Interview by Michael Hughes, from the November 2018 edition of ISE Magazine Andrew Parris is a certified lean Six Sigma master black belt and process excellence manager with Medair, a faith-based humanitarian nongovernmental organization headquartered in Switzerland. How did you begin your lean Six Sigma journey? I wanted to be involved in the process of […]
World Vision International is an organization aimed at providing impoverished children around the world with necessary resources to survive and thrive. ASQ member Andrew Parris helped streamline a number of projects in Ethiopia, South Sudan, and Tanzania using Lean Six Sigma.
This article describes World Vision’s motivation, context, experience, and learning in improving processes in East Africa. It demonstrates that Lean and Six Sigma TQM approaches apply to an international non-governmental organization (INGO) operating in East Africa, and that they can deliver significant process improvements. They were able to: decrease costs for mosquito nets and office […]
Does using process excellence to help fight poverty sound far-fetched? It’s not, according to Andrew Parris, Business Process Specialist at World Vision, an international children’s charity. Parris has been working in East Africa for the last couple of years and in this Process Perspectives podcast, he joins the program to tell us more about what […]