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Avoid Decision Delays with Six Sigma

Six Sigma Project Success: How to Deal with Decision Delays

Decision delays are the bane of a well-run Six Sigma project. Your time is valuable and we understand how frustrating it can become. Delay is also a problem in production, executive, and administrative processes all over the world, but it can be overcome. Not only is delay detrimental to Kaizen but it also violates Lean […]

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Six Sigma Combats Organizational Problems and Criticisms

Six Sigma Combats Organizational Problems and Criticisms Too

Six Sigma is the hottest selling cake in the world of business around the globe now-a-days. Six Sigma is a compilation of strategies and tools that manages business organization and tries to bring about changes that not only eliminates the negative elements but also enhances the turn over percentage of the business venture. It ensures […]

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Difference between LSS and Six Sigma

Difference between: Six Sigma and Lean Six Sigma

Lean and the Six Sigma business strategies have proven in the past two decades that it is possible to achieve significant improvements in terms quality, cost efficiency and time by focusing and upgrading performance of various in-house processes. Whereas Six Sigma is focused on reducing process fluctuations and improving process output by following a problem-solving […]

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Change Management Strategy – Ensuring that Lean Six Sigma Works

Change Management Strategy – Ensuring that Lean Six Sigma Works

Reports of impressive resource savings and improved quality output achieved by organisations employing Lean Six Sigma change methodology have been nothing short of breath taking. However, not all Lean Six Sigma initiatives have resulted in such pronounced gains. So what are the differences between star performers and organizations that yield less than spectacular results when […]

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LSS - Attractive Jobs Waiting For You

Lean Six Sigma – Attractive Jobs Waiting For You

If you are a management consultant seeking your next contract, it is unlikely to have escaped your attention that there is currently a lucrative and growing market for practitioners qualified to deliver Lean Six Sigma to the manufacturing and service industry. If you wish to pursue a Lean Six Sigma practitioners career, will have to […]

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six sigma business failure

Failure: Why do Great Six Sigma Project Teams Still Fail?

Six Sigma is defined by teamwork, which, in turn, influences the success of Six Sigma projects. However, even the most foolproof projects can collapse under their own weight if you aren’t careful. And what factor, more than any other, causes these project failures? The answer: Six Sigma project teams. If your team isn’t up to […]

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Six Sigma Call Center

Six Sigma Calling: 9 Ways to Improve Call Center Quality

You might not associate Six Sigma and call centers right away, and we wouldn’t blame you! However, they rely on efficient processes, and high quality control, to maintain optimal results. This makes it the perfect environment to use Six Sigma, maximizing results and upholding quality. Read on and learn how Six Sigma principles can be used to increase call center quality. […]

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Career Change Management Six Sigma Training

Change Management: How to Effect Serious Organizational Change

A strong policy on change management can help a business thrive. Your company needs to adapt to the market and manage change to get a competitive edge. But what does a change agent do? And how do you convince a company that your idea is the best idea? You will learn the soft-skills needed to […]

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Pareto Chart

How to Create a Pareto Chart for Root Cause Analysis

One of the most useful tools in Six Sigma is Root Cause Analysis (RCA). One of the most effective tools in your RCA Toolkit is the Pareto chart. In today’s practical guide, we look at what a Pareto chart can do for you, as well as how, and when, to create your own Pareto chart […]

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How to Earn Fat Salaries as a Lean Consultant

Six Sigma Consultant: How Much Should I Charge for My Services?

So you’re a consultant, now what? A lot of Six Sigma practitioners ask the same question. Before rushing into any new projects, make sure you understand how much you should charge. It’s essential to your career development that you learn how to charge appropriately. Not all consulting firms are alike, and some will specialize in […]

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Six Sigma DMAIC solves business problem

How Six Sigma DMAIC Can Solve Your Business Problem

Many reasons exist for a business failure but the technique to solve the business problem is not reinvented each time we face problems. The methodology to solve the business problem is merely conceivable through the ‘Continuous Process Improvement’. Continuous process improvement is considered as one of the techniques to react to the business problem or […]

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RCA - Important Steps

Root Cause Analysis (RCA)– Important Steps

Let’s look now at an important tool used in continuous improvement efforts. The tool is Root Cause Analysis (RCA). We will cover steps you can take when using this tool to help solve problems and resolve issues. We should note that Root Cause Analysis is a way of finding a fundamental cause for a problem, […]

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Impact of Lean Principles On Your Business

Impact of Lean Principles On Your Business

Let’s look at the importance of Lean principles, and how Lean can impact your business. Before we begin let’s review a definition of Lean. Lean or Lean Manufacturing is a method of systematically eliminating waste in an operation, typically a production or manufacturing system. The waste can be through overburden or unevenness in work loads. […]

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Understanding Lean Manufacturing Principles

Understanding Lean Manufacturing Principles

Lean manufacturing is a method developed by the Japanese company Toyota, and it is used in eliminating waste (Muda in Japanese) in a manufacturing system. Essentially, this practice aims to add more value to the structure by reducing everything else to improve the value of products and customer interaction. There are several lean principles that […]

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Root Cause Analysis: Most Important 5 Whys

Root Cause Analysis: Most Important 5 Whys

Asking “why” constantly is not child’s play. In fact, it is a favorite technique used in conducting Root Cause Analysis (RCA). This tool is used in identifying the root cause of the problem. What makes it great is that it does not require one to do hypothesis testing, data segmentation, or even use advanced statistical […]

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Lean and Six Sigma & its business benefits

Discover Lean and Six Sigma & Its Business Importance

It is common for organizations to experience problems. To prevent problems from ballooning out of proportion, it is crucial to use methods that improve the work flow and processes. One of the main reasons why organizations face many hurdles is waste in the form of excess processes, overproduction of products, and many others. Lean and […]

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How to Earn Fat Salaries as a Lean Consultant

How to Earn Fat Salaries as a Lean Consultant

Lean consultants are highly sought after, earning anything between £30 and £65 per annum, and in some cases even more. It is a highly lucrative and rewarding profession, for which numerous large companies such as GlaxoSmithKline and RBS Global are always seeking innovative professionals with expert Lean knowledge. Many Lean consultants come from larger firms, […]

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Important Steps of Lean Manufacturing Processes

Important Steps of Lean Manufacturing Processes

Lean manufacturing processes help businesses eliminate waste within their own manufacturing systems. This waste (also known as muda) is typically a byproduct of variation and instability within production, i.e. the quality of components used to make a car will vary in their abnormality, depending on your supplier. The higher DPM (defect per million) for the […]

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