Lean Six Sigma Deployment

Developing A Successful LSS Program Takes A Lot Of Work, But The Rewards & Payback Are Tremendous!

The following are guidelines and tips that I have found over the years to be beneficial in the deployment of a Lean Six Sigma initiative.  Lean Six Sigma is a management strategy and, like any strategy, needs to have the necessary resources and commitment allocated to make it successful.     Top Management Without top management support, the Lean Six Sigma effort is doomed to fail. ...

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The Role & Training of Executive Leadership In Deploying Lean Six Sigma

Some of the questions asked when starting a new lean six sigma initiative is “What level of participation and involvement do we need from our executive leadership in deploying our initiative? and “What should their training consist of?” First, executive leadership should create a vision for where they want their organization to be the next 3 years, 5 years, and 10 years.  They...

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Walking The Talk Is More Than Lip Service

More and more organizations dabble in Lean Six Sigma everyday.  Some see the chaos that exists in their organization and want to stop the bleeding.  Others see it as a means to become more efficient and thus save time and money.  Some see it as a way to increase revenue without increasing headcount therefore doing more with less resources. But how many organizations go all in and are...

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An Organizational Roadmap For Lean Six Sigma Deployment

Just as project teams use DMAIC as their improvement roadmap, organizations must use a roadmap to build the essential foundation that will support and sustain their Lean Six Sigma deployment.  A simple five step roadmap was developed by Pande, Neuman and Cavanagh and discussed in their book The Six Sigma Way, How GE, Motorola, and Other Top Companies are Honing Their Performance, McGraw-Hill,...

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