Join Steven Brown for an in-depth discussion in this video Design for Six Sigma, part of Lean Six Sigma Fundamentals.
- Sometimes you don't need to improve your process.…Sometimes the existing process is so bad,…you need to throw it away and design a new one,…and sometimes you don't even have a process to improve.…For example, when developing a new product…and the processes that go with it.…Fortunately, the design for Six Sigma methodology…addresses just this situation.…When improving an existing process,…you are primarily dealing with one variable,…as you develop methods to make that process better.…
When you are completely redoing a process,…or designing a new process,…there are are a lot more unknowns.…This is the most signifiant difference between…improving a process and designing a new process.…And in most cases, new processes and products have even more…focus on meeting the customer's performance objectives.…Design for Six Sigma helps to ensure that…your product will meet those customer needs…and that the processes can meet Six Sigma capabilities.…
Your focus is on those attributes that are critical…to quality in the eyes of the ultimate customer.…
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.
- 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