Lean six sigma
Lean Six Sigma is the system preferred by businesses around the world to streamline, improve, and optimize any and every aspect of their organization.
What sets this system apart from everything else is its fusion of waste-reducing methods from Lean Manufacturing combined with the product defect-reducing methods of Six Sigma.
Lean Six Sigma is the fusion of Lean Manufacturing with Six Sigma to create a complete system that removes waste and reduces process variation for streamlined manufacturing and optimal product output.
Lean Six Sigma primarily uses Six Sigma processes and methods as the backbone of the system – such as DMAIC and the belt system – to drive focused improvements in manufacturing while incorporating many techniques and tools from Lean to reduce wasteful steps and processes
Lean Six Sigma is a synergized managerial concept of Lean and Six Sigma. Lean traditionally focuses on the elimination of the eight kinds of waste/Muda classified as defects, over-production, waiting, non-utilized talent, transportation, inventory, motion, and extra-processing. Six Sigma seeks to improve the quality of process outputs by identifying and removing the causes of defects (errors) and minimizing variability in (manufacturing and business) processes. Synergistically, Lean aims to achieve continuous flow by tightening the linkages between process steps while Six Sigma focuses on reducing process variation (in all its forms) for the process steps thereby enabling a tightening of those linkages. In short, Lean exposes sources of process variation and Six Sigma aims to reduce that variation enabling a virtuous cycle of iterative improvements towards the goal of continuous flow.
Lean six sigma not only reduces process defects and waste, but also provides a framework for overall organizational culture change.
Lean six sigma
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If you want to start improving areas of your business outside of manufacturing or production, you can call us and we will work with you on creating a successful stocktaking process, reducing your costs of inventory, and optimizing your rate of inventory turnover.
Lean Six Sigma Tools
- 5 Whys is a tool used to determine the root cause of problems within your organization.
- 5S system is a method of organizing your workplace materials for quicker access and better maintenance.
- Value Stream Mapping
- Regression Analysis
- Pareto chart graphically displays the differences between groups of data, allowing Lean Six Sigma teams to identify the largest issues facing the process.
- Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA)
- Kaizen (Continuous Improvement)
- Poka-yoke (Mistake Proofing)
Six Sigma to eliminate the eight kinds of waste
- Non-Utilized Talent