Winning with Lean Six Sigma: Let me walk you through the top five key WINS that you will gain from emplying the Lean Six Sigma approach.
You may be asking "what value does Lean Six Sigma bring?" Lean Six Sigma has much to offer in today's highly competitive business environment. Read on.
Quality is defined by the customer and efficiency by the business. When appropriate quality is maintained with ever more efficient processes, value is maximized for all stakeholders.
Lean Six Sigma is about ensuring customer defined product and services requirements are met while process productivity is maximized, that is cost per product or service is reduced.
With best practice change management techniques and the strong control phase of Lean Six Sigma, gains are sustained and continuously improvement.
… once and for all. Almost all problems encountered are process orientated and these vary in degree of complexity. From simple “just do” quick resolution problems, to highly complex problems containing hundreds of variables that influence performance.
Lean Six Sigma offers a proven set of methods and tools and always finds the best fit approach for a particular situation that minimizes effort while maximizes the result.
Risk is reduced when the key factors and variables that make a difference in your business performance is understood. When these key levers are optimised, a process becomes more resistant to impacts from external uncertainties and surprizes.
At the same time, process speed and agility is fast becoming the number one competitive advantage of any company. Lean Six Sigma is effective at managing risk while increasing the decision making speed and process agility.
Employees that are equipped with the appropriate tools to solve problems, are empowered to do so, and are engaged in the process of improving business performance, take the right actions to drive improvements and to “think out the box”.
Individuals at the point where a problem or opportunity originates, act speedily to maximise the window of opportunity and at the same time continuous to simplify the way things get done. Lean Six Sigma offers the ideal approach to establish such a culture of proactive improvement.
While this statement is often noted as the first benefit, here it is highlight last as it is an automatic results of the four previous benefits. The hard benefits of a Lean Six Sigma project are measured for 12 months to ensure it has stuck.
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