Does the Lean program address starting a brand new process, or is it just focus on improving existing processes?
Lean and Six Sigma DMAIC address existing process. Design for Six Sigma or DFSS addresses new processes. Design for Six Sigma follows DMADV which stands for Define, Measure, Analyze, Design and Verify.
Tracy is a Master Black Belt at GoLeanSixSigma.com, the co-author of The Problem-Solver’s Toolkit and co-host of the Just-in-Time Cafe. She is also a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Instructor at UC San Diego and teaches in San Diego State University’s Lean Enterprise Program. For almost 20 years, she has helped leading organizations like Washington State, Charles Schwab and GE build problem-solving muscles.