Implementing Six Sigma and Lean

Author: Ron Basu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113634649X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 376

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This is a comprehensive, user-friendly and hands-on book that is a single source of reference of tools and techniques for all quality practitioners. Implementing Six Sigma and Lean covers the basics of how to manage for consistently high quality and gives good coverage of both simple tools and advanced techniques which can be used in all businesses. This book provides guidance on how to use these tools for different situations such as new start-up companies, stalled projects and the constant achievement of high quality in well-established quality regimes. Case studies are included that encourage the reader to respond in a practical situations and provide a good learning resource for courses. There are summaries of key elements and questions with exercises at the end of each chapter.

Transactional Six Sigma and Lean Servicing

Leveraging Manufacturing Concepts to Achieve World-Class Service

Author: Betsi Harris Ehrlich

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420000337

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

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Service industries have traditionally lagged manufacturing in adoption of quality management strategies and Six Sigma is no exception. While there are a growing number of books on applying the hot topics of Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing concepts in a manufacturing environment, there has not been a mainstream book that applies these techniques in a service environment, until now. Transactional Six Sigma and Lean ServicingTM: Leveraging Manufacturing Concepts to Achieve World Class Service is a ground breaking "how-to" book that serves as a practical guide for implementing Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing methods in a transactional service oriented environment. It uses real case studies and examples to show how Six Sigma and Lean ServicingTM techniques have been implemented and proven effective in achieving substantial documented results. Lean ServicingTM is the author's own term used to describe the application of Lean Manufacturing concepts to transactional and service processes. Liberal use of examples, graphics, and tables will assist you in grasping the difficult concepts. Transactional Six Sigma and Lean ServicingTM covers both theory and practical application of Lean ServicingTM, Six Sigma DMAIC and Six Sigma DFSS concepts and methods so you can implement them effectively in your service organization and achieve reduced costs and a new level of service excellence.

Lean Six Sigma Service Excellence

A Guide to Green Belt Certification and Bottom Line Improvement

Author: Gerald M. Taylor

Publisher: J. Ross Publishing

ISBN: 1604270063

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 312

View: 7401


Current books on Lean Six Sigma for service ortransactional organizations either require a significanttechnical background, or are rather conceptual in natureand lack the detail of the tools, how to use them, andthe practical skill-building exercises needed to givereaders the ability to actually implement Lean Six Sigmain their ......

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Lean Six Sigma

Author: Breakthrough Management Group,Neil DeCarlo

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781592575947

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 378

View: 4965


The Complete Idiot's Guide to Lean Six Sigma give readers an introduction on how to use Lean Six Sigma to improve the workplace, meet goals and better serve customers. This plain-English guide helps readers discover how, through Lean Sigma methods and tools, they can identify and eliminate waste and quality problems in work areas. Packed with diagrams, and real-life examples, this book reveals the four keys of Lean Six Sigma and how they apply to one's job. Readers see the big picture of what their companies hope to gain with Lean Six Sigma and how it affects work areas, but it also covers the concepts, tools, templates, tips, examples, and implementation steps required to move through the Lean process.

Maximizing Lean Six Sigma Sustainability

Secrets to Making Lean Six Sigma Last

Author: Kyle Toppazzini

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1449795684

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 270

View: 6281


Organizational changes/improvements and or Lean Six Sigma has become more popular in workplaces in recent years. It is crucial to understand the theories; however, it is fatal to the success of a project if we fail to get to the heart of how and what is required to implement sustainable changes within an organization. This book offers focused, practical examples on how to maximize the value that Lean Six Sigma could bring to an organization, and shows how to deal with the greatest challenges to implementing change successfully. This book provides insight into: Balancing short term results with achieving long term sustainable change; Incorporating critical thinking into Lean Six Sigma to spur innovation; New ways of implementing change management within Lean Six Sigma and organizational transformation; Using a Lean Six Sigma Scorecard to maximize strategy execution within organizational projects And much more!!!

Cultural Impact on Lean Six Sigma and Corporate Success

Causal Analyses Considering the Effects of National Culture and Leadership

Author: Miriam Jacobs

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3658073403

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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To achieve a better understanding of the influence of National Culture, Corporate Culture and Leadership Style on Lean Six Sigma implementation and Corporate Success a quantitative empirical web-based survey with Lean Six Sigma professionals involved in the social professional network LinkedIn was carried out by Miriam Jacobs. The outcome of this survey suggests, that certain constellations of these five factors are more successful than others. Companies with an almost equal balance across different Leadership Styles and types of Corporate Culture achieve the best results, while companies equipped with a Rational and Hierarchical Corporate Culture in the absence of transformational, participative or supportive leadership are likely to fail.

Lean Six Sigma For Dummies

Author: John Morgan,Martin Brenig-Jones

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119953707

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 300

View: 6930


Outlines the key concepts of this strategy and provides tools and techniques for implementing Lean Six Sigma with guidance on policy deployment, information on managing change, and useful methods for choosing projects.

Essentials of Lean Six Sigma

Author: Salman Taghizadegan

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080462324

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 830


Six Sigma is a management program that provides tools that help manufacturers obtain efficient, stream-lined production to coincide with ultimate high quality products. Essentials of Lean Six Sigma will show how the well-regarded analytical tools of Six Sigma quality control can be successfully brought into the well-established models of “lean manufacturing, bringing efficient, stream-lined production and high quality product readily together. This book offers a thorough, yet concise introduction to the essential mathematics of Six Sigma, with solid case examples from a variety of industrial settings, culminating in an extended case study. Various professionals will find this book immensely useful, whether it be the industrial engineer, the industrial manager, or anyone associated with engineering in a technical or managing role. It will bring about a clear understanding of not only how to implement Six Sigma statistical tools, but also how to do so within the bounds of Lean manufacturing scheme. It will show how Lean Six Sigma can help reinforce the notion of “less is more, while at the same time preserving minimal error rates in final manufactured products. Reviews the essential statistical tools upon which Six Sigma rests, including normal distribution and mean deviation and the derivation of 1 sigma through six sigma Explains essential lean tools like Value-Stream Mapping and quality improvement tools like Kaizen techniques within the context of Lean Six Sigma practice Extended case study to clearly demonstrate how Six Sigma and Lean principles have been actually implemented, reducing production times and costs and creating improved product quality

Lean Six Sigma - An Introduction and Toolkit (EBOOK BUNDLE)

Author: Michael George

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071796541

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 96

View: 8754


Meet all your customers’ needs—and your company’s goals—with the tools and techniques of Lean Six Sigma 2 top-quality guides in 1 powerful eBook package! When you combine Lean Production and Six Sigma, you can’t fail to deliver positive results on a continual basis. This powerful mix—called Lean Six Sigma—is what some of the world’s most successful organizations use to launch themselves ahead of the competition—and stay there. Now, from one convenient ebook, you can access everything you need to accomplish the same goals. Lean Six Sigma—An Introduction and Toolkit provides all the background and tools you need to start your company on the path to long-term success. This two-in-one ebook contains: What Is Lean Six Sigma? This plain-English guide explains how you can use Lean Six Sigma to identify and eliminate waste, cut costs, and grow revenue. Featuring charts, diagrams, and case studies, it walks you through all the fundamentals, explaining the "four keys" 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 The Lean Six Sigma Pocket Toolbox The Lean Six Sigma Pocket Toolbook is today's most complete and results-based reference to the tools and concepts you need to understand, implement, and leverage Lean Six Sigma. This hands-on reference provides: Analyses of nearly 100 tools and methodologies--from DMAIC and Pull Systems to Control Charts and Pareto Charts Detailed explanations of each tool to help you know how, when, and why to use it for maximum efficacy Sections for each tool explaining how to create it, how to interpret what you find, and expert tips

Practitioner's Guide to Statistics and Lean Six Sigma for Process Improvements

Author: Mikel J. Harry,Prem S. Mann,Ofelia C. De Hodgins,Richard L. Hulbert,Christopher J. Lacke

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118210212

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 832

View: 4033


This hands-on book presents a complete understanding of SixSigma and Lean Six Sigma through data analysis and statisticalconcepts In today's business world, Six Sigma, or Lean Six Sigma, is acrucial tool utilized by companies to improve customersatisfaction, increase profitability, and enhance productivity.Practitioner's Guide to Statistics and Lean Six Sigma forProcess Improvements provides a balanced approach toquantitative and qualitative statistics using Six Sigma and LeanSix Sigma methodologies. Emphasizing applications and the implementation of data analysesas they relate to this strategy for business management, this bookintroduces readers to the concepts and techniques for solvingproblems and improving managerial processes using Six Sigma andLean Six Sigma. Written by knowledgeable professionals working inthe field today, the book offers thorough coverage of thestatistical topics related to effective Six Sigma and Lean SixSigma practices, including: Discrete random variables and continuous random variables Sampling distributions Estimation and hypothesis tests Chi-square tests Analysis of variance Linear and multiple regression Measurement analysis Survey methods and sampling techniques The authors provide numerous opportunities for readers to testtheir understanding of the presented material, as the real datasets, which are incorporated into the treatment of each topic, canbe easily worked with using Microsoft Office Excel, Minitab,MindPro, or Oracle's Crystal Ball software packages. Examples ofsuccessful, complete Six Sigma and Lean Six Sigma projects aresupplied in many chapters along with extensive exercises that rangein level of complexity. The book is accompanied by an extensive FTPsite that features manuals for working with the discussed softwarepackages along with additional exercises and data sets. Inaddition, numerous screenshots and figures guide readers throughthe functional and visual methods of learning Six Sigma and LeanSix Sigma. Practitioner's Guide to Statistics and Lean Six Sigma forProcess Improvements is an excellent book for courses on SixSigma and statistical quality control at the upper-undergraduateand graduate levels. It is also a valuable reference forprofessionals in the fields of engineering, business, physics,management, and finance.