Lean Six Sigma is a mixture of two popular project management methods–Lean and Six Sigma–that are designed to ensure the operational excellence of the businesses. These time-tested approaches help organizations with clear guidelines for achieving their goals as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Lean Six Sigma is a method of continuous improvement that targets to maximize organizational benefits. 

Here are some success stories that can validate the claim of organizational benefits;

  • The General Electric Company has reported saving around $2 billion of cost savings from Lean Six Sigma. 
  • Lean Six Sigma Saved Kern County Probation Department $400K at Labor Hours. 
  • Teresa Dickey and her staff saved hundreds of work hours and $400,000 in soft savings by using DMAIC to recognize and remove waste in the process. 

Here’s a bit of history…

Lean management originated at Toyota from the 1940s, and Six Sigma originated at Motorola from the 1980s. Although they have been taught as different methods for several decades, the line has blurred nowadays, and it is now common to see Lean & Six Sigma teachings together to be able to reap the very best of both worlds.

Knowing both of the approaches and having all the necessary toolkits are essential when solving problems. It isn’t crucial from where an instrument comes- Lean or Six Sigma- the critical question is if it does the job. By combining these approaches, you will get the best shot at implementing your plan with perfect tools and tactics to solve the issues. 

One of the important characteristics of Lean Six Sigma is that numerous tools are readily available to be used in every phase. Teams can then pick the techniques or tools which best matches their particular situation. Businesses often have a favorite set of techniques depending upon their company culture or historical preferences. These techniques and tools are selected based on the types of problems and situations companies frequently face. A number of these may be utilized in numerous stages of a Lean Six Sigma job, depending on the issue and evaluation being conducted.

Here are the stages of Lean Six Sigma along with some most common tools used by companies in each stage;

  1. Process analysis tools and techniques
    1. Process Map
    1. Value Stream Map
    1. Data Boxes
    1. Value Added Time
    1. Kanban
  2. Visual analysis tools and techniques
  3. Histogram
  4. Fishbone (Cause and Effect or Ishikawa) Diagram
  5. Quality Function Deployment (QFD)
  6. Statistical analysis tools and techniques
  7. Descriptive Statistics
  8. Inferential Statistics
  9. Hypothesis Tests
  10. Regression Tests
  11. Project and team management tools and techniques
  12. Critical to Quality (CTQ)
  13. Cross-functional team
  14. Team decision-making
  15. Culture change management
  16. Implementation planning

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  • Comprehensive understanding of Lean Six Sigma
  • Understanding DMAIC Methodology
  • Analytical Problem Solving Skills (Overview)
  • Introduction to Statistical Process Control
  • Lean Six Sigma Toolkit Application
  • Lean Six Sigma Roles and Responsibilities
  • Project Charter Development
  • Project Reporting – Creating Lean Six Sigma Documentation

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