4 Problems, 5 Solutions and 6 Sigma
For over two decades the integration of Lean and Six Sigma has been debated. Purists aligned to either can't even agree to disagree, and integrators of the two into "Lean Six Sigma" are far from in sync on what exactly that means. Is it a toolkit? A problem-solving methodology? A culture?
This talk will discuss the four types of problems that organizations experience, and the five types of solutions that resolve them; these problems and solutions are general and not defined by specific methods.
By understanding these are fundamental, we can then consider where Lean and Six Sigma can play a role in effective problem-solving without thinking of the two as a choice to be made. Rather than a prescriptive "best way" to do things, a systematic approach to thinking about Lean, Six Sigma, and any other continuous improvement method can be developed for any organization to drive maximum value.
Whether you are just starting on a journey, an extreme Lean fan, a Six Sigma addict, or a Lean Six Sigma enthusiast come hear this perspective and consider how to apply the thinking to your own improvement program!