In a nutshell Lean and Six Sigma explained

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  • 1. Lean & Six Sigma are tools used to make improvements in the work place. Lean focus on elimination or reduction of waste. Where as six sigma focus on reducing variations LEAN & SIX SIGMA
  • 2. The business process map (flow chart) shows the areas where Lean or Six Sigma could be applied in identifying improvements. QUALITY CUSTOMER POLICY REQUIREMENT MARKETING & ENQUIRES MARKETING & ENQUIRES PLANT & Lean involves identifying wasteful activities through people and process interactions. Six Sigma involves data collected from processes to reduce or eliminate variations. SUPPLIER PURCHASING EQUIPMENT QUALITY CONTROL ASSEMBLY PRODUCTION EVALUATION GOOD RECEIVING REJECT & CUSTOMER DISPATCH SATISFIED REWORK COMPLAINTS INVOICING CUSTOMER RECORDS INTERNAL DOCUMENTS AUDITING KEY AREAS CUSTOMER ENVIRONMENT CUSTOMER SATISFACTION PRODUCT/SERVIC E PROCESSES HEALTH & SAFETY MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL REVIEW & TRAINING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM SUPPORT CUSTOMER PROCESSES
  • 3.  What do we mean by “Lean”? › Waste Reduction › Using “waste walks” in work place › Optimum operating efficiency on machines › Using flow diagrams to achieve improvements. › Mainly in areas where there are machinery and setting up times; Eg. Mould machine set up time.
  • 4.  Seven Wastes › The waste of over production › The waste of waiting › The waste of transporting › The waste of over processing › The waste of defects › The waste of stock › The waste of motion (between operations)
  • 5.  Pursuit of eliminating “variations” › Statistical Concept › Benchmark › Goal orientated › Set of tools and techniques
  • 6.  Voice of Customer › Complaints, rejects, reworks, errors  SIPOC Supplier – Inputs – Processes – Output - Customers  DMAIC › Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve & Control  Statistical process › Data analysis, calculations, charts and graphs to identify improvements.
  • 7. Both Lean and Six Sigma are tools within quality assurance to identify improvements in a organisation.  Both of these tools are widely used in the manufacturing and engineering sectors to give competitive advantage to companies like Motorola, General Electric and Toyota. 