Lean Six Sigma

Lean Six Sigma

What is Lean Six Sigma?

  • Lean Six Sigma is an alliance of Lean and Six Sigma. While Lean aims at removing the reducing variations, Six Sigma eliminates the seven wastes associated with the production phase. Six Sigma focuses on improving quality of processes by reducing defects and minimizing variability.
  • Lean focuses on continuity of flow by evaluating linkages b/w process steps. Six Sigma focuses on to lessen the variations by enabling iterative improvements.

The Lean Six Sigma Professionals

The three types of professionals who are associated with Lean Six Sigma are Yellow, Green and Black Belt professionals. The Yellow Belt professionals are the new entrants to the world of Lean Six Sigma while Green Belt professionals lead the Yellow Belts and follow the Black Belt professionals. The Green Belt professionals come somewhere in-between these two. At the top of the ladder are the Black Belt professionals who have experience in leading a team of Green Belt professionals. 

What is DMAIC model?

Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve and Control abbreviated to DMAIC is a concept that forms the base of the Lean Six Sigma methodology. DMAIC refers to a data-driven progressive technique that can be used for improvising, optimizing and steadying business processes and designs. The DMAIC improvement cycle is the core tool that drives the Lean Six Sigma projects. The DMAIC is not limited to Lean Six Sigma and can as such be used by any framework to make improvements. DMAIC helps the organisations by generating a better relation with both the customer and the employees. Because of DMAIC implemented through the Lean Six Sigma methodology, the procedures of the organisation are transparent to all. This helps the employees to take decisions along with the management.