Join Steven Brown for an in-depth discussion in this video Leading the project, part of Lean Six Sigma Foundations.
- John F. Kennedy once said,…"Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other."…We can apply this thought to a Lean Six Sigma project.…Success is very dependent upon an organization…that will provide strong leadership…and also be open to learning…from their experiences.…To be successful in leading a Lean Six Sigma project,…there are three things you need from your company.…First and foremost, leadership from the top.…You also need skilled team members…and a strong supporting infrastructure.…
Let's talk about these three attributes in more detail,…starting with leadership.…The organization has to be committed…to a Lean Six Sigma strategy.…And equally important, top managers…must effectively communicate that commitment.…Different companies have different approaches to this,…depending upon the corporate culture.…But it takes much more than an official announcement…and a program launch date.…Management must continuously demonstrate…their support in their daily actions…to include providing adequate budgets,…
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