Six Sigma Bias

If you are interested in quick simple improvements, quick wins, by removing waste from processes and involving teams in process mapping, managing stakeholder whilst understanding their behaviour, then the ‘LEAN’ route would accommodate your personal development.

If you are interested in why there is variation in your output and your customer complaints are rising then ‘SIX SIGMA’ route would accommodate.

However if your business and you personally are looking for an holistic view in ‘LEAN’ focuses on reducing ‘chronic’ waste and ‘SIX SIGMA’ focuses on reducing the variation and thereby its adverse effects, then the ‘LEAN & SIX SIGMA’ route would best accommodate your personal development.

Four Stage Process

(0) The role of a “Kaizen Facilitator” is a fundamental part of learning and a pre-requisite if your organization has no strategy for Continuous Improvement in Lean or Six Sigma.

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(1) The role of the Six Sigma beginners is expected to deliver improvement activities local to your business using basic methods in Six Sigma in identify variation in processes you work with on a daily basis.

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(2) The role of the Six Sigma Green Belt is expected to deliver the agreed benefits of a Six Sigma project to the organisation. These improvement activities will often be within the Green Belt’s usual field of employment and operation.

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(3) The role of the Six Sigma Black Belt is expected to deliver the agreed benefits of a Six Sigma project to the organisation. In so doing, the Black Belt will work with others to identify and quantify opportunities for improvement, organize multi-disciplinary teams (process organisation), where necessary, and manage improvement projects, lead improvement projects or facilitate Green Belt projects using the DMAIC methodology, train, coach and mentor Green Belts on DMAIC methodology and associated process improvement techniques, and to participate in all ‘gated’ reviews directly through prepared presentations of the work accomplished to-date with an emphasis on the accomplishments in the phase being reviewed.

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(4) The role of the Six Sigma Master Black Belt is to support the Black Belts in the application of the DMAIC methodology and the selection and use of the tools and techniques required. In particular, the Master Black Belt will lead improvement projects as required, determine if any training activities are appropriate and effective, provide training in a number of the tools and techniques associated with Six Sigma to Black Belts and Green Belts as required. Assist in the identification of suitable improvement projects, assist in the determination of the scope of the selected improvement project, assist in periodic reviews of the improvement projects. Provide ‘internal’ consultancy in advanced statistics, provide support so that improvements identified within the nominated projects are realised and maintained, and coach and mentor the Black Belts in the application of the DMAIC methodology and the selection and use of the tools and techniques required.

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