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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.


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 >


DMAIC Vs. DMADV

Posted on: 01/24/2017

Lean Six Sigma is a continuous improvement methodology that focuses on the elimination of waste and reduction of variation from manufacturing, service and design processes.  The Lean methodology aims at reducing non-value activities and cycle times while creating value for customers. Six Sigma identifies and reduces variability, improving overall quality…. Read more >


Kaizen Training and the Lean Six Sigma Approach

Posted on: 01/24/2017

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 >


Improve Your Supply Chain with Lean Six Sigma

Posted on: 12/02/2016

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 >


What is Six Sigma?

Posted on: 12/02/2016

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 >



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