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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.


Why Six Sigma Professionals Should Earn a PMP Certification

Posted on: 02/21/2019

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 >


DMAIC Vs. DMADV

Posted on: 02/07/2019

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: 01/24/2019

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 >


Becoming Certified as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

Posted on: 01/10/2019

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 >


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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