What is Lean?
Lean is a business philosophy that considers the expenditure of resources for any goal other than the creation of value for the end customer to be wasteful, and thus a target for elimination. Essentially Lean is centered on eliminating waste and preserving value with less work.
Lean is about doing “the right work” and doing it “right.”
What can Lean do for you?
Companies of all types and industries have used Lean to help drive operational excellence. By deploying “Lean Thinking” in your organization, you can streamline your processes and eliminate the non-value added activity that is limiting operational performance.
What can Lean do for your customers?
Ultimately the purpose of Lean is to give your customer what they want, when they want it, at the price they can afford while growing your capacity to thrive as an organization. When implemented in the right way, it significantly reduces delays, reduces costs, and improves quality — bringing maximum value to your customer.
What is Six Sigma?
Six Sigma is a business improvement methodology that focuses on the elimination of defects and reduction of variation in process outcomes. It’s a system that is the culmination of a 100-year evolution of powerful, effective, and practical methods that focus on customer requirements and consistently meeting their needs.
What can Six Sigma do for you?
Six Sigma can help your organization find the root cause of some of your most complex problems, discover permanent solutions, and optimize your processes around your customer’s most critical needs. Implemented company-wide, Six Sigma can evolve your culture into one focused on fact-based decisions and analysis to provide the critical thinking necessary in today’s complex operating environments.
What about Lean Six Sigma?
When used together, Lean and Six Sigma provide a powerful set of complementary tools, techniques, and methodologies for operational excellence. Six Sigma is analytical, exploring the cause and effect underlying your process inputs and outputs, while Lean focuses on streamlining processes and elimination of waste by utilizing an intuitive visual approach. Lean Six Sigma is a globally recognized standard for its effectiveness in improving operational performance.