Join Steven Brown for an in-depth discussion in this video Control, part of Lean Six Sigma Foundations.
- Control is the most important step…in the DMAIC methodology.…Now, that's a pretty bold statement,…so let me tell you why this is so.…Control is what enables you to have…a continuous improvement organization,…and every successful company today…is continuously improving.…In the control phase, you make the improvement permanent.…You put in place tools and procedures to ensure…your solution is maintained and the change is everlasting.…In doing so, you have now established a new process…and a new baseline for performance,…and you are ready to improve that new process again.…
Because successful companies follow…a continuous improvement philosophy,…the control step connects the Six Sigma program…with all other company efforts in quality management,…engineering, and process improvement.…The controls you put into place…do not have to be elaborate at all.…Many times they are something as simple…as a supervisor's checklist or monthly review meetings…or the use of a new process control chart.…If it is a change in standard operating procedures,…
Steven outlines the process stages in Six Sigma (define, measure, analyze, improve, and control), along with the Lean toolkit: the 5s principles, kanban (scheduling), downtime, poka-yoke (error proofing), and kaizen (continuous improvement). He also explains how leadership works within Lean Six Sigma, the principles of project execution, and how Lean Six Sigma is applied to the service sector and supply chain management. Make sure to watch the "Next steps" video at the end of the course for further resources.
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- Why Lean Six Sigma?
- Understanding the five steps of Six Sigma
- Understanding the 5 Ss of Lean
- Leading a Lean Six Sigma project
- Controlling a Lean Six Sigma project
- Using Lean Six Sigma for services and supply chain management