skip to Main Content
Lean Six Sigma Q&A - GoLeanSixSigma.com

What is the role of the project Champion in DMAIC Projects?

We use the terms “Champion” and “Sponsor” interchangeably but here are some attributes of the role This is an executive leader who will drive the initiative within the organization They work with the Master Black Belts, Project Management Office or other leaders to select projects aligned with organizational strategy They provide resources for improvement teams…
This post is only available to members.
Read More
Lean Six Sigma Q&A - GoLeanSixSigma.com

How can I apply Lean Six Sigma to the fresh green vegetable supply company?

Any processes where the customer cares about speed and quality is an opportunity to apply Lean Six Sigma techniques.  Applying Lean Six Sigma could be especially critical in your business because you are dealing with perishables. Anything to make that process more efficient and effective to help reduce waste will have an impact on quality…
This post is only available to members.
Read More
Lean Six Sigma Q&A - GoLeanSixSigma.com

How can I apply the Lean Six Sigma concept in a mining company?

Mining has many applications for Lean Six Sigma! There’s a great return on investment when it’s applied to projects that can increase utilization of expensive equipment and improve work practices of highly skilled people. Here’s some project outcomes: Improving conveyor belt maintenance and use to have belt life greater than 2000 hours Improved maintenance of…
This post is only available to members.
Read More
Lean Six Sigma Q&A - GoLeanSixSigma.com

What are the main points of Lean?

A lot of people think that LEAN stands for Less Employees Are Needed and believe that Lean is about reducing head count. This is not true. The definition of Lean is to maximize value to the customer while reducing waste. People are not a waste. People are an organization’s important asset. People are often wasted…
This post is only available to members.
Read More
Lean Six Sigma Q&A - GoLeanSixSigma.com

Am I able to use Lean Six Sigma in the aerospace industry?

Absolutely! In fact, Boeing actively applies Lean Six Sigma to its processes, as do many of its suppliers. See this recent article from “Global Manufacturing.” The story proclaims that “In 1998 it took Boeing 71 days to assemble its 777 aircraft – today it takes just 37. . . .the aerospace giant also managed to shave…
This post is only available to members.
Read More
Lean Six Sigma Q&A - GoLeanSixSigma.com

Is it possible to use Lean Six Sigma in an assembly line?

Yes! Henry Ford’s automated assembly lines are some of the earliest forms of Lean. Taiichi Ohno, the head engineer of Toyota, came over to study them before developing the famous Toyota Production System, another landmark in the development of Lean thinking. I’ll list a few of Lean Six Sigma techniques that are particularly applicable to…
This post is only available to members.
Read More
Lean Six Sigma Q&A - GoLeanSixSigma.com

What are the applications of Lean Six Sigma in the pharmaceutical and healthcare sector, specifically related to commercial analysis and market forecasting?

There have been huge improvement efforts in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries over the last decade. There are countless hospitals, healthcare providers, and insurance companies implementing Six Sigma and Lean methodologies. As a matter of fact, IHI (Institute for Healthcare Improvement) has lots of examples of applications. Please check: www.ihi.org. Regarding your specific processes, the…
This post is only available to members.
Read More
Lean Six Sigma Q&A - GoLeanSixSigma.com

What are the best Six Sigma Methodologies to use in mortgage banking and where can I find the tools to help me perform them?

The nice thing about process improvement tools, is that many concepts and tools can apply to any industry, whether it is manufacturing or transactional-service related. As a matter of fact, there are many financial service companies that have applied Six Sigma in their mortgage processes, such as Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Union Bank, and…
This post is only available to members.
Read More
Close search
Cart
×Close search
Search