What is

Lean Six Sigma?

Lean Six Sigma 2.0 FULLY encompasses all the tools and techniques of LEAN operations

As a subset LEAN can be deployed in any organization within the Kaizen, Heijunka, Jodoka and Lean for Service frameworks and covers comprehensive concepts as Lean Analytics for Work Control Systems and multi-layered replenishment systems.
Achieving Stability, Flexibility and Speed require enablers such as; 5S, VM, SMED, Muda, Poka Yoke, Flow and Balance, etc these are comprehensive but are only the standard tools within our toolkit. Six Sigma adds a more complete and robust analytical discipline.

It is not
Lean with Six Sigma or
Six Sigma with Lean it is
Lean Six Sigma!

Original Six Sigma values and techniques have not faded.

Six Sigma is famous for its investigatory approach to solving problems using the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve, Control) project management framework. DMAIC follows a natural flow of fact based discovery.

Genuine Lean Six Sigma is the thorough fusion of both Lean Enterprise and Six Sigma

Just as impacting is the suite of MUST have quantitative decision making tools that sits in this framework. Measure systems analysis, statistical data analysis, lateral thinking techniques, team based brain storming tools and control and implementation techniques.

Design for Innovation

Lean Six Sigma also includes Design for Innovation; used when new product or process is required or a process is so broken that redesign is triggered. DMEDI (Define, Measure, Explore, Deploy, Implement)

3 Key Indicators of genuine Lean Six Sigma

#1. 40% of the knowledge transfer should be Lean focused!

#2. Lean is embedded into every phase of the knowledge transfer not a standalone review.

#3.  Lean is more than a series of waste elimination tools it is an integral part of Lean Six Sigma profession.



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