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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.

Becoming Certified as a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

Posted on: 07/03/2021

Lean Six Sigma (LSS) is an industry-defining methodology that combines the best of Six Sigma concepts and Lean ideology to improve products, services and customer satisfaction. Both are effective, data-driven strategies proven by decades of use and analysis, and both emphasize the importance of the consumer, recognizing that it is… Read more >

Lean Tools and Principles and Their Applications

Posted on: 06/30/2021

If you’ve heard some buzz about Lean tools and principles, you’re not alone. Lean tools got their start in America as early as the 1900s, when Henry Ford used Lean methodology to create the Model T assembly line. Lean methodology also has an expansive legacy outside the U.S., with companies… Read more >

Benefits of Six Sigma in Finance & Accounting

Posted on: 06/25/2021

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: 06/21/2021

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 >

Becoming Certified as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

Posted on: 06/19/2021

Lean Six Sigma (LSS) provides an excellent framework for creating efficiencies throughout an organization, combining the defect prevention focus of Six Sigma with the emphasis on waste reduction and process streamlining offered by Lean thinking. This waste-reducing hierarchy typically culminates with the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification, which is… Read more >

Kaizen Training and the Lean Six Sigma Approach

Posted on: 06/16/2021

According to kaizen philosophy, the improvement of systems, programs and people is a continuous, ongoing process. Kaizen originated as a Japanese business approach and the word translates to the phrase “change for the good” in English. The philosophy involves employees at all levels of both manufacturing and service organizations and… Read more >

What is Six Sigma?

Posted on: 06/10/2021

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 >

Six Sigma vs Lean Six Sigma: What’s the Difference?

Posted on: 06/07/2021

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 >

Career Opportunities for Six Sigma Green Belts

Posted on: 06/03/2021

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 >

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

Posted on: 05/30/2021

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 >

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