Lean Six Sigma combines the power of Six Sigma – strategic alignment, customer focus and rigorous analytical tools – with Lean’s focus on speed, delivering breakthrough results. Six Sigma encompasses the Design, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control (DMAIC) methodology for process improvement.
Poor process trumps good people, so process excellence enables
all employees to consistently deliver superior results. Lean adds
powerful tools for identifying and eliminating waste in processes
and drastically reducing cycle times. Putting the two together
makes a winning combination.
About Lean Six Sigma
World-class companies from around the globe are touting the culture-changing benefits they have experienced through
a Lean Six Sigma approach. Bottom-line savings are grabbing the attention of executives and shareholders. Improved
process delivery allows employees to remove frustration from their work efforts, which creates immediate buy-in to
change. When employees discover that changes are only made when the data validates improved results, the resistance
to change is minimized. And last but certainly not least, customer satisfaction percentages are going up!
How? Cross-functional teams are utilizing the tools and techniques of project management and process improvement to
fix broken processes and eliminate waste and non-value add costs. DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control)
is the recipe or methodology for process improvement, the backbone of Lean Six Sigma and the starting point for most
companies beginning the Lean Six Sigma journey.
Why Do It?
Bottom-line Results + People Development = Competitive Advantage
In today’s competitive business environment, even the best companies are searching for ways to gain and maintain an
advantage. Lean Six Sigma allows companies to fully engage those who deliver the products and services to customers:
their employees. Armed with the proven tools and techniques of Lean Six Sigma, cross-functional teams will determine
the critical-to-customer factors from a process and measure the capability of a process to deliver those factors on a
right-first-time basis. This all adds up to customer satisfaction at the lowest possible cost – a necessary combination
for world-class status. Leaders engaged in Lean Six Sigma also value the growth and development of their people.
Lean Six Sigma practitioners learn how to ask better questions, get better data, make better decisions and lead higher
IIL integrates Lean tools into the DMAIC methodology to create the Lean Six Sigma courseware. In addition to an
introductory course, Experiencing Lean Six Sigma, we also offer a three-level Belt Certificate program, consisting of
Yellow Belt, Green Belt and Black Belt. If you are a Six Sigma professional interested in learning more about the aspects
of project and change management that are critical to project completion, take at look at Project Management for Six