, following a merger between the University of Luton and De Montfort University’s Bedford campus. Its campuses are located in an area that is experiencing much economic growth these last years, only further boosted by its proximity to London and its excellent infrastructure connection to St. Pancreas station.
The University of Bedfordshire began its collaboration with the UK branch of The Lean Six Sigma Company in the summer of 2013, offering a wide array of Lean Six Sigma workshops and courses. The University of Bedfordshire caters to students of all ages, backgrounds and careers, aiming to kickstart and boost their students’ careers through knowledge and training. In this regard, it is a perfect match for both The Lean Six Sigma Company and The Productivity Company.
Online Yellow Belt
Because of this, we began developed our Lean Six Sigma Online Yellow Belt course, collaborating with The University of Bedfordshire and The Lean Six Sigma Company in order to ensure the highest possible quality of this course. This collaboration will extend into the future, as we intend to make online courses for several of the Lean Six Sigma workshops and courses offered at the University of Bedfordshire.
TMS Academy is the education branch of TMS (Technical & Management Service), which is a regional brand and cooperation partner of TÜV SÜD for the area of Central and Eastern Europe. TMS Academy was established in order to improve the general level of competence in the field of quality through the organization of courses and other forms of education in Serbia and neighboring countries.
Using the accumulated knowledge of TMS experts and TÜV SÜD auditors, based on the needs of today’s economy and customers, TMS Academu organizes trainings and courses that provides internationally recognized and accepted certificates, as well as knowledge and skills with which to gain a competitive advantage. Their focus in education is on supplying practical knowledge that can be applied immediately and quickly achieve added value. TMS Academy provides certification of management systems in the areas of quality, environment, health, safety, automotive industry, information technology, healthcare, social responsibility, compliance, Lean Six Sigma and others.
We first began working with TMS Academy when they came to us with their GDPR Essentials course, which they had developed for organizations to better prepare for the GDPR legislation. We provided them with our digital platform and helped launch their product.
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