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Becoming Certified as a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

3 July, 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 >

What are the Lean Six Sigma Principles?

21 June, 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 >

Kaizen Training and the Lean Six Sigma Approach

16 June, 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?

10 June, 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?

7 June, 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 >

DMAIC Vs. DMADV

28 May, 2021

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 >

Advance in Healthcare with Lean Six Sigma

19 May, 2021

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 is a Six Sigma Process Map?

11 May, 2021

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 >

The Six Sigma Line: Breaking Better

27 April, 2020

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 >


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