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Welcome to Purdue University’s Lean Six Sigma blog, where, you’ll find helpful tips and learn about industry trends. Topics range from how Six Sigma principles are applied in a range of industries to how to begin a Six Sigma program at your organization. This six sigma blog is geared to anyone wanting to enhance their business skills, operate more efficiently, or advance their career.

Benefits of Six Sigma in Finance & Accounting

Posted on: 06/27/2019

The international financial environment is more interconnected than ever, with the effects of unstable or inconsistent monetary policies being felt far beyond a single organization. In today’s globalized economy, policy and operational problems in one country’s financial organizations can have severe economic consequences across the world. As these ripple effects… Read more >

What are the Lean Six Sigma Principles?

Posted on: 05/31/2019

In today’s fast-paced, globalized business world, competition among modern corporations is fierce. In this climate, every competitive edge matters, leading business professionals to continually explore new management tools, techniques, and leadership approaches. But it may not be a new methodology that yields the best solution. As companies fine-tune their processes… Read more >

What is a Six Sigma Process Map?

Posted on: 05/30/2019

As we have previously covered on this blog, the primary purpose of Lean Six Sigma (LSS) methodology is to eliminate waste and reduce variation in manufacturing, service and design processes, thus improving overall production quality and efficiency. However, when implementing Lean Six Sigma into an existing process, it is important… Read more >

Value Stream Mapping: The Search for Adding Value and Eliminating Waste

Posted on: 05/30/2019

What Is Value Stream Mapping? Value stream mapping is a technique — developed from Lean manufacturing — that organizations use to create a visual guide of all the components necessary to deliver a product or service, with the goal of analyzing and optimizing the entire process. The process of creating… Read more >

Career Opportunities for Six Sigma Green Belts

Posted on: 05/16/2019

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification can lead to valuable career opportunities in a wide range of positions at a broad range of companies around the world. With more organizations adopting Lean Six Sigma’s versatile performance optimization methods, Green Belt certification is a powerful asset in today’s job market. What… Read more >

Six Sigma vs Lean Six Sigma

Posted on: 05/02/2019

Even the most proven business tools and approaches must adapt as time goes on, morphing to suit the state of the market and today’s companies. Six Sigma is no exception, with multiple branches, disciplines, and schools of thought having grown from the original concept over the years to fit new… Read more >

What is Six Sigma?

Posted on: 04/18/2019

Despite the methodology’s quick and sweeping effect on major corporations across the globe, Six Sigma isn’t an idea that sprung up out of nowhere. It represents decades–centuries, even–of innovation in manufacturing and statistics, harnessing the full power of industry through analysis, efficiency, and quality control. In fact, the timeline of… Read more >

Improve Your Supply Chain with Lean Six Sigma

Posted on: 04/04/2019

Every business is unique. For most, simply adopting a single, prescribed approach is a risky move. In the case of Six Sigma, it can be especially tempting to, seeing the success of major companies that have used the method in the past, simply declare Six Sigma the law of the… Read more >

Six Sigma Belt Level Rankings

Posted on: 03/21/2019

Professionals who earn Six Sigma certification become key stakeholders in improving the quality of operations within their organizations. They strive to eliminate variation in manufacturing and business operations by implementing standard processes and establishing metrics that minimize the potential for defects. Many of today’s leading organizations synthesize Six Sigma standardization… Read more >

Advance in Healthcare with Lean Six Sigma

Posted on: 03/07/2019

Lean Six Sigma principles are used in a range of industries to improve process efficiency by eliminating waste and reducing defects. When applied correctly, these methodologies can lead to happier customers and increased revenue. In the healthcare industry, defects not only affect revenue and customer satisfaction—they can mean the difference… Read more >

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