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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 Black Belt

Posted on: 09/07/2018

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 >


What is a Six Sigma Process Map?

Posted on: 09/04/2018

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 >


Six Sigma Belt Level Rankings

Posted on: 08/13/2018

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 >


Why Six Sigma Professionals Should Earn a PMP Certification

Posted on: 05/14/2018

Which Certification Has More Value: PMP or Lean Six Sigma? People who are unsure whether to pursue Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification or Lean Six Sigma (LSS) certification often ask, “which is better?” These two distinct methodologies are complementary, so framing the question in “Lean Six Sigma vs. PMP” terms… Read more >


Advance in Healthcare with Lean Six Sigma

Posted on: 03/24/2017

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 >


What are the Lean Six Sigma Principles?

Posted on: 03/14/2017

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 >


The Six Sigma Line: Starting at First Base

Posted on: 02/17/2017

Welcome to the Six Sigma Line! This series of blog articles addresses topics that we find interesting and provides potentially useful information to anyone trying to enhance their business skills. In our last blog, we talked about having a few good tools in our Six Sigma bag of tricks that… Read more >


The Six Sigma Line: Breaking Better

Posted on: 02/06/2017

Welcome to the Six Sigma Line! This series of blog articles addresses topics that we find interesting and provides potentially useful information to anyone trying to enhance their business skills. Here at Purdue, we have seen Six Sigma principles applied in many different ways. What works for a bank may… Read more >


The Six Sigma Line: Play Ball

Posted on: 02/02/2017

Welcome to the Six Sigma Line! This series of blog articles addresses topics that we find interesting and provides potentially useful information to anyone trying to enhance their business skills. Our first entry was an introductory piece, so now you can start to play ball, maybe even talk about starting… Read more >


The Six Sigma Line: The Six Sigma Way

Posted on: 01/31/2017

Welcome to the Six Sigma Line! This series of blog articles addresses topics that we find interesting and provides potentially useful information to anyone trying to enhance their business skills. Six sigma principles include the following: Customer focus Use of teams that are assigned well-defined projects that have direct impact… Read more >



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