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10 Essential Tips for Successful Process Mapping -

10 Essential Tips for Successful Process Mapping

When starting any process improvement effort, whether it’s a Quick Win, a Kaizen or a larger Green Belt Project, building the “As Is” Process Map is an essential first step. Teams often find immediate and actionable opportunities for improvement simply by uncovering “the way we do things now." The following…

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Lean Six Sigma Q&A -

How do I identify new work groups (departments) who want to implement Lean levers in their process?

There are two main ways to identify groups or departments who want to implement Lean.  In keeping with the Lean philosophy, let’s call them “Push” and “Pull”! Push:  Often, an organization or division will decide to proceed with Lean due to some “burning platform” of need to change, potentially as senior leaders look to improve…
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What is a SIPOC? -

Lean Six Sigma: SIPOC Infographic

The following elaborates on the infographic above: A SIPOC is a high-level view of a process. It stands for Suppliers, Inputs, Process, Outputs, and Customers. A SIPOC is ordered from start to finish. In conversational English, every Process starts with Suppliers, who provide Inputs to the Process, which results in…

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Lean Six Sigma Glossary -


A Process is a stepwise combination of people, tools, materials, and methods where an Input is converted into an Output. A fundamental term, the goal of any Lean Six Sigma project is to streamline Processes by eliminating waste. This results in increased revenue and improved customer satisfaction. A Process is…

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