The Lean Six Sigma Pocket Toolbook A Quick Reference Guide to Nearly 100 Tools for Improving Quality and Speed

Author: Michael George
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071505733
Release Date: 2004-10-13
Genre: Business & Economics

Vital tools for implementing Lean Six Sigma--what they are, how they work, and which to use The Lean Six Sigma Pocket Toolbook is today's most complete and results-based reference to the tools and concepts needed to understand, implement, and leverage Lean Six Sigma. The only guide that groups tools by purpose and use, this hands-on reference provides: Analyses of nearly 100 tools and methodologies--from DMAIC and Pull Systems to Control Charts and Pareto Charts Detailed explanations of each tool to help you know how, when, and why to use it for maximum efficacy Sections for each tool explaining how to create it, how to interpret what you find, and expert tips Lean Six Sigma is today's leading technique to maximize production efficiency and maintain control over each step in the managerial process. With The Lean Six Sigma Pocket Toolbook, you'll discover how to propel your organization to new levels of competitive success--one tool at a time.

The Lean Six Sigma Pocket Toolbook A Quick Reference Guide to 70 Tools for Improving Quality and Speed A Quick Reference Guide to 70 Tools for Improving Quality and Speed

Author: Michael George
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071441190
Release Date: 2004-09-22
Genre: Business & Economics

A BUSINESSWEEK BESTSELLER Bestselling Lean Six Sigma author Michael George provides the first pocket guide for deployers of Lean Six Sigma The Lean Six Sigma Pocket Toolbook blends Lean and Six Sigma tools and concepts, providing expert advice on how to determine which tool within a "family" is best for different purposes. Packed with detailed examples and step-bystep instructions, it's the ideal handy reference guide to help Green and Black Belts make the transition from the classroom to the field. Features brief summaries and examples of the 70 most important tools in Lean Six Sigma, such as "Pull," "Heijunka," and "Control Charts" Groups tools by purpose and usage Offers a quick, easy reference on using the DMAIC improvement cycle Provides comprehensive coverage in a compact, portable format

Lean Six Sigma

Author: Michael George
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071501908
Release Date: 2002-05-16
Genre: Business & Economics

The Breakthrough Program for Increasing Quality, Shortening Cycle Times, and Creating Shareholder Value In Every Area of Your Organization Time and quality are the two most important metrics in improving any company's production and profit performance. Lean Six Sigma explains how to impact your company's performance in each, by combining the strength of today's two most important initiativesLean Production and Six Sigmainto one integrated program. The first book to provide a step-by-step roadmap for profiting from the best elements of Lean and Six Sigma, this breakthrough volume will show you how to: Achieve major cost and lead time reductions this year Compress order-to-delivery cycle times Battle process variation and waste throughout your organization Separately, Lean Production and Six Sigma have changed the face of the manufacturing business. Together, they become an unprecedented tool for improving product and process quality, production efficiency, and across-the-board profitability. Lean Six Sigma introduces you to today's most dynamic program for streamlining the performance of both your production department and your back office, and providing you with the cost reduction and quality improvements you need to stay one step ahead of your competitors. "Lean Six Sigma shows how Lean and Six Sigma methods complement and reinforce each other. If also provides a detailed roadmap of implementation so you can start seeing significant returns in less than a year."--From the Preface Businesses fundamentally exist to provide returns to their stakeholders. Lean Six Sigma outlines a program for combining the synergies of these two initiatives to provide your organization with greater speed, less process variation, and more bottom-line impact than ever before. A hands-on guidebook for integrating the production efficiencies of the Lean Enterprise with the cost and quality tools of Six Sigma, this breakthrough book features detailed insights on: The Lean Six Sigma Value PropositionHow combining Lean and Six Sigma provides unmatched potential for improving shareholder value The Lean Six Sigma Implementation ProcessHow to prepare your organization for a seamless incorporation of Lean Six Sigma tools and techniques Leveraging Lean Six SigmaStrategies for extending Lean Six Sigma's reach within and beyond your corporate walls "Variation is evil."--Jack Welch Six Sigma was the zero-variation quality lynchpin around which Jack Welch transformed GE into one of the world's most efficientand valuablecorporations. Lean Production helped Toyota cut waste, slash costs, and substantially improve resource utilization and cycle times. Yet, as both would admit, there was still room for improvement. Lean Six Sigma takes you to the next level of improvement, one that for the first time unites product and process excellence with the goal of enhancing shareholder value creation. Providing insights into the application of Lean Six Sigma to both the manufacturing processes and the less-data-rich service and transactional processes, it promises to revolutionize the performance efficiencies in virtually every area of your organizationas it positively and dramatically impacts your shareholder value.

Lean Six Sigma for Service

Author: Michael George
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071436359
Release Date: 2003-07-15
Genre: Business & Economics

Bring the miracle of Lean Six Sigma improvement out of manufacturing and into services Much of the U.S. economy is now based on services rather than manufacturing. Yet the majority of books on Six Sigma and Lean--today's major quality improvement initiatives--explain only how to implement these techniques in a manufacturing environment. Lean Six Sigma for Services fills the need for a service-based approach, explaining how companies of all types can cost-effectively translate manufacturing-oriented Lean Six Sigma tools into the service delivery process. Filled with case studies detailing dramatic service improvements in organizations from Lockheed Martin to Stanford University Hospital, this bottom-line book provides executives and managers with the knowledge they need to: Reduce service costs by 30 to 60 percent Improve service delivery time by 50 percent Expand capacity by 20 percent without adding staff

What is Lean Six Sigma

Author: Michael George
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071490353
Release Date: 2005-06-05
Genre: Business & Economics

A quick introduction on how to use Lean Six Sigma to improve your workplace, meet your goals, and better serve your customers. Lean Six Sigma combines the two most important improvement trends of our time: making work better (using Six Sigma) and making work faster (using Lean principles). In this plain-English guide, you’ll discover how this remarkable quality improvement method can give you the tools to identify and eliminate waste and quality problems in your own work area. Packed with diagrams, cartoons, and real-life examples, What is Lean Six Sigma? reveals the “four keys” of Lean Six Sigma and how they apply to your own job: Delight your customers with speed and quality Improve your processes Work together for maximum gain Base decisions on data and facts You’ll see the big picture of what your company hopes to gain with Lean Six Sigma, how it may affect your work area, and what it can mean to you personally.

Lean Six Sigma For Dummies

Author: John Morgan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119067351
Release Date: 2016-01-11
Genre: Business & Economics

Maximise the quality and efficiency of your organisation with Lean Six Sigma Are you looking to make your organisation more effective and productive? If you answered "yes," you need to change the way it thinks. Combining the leading improvement methods of Six Sigma and Lean, this winning technique drives performance to the next level—and this friendly and accessible guide shows you how. The third edition of Lean Six Sigma For Dummies outlines the key concepts of this strategy and explains how you can use it to get the very best out of your team and your business. The jargon-crowded language and theory of Lean Six Sigma can be intimidating for both beginners and experienced users. Written in plain English and packed with lots of helpful examples, this easy-to-follow guide arms you with tools and techniques for implementing Lean Six Sigma and offers guidance on everything from policy deployment to managing change in your organisation—and everything in between. Gives you plain-English explanations of complicated jargon Serves as a useful tool for businesspeople looking to make their organisation more effective Helps you achieve goals with ease and confidence Provides useful hands-on checklists Whether you want to manage a project more tightly or fine-tune existing systems and processes, the third edition of Lean Six Sigma For Dummies makes it easier to achieve your business goals.

The Lean Six Sigma Guide to Doing More With Less

Author: Mark O. George
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470606568
Release Date: 2010-01-28
Genre: Business & Economics

Praise for The Lean Six Sigma guide to Doing More with Less "At Frito Lay, we have applied many of the concepts and tools in this book, and we are realizing a five to seven times return on our annual Lean Six Sigma investment." —Tony Mattei, Lean Six Sigma Director, Frito Lay "Ecolab has experienced a sustainable, competitive advantage through Lean Six Sigma. The principles in this book are helping us drive greater value for our share-holders, better service for our customers, and talent development opportunities for our associates." —Jeffrey E. Burt, Vice President and Global Deployment Leader, Lean Six Sigma, Ecolab "This book gives excellent insights into Lean Six Sigma and its strong impact within different industries. We used Lean Six Sigma in numerous process improvement projects, which, in turn, helped to create momentum and set up a process improvement culture. Amid a challenging economic environment, we are accelerating this initiative globally." —Satheesh Mahadevan, Directeur des Processus, Société Générale "Our Lean Six Sigma deployment of the concepts and tools described in this book is transforming our business—with tangible benefits for our employees, customers, suppliers, and shareholders." —Jeffrey Herzfeld, Sr. Vice President and General Manager, Teva Pharmaceuticals USA "We have deployed the holistic Lean Six Sigma strategy described by Mark George across our enterprise. It is providing remarkable returns for Unum." —Bob Best, Chief Operating Officer, Unum "The Lean Six Sigma Guide to Doing More with Less presents a comprehensive view of operations transformation, the approaches required for success, leadership's role, and the competitive advantage that results. Transformational changes are enabling us to do more with less, by investing and working smarter." —Ted Doheny, President and COO, Joy Mining Machinery

Lean Six Sigma Logistics

Author: Thomas J. Goldsby
Publisher: J. Ross Publishing
ISBN: 1932159363
Release Date: 2005-08-15
Genre: Business & Economics

Speed to market, reducing costs, and accelerating leadtimes are vital for survival in today's competitiveenvironment. Inventory is no longer considered an asset,and strategies are needed to operate with minimalinventories. Lean Six Sigma Logistics provides thevehicle to solidify strategic position, win overcustomers, and achieve ......

Six Sigma for Financial Services How Leading Companies Are Driving Results Using Lean Six Sigma and Process Management

Author: Rowland Hayler
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071470377
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Business & Economics

Strategies to turn your financial organisation into a lean, mean, results-generating machine Applying Six Sigma to mission-critical financial operations is the latest focus of process improvement. Six Sigma for Financial Services delivers the framework and tools needed to conduct operations at the highest level of performance and precision. Drawing upon their vast experience, Six Sigma experts Rowland Hayler and Michael Nichols deliver a step-by-step approach for improving process maturity and effectiveness-and realising millions of dollars of value for your customers and shareholders. Key features This comprehensive guide features assessments, checklists, and proven advice for integrating process improvement methods into financial operations Hayler and Nichols have applied the methods in this book at large companies, including American Express Includes case studies from global finance leaders, including ABN, Bank of America, HSBC, Deutsche Bank, ISISI Bank in India, and Merrill Lynch

The Certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt Handbook

Author: T. M. Kubiak
Publisher: ASQ Quality Press
ISBN: 9780873898058
Release Date: 2012-04-06
Genre: Business & Economics

This book has been created to reflect the most current thinking among key Six Sigma leaders regarding what should be contained in the ASQ Master Black Belt Body of Knowledge (BoK). For quick reference and ease of use, chapter and section numbering exactly mirrors that of the BoK. The primary audience for this work is the individual who plans to prepare to sit for the Six Sigma Master Black Belt certification examination. Therefore, this book assumes the individual has the necessary educational background and experience in quality and Lean Six Sigma. Concepts are dealt with briefly, but supplemented with practical examples. Theoretical discussion has been avoided unless such a discussion was necessary to communicate a concept. A secondary audience for the handbook is the quality and Six Sigma professional who would like a relevant Lean Six Sigma reference book. With this audience in mind, some material has been expanded beyond what the Body of Knowledge requires. The CD accompanying the print book and at the end of the e-book versions includes a practice problem set covering each part of the book and a simulated examination that has problems distributed among parts according to the scheme published in the Body of Knowledge.

Lean Six Sigma for Beginners

Author: G. Harver
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1514678365
Release Date: 2015-06-24
Genre:

Lean Six Sigma For Beginners 3rd Edition, A Quickstart Beginner's Guide To Lean Six Sigma Do you want to turn things around to increase your profits ? Do you want make processes smooth and continuous ? The book explains precisely what you need to do to ensure that the wastage that takes place in the organization comes to a stop, and that all operations are straightened out in a way that makes processes smooth and continuous. In short, you are able to turn things around in a way that results to increased revenues and hence profits. By implementing the guidelines given in this book, you will transform your organization to one where downtime is a term of the past, and where idle movements and idle talk do not exist. Consequently, you will find yourself with an organization where nobody wants to leave because they feel like home, especially because in addition to a better pay, each of them feels valued. Obviously, low turnover of the workforce is a vote of confidence to the organization, and everyone wants to do business with organizations with a good name. All this leads to increase in the organization's bottom line and everyone associated with the organization is happy. In this book you will learn: What Lean Six Sigma entails How Lean Six Sigma manifests itself on a day-to-day basis The relationship between the Lean Process and the Six Sigma approach How to use the concepts of Lean Six Sigma in a Professional environment Why it is important to adopt the Lean Six Sigma Management Approach to Business How to apply Lean Six Sigma in Government Institutions Challenges to anticipate in implementing new processes and how to tackle them How to do statistical analysis in Lean Six Sigma The meaning of different percentages calculated in Lean Six Sigma The benefits small and medium size organizations stand to gain from Lean Six Sigma How to get special international recognition through Lean Six Sigma Certification The distinct difference between general quality improvement and Lean Six Sigma The sectors that benefit from Lean Six Sigma Global job opportunities for Belt holders of Lean Six Sigma The kinds of waste that Lean Six Sigma eliminates How Lean Six Sigma complements quality assurance leading to efficiency The reason some companies shy away from Lean Six Sigma Big reason you should implement Lean Six Sigma How to write a business case for Lean Six Sigma And much, much more.. So if you want to everything about Lean Six Sigma, then read further! Buy your copy today!

The Six Sigma Project Planner

Author: Thomas Pyzdek
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071425551
Release Date: 2003-04-22
Genre: Business & Economics

Project management strategies for meeting Six Sigma project goals--on time and on budget The Six Sigma Project Planner shows leaders how to use project management tools to complete Six Sigma improvements on time and on budget. The Planner provides dozens of reproducible project management tools for following the proven Define-Measure-Analyze-Improve- Control (DMAIC) process improvement format. Readers who follow its guidelines will be able to quickly and effectively: Determine a Six Sigma project's ROI Correct problems in current processes Develop and implement entirely new processes

Root Cause Analysis

Author: Paul F. Wilson
Publisher: ASQ Quality Press
ISBN: 0873891635
Release Date: 1993-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

This book describes the methods and tools used to develop and implement an effective TQM program. it provides a practical explanation of root cause analysis and discusses the proactive use of analysis techniques for the prediction and prevention of problems. it emphasizes the basic concepts, various analysis techniques, and their common purpose in determining the true cause of problems.