Lean Six Sigma
Lean Six Sigma is a blend of two concepts: Lean, which is aimed at reducing waste by breaking down processes and separating waste from value, and Six Sigma, which reduces process variation and errors by applying quality and statistical tools. Together they help companies reap the benefits of faster processes with lower cost and higher quality.
Lean Six Sigma was originally developed to improve manufacturing efficiency and quality. Now all types of organizations - from financial institutions to retailers and hospitals - have embraced Lean Six Sigma.
Successfully establishing a Lean Six Sigma program takes time and commitment. There are no shortcuts. Top management’s leadership of the initiative will determine the progress. If top management is out front leading the effort, then Lean Six Sigma will permeate the organization more quickly and permanently.
Our Approach to Lean Six Sigma
We start by reviewing any performance improvement programs your organization already has in place (e.g., an ISO 9000-compliant management system). We then use our performance improvement experience to evaluate your existing initiatives, identify the gaps, and work together to deploy a high-impact Lean Six Sigma program.
Our approach does more than add a limited set of Lean tools to the Six Sigma DMAIC (DEFINE, MEASURE, ANALYZE, IMPROVE, CONTROL) improvement methodology. It goes broad and deep, providing your organization with the full set of Lean tools. We will empower your organization to identify and apply the tools that make the most sense for each situation.
Our experienced Lean Six Sigma consultants will help your organization:
- Decide which deployment model best suits your environment.
- Establish an effective governance structure.
- Identify opportunities (areas of focus) for applying the methodologies to enhance business performance.
- Select projects within the areas of focus.
- Train and coach your staff to correctly apply the tools.
- Monitor the overall performance of your Lean Six Sigma initiative, and identify opportunities for improvement.
Lean Six Sigma Training Solutions
We have a comprehensive suite of Lean Six Sigma training programmes to meet the needs of various audiences throughout an organization. We regularly hold public classes on Lean Six Sigma topics. In addition, we customize and present any course for on-site classes as a cost-effective and flexible way to build capacity.
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