Join Steven Brown for an in-depth discussion in this video Improve, part of Lean Six Sigma Foundations.
- It's one thing to create a product,…but the real sweet spot is improving…upon your work time and time again.…This is the heart of any Six Sigma project,…the Improve step.…Everything done so far in the DMAIC method,…define, measure, and analyze…has led you to your ultimate goal,…improve the process.…Your job here is to implement a change…that will resolve the problem…and improve the performance measure.…There are two major tools used…in the Improve stage of a Six Sigma project.…
Brainstorming…and Communicating.…Based on your analysis,…the project team must first generate…a list of possible solutions to the problem.…Brainstorming techniques have been proven…to be very successful in finding innovative solutions…that are not immediately obvious to the team.…Before the team can arrive at a proposal,…they must spend some quality time simply gathering ideas.…After a set of ideas is collected,…each idea is then evaluated one by one…until the most favorable solution is determined.…
It's important to note…that many times the proposed solution…
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