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Decoding Lean Six Sigma

Decoding Lean Six Sigma

Most business analysts and quality improvement experts agree: Lean Six Sigma is the most popular business performance methodology in the history of corporate development.

But what does it mean?

Lean Six Sigma is defined as a methodology that relies on a collaborative team effort to improve performance by systematically removing waste. It combines Lean manufacturing and Lean enterprise with Six Sigma to eliminate waste.

Lean Six SigmaEight Kinds of Waste:

  • Defects
  • Overproduction
  • Waiting
  • Non-utilized talent
  • Transportation
  • Inventory
  • Motion
  • Extra-processing

In 2002, the Lean Six Sigma concepts were first published in a book titled Lean Six Sigma: Combining Six Sigma with Lean Speed by Michael George and Robert Lawrence Jr. Lean Six Sigma utilizes the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control) phases similar to Six Sigma. Our infographic explains this and more.

Available Courses:

  • Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt




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