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What is Lean-Six Sigma?

A systematic methodology utilizing DATA ANALYSIS techniques and process improvement tools


Measure and improve a company’s performance measures


Minimizing variations, defects and inefficiencies


Meet and exceed customer needs

The Lean-Six Sigma Way

Improve process output metrics by:

  • Eliminating waste
  • Improving control of supplier/process inputs
  • Finding best settings for process control factors
  • Making process robust (insensitive) to noise factors

Lean-Six Sigma = Best Quality, Lowest Cost, Shortest Time, Best Safety, and High Morale, through exceeding customer requirements and elimination of waste.

Classic Forms of Waste

  1. Transportation
  2. Inventory
  3. Motion
  4. People/Resource Underutilization
  5. Waiting
  6. Over Processing
  7. Overproduction
  8. Defects

Waste= non-value add


DMAIC Problem Solving


Define: Identify improvement opportunity

Measure: Measure current state of the process

Analyze: Identify causes of variation/defects/waste

Improve: Develop and implement new processes/methods

Control: Install controls to prevent reoccurrence of defects