HIGHLY EFFECTIVE & TRUSTED PRODUCTIVITY TOOLS – LEAN SIX SIGMA
Lean Six Sigma – it’s more than likely you have heard about it but haven’t implemented it.
Lean and Six Sigma cannot be described as the latest management fad. They are tried, tested, trusted, and proven productivity enhancement tools and methodologies.
WHAT IS “SIX SIGMA”?
Six Sigma is an all-inclusive and flexible method for achieving, sustaining and maximising your business’s success.
Six Sigma seeks to deliver client’s needs, with the use of facts, data, and statistical analysis. There is meticulous attention to managing, refining, and reinventing business processes.
The goal is to limit errors in the client facing process, saving the cost of lost revenue caused by such errors. If fee earners, line staff or engineers are regularly writing off time, forced to complete rework or support staff and systems are error-prone, the company suffers.
THE FIVE PHASES OF SIX SIGMA
Six Sigma projects are built on a framework of five phases: Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve, and Control. These phases contain a set of tools and practices that guide the problem solver through the enhancement process from start to finish.
WHAT IS “LEAN”?
Lean is the concept of continuous improvement via a set of productivity tools developed to reduce the waste associated with the flow of actions and client interaction in a process from start to finish.
The goal of Lean is to detect and eradicate non-essential, and non-value added steps (waste) in the business process to simplify production, increase quality and gain client loyalty.
WHY COMBINE LEAN & SIX SIGMA?
Using more problem-solving techniques can help solve a more significant number and variety of business problems.
The synergy between Lean and Six Sigma delivers emphasis on improving quality and removing waste.
Your company can model and select the required improvements to rapidly and sustainably grow its profits and adopt a mindset of competing on margin and not on price.
An audit – if independent, will identify the specific areas of the business’s operations that must immediately improve. An audit will also, highlight specific existing work practices that can form an example of best practice.