Quality Management for Organizations Using Lean Six Sigma Techniques

Author: Erick Jones
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439897824
Format: PDF
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The next step in the evolution of the organizational quality field, Lean Six Sigma (LSS) has come of age. However, many challenges to using LSS in lieu of, in conjunction with, or integrated with other quality initiatives remain. An update on the current focus of quality management, Quality Management for Organizations Using Lean Six Sigma Techniques covers the concepts and principles of Lean Six Sigma and its origins in quality, total quality management (TQM), and statistical process control (SPC), and then explores how it can be integrated into manufacturing, logistics, and healthcare operations. The book presents the background on quality and Lean Six Sigma (LSS) techniques and tools, previous history of LSS in manufacturing, and current applications of LSS in operations such as logistics and healthcare. It provides a decision model for choosing whether to use LSS or other quality initiatives, which projects should be selected and prioritized, and what to do with non-LSS projects. The author also details an integration model for integrating and developing integrated LSS and other quality initiatives, and common mathematical techniques that you can use for performing LSS statistical calculations. He describes methods to attain the different Six Sigma certifications, and closes with discussion of future directions of Lean Six Sigma and quality. Case studies illustrate the integration of LSS principles into other quality initiatives, highlighting best practices as well as successful and failed integrations. This guide gives you a balanced description of the good, bad, and ugly in integrating LSS into modern operations, giving you the understanding necessary to immediately apply the concepts to your quality processes.

Changing With Lean Six Sigma

Author: A. Aruleswaran
Publisher: Changing with Lean Six Sigma
ISBN: 9789834458201
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Changing with Lean Six Sigma is different from the rest of the milieu in that it focuses more on how to change for the better using Lean Six Sigma as a tool rather than doing Lean Six Sigma for a change. It presents a unique and user-friendly description of the Lean Six Sigma methodology that cuts through all the lingo. The author points out to the fundamental questions organizations need to answer and deep diving into the structure needed to support a Lean Six Sigma change initiative, sharing a top consultant's often deeply held secrets on critical items needed to changing a company into a performing lean six sigma organization. Changing with Lean Six Sigma does not advocate Lean Six Sigma as a panacea for all business problems. It tells you where you can apply it and where not. The author also describes the various aspects of change that need to be managed during the initiative and the resultant benefits to the organization and to the individual change agents and champions. Illustrated with graphics that capture the essence of critical topics, Changing with Lean Six Sigma is imaginative as well as thought provoking. Written for senior executives who would want to know the basics of a Lean Six Sigma initiative and for executives responsible for operations, maintenance and service processes to know what to plan for before embarking on such an initiative. This book is also for the supervisors, mangers and a broad spectrum of corporate and entrepreneurial innovators who would be the change agents in a Lean Six Sigma initiative in the role of a Sponsor, Champion, Black Belt or Green Belt. Aruleswaran prepares the reader to embark on an effective Lean Six Sigma program through inductions on the philosophies, methodology and differences between going through the motions with Lean Six Sigma, and attempting to change a business in the usual way. This book is a must read for change agents, business leaders, and lean six sigma process experts.

From Total Quality Control to Lean Six Sigma

Author: Andrea Chiarini
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 884702658X
Format: PDF
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The main purpose of this paper is to compare and discuss the evolution of six important management systems: Japanese Total Quality Control (JTQC), Total Quality Management (TQM), Deming’s System of Profound Knowledge, Business Process Reengineering (BPR), Lean Thinking and Six Sigma. Indeed the contribution of this work lies in the concurrent analysis and classification, by the means of a literature review, of the results and critical implementation factors of the six systems. Deming’s Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) has been used to classify the findings from the literature review.

Lean Six Sigma For Dummies

Author: John Morgan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119966477
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Maximize the quality and efficiency of your organization If you want to make your organization or team more productive, you have to change the way it thinks. Combining the leading improvement methods of Six Sigma and Lean, this winning technique drives performance to the next level. But the jargon-packed language and theory of Lean Six Sigma can be intimidating for both beginners and experienced users. Whether you want to manage a project more tightly or fine-tune existing systems and processes, Lean Six Sigma For Dummies gives you plain-English guidance to achieve your business goals. Lean Six Sigma For Dummies outlines the key concepts of this strategy and explains how you can use it to get the very best out of your business. You'll discover lots of tools and techniques for implementing Lean Six Sigma; guidance on policy deployment; information on managing change in your organization; useful methods for choosing which projects to tackle; and much more. Gives you plain-English explanations of complicated jargon Serves as a useful tool for businesspeople looking to make their organization more effective Helps you achieve business goals with ease If you're a project manager or other businessperson looking for new and effective ways to improve your process, Lean Six Sigma For Dummies has you covered.

Lean Six Sigma

Author: Michael Hartung
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 384486881X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book is a comprehensive guideline for the Management of processes and quality by applying LEAN and SIX SIGMA. It includes various statistical tools and applications for Minitab. Additional several Management tools and models are presented, useful in combination with a SIX SIGMA approach. Lean – SIX SIGMA is a powerful tool for Management and improvements in efficiencies to be applied on all levels in an organization. SIX SIGMA is also used to solve complex problems in the process or can be developed as a company value or company culture, dedicated to quality and change. With the necessary support by Senior Management all key staff members in the company should familiar with the methodologies presented here to achieve the benefits from Lean – SIX SIGMA.

The Executive Guide to Understanding and Implementing Lean Six Sigma

Author: Robert M. Meisel
Publisher: ASQ Quality Press
ISBN: 0873897110
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book provides a fundamental introduction to the concepts of lean enterprise and Six Sigma to executives, personnel new to quality, or organizations interested in introductory information on quality and process improvement. It is intended to be a helpful guide on implementing and optimizing an integrated Lean Six Sigma approach focused on realizing return value and bottom line impact. The principles of Lean and Six Sigma are introduced and discussed separately and through an integrated approach across the book’s three chapters. Manufacturing and non-manufacturing firms who are just getting started or contemplating a Lean Six Sigma initiative will find this book especially valuable. To aid in illustrating the application of these principles to diverse and global businesses, various case studies have been selected and included to demonstrate how the prescribed tools and techniques can accommodate and enhance a wide variety of customer relationships throughout the value chain. Examples taken from manufacturing, banking, and local government sectors demonstrate the broad spectrum across which Lean Six Sigma can be used as a framework to foster improved performance and ensure continued customer satisfaction and loyalty.

Lean Six Sigma

Author: Michael L. George
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3540323309
Format: PDF, ePub
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"Lean Six Sigma ist sicherlich eines nicht: ein Qualitätsverbesserungsprogramm. Wenn Führungskräfte auf allen Ebenen und in allen Funktionen Lean Six Sigma verstehen, wird eine Transformation und Steigerung der Wettbewerbsfähigkeit des ganzen Unternehmens einsetzen. Quasi automatisch, Tag für Tag und Prozess für Prozess. Die gesammelten Verbesserungstechniken der letzten fünf Jahrzehnte werden dann Einsparungen erzielen - weit über den Erwartungen. Die profitabelste Investition in die Entwicklung unserer Mitarbeiter, die wir jemals gemacht haben. Dr. Wolfgang Schmitz, Corporate Continuous Improvement Director, Alcan Singen GmbH Das Buch führt in Lean Six Sigma ein und zeigt, wie Lean Six Sigma dazu beiträgt, dass Unternehmen in einer Welt erfolgreich sind, in der die Kunden hohe Qualität und kurze Lieferzeiten zu minimalen Kosten erwarten. Die ersten sechs Kapitel befassen sich mit den Grundsteinen von Lean Six Sigma: Sie führen in das Grundvokabular und die Grundkonzepte ein. Die übrigen Kapitel widmen sich der Anwendung von Lean Six Sigma: Nach Erläuterung der Lean-Werkzeuge wird anhand von Fallstudien aus der Praxis gezeigt, welche Konzepte und Methoden erfolgreich in Unternehmen angewandt wurden, um die Arbeitsumgebung zu verbessern und wie die Leser die Methode im eigenen Unternehmen einführen und umsetzen können.

The Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Handbook

Author: Frank Voehl
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 146655469X
Format: PDF
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Although Lean and Six Sigma appear to be quite different, when used together they have shown to deliver unprecedented improvements to quality and profitability. The Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Handbook: Tools and Methods for Process Acceleration explains how to integrate these seemingly dissimilar approaches to increase production speed while decreasing variations and costs in your organization. Presenting problem-solving tools you can use to immediately determine the sources of the problems in your organization, the book is based on a recent survey that analyzed Six Sigma tools to determine which are the most beneficial. Although it focuses on the most commonly used tools, it also includes coverage of those used a minimum of two times on every five Six Sigma projects. Filled with diagrams of the tools you’ll need, the book supplies a comprehensive framework to help you for organize and process the vast amount of information currently available about Lean, quality management, and continuous improvement process applications. It begins with an overview of Six Sigma, followed by little-known tips for using Lean Six Sigma (LSS) effectively. It examines the LSS quality system, its supporting organization, and the different roles involved. Identifying the theories required to support a contemporary Lean system, the book describes the new skills and technologies that you need to master to be certified at the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (LSSBB) level. It also covers the advanced non-statistical and statistical tools that are new to the LSSBB body of knowledge. Presenting time-tested insights of a distinguished group of authors, the book provides the understanding required to select the solutions that best fit your organization's aim and culture. It also includes exercises, worksheets, and templates you can easily customize to create your own handbook for continuous process improvement. Designed to make the methodologies you choose easy to follow, the book will help Black Belts and Senseis better engage their employees, as well as provide an integrated and visual process management structure for reporting and sustaining continuous improvement breakthroughs and initiatives.

Lean Six Sigma for Optimal System Performance in Manufacturing and Service Organizations Emerging Research and Opportunities

Author: Tetteh, Edem G.
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1522540636
Format: PDF
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Businesses utilize various managerial processes focused on reducing waste, errors, and variability in products to maintain and improve business quality. By keeping a clean workspace and organized workforce, business processes aim for an efficient, continuous flow of production while still supporting iterative improvements in quality and output. Lean Six Sigma for Optimal System Performance in Manufacturing and Service Organizations: Emerging Research and Opportunities provides upcoming research on the strategies to improve processes in business while using Lean Six Sigma principals and applications. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics, such as direct model technology, performance rework, and quality management methods, this book is geared towards professionals, academicians, students, and researchers interested in detailed research on recent advancements in the management of risk in all fields.

Lean Six Sigma

Author: Ade Asefeso MCIPS MBA
Publisher: AA Global Sourcing Ltd
ISBN: 1471667510
Format: PDF, ePub
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Lean Six Sigma is a synergised managerial concept of Lean and Six Sigma that results in the elimination of the seven kinds of wastes/muda (classified as Defects, Overproduction, Transportation, Waiting, Inventory, Motion and over Processing) and provision of goods and service at a rate of 3.4 defects per million opportunities (DPMO). Six Sigma seeks to improve the quality of process outputs by identifying and removing the causes of defects (errors) and minimizing variability in manufacturing and business processes. It uses a set of quality management methods, including statistical methods, and creates a special infrastructure of people within the organization ("Black Belts", "Green Belts", etc.) who are experts in these methods. Each Six Sigma project carried out within an organization follows a defined sequence of steps and has quantified financial targets (cost reduction and/or profit increase).