This a a broad concept that entails the study of detailed process maps. “As Is” process steps are scrutinized for bottlenecks, rework loops, missed handoffs, redundancy and other inefficiencies as potential root causes of defects and waste. Analysis of the process and data are the two main avenues used during root cause analysis.

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Elisabeth Swan

Elisabeth is a Managing Partner & Executive Advisor at For over 25 years, she's helped leading organizations like Amazon, Charles Schwab and Starwood Hotels & Resorts build problem-solving muscles with Lean Six Sigma to achieve their goals.