How well do you know Lean and Six Sigma?
Industry Week magazine sums up Lean this way: “Lean strives to change the focus of management from optimizing separate technologies, assets and vertical departments to optimizing the flow of products and services through entire value streams.” It’s about cutting costs, eliminating waste in both processes and products, and generally becoming as “lean and mean” as possible to reach optimal efficiency.
Six Sigma, a methodology designed to tackle defects in manufacturing and product/service development. Two sides of the same coin, Lean looks at making processes more efficient and reducing process lead times, while Six Sigma focuses on cutting down on defects.
In fact, they’ve joined to become one methodology in some circles: Lean Six Sigma, or LSS, which aims to cut defects and shorten lead times. What is it? Are they stronger together? Could they clash? Who should use it? And who shouldn’t?
Download our free eBook "Lean Six Sigma: Do You Really Know These Methodologies?" as we look deeper through the lens of Dr. Frank Esposto, USCCG's Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and Senior Director of Quality, and a certified LSS instructor.
In this eBook you will explore the following:
- Lean and Six Sigma defined
- The seven deadly wastes (or is it 8?)
- Lean Six Sigma training
- Key challenges and success factors
- Benefits of LSS
You think you know Lean Six Sigma? Download the eBook and read on to find out.