What is Lean Six Sigma and What are
Lean Six Sigma utilizes a combination of Toyota’s waste reduction
philosophy (LEAN) and Motorola’s quality improvement program
(Six Sigma) to drive continuous improvement and efficiency in products,
processes and organizations.
Very simply, the benefit of waste reduction (LEAN) in any process
or task is that it takes less time to complete and costs less money
to sustain. Quantifying the benefits of such an approach is dependent
on how complex the process/task is and how much of the waste can
be removed, but I have attached a couple of articles that substantiate
the benefits of a lean approach:
Addresses Benefits of Lean Manufacturing in a Lean Economy
of Taking a Lean Manufacturing Approach
As far as the benefits of a Six Sigma program go, Charles Waxer
at iSixSigma.com estimates that an organization can save 1.2% to
4.5% of revenues annually by implementing a sustained Six Sigma culture.
Sigma Costs and Savings
I think that we can all agree that any organization can benefit
from such savings. If your organization is interested in saving money,
A bit more about Lean...
One of the fundamental concepts underlying Toyota’s Lean Philosophy
is the reduction or elimination of waste. To say that this single
concept explains Toyota’s Lean Philosophy would be a gross
oversimplification of the transformation that occurred within Toyota’s
Production System, but we can use it as a starting point. In order
to reduce or eliminate waste, you need to know what types of waste
exist. The are seven categories (some will argue that there are actually
eight) under which waste can be classified and they are:
- Motion (People)
- Over-production (Too many)
- Over-processing (Too long or unnecessary)
Just remember TIM WOOD and you can remember the
seven classifications of waste. But what about the controversial
eighth category! In some cases, Intellectual Property is lost or “wasted” with
employee turnover either voluntary or involuntary. So, just remember
TIM WOOD and you can identify where your improvements
need to concentrate.
A bit more about Six Sigma…..
Once you identify where improvements need to take place, how do
you go about making the improvements? This is where Six Sigma comes
into play! Six Sigma is a data driven problem solving methodology
targeted at driving continuous improvement. In fact by the statistical
definition of Six Sigma (6s), you are striving to continuously improve
to the point where you generate less than 3.4 defects per million
opportunities. The methodology, or how, you improve is a 5 step process
known as the DMAIC Process:
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Fortunately or unfortunately, human nature is to dive immediately
into the Improve phase and “fix it”. The problem with
skipping the first 3 phases is that we don’t truly know if
we “fixed” anything because we forgot to measure it.
We don’t truly know if we “fixed” the root cause
of the problem because we neglected to analyze what was causing it.
We also don’t know if we truly “fixed” the problem
that we set out to fix because we never defined what the problem
was in the first place.
As certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belts, we specialize in utilizing
the Lean Six Sigma approach to help organizations drive continuous
improvements throughout their processes and organizations. We are
so convinced that we can help you implement measurable improvements
utilizing this technique that we forgo payment if we cannot show
you the measurable improvement in your targeted Key Performance Indicator
For more information or free consultation, contact Art O’Donnell
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