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Lean Six Sigma

Business Theology

Originated in Japan and took root within the United States in the 1980s. Lean Six Sigma combines the principals of Lean and Six Sigma to create continuous process improvement that has changed business development forever.

Lean Six Sigma
What is Lean Six Sigma?

Lean Six Sigma is a collaborative team effort of Lean and Six Sigma. Lean focuses on the elimination of the eight kinds of waste(Muda). Six Sigma improves process quality by identifying & removing the causes of defects and minimizing variability.  Lean identifies variation and Six Sigma reduces identified variation creating a cycle of continuous process improvement. Together, Lean Six Sigma is used to reduce process defects and waste, and provide to a framework for overall organizational culture change.

8 Kinds Of Waste
Waste: Muda

Waste, also referred to as Muda, is defined by Fujio Cho of Toyota as "anything other than the minimum amount of equipment, materials, parts, space, and workers time, which are absolutely essential to add value to the product."

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Defects

A product or process that is declared unfit for use. Defects cost money and time, because the product or process must be scrapped or changes made to the original.

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Lean Six Sigma Tools & Processes

Analysis To Solutions

Lean Six Sigma has many tools and processes that come together to paint a picture of issues and show solutions that are backed by data. With a range of simple tools to complex tools Lean Growth can help any industry find solutions to current problem and even prevent future problems. 

The DMAIC Process

Lean Six sigma has a vast variety of tools and process to aid in the journey to finding solutions. The DMAIC process is one of the common effective tools used. This process has five improvement phases: Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control (DMAIC). The five phases works with any product, or service to identify the root cause of inefficiencies with measurable characteristics.​

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Measure

Measure process performance.

Analyze

Analyze the process to determine root causes of variation and poor performance (defects).

Improve

Improve process performance by addressing and eliminating the root causes.

Control

Control the improved process and future process performance.

Define

Define the problem, improvement activity, opportunity for improvement, the project goals, and customer (internal and external) requirements.

Other Tools & Processes

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Lean Canvas Session

A simple approach to focusing on one issue at a time. This session helps to identify problems when brainstorming with no base of where or what the problem may be.

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