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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.


DMAIC Vs. DMADV

Posted on: 05/28/2021

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 >


Why Six Sigma Professionals Should Earn a PMP Certification

Posted on: 05/24/2021

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: 05/19/2021

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 >


Improve Your Supply Chain with Lean Six Sigma

Posted on: 05/15/2021

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 a Six Sigma Process Map?

Posted on: 05/11/2021

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 >


Six Sigma Belt Level Rankings

Posted on: 05/01/2021

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 >


The Six Sigma Line: Starting at First Base

Posted on: 05/01/2020

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. 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: 04/27/2020

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 >


The Six Sigma Line: The Six Sigma Way

Posted on: 04/19/2020

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. Six sigma principles include the following: Customer focus Use of teams that are assigned well-defined projects that have direct impact… Read more >


The Six Sigma Line: Play Ball

Posted on: 04/17/2020

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. Our first entry was an introductory piece, so now you can start to play ball, maybe even talk about starting… Read more >



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