In today's business world, competition is tough. Corporations are under a great deal of pressure to become more productive and more efficient while developing new, innovative products and services more rapidly than ever before. Management is demanding improved quality, reduced costs, and increased productivity with fewer resources.
How can companies respond to these pressures to remain competitive in the market? Process Excellence
Approaches to process improvement like Lean and Six Sigma give companies proven tools and techniques to help them solve business problems in a structured and effective way.
Lean Six Sigma
Lean Six Sigma is a comprehensive methodology that helps organizations improve processes by reducing waste (Lean) and variation (Sigma). Applying Lean Six Sigma results in increased productivity through process efficiencies, increased revenue, decreased costs and innovative solutions for an organization. Lean Six Sigma goes beyond the traditional manufacturing environment and is applied in many other industries such as healthcare, logistics, service, retail, and sales.
Organizations that have chosen to implement Lean Six Sigma throughout their enterprise can impact their bottom line with tangible results in the range of $500,000 to $5,000,000 (USD) annually.
Our team provides Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt, Green Belt, and Black Belt training.
Lean manufacturing or lean production, often simply “lean“, is a systematic methodology aimed to primarily improve the efficiency of a process through the elimination of wastes. Lean also takes into account waste created through overburden and unevenness in work loads.
Essentially, lean is centered on eliminating or reducing everything that does not provide value from the customer’s perspective. Lean manufacturing is a management philosophy and a set of tools based on the Toyota Production System (TPS).
While its roots are in manufacturing, today Lean thinking is applied to services, administrative functions, and across all industries.
Lean’s strength is its fast implementation. Immediate benefits relate to productivity, error reduction, and customer lead times. Long-term benefits include improvements to financial performance, customer satisfaction, and staff morale. Lean thinking provides fast and dramatic results.
It is also a continuous improvement approach that improves both the operational efficiency and financial performance of a business. When done right Lean changes organizations by delivering real results that spark even more transformations.
Our team provides Introduction to Lean and Lean Practitioner training.