Having awareness of Lean Six Sigma is important for each employee that participates in its implementation and maintenance.
To gain essential knowledge of Lean Six Sigma, participate in the Lean Six Sigma Awareness Course from pdtraining in Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin and other cities in New Zealand.
Lean Six Sigma is a set of methodologies aimed at improving processes by reducing the variability of processes and eliminating waste. Lean focuses on the elimination of waste from processes, and Six Sigma focuses on reducing variation and defects from processes.
Both the methodologies aim at improving the productivity of processes while reducing waste. The result of the implementation of Lean Six Sigma is seen in enhanced end value for customers, reduced costs for the organisation, and highly controlled processes.
Processes need to be working at their optimal speed to be able to provide the best value. As both the quality and the cost of the end product/service depends on processes, it is essential to make them perform better. Process management using Lean Six Sigma targets the deficiencies of a process with the aim of improving its performance. Lean Six Sigma provides the tools to define, analyse, measure, improve and control processes to reduce variation and eliminate/reduce defects.
After the implementation of Lean Six Sigma, processes are managed using these methodologies to retain the high productivity at lower costs that Lean Six Sigma achieves.
Impact of Lean Six Sigma
Lean Six Sigma positively impacts both the organisation and the customers. For organisations, it achieves high-performing processes, reduced costs and better process control. For customers, it achieves better quality product/service and lower costs. An organisation using Lean Six Sigma can provide customers more value at lower costs because of the lowering of the costs of manufacturing.
Lean Six Sigma can affect every process and sub-processes, which makes it a highly valuable methodology. Its results are seen in markedly reduced costs of processing and enhanced quality of the end product/service. It identifies and eliminates defects in processes, which leads to the lowering of the costs of processing while boosting performance. Due to these qualities of Lean Six Sigma, it has been implemented by organisations worldwide.
Costs of Poor Quality
Due to the inability of processes to work efficiently, an organisation spends on support to overcome the inefficiency of the processes. These costs make the manufacturing process costly and can lead to higher cost of the end product/service. Lean Six Sigma helps organisations to save costs in supporting badly performing processes by making them efficient. By the continuous process of identifying and removing defects and inefficiencies in processes, it ensures that the process provides the best value at all times. Lean Six Sigma also analyses and measures so that problems can be corrected before they damage productivity and/or lead to higher costs.
Lean Six Sigma has been adopted by millions of organisations worldwide because of its various advantages in initiating continuous improvement in processes.
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