Errors rob your company of money. Money you could use to hire workers, increase wages, add new benefits, purchase new equipment, and more. You probably don’t even see the loss. But every time one of your employees inadvertently makes a mistake, it is there.
So what do you do?
Look into Lean Six Sigma. It takes less than 30 seconds to see how Lean Six Sigma can help you in three ways. Specifically:
Lean flow eliminates waste
Six Sigma is driven by quality
Together as Lean Six Sigma they achieve quality without waste
That’s it. Now actually learning, developing, and implementing a Lean Six Sigma program takes a lot more time than a mere 30 seconds. However, the concept is not that difficult to understand.
If you’re still not convinced, here is a little more information about how your organization can eliminate waste and drive quality. Focus on:
Wait Time. Delays due to wasted time between steps occur in every business. But there are numerous tools available to reduce this idle time...
Join us for a Free Webinar on February 1
No matter what your knowledge of Lean Six Sigma, come join us in a one hour lively discussion on “11 ways to Sink Your Six Sigma Project.” Master Black Belt Peter Bersbach will give an overview of each way, then open the session to a discussion on how to avoid that particular failure mode. No ideas are wrong, but we will learn different approaches we might use to avoid each of the 11 ways and have a very successful project.
Poor Project Selection
High Attrition Rates
Relying on GEMBA
Six Sigma or Lean
Click here to view the recording of the webinar 11 ways to sink your six sigma project. Length 44:17. This was a great webinar with a lot of input from the audience.
Click here to view the recording of the webinar 11 ways to sink your six sigma project-the sequel. Length...
I am often asked my opinion regarding the future of Six Sigma.
Regarding the future of Six Sigma, it continues on despite rumors of its death which began shortly after its birth in the 1980s. For those doing it right (arguably a minority, but a sizable one,) the Six Sigma approach has evolved into a new way to lead and manage an organization. Many have rebranded the approach to shed the baggage which Six Sigma has accumulated during its 27-year run as a “fad.” The new approach to leadership and management is distinguished from the traditional approach by four characteristics:
a balanced approach to stakeholder demands (versus managing primarily for shareholders,)
a balance of short- and long-term goals (versus a focus on quarterly results,)
emphasis on facts and data, (versus reliance on expert opinion,) and
a “horizontal” value stream perspective (versus a top-down command-and-control hierarchy.)
Any one of these things would be a game-changer. Taken as a whole they would ordinarily...