IIE's Engineering Lean & Six Sigma Conference 2016
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The Engineering Lean & Six Sigma Conference, held in collaboration with the Lean Educator Conference, showcases advancements in Lean and Six Sigma research and applications across a wide range of industries including aviation, education, healthcare, government and manufacturing. The conference provides an opportunity for attendees to hear from academic professionals and practitioners as they share cutting-edge techniques that can help them to be more effective, improve processes and accelerate implementation.

Share your work with colleagues and further discussions of implementation and education.

Submit an abstract to one or more of the following tracks:

Lean Six Sigma Applications: Manufacturing, Healthcare, Logistics and Supply Chains, Government and Nonprofit, and Service Systems and Retail

Lean Six Sigma Research: Process Improvement, Product and Service Design/Development, Creating and Sustaining a Lean Six Sigma Culture, and Emerging Topics and the Future of Lean Six Sigma

Lean Six Sigma Education: Education in Industry, Experiential Games and Simulations, Lean Six Sigma in the Classroom, and Administrative Lean in Academia

View sub-track descriptions 

March 25 is the deadline to submit an abstract at https://www.xcdsystem.com/lss/abstract. 

Save the dates Sept. 14-16 for ELSS 2016 and plan to:

  • Attend thought-provoking discussions led by expert practitioners and researchers in the field
  • Engage in hands-on, in-depth learning during pre-conference workshops
  • Earn multiple continuing education units (CEUs) when you attend numerous educational sessions
  • Get a behind-the-scenes look at processes during facility tours
  • And much more

Stay tuned to this page for the latest speaker news and program updates.

2016 Conference Committee
Click here for a listing of the committee members. 

Engineering Lean & Six Sigma Conference 2015 Highlights 

Keynote presenters gave inspirational and thought-provoking talks that left attendees talking. Check out the videos and presentation slides.

  • Sam MacPherson, lean enterprise transformation leader, Lean Leadership Academy - Watch video | Download PDF 
  • Joseph F. Paris Jr., founder, Operational Excellence Society LLC; chairman, XONITEK Group of Companies - Watch video | Download PDF 
  • Dr. Leigh S. Hamby, chief medical officer, Piedmont Healthcare - Watch video | Download PDF 

View great oral presentations from ELSS 2015. Simply select the day and time/room, and look for the "View Presentation" link or the "P" icon.