I’m going to keep this short and sweet tonight.
Lean is all about increasing the throughput by eliminating waste.
Six Sigma is all about improving quality by reducing variation.
Lean Six Sigma is a highly synergistic combination that brings value to the customer.
You can call it whatever you’d like but the principles are the same. Find the waste and the sources of variation, identify the root causes, and implement solutions to eliminate the sources of waste and variation. When you’re done with that, do it again.
Every process has waste and variation. Your job, everyone’s job, is to learn to see it. Google it if you don’t know how.
That, my friends, is continuous improvement in a nutshell. But please, just keep it simple.
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