Kerecis Reduces Waste By Repurposing Fish Skin

Kerecis, a company in Iceland, has partnered with Iceland Ocean Cluster on a 100% Fish Project with the goal of creating high-value products out of previously wasted parts of the Atlantic Cod.

One such product is turning fish skin into human skin grafts, enabling burn victims to heal and generate new skin. Other products include getting fish oil from fish liver, exporting fish heads to Africa, and making fish leather from fish skin.

The 100% Fish Project fosters innovation, promotes economic development, […]

Lean Six Sigma in Hospitals

Although Lean Six Sigma has its origins in manufacturing, many services effectively use it. One such example is the Oncology Department at UC San Diego Health.

The Oncology Department applied a variety of Lean Six Sigma tools to produce $3.73 million in additional annual revenue.

The main source of waste was identified to be the way that several cancer drugs were used in dosing. These drugs were placed in a vial by the manufacturer with a single use dosage concept. In many […]

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Chick-fil-A’s Three-Day Workweek

A Chick-fil-A restaurant in Miami has gone to a 3-day workweek.

As Chick-fil-A restaurants are not open on Sundays, they have created 2 groups—referred to as pods. Each pod works 3 consecutive 13- to 14-hour days, and then has 4 days off. They also have one seven-day stretch of time off per month, and rotate weekends off.

In addition to the employees that are in the pods, they have other employees that follow more traditional schedules.

The 3-day workweek appeals to many workers. While […]

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