E6S-151 Johanna Ficatier - Lean Six Sigma Comparisons in Manufacturing and Healthcare

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Intro:  Welcome to the E6S-Methods podcast with Jacob and Aaron, your weekly dose of tips and tricks to achieve excellent performance in your business and career.  Join us as we explore deeper into the practical worlds of Lean, Six Sigma, Project Management and Design Thinking.  In this episode number 151, we welcome back Johana Ficatier to discuss Lean Six Sigma comparisons in manufacturing and healthcare, and her insights on such career transitions. Please note this episode was recorded in late October. So when Johanna references planning for a value-stream mapping event, she means more than 2-months in advance.  If you like this episode, be sure to click the "like" link in the show notes.  It's easy.  Just tap our logo, click and you're done. Tap-click-done!  Here we go. http://bit.ly/E6S-151 Leave a Review! http://bit.ly/E6S-iTunes


I            Johanna Ficatier, is a Health Systems Engineer at Mayo Clinic Rochester (Minnesota). Johanna holds a Master of Science in Engineering Management, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in International Business with an associate degree in Industrial Engineering. Johanna has worked in Japan in the Industrial Equipment and Machine Tools Industry in the positions of Mechanical Design Engineer and as the Global Engineering Coordinator. She turned to the healthcare industry in 2014, first as a research assistant while pursuing her Master's degree. She joined the department of Management Engineering and Internal Consulting at Mayo Clinic in 2016.



II         Here are a few points that were on the agenda for the panel discussion:

a.       Best LSS practices transferable from manufacturing to other industry (here, healthcare)

b.      Challenges / barriers to the transfer / use of LSS to other industry (here, healthcare)

c.       Lessons learned from previous industry impacting current work

                                                              i.      From your Mechanical Design Engineering days, were there any specific skills or lessons from that work that you can apply to the hospital environment?

d.      Best practices in current industry (here, healthcare) that could be used in other industries

e.       Recommendations to someone thinking about doing the same industry change

III      Listener related questions

a.       From Ken: IE working 10 years in Aerospace, but left industry for another 10 years.  He's now wants to get back into IE, preferably in medical and working for a hospital system. He wants to know how realistic this would be for him, and what steps he might take to help make this his reality.

b.      My own question: I've often toyed with taking some nursing courses to look better on my resume for consideration in the healthcare field.  Part of me thinks that would help with credibility, another part of me believes that it shouldn't matter if I have a clinical background.  What are your thoughts?


V         And of course we can discuss any question you find appropriate for your audience


For Mayo Clinic Jobs: mayo clinicManagement Engineering & Internal Consulting (ME&IC)


To Contact Johanna: LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/johanna-ficatier-a7981524

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