Rick Santorum Latest Presidential Candidate to Join Lean Six Sigma Pledge

Thu Aug 11, 2011 6:11pm EDT

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On July 28, 2011, Rick Santorum, former Pennsylvania Senator, became the
sixth presidential candidate to sign the Strong America Now pledge to
eliminate spending deficits and start paying down the national debt by
2017 using waste-reduction methods such as Lean Six Sigma. 

    The first to sign was former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich. Herman
Cain, Tim Pawlenty, and most recently, Gary Johnson, Ron Paul, and Rick
Santorum have also signed the Pledge. 

    The Six Sigma community is buzzing with enthusiasm over the opportunity
to apply these streamlining processes to government. Craig Setter is
President and CEO of Aveta Business Institute, Six Sigma Online, a
leading provider of online Lean Six Sigma courses aimed at businesses. He
is thrilled about the buzz stating, "We know how well this process does
work and how much money it can save businesses... I can't wait until its
potential is unlocked by these candidates." 

    Michael George is the founder of Strong America Now, a nonprofit
conservative political group aimed at eliminating the national debt with
no new taxes through the use of the Lean Six Sigma Business strategy. Six
Sigma is aimed at reducing waste and maximizing profits and quality for
businesses; up until now, it has not been employed on such a mass scale
for government process. However in specific departments, Six Sigma has
been utilized and proven successful. There are over 25 case studies on
the Strong America Now website demonstrating the success of six sigma
lean processes in the government sector. 

    George is imploring candidates running for presidential nominations to
sign a Lean Six Sigma Pledge: "to eliminate spending deficits and start
paying down the national debt by 2017 by deploying Lean Six Sigma waste
reduction methods to detect and eliminate 25 percent of spending per year
across the federal government, and to attend two days of training on the
Lean Six Sigma method and complete a waste reduction project prior to
[their] inauguration." 

    Aveta's Six Sigma Online is the leader in online six sigma training and
certification. To learn more about the Six Sigma methodology, please
visit www.sixsigmaonline.org.


Lauren Smith
Aveta Solutions, LLC

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