Guiding Successful Lean Six Sigma Projects

Whether you are a champion, manager, project sponsor, Master Black Belt, or Black Belt, you can use this guide to: plan agendas for periodic review meetings with a team; review critical checkpoints and questions before or during a meeting ...

Guiding Successful Lean Six Sigma Projects

"This handy guidebook can help anyone who takes part in or oversees a Lean Six Sigma initiative. It summarizes how Lean and Six Sigma can be integrated, key moethodologies involved, roles, project steps, and key points you need to check throughout any type of Lean Six Sigma project. Whether you are a champion, manager, project sponsor, Master Black Belt, or Black Belt, you can use this guide to: plan agendas for periodic review meetings with a team; review critical checkpoints and questions before or during a meeting with a proejct team; create a checklist or chart to monitor progress of a project; determine which projects or efforts are being done well and deserve recognition; determine what level of effort and resources may be needed in a project"--Publisher's website.

What is Lean Six Sigma

In this plain-English guide, you’ll discover how this remarkable quality improvement method can give you the tools to identify and eliminate waste and quality problems in your own work area.

What is Lean Six Sigma

A quick introduction on how to use Lean Six Sigma to improve your workplace, meet your goals, and better serve your customers. Lean Six Sigma combines the two most important improvement trends of our time: making work better (using Six Sigma) and making work faster (using Lean principles). In this plain-English guide, you’ll discover how this remarkable quality improvement method can give you the tools to identify and eliminate waste and quality problems in your own work area. Packed with diagrams, cartoons, and real-life examples, What is Lean Six Sigma? reveals the “four keys” of Lean Six Sigma and how they apply to your own job: Delight your customers with speed and quality Improve your processes Work together for maximum gain Base decisions on data and facts You’ll see the big picture of what your company hopes to gain with Lean Six Sigma, how it may affect your work area, and what it can mean to you personally.

Lean Six Sigma Approaches in Manufacturing Services and Production

"This book presents emerging research-based trends in the area of global quality lean six sigma networks and analysis through an interdisciplinary approach focusing on research, cases, and emerging technologies"--Provided by publisher.

Lean Six Sigma Approaches in Manufacturing  Services  and Production

"This book presents emerging research-based trends in the area of global quality lean six sigma networks and analysis through an interdisciplinary approach focusing on research, cases, and emerging technologies"--Provided by publisher.

Lean Six Sigma For Dummies

Lean Six Sigma For Dummies outlines they key concepts in plain English, and shows you how to use the right tools, in the right place, and in the right way, not just in improvement and design projects, but also in your day-to-day activities.

Lean Six Sigma For Dummies

With the growing business industry there is a large demand for greater speed and quality, for projects of all natures in both small and large businesses. Lean Six Sigma is the result of the combination of the two best-known improvement methods: Six Sigma (making work better, of higher quality) and Lean (making work faster, more efficient). Lean Six Sigma For Dummies outlines they key concepts in plain English, and shows you how to use the right tools, in the right place, and in the right way, not just in improvement and design projects, but also in your day-to-day activities. It shows you how to ensure the key principles and concepts of Lean Six Sigma become a natural part of how you do things so you can get the best out of your business and accomplish your goals better, faster and cheaper. About the author John Morgan has been a Director of Catalyst Consulting, Europe's leading provider of lean Six Sigma solutions for 10 years. Martin Brenig-Jones is also a Director at Catalyst Consulting. He is an expert in Quality and Change Management and has worked in the field for 16 years.

Changing With Lean Six Sigma

Lean Six Sigma is the single most effective problem solving methodology. It is a proven strategy that maximizes returns to the shareholder. This volume introduces the paradigm shift that steers businesses towards great successes.

Changing With Lean Six Sigma

Changing with Lean Six Sigma is different from the rest of the milieu in that it focuses more on how to change for the better using Lean Six Sigma as a tool rather than doing Lean Six Sigma for a change. It presents a unique and user-friendly description of the Lean Six Sigma methodology that cuts through all the lingo. The author points out to the fundamental questions organizations need to answer and deep diving into the structure needed to support a Lean Six Sigma change initiative, sharing a top consultant's often deeply held secrets on critical items needed to changing a company into a performing lean six sigma organization. Changing with Lean Six Sigma does not advocate Lean Six Sigma as a panacea for all business problems. It tells you where you can apply it and where not. The author also describes the various aspects of change that need to be managed during the initiative and the resultant benefits to the organization and to the individual change agents and champions. Illustrated with graphics that capture the essence of critical topics, Changing with Lean Six Sigma is imaginative as well as thought provoking. Written for senior executives who would want to know the basics of a Lean Six Sigma initiative and for executives responsible for operations, maintenance and service processes to know what to plan for before embarking on such an initiative. This book is also for the supervisors, mangers and a broad spectrum of corporate and entrepreneurial innovators who would be the change agents in a Lean Six Sigma initiative in the role of a Sponsor, Champion, Black Belt or Green Belt. Aruleswaran prepares the reader to embark on an effective Lean Six Sigma program through inductions on the philosophies, methodology and differences between going through the motions with Lean Six Sigma, and attempting to change a business in the usual way. This book is a must read for change agents, business leaders, and lean six sigma process experts.

Lean Six Sigma Business Transformation For Dummies

In this new book, the team that bought you Lean Six Sigma For Dummies shows you how to take Lean Six Sigma to the next level and manage continual change in your organization.

Lean Six Sigma Business Transformation For Dummies

Use Lean Six Sigma to transform your business. Lean Six Sigma is a powerful method for improving both theefficiency and quality of projects and operations. In this newbook, the team that bought you Lean Six Sigma For Dummiesshows you how to take Lean Six Sigma to the next level and managecontinual change in your organization. You'll learn to design aroadmap for transformation that's tailored to your businessobjectives; develop and implement processes that eliminate wasteand variation across the company; synchronize your supply chain;and successfully deploy Lean Six Sigma over time. Lean Six Sigma Business Transformation For Dummies showsyou how to: Define your transformation objectives and create a bespoke'Transformation Charter' for your organization. Assess your company's readiness for transformation. Establish a 'Transformation Governance System' to help youmanage the transformation programme effectively. Bring your people with you! Plan and achieve the culturalchange needed to make the transformation process successful. Join up the dots between planning and effective execution withStrategy Deployment. Deploy a 'Continuous Improvement' toolkit to achieve everydayoperational excellence. Sustain the transformation programme and widen the scope acrossthe organization (including deploying to the supply chain). Adopt a 'Capability Maturity Approach' to drive businessimprovement – recognizing that change is a continuoustransformational journey, just as pioneers like Toyota havedone. Use a range of Lean Six Sigma Tools – using the righttools, at the right time (and in the right order!) enablescontinuous improvement by eliminating waste and processvariation.

Lean Six Sigma Logistics

Inventory is no longer considered an asset,and strategies are needed to operate with minimalinventories. Lean Six Sigma Logistics provides thevehicle to solidify strategic position, win overcustomers, and achieve .

Lean Six Sigma Logistics

Speed to market, reducing costs, and accelerating leadtimes are vital for survival in today's competitiveenvironment. Inventory is no longer considered an asset,and strategies are needed to operate with minimalinventories. Lean Six Sigma Logistics provides thevehicle to solidify strategic position, win overcustomers, and achieve ......

Lean Six Sigma Management System for Leaders

This is a must-read book, if you want to have satisfied customers, lowest cost, top quality, best-in-class service and want to successfully carry out Industry 4.0 / IIoT.

Lean Six Sigma Management System for Leaders

Henry Ford implemented the lean concept in the early 1900s, Toyota started TPS in the 1970’s, Motorola first initiated the Six Sigma journey, followed by GE and many others just years later. Still today, Lean Six Sigma remains the strongest continuous improvement methodology in order to achieve stable and lean processes and the number of defects in a single digit figure per million products produced or services provided. Over the last two decades we have studied why companies succeeded, while others failed in the journey of Lean Six Sigma. This book is the strong guide and compilation, of what needs to be done to successfully implement and benefit from a strong Lean Six Sigma - Management System The book is written for: Leaders - top management, boards of directors and owners. Any Industry – from manufacturing to all types of services. Any company size - from a 1-person business up to mid or large-scale companies. As a successful and busy leader, you want to be aware of the strong benefits that can be achieved by implementing Lean Six Sigma Management in your company. This is a must-read book, if you want to have satisfied customers, lowest cost, top quality, best-in-class service and want to successfully carry out Industry 4.0 / IIoT.

Lean Six Sigma Case Studies in the Healthcare Enterprise

This book provides a detailed description of how to apply Lean Six Sigma in the health care industry, with a special emphasis on process improvement and operations management in hospitals.

Lean Six Sigma Case Studies in the Healthcare Enterprise

This book provides a detailed description of how to apply Lean Six Sigma in the health care industry, with a special emphasis on process improvement and operations management in hospitals. The book begins with a description of the Enterprise Performance Excellence (EPE) improvement methodology developed by the author that links several methodologies including systems thinking, theory of constraints, Lean and Six Sigma to provide an enterprise-wide prioritization and value-chain view of health care. The EPE methodology helps to improve flow at the macro or value-chain level, and then identifies Lean Six Sigma detailed improvements that can further improve processes within the value-chain. The book also provides real-world health care applications of the EPE and Lean Six Sigma methodologies that showed significant results on throughput, capacity, operational and financial performance. The Enterprise Performance Excellence methodology is described, and also the Six Sigma DMAIC (Define-Measure-Analyze-Improve-Control) problem solving approach which is used to solve problems for health care processes as they are applied to real world cases. The case studies include a wide variety of processes and problems including: emergency department throughput improvement; operating room turnaround; operating room organization; CT imaging diagnostic test reduction in an emergency department; linen process improvement; implementing sepsis protocols in an emergency department; critical success factors of an enterprise performance excellence program.

Design for Lean Six Sigma

This is a similar approach to that used by Forrest Breyfogle in his successful book: "Implementing Six Sigma, 2E".

Design for Lean Six Sigma

Design for Lean Six Sigmais the only book that employs a "road-map" approach to DFSS, which allows corporate management to understand where they are in the process and to integrate DFSS methodology more fully into their overall business strategy. This is a similar approach to that used by Forrest Breyfogle in his successful book: "Implementing Six Sigma, 2E". This approach will allow corporate management to understand where they are in the process and to integrate DFSS methodology more fully into the overall business strategy. Another important aspect of this book is its coverage of DFSS implementation in a broad range of industries including service and manufacturing, plus the use of actual cases throughout.