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Lean Six Sigma A to Z Guide for Dummies

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15 Lean Six Sigma tools

Glossary

Lean Six Sigma Glossary

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  • The real-world importance of Lean Six Sigma across industries
  • How Lean Six Sigma certifications help professionals in their careers
  • A glossary of Lean Six Sigma tools, terms, and definitions

About Lean Six Sigma Guide

What happens when your organization fails to deliver quality customer experience time and time again? Customers start losing trust and begin questioning brand integrity. This is why any business that wants to survive the test of time, needs to eliminate waste and improve efficiency. Motorola came up with a solution for this and pioneered the field of quality management. The solution was Six Sigma. Today, the state-of-the-art framework for Quality Management is Lean Six Sigma - a combination of the Lean Methodology and the Six Sigma Framework.

The Lean Six Sigma A to Z Guide for Dummies is a free, quick reference material designed to help beginners discover the ins and outs of Lean Six Sigma. It covers the core components of Lean Six Sigma, including DMAIC, Lean Six Sigma tools, and techniques. The guide also comes with a glossary of Lean Six Sigma terms & definitions along with answers to commonly asked questions.

Table of Contents

  • History of Six Sigma, Lean, and Their Differences

    The history of Six Sigma goes back to the 19th century when mathematician Carl Friedrich Gauss introduced the idea of a normal curve. And, the Lean Six Sigma framework dates back to 1986 when Motorola developed it to compete with the Kaizen business model. This section traces the subsequent improvements in the Lean Six Sigma framework. It also covers the differences between these two methodologies.

  • What is Lean Six Sigma

    This section of the Lean Six Sigma guide gives a brief introduction to Lean Six Sigma which combines two methodologies: Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing.

  • Fundamental Principles of Lean Six Sigma

    This section of the guide takes you through the crucial elements of the Lean Six Sigma framework, including modus operandi, psyche & culture, tools and techniques.

  • What is DMAIC

    ean Six Sigma aims to improve processes with DMAIC which stands for Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control. This section gives an overview of each of these five phases.

  • Crucial Lean Six Sigma Tools

    Different Six Sigma tools have been developed at times to address waste management and quality control issues. In this section, you’ll get to know some of the most crucial ones including Value Stream Maps, SIPOC diagrams, FMEA, etc.

  • Lean Six Sigma Certifications

    There are four Lean Six Sigma certification levels - White Belt, Yellow Belt, Green Belt, Black Belt, and Master Black Belt. These certifications can be obtained through the International Association for Six Sigma Certification (IASSC). This section tells you more about each of these certifications.

  • The Lean Six Sigma Glossary

    Lean Six Sigma projects often use specific terms, concepts or tools. This section covers such terms and definitions that you may come across and need to understand to become a Lean Six Sigma pro.

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