Lean 6 Sigma

Are you a manufacturer or service provider looking for a practical and affordable improvement method for your business that you and your employees can understand, use, and achieve breakthrough improvement now?

Do you want a focused customized improvement process that deals directly with what is causing you the most pain (rework, waste, customer complaints, returns and excessive costs) within your organization now?


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“ONE SIZE DOES NOT FIT ALL”

Creating a successful improvement approach for developing and improving business processes is difficult without a proven methodology. Our methodology produces real measurable results through:

  • The use of standardized templates and necessary processes. We understand that a time efficient, easy-to-use process is what you, and your employees want.  Our improvement system delivers you measurable and repeatable results.
  • Engaging and working with your employees through cross-functional teamwork. Lasting change happens when process owners get involved and make it happen.
  • Focusing management activities on change results by implementing measurement systems to track the status of improvement and the positive financial impact.

WHY AN INTEGRATED APPROACH?

Six Sigma is based upon gaining customer, business, and organizational process knowledge to integrate information to drive performance improvement and measurement of critical processes. Understanding what your customers consider “critical success factors” are absolutely necessary for determining the depth of your performance improvement system. This information further identifies a cause and effect relationship in regards to how your processes are performing, their capabilities, effective measurement, and the identification of necessary resources for your business to achieve performance excellence.

Lean provides a relentless organizational focus upon eliminating any non value added consumption of resources. Non value added is defined as anything that the customer would not be willing to pay for if left to his/her own devices. One example might be the continual checking of information due the lack of clear interdepartmental handoffs. Another could be providing 100% end-of-the-line inspection due to poor process measures or process capability. Although the philosophy of Lean recognizes this critical element, reduction of variation and defect elimination can be greatly enhanced by the adoption of Six Sigma tools and methodologies.

Lean Six Sigma is a strategy that combines the methodologies of Lean and Six Sigma into one seamlessly integrated excellence strategy. A formal project management methodology known as DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control) allows project efforts to bring measurable and repeatable results.

With the power of two, using a Structured Lean Six Sigma methodology, you can develop focused solutions to eliminate process root causes without sweeping changes to your existing processes or organizational structure. Together these two proven methods Lean and Six Sigma make for an ideal merger for measurable success.

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