As the organizers of the Lean & Six Sigma World Conference, we pride ourselves in bringing together the best experts and practitioners from around the world. There is a very simple reason for this — Lean & Six Sigma (LSS) is defined by its real-world, practical application; thus, making its practitioners the best teachers.

At its core, LSS is a powerful, pragmatic paradigm, defined by its primary philosophy that efficiency and quality are the “most” fundamental components of effectiveness. Elimination of waste cannot remain an academic endeavor. Moreover, it can be applied broadly and can be used concurrently with other methodologies.

There are companies all over the world, of all sizes, that are using a “Lean way of thinking” without even knowing or naming it. The Apollo 11 mission to land the first two humans on the moon, one of which was Dr. Buzz Aldrin, provides a most beautiful example of applying the principles of LSS. “Lean” because it required a minimalistic approach to the process, and “Six Sigma” because it required maximum precision of the target for landing.

This conference is a place where “Lean-minded” companies can come together, share insights, and advance the broader application. Hope you can join us!

Sermin Vanderbilt, Ph.D.
President, American Quality Institute

Conference Chair’s Message 

Success in projects, new initiatives, or culture changes requires a  belief among all employees that failure is not an option. As process improvement initiatives involve achieving all three, setting the tone for success is imperative and is best done by those at the top. For decades, top management has been identified as the most critical factor in realizing true change, and yet so many programs don’t feel that support is strong enough.

This year’s program focuses on giving practitioners and deployment leaders the opportunity to hear from top management and those who have substantial experience working with and influencing them. CFO’s of incredibly successful transformations will share their insights on driving meaningful and sustained change. Others with decades of experience will share case studies, tools, and advice to an audience gathered from around the world. After many years of putting on the most successful conference in process improvement, I believe this year to have the strongest program and best networking yet.

Come experience it for yourself!

Joel Smith, MBB
Chair, 2017 Lean & Six Sigma World Conference

Please submit a proposal for the 2018 Lean Six Sigma World Conference.  You may use this link to submit a proposal for either the LSS Conference, ISO Conference, or both.


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