The results are in from the new survey of 2,500 quality improvement experts who are members of ASQ (American Society for Quality) which asked participants to respond to questions about the obstacles and benefits of using Lean to reduce the national debt and improve government efficiency.
Join me and my guest, Liz Keim, past Chair of ASQ and a Lean Six Sigma expert, as we discuss the results and whether it makes sense to use Lean Six Sigma as a key way to reduce our nation’s debt.
Elizabeth (Liz) Keim is a managing partner at Integrated Quality Resources in Boulder, CO. She works with clients on business results improvement through the integration of methodologies such as Lean, Six Sigma and the Baldrige criteria.
During a 17-year career at IBM Global Services in technical and management positions, Liz was responsible for quality program strategy, development and implementation. Following that, she was a global commercial quality leader at GE Plastics, where she implemented Six Sigma in the company’s worldwide non-manufacturing processes.
Liz is a Past Chair of the American Society for Quality (ASQ). Liz holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Regis University and a Bachelor of Science in computer science from Colorado State University. She is an ASQ Fellow and an Academician with the International Academy for Quality.