Green Belts in Lean Six Sigma assist the staff in conducting the various operations under Lean Six Sigma, and provide support to Black Belts through collecting and analysing data, identifying defects, and conducting initial interpretations.
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The purpose of implementing Lean Six Sigma is to improve the productivity of processes while eliminating waste. To achieve that, errors and defects are identified and analysed so that the root cause of a problem can be detected and removed. Identifying and rooting out errors/defects is the core feature of Lean Six Sigma.
DMAIC is the acronym for Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve and Control. DMAIC is used to enhance business processes and remove errors by:
- Defining the objectives and goals of processes
- Collecting data to create baselines for achieving process improvement
- Analysing data to identify and select defects that must be eliminated
- Implementing solutions to correct problems
- Monitoring the achieved improvement to ensure its continuance
For the identification and removal of defects, DMAIC is used as a process improvement tool. A Green Belt holder helps in the application of DMAIC by collecting and analysing data, and implementing its results.
An employee that is given the responsibility of implementing Lean Six Sigma must have knowledge and practical skills in the various methodologies and operations used in Lean Six Sigma.
Lean Waste Reduction
Lean helps to achieve waste reduction by identifying areas of waste and eliminating them. Lean focuses on eight areas of wastes, namely:
- Non-Utilised Talent
Reduction/elimination of waste leads to reduction in errors because the extra processes are removed. Lean targets errors and defects in processes by identifying areas of waste. It is used with Six Sigma to remove defects in a process to optimise its productivity.
Results of Defect Elimination
Under Lean Six Sigma, defects are not only identified and removed, they are removed from the root so that they do not reoccur. This leads to the functioning of the processes at their optimum level at all times.
Both Lean and Six Sigma methodologies help to reduce costs of production while improving productivity. This continuous improvement helps businesses to save resources and improve the quality of the end product/service. Defect elimination from the root decreases wastage of time and resources in fixing errors, and removes the possibility of the damage that may be caused by them.
When implemented in various processes, Lean Six Sigma drastically brings down costs. As Six Sigma concentrates on enhancing the quality and productivity of processes, and Lean focuses on improving the quality of the end products/services, the implementation of Lean Six Sigma leads to enhanced customer satisfaction.
Lean and Six Sigma are being used by companies large and small all around the world because of the tremendous benefits it allows in lowering the cost of production, enhancing productivity, and improving the quality of the end products/services.
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