Innovating Lean Six Sigma: A Strategic Guide to Deploying the World's Most Effective Business Improvement Process


Author: Kimberly Watson-Hemphill,Kristine Nissen Bradley
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 1259584410
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 286
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The New and Definitive User’s Guide to Lean Six Sigma If you’re a business manager, you already know that Lean Six Sigma is one of the most popular and powerful business tools in the world today. You also probably know that implementing the process can be more than a little challenging. This step-by-step guide shows you how to customize and apply the principles of Lean Six Sigma to your own organizational needs, giving you more options, strategies, and solutions than you’ll find in any other book on the subject. With these simple, proven techniques, you can: * Assess your current business model and shape your future goals * Plan and prepare a Lean Six Sigma program that’s right for your company * Engage your leadership and your team throughout the entire process * Align your LSS efforts with the culture and values of your business * Develop deeper insights into your customer experience * Master the art of project selection and pipeline management * Tackle bigger problems and find better solutions * Become more efficient, more productive, and more profitable This innovative approach to the Lean Six Sigma process allows you to mold and shape your strategy as you go, making small adjustments along the way that can have a big impact. In this book, you’ll discover the most effective methods for deploying LSS at every level, from the leaders at the top to the managers in the middle to the very foundation of your company culture. You’ll hear from leading business experts who have guided companies through the LSS process—and get the inside story on how they turned those companies around. You’ll also learn how to use the latest, greatest management tools like Enterprise Kaizen, Customer Journey Maps, and Hoshin Planning. Everything you need to implement Lean Six Sigma—smoothly and successfully—is right here at your fingertips. When it comes to running a business, there is no better way to improve efficiency, increase productivity, and escalate profits than Lean Six Sigma. And there is no better book on how to make it work than Innovating Lean Six Sigma.

Project Management

Driving Complexity. PMI® Italian Academic Workshop
Author: Fabio Nonino,Alessandro Annarelli,Sergio Gerosa,Paola Mosca,Stefano Setti
Publisher: Sapienza Università Editrice
ISBN: 8893770865
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 194
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Contemporary organizations are undertaking increasingly complex projects in globalized, uncertain and dynamic environments. Proliferation of international programs, growing and challenging sophistication of technologies and of projects’ scope, and the increasing number of stakeholders are only some of the factors that increase or generate project complexity. Enhancing the understanding of what project complexity is and delineating the antecedents that increase or generate complexity can be fundamental steps towards the identification of drivers that cause complexity and consequences for project management performance. The PMI® Italian Academic Workshop, organized in 20-21 September 2018 by Sapienza University of Rome and the three Italian Chapter of the Project Management Institute, has been an event aimed at supporting participants to develop their researches to a further stage through in-depth discussions on the topic of project complexity. In collaboration with the PMI® Italy Chapters.

The Lean Six Sigma Guide to Doing More With Less

Cut Costs, Reduce Waste, and Lower Your Overhead
Author: Mark O. George
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470606568
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 352
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Praise for The Lean Six Sigma guide to Doing More with Less "At Frito Lay, we have applied many of the concepts and tools in this book, and we are realizing a five to seven times return on our annual Lean Six Sigma investment." —Tony Mattei, Lean Six Sigma Director, Frito Lay "Ecolab has experienced a sustainable, competitive advantage through Lean Six Sigma. The principles in this book are helping us drive greater value for our share-holders, better service for our customers, and talent development opportunities for our associates." —Jeffrey E. Burt, Vice President and Global Deployment Leader, Lean Six Sigma, Ecolab "This book gives excellent insights into Lean Six Sigma and its strong impact within different industries. We used Lean Six Sigma in numerous process improvement projects, which, in turn, helped to create momentum and set up a process improvement culture. Amid a challenging economic environment, we are accelerating this initiative globally." —Satheesh Mahadevan, Directeur des Processus, Société Générale "Our Lean Six Sigma deployment of the concepts and tools described in this book is transforming our business—with tangible benefits for our employees, customers, suppliers, and shareholders." —Jeffrey Herzfeld, Sr. Vice President and General Manager, Teva Pharmaceuticals USA "We have deployed the holistic Lean Six Sigma strategy described by Mark George across our enterprise. It is providing remarkable returns for Unum." —Bob Best, Chief Operating Officer, Unum "The Lean Six Sigma Guide to Doing More with Less presents a comprehensive view of operations transformation, the approaches required for success, leadership's role, and the competitive advantage that results. Transformational changes are enabling us to do more with less, by investing and working smarter." —Ted Doheny, President and COO, Joy Mining Machinery

Leading Six Sigma

A Step-by-step Guide Based on Experience with GE and Other Six Sigma Companies
Author: Ronald D. Snee,Roger Wesley Hoerl
Publisher: FT Press
ISBN: 9780130084576
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 279
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Leading Six Sigmais the complete guide to leading quality initiatives in your company. Top Six Sigma consultant Ronald Snee and GE quality leader Roger Hoerl demonstrate how to deploy a Six Sigma plan that reflects your unique organization, and key lessons learned from the world's best implementations. Coverage includes every facet of Six Sigma leadership: strategy, goal setting, metrics, training, roles/responsibilities, processes, reporting, rewards, ongoing review, and much more.

Out of the Present Crisis

Rediscovering Improvement in the New Economy
Author: Terence T. Burton
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466566868
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 301
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Today, organizations have achieved an overall failure rate above 80 percent with Lean, Six Sigma, Lean Six Sigma, and continuous improvement in general. This is certainly not due to a shortage of books, consultants, and other online resources about the methodologies and tools, or the success stories of Toyota and others. However, it is due to a shortage of knowledge and practice about the most critical success factors of improvement: leadership, sustaining infrastructure, behavioral and cultural transformation, and now emerging technology. These factors produce 90 percent of the success with continuous and sustainable improvement; the methodologies and tools represent an irrelevant 10 percent. For decades, most organizations have focused on this quick and easy, irrelevant 10 percent through an endless series of fad, in-vogue improvement programs as they attempt to mimic the best-in-class practices of the most successful organizations. Out of the Present Crisis: Rediscovering Improvement in the New Economy is the contemporary version of Deming’s famous 1982 book, "Out of the Crisis." The author builds a solid case for organizations to aggressively pursue the next generation of systematic and sustainable improvement through a combined strategy of Deming’s back-to-basics, innovation and breakthrough thinking, integration of emerging and enabling technology, and adaptive improvement across diverse environments and industries. The book’s practical, pragmatic style is backed up by many real world examples and personal experiences. If you're looking for another book about Lean or Six Sigma "tools" this is not it. But it is a book about how to achieve lasting success by making improvement the cultural standard of excellence and living code of conduct in organizations. This popular book provides executives with an up-to-date and proven reference guide for rediscovering successful systematic and sustainable improvement in today’s economy. The author demonstrates the importance of viewing improvement as a continuous manageable "process" and covers the most critical success factors of leadership, sustaining infrastructure, behavioral and cultural transformation, and emerging technology in a practical, no-nonsense, "how-to-do" style. The book provides specific guidance for all industries including public and private corporations, hospitals, financial services, airlines, municipalities, and federal, state, and local governments.

Managing Six Sigma

A Practical Guide to Understanding, Assessing, and Implementing the Strategy That Yields Bottom-Line Success
Author: Forrest W. Breyfogle, III,James M. Cupello,Becki Meadows
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471396734
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 288
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Advance Praise for Managing Six Sigma "This book is a unique blend of practical knowledge and cultural change, revolution and evolution strategies. I recommend that serious managers buy the book, spend some serious time reading, and then go out and use its lessons to make a name for themselves."-William Baker, Benchmarking/Knowledge Transfer Office, Raytheon Corporation "I believe Managing Six Sigma will be the new reference standard for the quality movement in coming years."-Robert T. Hunter, Executive Vice President, Rehnborg Center for Nutrition and Wellness "[The authors'] step-by-step process for integrating the tools of Six Sigma takes the mystery out of this methodology and, by itself, makes this book worth having."-Dennis Adsit, PhD, Vice President, Quality, Intuit "Breyfogle's Six Sigma deployment methodology is explained in detail for four different business processes: manufacturing, service, transactional, and development. . . . His 21-step plan for each business process is explained in a way that allows any type of company to perform a successful implementation."-Mark Feller, Director of Quality, Baker Electronics "Breyfogle teaches not only the wider application but also the deeper implications and in-depth implementation of Six Sigma deployment in organizations large and small."-Ram Josyula, President, gelrad.com Managing Six Sigma is the only book that provides both detailed coverage of Six Sigma techniques and effective methods for managing those who implement Six Sigma. With real-world case studies recounting the triumphs and pitfalls encountered during successful implementations at Motorola and General Electric-plus plans, checklists, and metrics to speed up the implementation process-this rich resource helps managers solve problems effectively and ensure a fast, smooth, and successful Six Sigma implementation.

The Six Sigma Handbook, Third Edition


Author: Thomas Pyzdek,Paul Keller
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 007162337X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 560
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The authoritative classic--revised and updated for today's Six Sigma practitioners Whether you want to further your Six Sigma training to achieve a Black or Green Belt or you are totally new to the quality-management strategy, you need reliable guidance. The Six Sigma Handbook, Third Edition shows you, step by step, how to integrate this profitable approach into your company's culture. Co-written by an award-winning contributor to the practice of quality management and a successful Six Sigma trainer, this hands-on guide features: Cutting-edge, Lean Six Sigma concepts integrated throughout Completely revised material focused on project objectives Updated and expanded problem-solving examples using Excel and Minitab A streamlined format that puts proven practices at your fingertips The Six Sigma Handbook, Third Edition is the only comprehensive reference you need to make Six Sigma work for your company. The book explains how to organize for Six Sigma, how to use customer requirements to drive strategy and operations, how to carry out successful project management, and more. Learn all the management responsibilities and actions necessary for a successful deployment, as well as how to: Dramatically improve products and processes using DMAIC and DMADV Use Design for Six Sigma to create innovative products and processes Incorporate lean, problem-solving, and statistical techniques within the Six Sigma methodology Avoid common pitfalls during implementation Six Sigma has evolved with the changing global economy, and The Six Sigma Handbook, Third Edition is your key to ensuring that your company realizes significant gains in quality, productivity, and sales in today's business climate.

Leading Holistic Business Improvement with Six Sigma


Author: Ron D. Snee,Roger W. Hoerl
Publisher: Pearson Professional
ISBN: 9780134288888
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 384
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A Holistic Approach to Performance Improvement That Reflects 30 Years of Six Sigma Learning Leading Holistic Improvement with Lean Six Sigma 2.0 distills all that's been learned about Six Sigma over the past three decades, helping you build and execute on modern holistic strategies to radically improve processes and performance. It's the definitive modern guide to Lean Six Sigma for executives, champions, Black Belts, Green Belts, and every stakeholder concerned with performance improvement. In addition, it notes the limitations of Lean Six Sigma and explains how to broaden deployments to true holistic improvement, integrating multiple improvement methodologies. Renowned experts Ronald Snee and Roger Hoerl help you launch or accelerate comprehensive "Lean Six Sigma 2.0" initiatives, integrating modern techniques to improve customer satisfaction, employee engagement, growth, and profitability across your organization. They introduce important recent advances in Lean Six Sigma theory and practice, and offer new case studies illuminating opportunities for holistic improvement. With an ideal mix of fundamental concepts and real-world case studies, the authors help you broaden your portfolio of improvement methodologies, integrating systems for process management, control, and risk management. This revision incorporates decades of collective experience in improvement initiatives, the most relevant research on what does and doesn't work, and contains three completely new chapters, as well as two previously unpublished holistic improvement case studies. This innovative approach is specifically designed to help you solve large, complex, and unstructured problems; and manage risk in a world of cyberattacks, terrorism, and fragmentation. Plan and deploy a modern Lean Six Sigma strategy that fully reflects your organization Learn and apply key lessons from the world's best implementations Integrate key success factors into a step-by-step process for improvement, and avoid common pitfalls that lead to failure Master all facets of Lean Six Sigma leadership, including strategy, goal setting, metrics, training, roles/responsibilities, processes, reporting, rewards, and ongoing management review Evolve your deployment to true holistic improvement that leverages modern methods and encompasses the entire organization Make the most of big data analytics and other modern methods Choose the optimal improvement method for each complex challenge you face Use a focus on improvement as a leadership development tool

The Lean Management Systems Handbook


Author: Rich Charron,H. James Harrington,Frank Voehl,Hal Wiggin
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466564350
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 549
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Performance management, the primary focus of a Lean organization, occurs through continuous improvement programs that focus on education, belief systems development, and effective change management. Presenting a first-of-its-kind approach, The Lean Management Systems Handbook details the critical components required for sustainable Lean management. Positioning Lean as a management operational philosophy far beyond the traditional set of improvement tools, the book explains how managers at all levels of the organization can integrate Lean into their daily management activities. It defines the Lean philosophy as well as the beliefs and behaviors required to develop a thriving Lean company culture. The book captures the essence of Lean learning and Lean doing and illustrates practical applications of Lean management. It begins by covering the basics that encompass Lean management and leadership in two critical areas: maintenance/control and improvement. After reading this book, you will better understand how to see waste, measure waste, eliminate waste, and develop an active change improvement workplace. You will also gain the practical understanding required to determine which Lean tool is best suited to your particular need for supporting an organization-wide management system. Expounding on essential Lean concepts, this is an ideal guide to help new managers and leaders make the transition from theory to successful application in the field. Complete with brief summaries and examples of the most important tools in Lean management systems development in each chapter, the book provides a reliable roadmap for deploying a Lean management system across your organization, and subsequently across your entire value stream.

Lean Leader Auf Allen Management-Ebenen Entwickeln

Ein Praktischer Leitfaden
Author: Director of the Value Chain Analysis Program and the Japan Management Program Jeffrey K Liker,Jeffrey Liker
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780996771511
Category:
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2016 Gewinner des SHINGO Forschung und berufliche VERÖFFENTLICHUNG AWARD, Entwicklung von Lean Führungskräfte auf allen Ebenen: A Practical Guide ist ein Management-Must Read.Die Lean Leadership Development Model (LLDM) in diesem Buch ist intuitiv, und deckt sich gut mit den anerkannten Grundsätzen der operativen Exzellenz. Es dehnt sich deutlich auf die Elemente der Lean, strukturieren sie in einer bestimmten Weise, die durch schlanke Praktiker operationalisiert werden kann.Sie können alles, was Sie über den Toyota-Weg wollen zu lernen; können Sie die Werkzeuge, die sie erstellt haben, zu implementieren, aber wenn Sie nicht über die in Ihrer Kultur etabliert Verhaltensweisen, wird es nicht erfolgreich für die langfristige Erhaltung der operativen Exzellenz sein. Führung muss die Rede von der geografischen Nordrichtung in jedem Aspekt des Lean Leadership Development Model (LLDM) zu Fuß, wie ausführlich von Dr. Liker in diesem letzten Shingo-Preis übermittelt Gewinnen buchen.Das Erfolgsgeheimnis von Toyota hinsichtlich der Entwicklung von Führungskräften haben Jeffrey Liker und Toyota-Veteran Gary Convis zum ersten Mal in ihrem Buch The Toyota Way to Lean Leadership gelüftet. Toyota-Führungskräfte leben die Unternehmenswerte, verbessern das Unternehmen kontinuierlich und können sich auf ein schnell veränderndes Umfeld einstellen.Für Toyota-Führungskräfte wird ein Kern-Set von Fähigkeiten vorausgesetzt. Dies zielt darauf ab, den richtigen Weg zu finden, um Wertschaffung für die Kunden zu verbessern - unabhängig für welchen Unternehmensbereich (Verkauf, Logistik, Personal, Fertigung, Forschung & Entwicklung, Finanzen). Dieser Prozess wird oftmals mit den Ergebnissen des Prozesses verwechselt, welche als Werkzeuge bei einer Toyota-Werksbesichtigung anschaulich werden. Das Phänomen eines jeden Toyota-Werkes ist, dass eine Kultur von Menschen geschaffen wird, die wohl durchdacht eine Methode des Definierens, der Analyse sowie der Problemlösung erlernt haben, um das Unternehmen weiter nach vorne zu bringen.

Building High Performance Government Through Lean Six Sigma: A Leader's Guide to Creating Speed, Agility, and Efficiency


Author: Mark Price,Walter Mores,Hundley M. Elliotte
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071766073
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 192
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Private Sector Strategies for Public Service Leaders No corner of the government or public sector has been spared from budget turmoil in recent years. Among budget cuts, increased requirements, and new threats and challenges, governments typically balance the scales through (1) increased funding and/ or (2) rationalizing services or service levels. This book gives you a third option. It’s called high performance, and it’s been implemented in the private sector—with great success—for more than two decades. This hands-on guide, written by the global consultants from Accenture, shows you how to apply these business principles in any public organization. Learn how to: Improve the outcomes you deliver— while lowering the cost to deliver them. Streamline your operations—by increasing speed, agility, and efficiency. Build a high-performance “anatomy” to strengthen your organization. Manage assets, decrease risks and losses, and deliver true excellence. Featuring case studies from the public sector, including federal, state, local, agencies, bureaus, and departments, this unique guide takes you inside government organizations, where high performance “anatomy” is already making a difference. You’ll discover low-cost techniques deployed by the Naval Air Systems Command and the IRS, as well as high-performance solutions for problems as diverse as homeland security, disaster response, health care costs, and dwindling resources. High Performance Government provides a proven method for adapting to the “New Normal” of lower budgets by showing you how to do even more with even less—creating a learning, working environment that reacts to change. This is how the top companies in the world increase productivity and profits through any market conditions. From Wall Street to Washington and Main Street, real success is driven by execution excellence. This book gives you the solutions you need to lower cost and create a leaner more efficient organization. Praise for Building High Performance Government “Building High Performance Government is a fast read with a big message. It explains how the inevitable downsizing of governments at all levels—federal, state, local—doesn’t have to also mean fewer or lower-quality services. This book highlights viable strategies already in use today to create better alignment and greater productivity in government.” —Graham Richards, Former Mayor of Fort Wayne, Indiana “Every level of government is experiencing a budget crunch these days, and that always results in slashing services. This book can help public sector leaders find another option—how to deliver on their core mission at a much lower cost.” —Sean O’Keefe, CEO , EADS North America, former Administrator of NASA, former Secretary of the Navy and former chancellor of Louisiana State University (LSU) “A solid read for federal, state, and local government leaders wondering how to ‘do more, without more.’ Building High Performance Government focuses on the main things that leaders can do to help their organization get more out of each tax dollar while also improving quality and speed—an absolutely essential requirement in today’s fiscally constrained environment.” —David Melcher, Senior Vice President, ITT Corporation; President, ITT Defense & Information Solutions, US Army Lieut enant General (Ret.) formerly the Army’s Military Deputy for Budget and Deputy Chief of Staff for Programs in the Pentagon

Six Sigma+Lean Toolset

Mindset for Successful Implementation of Improvement Projects
Author: Renata Meran,Alexander John,Olin Roenpage,Christian Staudter
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642358829
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 400
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The current, second edition of this book reflects the 15 years of practical experience with the Six Sigma+Lean toolbox. It is a comprehensive collection of all the tools necessary for project work and running workshops when improving processes. All tools have been illustrated in a clear and comprehensible structure with examples and tips for applying the tools included. The chronology corresponds to the procedure of an improvement project comprising the steps D(efine), M(easure), A(nalyze), I(mprove) and C(ontrol). The most important innovation of this edition is the fact that it guides the user to select the appropriate tool using questions. The paradigm change from a Toolset to a Mindset has proven worthwhile in project work and ensures that corporate problems are addressed with the goal of achieving efficient solutions rather than having a large quantity of perfect tools to choose from. The efficiency factor of work in projects and workshops will therefore improve significantly. Through this paradigm change, connected with its unique structure, this book provides an effective tool not only for project and workshop leaders but also for the executives/sponsors involved who will be guided to solve the given task formulation quickly and in a sustainable way.

Leading Effective Supply Chain Transformations

A Guide to Sustainable World-class Capability and Results
Author: William B. Lee,Michael Katzorke
Publisher: J. Ross Publishing
ISBN: 1932159916
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 288
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In most board rooms today, the pressure to continuously shrink the distance from gross revenue to net operating profit and consistently improve ROIC is acute. Many have realized and many more are beginning to realize that a well-integrated and managed supply chain is a major driver of continuously improving results. Advanced Supply Management Strategy and Execution makes the tie between competitive survival and supply chain leadership, maturity of process, and associated results. It clearly defines how to achieve and maintain a supply chain leadership position by focusing on real-world execution and detailed integration of specific actions and process techniques. These distinguished experts and accomplished authors have gathered the nuggets of success from many international firms and combined them into a winning formula, not available in other books, that has been achieved by the select few. This unique, how to guide brings the opportunity within the sub-processes of procurement and supply management into focus and includes both the hard side and soft side of the continuous process transformation. The real-world concepts, deployment examples, and illustrations are practical and explained with precision for ease of understanding and are tailored for application to any business environment. This no-fluff book will put money in your company coffers.In most companies, the effort to improve supply chain results has been short lived, incomplete, or sub-optimized. The most common reason is the lack of a clear understanding of what they really need to do, specifically line of sight linkage of the enterprise in the transformation process efforts to customers and shareholders. Advanced Supply Management Strategy and Execution provides a credible integrated roadmap to extended supply chain and enterprise engagement, and sustained optimized competitive business results. It is a must read for executives, consultants and managers in all types of operations management roles, and is suitable for advanced academic courses as well.

Juran's Quality Handbook: The Complete Guide to Performance Excellence 6/e


Author: Joseph A. Defeo,J. M. Juran
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071629726
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 1136
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The definitive quality management compendium--revised for the first time in a decade For more than 50 years, Juran's Quality Handbook has been the singular essential reference to quality management and engineering. The Sixth Edition--the first revision of the Handbook in 10 years--forges a new standard in tools for quality. Bringing leaders, managers, master and black belts, and engineers the most up-to-date methods, research, and tools, under the guidance of a team of the world's top experts, this authoritative resource shows how to apply universal methods for delivering superior results and organizational excellence in any organization, industry, country, or process. Juran's Quality Handbook, sixth edition covers: Leadership--what everyone needs to know about managing for superior quality and results Methods--the most effective methods and tools for attaining superior results, such as Lean, Six Sigma, Root Cause Analysis, Continuous Innovation, and more Industry applications--effectively applying quality management The roles of key functions--such as quality professionals, research and development, supply chain, and governance--and what they must carry out to attain superior results in an organization Performance excellence--pragmatic roadmaps, templates, and tools to aid in developing an effective and sustainable performance excellence system

Lean Six Sigma


Author: Michael L. George,Dave Rowlands,Bill Kastle
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3540323309
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 132
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"Lean Six Sigma ist sicherlich eines nicht: ein Qualitätsverbesserungsprogramm. Wenn Führungskräfte auf allen Ebenen und in allen Funktionen Lean Six Sigma verstehen, wird eine Transformation und Steigerung der Wettbewerbsfähigkeit des ganzen Unternehmens einsetzen. Quasi automatisch, Tag für Tag und Prozess für Prozess. Die gesammelten Verbesserungstechniken der letzten fünf Jahrzehnte werden dann Einsparungen erzielen - weit über den Erwartungen. Die profitabelste Investition in die Entwicklung unserer Mitarbeiter, die wir jemals gemacht haben. Dr. Wolfgang Schmitz, Corporate Continuous Improvement Director, Alcan Singen GmbH Das Buch führt in Lean Six Sigma ein und zeigt, wie Lean Six Sigma dazu beiträgt, dass Unternehmen in einer Welt erfolgreich sind, in der die Kunden hohe Qualität und kurze Lieferzeiten zu minimalen Kosten erwarten. Die ersten sechs Kapitel befassen sich mit den Grundsteinen von Lean Six Sigma: Sie führen in das Grundvokabular und die Grundkonzepte ein. Die übrigen Kapitel widmen sich der Anwendung von Lean Six Sigma: Nach Erläuterung der Lean-Werkzeuge wird anhand von Fallstudien aus der Praxis gezeigt, welche Konzepte und Methoden erfolgreich in Unternehmen angewandt wurden, um die Arbeitsumgebung zu verbessern und wie die Leser die Methode im eigenen Unternehmen einführen und umsetzen können.

The Six Sigma Handbook, Fourth Edition


Author: Paul Keller,Thomas Pyzdek
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 9780071840538
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 608
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The most complete, current guide to Six Sigma “Best practices in Six Sigma are continuously evolving, just as Six Sigma itself evolved from earlier best practices in quality improvement. ...This fourth edition...(features) expanded materials on innovation, strategic development, Lean, and constraint management. ...You’ll notice many references to free online materials within the text, such as Excel file templates that can be used for analyzing projects, or videos that provide an in-depth narrative on specific topics. Additional links will be added over time to further extend the learning potential offered by the text, so be sure to regularly check back into the online site at www.mhprofessional.com/SSH4.” —From the Preface by Paul Keller The Six Sigma approach is being used to vastly improve processes, profitability, sustainability, and long-term growth at global organizations of all sizes. Fully revised for the latest developments in the field, The Six Sigma Handbook, Fourth Edition, reveals how to successfully implement this improvement strategy in your company. The book explains how to define and deploy Six Sigma projects focused on key stakeholder requirements and carry out data-driven management. This comprehensive resource walks you through the phases of DMAIC and DMADV and demonstrates how to use the statistical tools and problem-solving techniques of Six Sigma with screenshots of Minitab and Excel applications. The new edition has been updated to include: Two online quizzes for Six Sigma certification, one for Green Belt candidates and one for Black Belt candidates Links to five videos that walk you through specific processes, such as Minitab functions, statistical process control, and how to read a Pareto chart Fully incorporated coverage of Lean methodologies Find out how to select the right personnel to train, achieve technical proficiency, build the best teams, and foster effective leadership. Improve the quality of processes and products in your organization, increase customer satisfaction, and boost profits with help from this definitive guide to Six Sigma. Written by two of the foremost authorities on the subject, this authoritative resource delivers all of the guidance you need to successfully implement Six Sigma. Comprehensive coverage includes: Building the responsive Six Sigma organization Recognizing and capitalizing on opportunity Data-driven management Maximizing resources Project management using DMAIC and DMADV The define phase The measure phase Process behavior charts Measurement systems evaluation The analyze phase The improve/design phase The control/verify phase

Leading Holistic Improvement with Lean Six Sigma 2.0


Author: Ron D. Snee,Roger Hoerl
Publisher: FT Press
ISBN: 0134288904
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 384
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A Holistic Approach to Performance Improvement That Reflects 30 Years of Six Sigma Learning Leading Holistic Improvement with Lean Six Sigma 2.0 distills all that’s been learned about Six Sigma over the past three decades, helping you build and execute on modern holistic strategies to radically improve processes and performance. It’s the definitive modern guide to Lean Six Sigma for executives, champions, Black Belts, Green Belts, and every stakeholder concerned with performance improvement. In addition, it notes the limitations of Lean Six Sigma and explains how to broaden deployments to true holistic improvement, integrating multiple improvement methodologies. Renowned experts Ronald Snee and Roger Hoerl help you launch or accelerate comprehensive “Lean Six Sigma 2.0” initiatives, integrating modern techniques to improve customer satisfaction, employee engagement, growth, and profitability across your organization. They introduce important recent advances in Lean Six Sigma theory and practice, and offer new case studies illuminating opportunities for holistic improvement. With an ideal mix of fundamental concepts and real-world case studies, the authors help you broaden your portfolio of improvement methodologies, integrating systems for process management, control, and risk management. This revision incorporates decades of collective experience in improvement initiatives, the most relevant research on what does and doesn’t work, and contains three completely new chapters, as well as two previously unpublished holistic improvement case studies. This innovative approach is specifically designed to help you solve large, complex, and unstructured problems; and manage risk in a world of cyberattacks, terrorism, and fragmentation. Plan and deploy a modern Lean Six Sigma strategy that fully reflects your organization Learn and apply key lessons from the world’s best implementations Integrate key success factors into a step-by-step process for improvement, and avoid common pitfalls that lead to failure Master all facets of Lean Six Sigma leadership, including strategy, goal setting, metrics, training, roles/responsibilities, processes, reporting, rewards, and ongoing management review Evolve your deployment to true holistic improvement that leverages modern methods and encompasses the entire organization Make the most of big data analytics and other modern methods Choose the optimal improvement method for each complex challenge you face Use a focus on improvement as a leadership development tool

Der Toyota Weg

Erfolgsfaktor Qualitätsmanagement
Author: Liker Jeffrey K.
Publisher: FinanzBuch Verlag
ISBN: 3862484440
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 448
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Mit seiner Unternehmensführung ist Toyota seit langem Vorbild für Firmen aus den unterschiedlichsten Branchen. Fast alle Automobilhersteller versuchten mehr oder weniger erfolgreich das legendäre Toyota-Produktionssystem (TPS) zu kopieren, das zum Ziel hat, die Kundenzufriedenheit in den drei Bereichen Qualität, Lieferzeit und Kosten zu erhöhen. Aufgrund des verschärften Wettbewerbs in der Automobilbranche drängt sich jetzt die Frage nach den Faktoren des Erfolgs immer mehr in den Mittelpunkt. Jeffrey K. Liker befasst sich in seinem Buch „Der Toyota Weg“ ausführlich mit dem warum und wieso. Aus zahlreichen Interviews und eigenen Anschauungen filtert der Autor die 14 Managementprinzipien heraus, die den Kern des Toyota-Erfolgs ausmachen. Diese Prinzipien untermauert er eindrucksvoll mit einer Fülle von Details, Anekdoten und Interview-Auszügen. Leicht verständlich erklärt er dem Leser die Managementsysteme, die Denkweise und die Philosophie, auf denen der Erfolg von Toyota basiert. So vermittelt er wertvolle Erkenntnisse, die sich auf jeden beliebigen Geschäftszweig bzw. jede Geschäftssituation übertragen lassen.

Run Grow Transform

Integrating Business and Lean IT
Author: Steven C Bell
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466504498
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 372
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Your customers want innovation and value, and they want it now. How can you apply Lean principles and practices throughout your enterprise to drive operational excellence, reduce costs while improving quality, enable efficient growth, and accelerate idea-to-value innovation? Shingo Prize-winning author Steve Bell and other thought leaders show you how—guiding you to more effectively align people and purpose, promote enterprise agility, and leverage transformative IT capabilities to create market-differentiating value for your customers. Combining research and insight with practical examples and in-depth case studies that can be put to immediate use, Run Grow Transform: Integrating Business and Lean IT is a must read for leaders and senior managers from all disciplines, showing you how to: Drive enterprise outcomes and strategy through adaptive Business/IT learning Maximize collaboration, leverage the knowledge and skills of your teams Overcome enterprise-wise obstacles commonly encountered by Agile development teams Improve infrastructure reliability and cost, learn how to get the best results from operations frameworks including ITIL, COBIT and ISO 20000 Apply Lean principles to Enterprise Architecture and Business Process Management disciplines Make informed, value-based choices about outsourcing Tap into big data and social media to listen to and interact with the virtual voice of your customers Streamline management, collaboration, and communication systems Identify and measure the right things that lead to customer value What readers are saying: This book focuses on the most critical and challenging issue for any aspect of the development or use of IT: creating a collaborative learning culture. —Jeffrey K. Liker, Shingo Prize-winning Author of The Toyota Way Run Grow Transform takes the next logical step to driving enterprise value. This could be the game-changing playbook for IT 3.0. —Mark Katz, CIO & Senior Vice President, Esselte Corporation A powerful read detailing how companies can leverage their Lean IT transformation to supercharge the business. —Tom Paider, IT Build Capability Leader, Nationwide The consistent application of the practices described in this book has enabled Embraer to reap huge gains. I recommend this book as a desktop companion. —Alexandre Baulé, Vice President Information Systems, Embraer ... takes the reader a leap forward, ready for immediate application to bridge Lean and innovation. —Melissa Barrett, Enterprise Architecture & IT Strategy, Premera Blue Cross ... sets out the principles and practices necessary for success in the new economy. —Jez Humble, Author of Continuous Delivery Steve Bell has hit another home run with this book. Either your organization will adopt the wisdom contained in this book and thrive, or your competitors will do so and put you out of business. —Scott Ambler, Author of Disciplined Agile Delivery It’s rare to see truly new insight added to the Lean discussion. Steve Bell does just that by continuing to push the frontiers of Lean thinking. —Alexander Brown, COO, Scrum Inc. Steve Bell has mapped a new trajectory. I challenge any CIO to read Bell’s breakthrough work and not be compelled to start this journey to become a transformative leader in the creation of real and sustainable value. —Jeffrey Barnes, Society for Information Management (SIM), Regional Director, Advanced Practices Council All too often the IT organization is viewed as an impediment to lean transformation, when it truly can be a catalyst. Steve’s book sorts out all the noise, the jargon, and the "hero culture", guiding the reader to what is so obvious, yet so hard to see: build your culture around your customer! —Josh Rapoza, Director of Web Strategy and Operations, Lean Enterprise Institute Aligning Lean and IT is a great challenge with a big payoff. This book really shows how Lean and IT can create a strong enterprise; it’s a great inspiration. —Klaus Lyck Petersen, Solar A/S A must read for any organization that is pursuing continuous improvement. In today’s world, real business improvement cannot be achieved without the IT factor; this book will help any organization achieve the improvement that they are seeking. —Barry J. Brunetto, Vice President, Information Systems, Blount International Precise, concise, and entertaining, this book provides the reader with crucial tips on how IT can help enterprises survive and thrive in a fast-paced technological and economic environment. This is mandatory reading not only for businesses and IT organizations, but also for universities and policy makers. —Fuat Alican, PhD, Vice President, Central American Scientific Research and Education Center Not just for Lean Practitioners, Run Grow Transform is a must-have reference for any IT organization, regardless of size, age or industry, looking to move to the next level of performance. —Sarah Topham, Lean Deployment Leader, Information Technology & Product Management, Paychex, Inc. This is a long overdue book that addresses the key challenges for today's IT organization and puts Lean IT into a context that is too often lacking. —James Finister, Tata Consultancy Services The 'business as usual' scenario is not an option in today’s economy and global challenges. A transformation in methods, tools and frameworks is needed to guide our business decisions. This book is your first step! —Khuloud Odeh, IT Director, Grameen Foundation Delivering beyond the helpful folk wisdom and narrow techniques and technologies found elsewhere, Steve Bell and his contributors provide practical full value stream lifecycle methods for continuous improvement using Lean in an IT and customer (business) setting. —Martin Erb, Director of Professional Services, Pink Elephant Run Grow Transform clarifies the eternal quest of IT: to simply "running" of the business and to create innovative solutions to grow the business and create sustainable competitive advantage to transform the way customers interact with your business, in plain, actionable advice from one who has been on the front lines. —Tom Foco, Value Stream Solutions