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Why Not Put More “Lean” Into Your Life?

So what do we mean by this? Well, let’s first break down the general difference between Lean and Six Sigma. Six Sigma focuses on variation reduction and uses more technical means such as data analysis, statistical techniques, and testing based on a working hypothesis or accepted as highly probable with regards to the established facts […]

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5S: The Perfect Tool to Organize at Work and at Home

Let’s face it, the workplace is where disorganization is born. With its many incarnations, it is like a bad weed that keeps poking its ugly head. The Lean Six Sigma 5S tool is the best defense against this horrible little villain!   The reason disorganization keeps happening is because you can make everything neat and tidy, […]

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Our Picks for the Top 5 Six Sigma Blog Posts of 2020

This year has been a very eventful year, and has taught us some difficult and valuable  lessons. So we picked the top five blogs we felt were best to reflect or ponder on how we can make sense of them. We lost Jack Welch who gave us Six Sigma — his belief is his secret […]

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Evolution of Six Sigma: INFOGRAPHIC

When you view this timeline of the evolution of Six Sigma, you might call it the original process to create Six Sigma. This is what it took to arrive at the Six Sigma methodology and all its components. With each stop making an important contribution, if any of the contributions were skipped, the end result […]

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So Which Is It — DMAIC or DMADV?

Many businesses are using this time, with stay-at-home measures in place, to improve their organizations or revamp their business day-to-day processes. This brings us to the Six Sigma DMAIC & DMADV templates. These two templates serve two different but very important functions. Let’s say that your current process is producing a defect in your product. In […]

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Six Sigma Is the Silver Lining to Your Business During COVID-19

How would you like to increase the productivity of your business? Improve the quality of the products or services that your business manufactures? Maybe you’d like to increase your overall customer satisfaction? Or perhaps you’re interested in team building and effective communication among your team members? Well, now is the time to get started since […]

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5 Whys: Quarantine and the Value of Six Sigma Tools

Currently many people in different areas are stuck in their homes because of the COVID-19 quarantine mandates imposed by their individual states or countries that they live in. People are complaining about being bored and not feeling productive, which can lead to depression, overeating, and an overall downward spiral. There are simple Six Sigma tools that […]

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Keep Your Mind Sharp With Online Lean Six Sigma Training

There is a saying, “In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” This brings us to the time we are experiencing right now. The current world situation and stay-at-home orders have touched all of our lives in one way or another.  If you have lost a loved one, our thoughts and prayers are with you. On […]

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Virtual Six Sigma Training with 6sigma.us

Our Six Sigma remote classes are on such a high level that some say they enjoy them even better than our traditional classes! Many appreciate not having to drive to a location. The focus is on learning, and the way the information is given, it is very easy to understand. Just like there are those who […]

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Lean Manufacturing

Learn to Incorporate the 5 Principles of Lean Manufacturing

With everything that is currently happening, going back to basics seems to be the trend. Whether you have a small, medium or large business, the principles of Lean manufacturing are an essential part of success. Some say it’s common sense, others call it genius either way it is essential and should be used by everyone […]

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Six Sigma Can Help Pivot Your Business

Our current world events have become a record scratch to our economy and everyday existence. Many businesses have had to pivot and do things differently. Let us preface this by saying that many great things in businesses will come out of this temporary inconvenience we are experiencing. If your company has a staff that works […]

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INFOGRAPHIC: 5S Organizational Tool

Now that many of us are working from home, the Six Sigma 5S organizational tool will have a new incarnation as a must-have home office tool. Learning how to work remotely is just as important as being able to work in a company or corporate setting, so naturally the tools should be the same.  The […]

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COVID-19 and Virtual Classroom Training

The news this past week has been surreal as the threat of the COVID-19 virus has been on everyone’s mind. Being concerned is normal, but take heart that you’re already doing everything possible to stay healthy. As an added precaution, staying home has been mandated to discourage getting infected. So, the perfect solution is to […]

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Paying Tribute to Six Sigma Advocate Jack Welch

Six Sigma lost its biggest champion and advocate, Jack Welch, who died this month. When Welch brought Six Sigma into General Electric, this would change history. Although there were earlier versions of Six Sigma used at companies such as Motorola, it wasn’t until Welch brought Six Sigma methodologies to General Electric that the world became […]

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How Six Sigma Can Fix High Employee Turnover

One of the biggest problems that many companies face is a high employee turnover. From the company’s viewpoint, they feel that money as well as time has been put into an employee to train and educate, only to disappoint when they turn around and quit. From the employee’s point of view, if things were great, […]

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Infographic: The DMAIC Roadmap

Have you ever had a process problem and can’t figure out what the root cause is, or for that matter, any problem on anything and you can’t figure out the root cause? With the DMAIC template and a few well chosen Six Sigma tools, you can be well on your way to perfection! Check out this […]

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Why Root Cause Analysis is so Important

Root Cause Analysis (RCA) is one of the most important tasks in the world of Six Sigma, because if you don’t stop the issue at its core, that issue or problem will keep happening over and over again. The goal of Root Cause Analysis is to identify the cause of the problem. Once you identify […]

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dmaic vs dmadv


Both DMAIC and DMADV Six Sigma methodologies are very popular, but each have a different reason for usage. If you already have a product or service and the day-to-day process that is correlated needs fixing, then DMAIC (Define-Measure-Analyze-Improve-Control) is your choice.  The DMADV methodology (Define-Measure-Analyze-Design-Verify) is used when you are designing an entirely new product […]

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Learning from the Kobe Bryant Tragedy, What does the data tell us?

Kobe Bryant, his daughter, and multiple friends were killed in a helicopter crash. Any fatal accident is a tragedy, but this one was acutely felt by fans of Bryant and by parents who could identify with the heartbreak of losing a child.  When a shocking event happens, because it was unexpected we look for some […]

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Breaking Down the Analyze Phase

In order to analyze, you must have the data so that you can find out what isn’t working and how it is affecting the process so that it can be fixed. If accurate data collecting is part of the routine, then chances are fixing a process will be either non-existent or an easier fix. The […]

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