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What Does Replication Mean to You?

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Eric J. Feldman

When you think of the word “Replication,” what comes to mind first? I suppose that for many of you, the answer might depend upon your profession or point of view.

If you are a molecular biologist, replication is the process of producing two identical replicas of DNA from one original DNA molecule.

Database administrators see replication as the process by which multiple locations all have the same data for high availability and improved performance.

If you are a science fiction fan, replication evokes images of the “pod people” from Invasion of the Body Snatchers.

But in the world of Lean Six Sigma, replication has a very different meaning. Replication is the method that enables you to leverage existing knowledge to help improve execution, and reduce costs. It is the means by which a current solution can be shared, to avoid recreating the wheel.

For example, often a large company has an issue in one office or plant that another division has already solved. Replication identifies best practices in the location where the issue has been solved, so that it can be shared to another location.

So how can you learn more about Replication – the Continuous Improvement definition, and not the one associated with Body Snatchers?

Be sure to view the On-Demand webinar “How to Leverage Replication to Improve Efficiency.” Presenters Randy Clark, Upland Software’s Director of Six Sigma and Kevin Filcik, Continuous Improvement industry veteran, will present key strategies and best practices on improving efficiency by using Replication – those techniques that enable you to reproduce the best aspects of a process to help improve execution and reduce costs.

Because the webinar is On-Demand, you can view this informative session at your own pace. Be sure to check it out and learn how to use Replication in your Continuous Improvement initiative.

 


About Eric Feldman

Eric Feldman is the Senior Marketing Strategist for Enterprise IT Solutions at Upland Software. He has over 20 year’s experience working with IT Financial Management, IT Service Management and Project and Portfolio Management solutions.

Eric has an MBA from the LIU Post Campus of Long Island University.

 

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