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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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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