The Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Handbook

Tools and Methods for Process Acceleration
Author: Frank Voehl,H. James Harrington,Chuck Mignosa,Rich Charron
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 146655469X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 621
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Although Lean and Six Sigma appear to be quite different, when used together they have shown to deliver unprecedented improvements to quality and profitability. The Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Handbook: Tools and Methods for Process Acceleration explains how to integrate these seemingly dissimilar approaches to increase production speed while decreasing variations and costs in your organization. Presenting problem-solving tools you can use to immediately determine the sources of the problems in your organization, the book is based on a recent survey that analyzed Six Sigma tools to determine which are the most beneficial. Although it focuses on the most commonly used tools, it also includes coverage of those used a minimum of two times on every five Six Sigma projects. Filled with diagrams of the tools you’ll need, the book supplies a comprehensive framework to help you for organize and process the vast amount of information currently available about Lean, quality management, and continuous improvement process applications. It begins with an overview of Six Sigma, followed by little-known tips for using Lean Six Sigma (LSS) effectively. It examines the LSS quality system, its supporting organization, and the different roles involved. Identifying the theories required to support a contemporary Lean system, the book describes the new skills and technologies that you need to master to be certified at the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (LSSBB) level. It also covers the advanced non-statistical and statistical tools that are new to the LSSBB body of knowledge. Presenting time-tested insights of a distinguished group of authors, the book provides the understanding required to select the solutions that best fit your organization's aim and culture. It also includes exercises, worksheets, and templates you can easily customize to create your own handbook for continuous process improvement. Designed to make the methodologies you choose easy to follow, the book will help Black Belts and Senseis better engage their employees, as well as provide an integrated and visual process management structure for reporting and sustaining continuous improvement breakthroughs and initiatives.

The Certified Six Sigma Black Belt Handbook


Author: T. M. Kubiak,Donald W. Benbow
Publisher: ASQ Quality Press
ISBN: 0873897323
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 620
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This second edition has been updated and revised to reflect the most recent Six Sigma techniques, and to match the ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt Body of Knowledge (BOK). While the primary audience for this work is the individual preparing to sit for the Six Sigma Black Belt certification examination, a secondary audience for the handbook is the quality and Six Sigma professional who would like a relevant Six Sigma reference book. With this audience in mind, the authors have greatly expanded the appendices section to include: * The 2001 Body of Knowledge, so that readers can compare changes and perhaps offer recommendations to future bodies of knowledge * Statistical tables completely redeveloped using a combination of Microsoft Excel and Minitab 15 * A table for control constants expanded to now include virtually all control constants * Tables for both cumulative and non-cumulative forms of the most useful distributions, including binomial, Poisson, and normal * Additional alpha values in tables * An expanded glossary, with more terms relating to lean * A second glossary of the most common Japanese terms used by quality and Six Sigma professionals

The Certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt Handbook


Author: T. M. Kubiak
Publisher: ASQ Quality Press
ISBN: 0873898052
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 672
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This book has been created to reflect the most current thinking among key Six Sigma leaders regarding what should be contained in the ASQ Master Black Belt Body of Knowledge (BoK). For quick reference and ease of use, chapter and section numbering exactly mirrors that of the BoK. The primary audience for this work is the individual who plans to prepare to sit for the Six Sigma Master Black Belt certification examination. Therefore, this book assumes the individual has the necessary educational background and experience in quality and Lean Six Sigma. Concepts are dealt with briefly, but supplemented with practical examples. Theoretical discussion has been avoided unless such a discussion was necessary to communicate a concept. A secondary audience for the handbook is the quality and Six Sigma professional who would like a relevant Lean Six Sigma reference book. With this audience in mind, some material has been expanded beyond what the Body of Knowledge requires. The CD accompanying the print book and at the end of the e-book versions includes a practice problem set covering each part of the book and a simulated examination that has problems distributed among parts according to the scheme published in the Body of Knowledge.

The Six Sigma Black Belt Handbook, Chapter 10 - Lean Teams


Author: Thomas McCarty,Lorraine Daniels,Michael Bremer,Praveen Gupta,John Heisey,Kathleen Mills
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071734961
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 74
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Here is a sample chapter from Six Sigma Black Belt Handbook, which offers the best and the latest information to assist you in solving some of the most complex problems imaginable. In this book written by the instructors of the world renowned Motorola University, you'll find valuable advice on how to integrate research and development, manufacturing, human resources, finance, marketing, quality, and customer service goals with their corporate vision, mission and key strategies.

The Six Sigma Black Belt Handbook, Chapter 6 - Six Sigma and Lean


Author: Thomas McCarty,Lorraine Daniels,Michael Bremer,Praveen Gupta,John Heisey,Kathleen Mills
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071734929
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 29
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Here is a sample chapter from Six Sigma Black Belt Handbook, which offers the best and the latest information to assist you in solving some of the most complex problems imaginable. In this book written by the instructors of the world renowned Motorola University, you'll find valuable advice on how to integrate research and development, manufacturing, human resources, finance, marketing, quality, and customer service goals with their corporate vision, mission and key strategies.

The Certified Six Sigma Green Belt Handbook, Second Edition


Author: Roderick A. Munro,Govindarajan Ramu,Daniel J. Zrymiak
Publisher: ASQ Quality Press
ISBN: 0873898915
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 630
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This reference manual is designed to help those interested in passing the ASQ's certification exam for Six Sigma Green Belts and others who want a handy reference to the appropriate materials needed to conduct successful Green Belt projects. It is a reference handbook on running projects for those who are already knowledgeable about process improvement and variation reduction. The primary layout of the handbook follows the ASQ Body of Knowledge (BoK) for the Certified Six Sigma Green Belt (CSSGB) updated in 2015. The authors were involved with the first edition handbook, and have utilized first edition user comments, numerous Six Sigma practitioners, and their own personal knowledge gained through helping others prepare for exams to bring together a handbook that they hope will be very beneficial to anyone seeking to pass the ASQ or other Green Belt exams. In addition to the primary text, the authors have added a number of new appendixes, an expanded acronym list, new practice exam questions, and other additional materials

Das Lean Six Sigma Toolbook

Mehr als 100 Werkzeuge zur Verbesserung der Prozessgeschwindigkeit und -qualität
Author: Michael L. George,David Rowlands,Marc Price,John Maxey
Publisher: Vahlen
ISBN: 3800648539
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 275
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Die Referenz zum Verständnis der Konzepte und Werkzeuge von Lean Six Sigma: Six Sigma ist ein statistisches Qualitätsziel und zugleich ein Instrument des Qualitätsmanagements. Ausgangspunkt dieser auf Effizienz und Qualität ausgerichteten Methode ist die Zieldefinition. Danach wird die Fehlerabweichung von diesem Idealziel ermittelt. Ihr Kernelement ist also die Beschreibung, Messung, Analyse, Verbesserung und Überwachung von Geschäftsprozessen unter anderem mit statistischen Mitteln. Dabei orientieren sich die Ziele an Prozesskennzahlen eines Unternehmens und an den Kundenbedürfnissen. In diesem Buch werden alle wichtigen Werkzeuge zur Anwendung von Lean Six Sigma vorgestellt und systematisch auf ihre Einsatzgebiete hin eingeordnet. Detaillierte Erläuterungen helfen zu verstehen, welches Werkzeug wann, wie und warum einzusetzen ist. Aus dem Inhalt: - Voice of the Customer - Wertstromanalyse und Prozessflussdiagramme - Datenerhebung und Abweichungsanalysen - Fehlerursachen identifizieren und verifizieren - Minderung der Durchlaufzeiten und der nicht-wertschöpfenden Kosten - Komplexität und Komplexitätsanalyse - Auswahl und Pilotierung von Lösungen Michael L. George ist Chairman der George Group, der weltweit führenden Six-Sigma-Beratung. David Rowlands ist Vice President für Six Sigma bei der North American Solution Group, einer Division von Xerox. Marc Pice und John Maxey sind Mitarbeiter der George Group. Die Übersetzung dieses Buchs wurde vom Six-Sigma-Experten Dirk Dose, Partner bei der PPI AG (www.sixsigma.de), und seinem Team vorgenommen. Er verfügt über umfangreiche Beratungspraxis mit Prozessoptimierungsprojekten, bei denen Six Sigma zur Verbesserung von Geschäftsprozessen eingesetzt wurde. Lean Six Sigma ist eine der führenden Techniken zur Maximierung der Prozesseffizienz und zur Steuerung jedes Schritts eines Geschäftsprozesses. Mit dem Lean Six Sigma Toolbook werden Sie entdecken, wie Sie Ihr Unternehmen auf ein neues Niveau der Wettbewerbsfähigkeit heben können.

Six Sigma für Dummies


Author: Craig Gygi,Neil DeCarlo,Bruce Williams
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527817611
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 400
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Möchten Sie verstehen, was Six Sigma genau ist? Wollen Sie die Vorteile von Six Sigma in Ihrer Firma nutzen und so Abläufe optimieren? Dann greifen Sie zu "Six Sigma für Dummies" und lassen Sie sich leicht verständlich erklären, was es damit genau auf sich hat. Six Sigma ist eine auf Effizienz ausgerichtete Qualitätssicherungsmethode. Es ist eine quantitative Methode, bei der genau ermittelt wird, wie das Ziel aussehen soll und wie groß die Fehlerabweichung von diesem Idealziel ist, sei es ein Produktionsprozess oder die Kundenorientierung eines Unternehmens. Es ist eine erfolgreiche Methode, viele Unternehmen setzen Six Sigma bereits ein.

The ASQ Pocket Guide for the Certified Six Sigma Black Belt


Author: T. M. Kubiak
Publisher: ASQ Quality Press
ISBN: 0873898567
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 300
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Unlike other pocket guides, this guide is designed specifically to address topics that the author has found to cause problems, issues, and concerns for most Black Belts over the years. As such, its primary purpose is to serve as a useful reference guide for the Black Belt throughout his or her busy day, and particularly in meetings. Though not intended to be a tool guide like other pocket guides or a preparation guide for the ASQ certifications, it will nonetheless serve as a useful reference guide for both the ASQ Black Belt and Master Black Belt certification examinations. Black belts will enjoy reading this pocket guide and find it invaluable in their daily work.

The Certified Six Sigma Green Belt Handbook


Author: Roderick A. Munro,Matthew J. Maio,Mohamed B. Nawaz,Govindarajan Ramu,Daniel J. Zrymiak
Publisher: ASQ Quality Press
ISBN: 087389698X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 480
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This reference manual is designed to help those interested in passing the American Society for Quality’s (ASQ) certification exam for Six Sigma Green Belts, those who may need to train future green belts, and others who want a handy reference to the appropriate materials needed to conduct successful green belt projects. This latest entry in ASQ's popular series of handbooks explicitly follows the certification's Body of Knowledge and addresses each topic to exactly the level green belts need. From lean and project management to statistics and data analysis, the DMAIC process is explained in a clear and insightful manner. Figures, tables, references, and useful appendices only add to this book's comprehensiveness. The CD-ROM has more than just sample questions! The authors have included dozens of useful files, such as case studies, articles, and blank forms, as well as a hot link to the Web site listed below. Anything except exam questions can be printed out and used in the ASQ certification exam.

The Six Sigma Black Belt Handbook


Author: Thomas McCarty,Lorraine Daniels,Michael Bremer,Praveen Gupta,John Heisey,Kathleen Mills
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071501453
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 589
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EXTREME SIX SIGMA: A new series that takes Six Sigma to the next level The Six Sigma Operational Methods Series goes beyond simply explaining Six Sigma basics to interested managers--these are hard-core working tools of statistical methods, quantitative and intense, aimed at mathematically sophisticated Six Sigma practitioners unwilling to settle for anything less than peak performance in manufacturing and services. Written by four instructors from the world-renowned Motorola University, this handbook provides the tools Six Sigma Black Belts and Master Black Belts need to deal with the most intractable business problems. The authors show how to integrate research and development, manufacturing, human resources, finance, marketing, quality, and customer service with corporate vision, mission, and key strategies. * Tools for estimating quality project cost on a project by project basis * A complete guide to understanding and writing financial reports * Methodologies for leading multiple projects * Problem-solving tools like Design for Six Sigma and TRIZ Contents: Strategy: Planning for Six Sigma * Project Management * Performance Reporting * Leadership for Six Sigma: Organizing for Six Sigma * Team Leader’s Tools * Team Measurement Concepts * Corporate Initiatives: Six Sigma * Lean Thinking * Human Resources Management: Organizational Alignment * Compensation and Recognition * Methodology Tools: Define * Measure * Analyze * Improve * Triz * Control * Design for Six Sigma * Financial Measurements: Financial * Operational * Reporting * By Industry: Service * Transaction * Manufacturing * Healthcare * Human Resources Management

The Certified Six Sigma Yellow Belt Handbook


Author: Govindarajan Ramu
Publisher: ASQ Quality Press
ISBN: 0873899342
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 312
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This reference manual is designed to help both those interested in passing the exam for ASQ’s Certified Six Sigma Yellow Belt (CSSYB) and those who want a handy reference to the appropriate materials needed for successful Six Sigma projects. It is intended to be a reference for both beginners in Six Sigma and those who are already knowledgeable about process improvement and variation reduction. The primary layout of the handbook follows the Body of Knowledge (BoK) for the CSSYB released in 2015. The author has utilized feedback from Six Sigma practitioners and knowledge gained through helping others prepare for exams to create a handbook that will be beneficial to anyone seeking to pass not only the CSSYB exam but also other Six Sigma exams. In addition to the primary text, the handbook contains numerous appendixes, a comprehensive list of abbreviations, and a CD-ROM with practice exam questions, recorded webinars, and several useful publications. Each chapter includes essay-type questions to test the comprehension of students using this book at colleges and universities. Six Sigma trainers for organizations may find this additional feature useful, as they want their trainees (staff) to not only pass ASQ’s Six Sigma exams but have a comprehensive understanding of the Body of Knowledge that will allow them to support real Six Sigma projects in their roles.

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, 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.

The Six Sigma Black Belt Handbook, Chapter 15 - Improve Phase


Author: Thomas McCarty,Lorraine Daniels,Michael Bremer,Praveen Gupta,John Heisey,Kathleen Mills
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071735011
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 30
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Here is a sample chapter from Six Sigma Black Belt Handbook, which offers the best and the latest information to assist you in solving some of the most complex problems imaginable. In this book written by the instructors of the world renowned Motorola University, you'll find valuable advice on how to integrate research and development, manufacturing, human resources, finance, marketing, quality, and customer service goals with their corporate vision, mission and key strategies.

Leading processes to lead companies: Lean Six Sigma

Kaizen Leader & Green Belt Handbook
Author: Gabriele Arcidiacono,Claudio Calabrese,Kai Yang
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 8847024927
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 334
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This Minibook is a brief guide for Green Belt during a Lean Six Sigma project management or for Kaizen Leader during a process improvement activity. Through both its theoretical concepts and practical examples it is a pocket book for a quick consultancy. Authors idea comes from companies needs in order to analyze information useful to know in depth different kind of processes. The set of Six Sigma tools are explained through Minitab 16, the last release of the most widely used statistical software.

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.

The Lean Management Systems Handbook


Author: Rich Charron,H. James Harrington,Frank Voehl,Hal Wiggin
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1498705294
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.

Memory Jogger II : ein Taschenführer mit Werkzeugen für die kontinuierliche Verbesserung und erfolgreiche Planung


Author: Michael Brassard,Diane Ritter
Publisher: Goal/QPC
ISBN: 9781879364509
Category: Self-Help
Page: 164
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In Klassenzimmern und Vorstandsetagen, Fertigungsstätten und Krankenhäusern verwenden Organisationen auf der ganzen Welt Kontinuierliche Qualitätsverbesserung (KQV) als Strategie, um tiefgreifende Veränderungen zu erzielen. Sie wollen dabei in einer Welt der direkten Kommunikation und des technologischen Fortschritts wettbewerbsfähig bleiben. Diese Organisationen müssen Kundenerwartungen erfüllen oder übertreffen und dabei bezüglich Kosten wettbewerbsfähig bleiben. Kontinuierliche Qualitätsverbesserung (KQV), ein systematisches, firmenweites Vorgehen zur Verbesserung aller Prozesse, die Qualitätsprodukte und –dienstleistungen hervorbringen, ist die Strategie vieler Organisationen, um die heutigen Herausforderungen zu meistern und sich auf zukünftige vorzubereiten. Halten Sie sich bei KQV an diese vier Grundsätze: Schaffen Sie eine starke Kundenorientierung.Verbessern Sie kontinuierlich alle Prozesse.Beteiligen Sie Ihre Mitarbeiter.Mobilisieren Sie Daten und die Kenntnisse von Teams für bessere Entscheidungen.Verwenden Sie dieses Buch und die Werkzeuge darin, um kontinuierliche Verbesserung zu erzielen, Verbesserungen durchzuführen, Ihre Matarbeiter daran zu beteiligen und Ihr Vorgehen darauf auszurichten.Inhalt Danksagungen Gebrauchsanleitung für den Memory Jogger? II Auswahlatabelle für Werkzeuge Einleitung Vorgangsnetzplan (VNP) • Balkendiagramm Affinitätsdiagramm Brainstorming Ursachen & Wirkungs- / Fischgrätdiagramm Strichliste Regelkarte Datenpunkte Flußdiagramm Kräftefefeldanalyse Histogramm Beziehungsdiagramm (BD) Matrixdiagramm Nominale Gruppentechnik (NGT) • Mehrfachabstimmung Paretodiagramm Prioritätenmatrix Problemlösungs- /Prozeßverbesserungsmodell: Storyboard für Verbesserungen Prozeßfähigkeit Radarbild Verlaufsdiagramm Streudiagramm Leitinien für Teams • Phasen eines Teams • Sitzungen effektiv gestalten Baumdiagramm Prozeßentscheidungsdiagramm (PEDG)

Lean-six Sigma for the Public Sector

Leveraging Continuous Process Improvement to Build Better Governments
Author: Brandon Cole
Publisher: ASQ Quality Press
ISBN: 0873898060
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 170
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"Organizations are continuously trying to improve by reducing cost, increasing customer satisfaction, and creating an environment of empowered employees who continuously strive for excellence in each process and product. In much the same way, governments are continuously required to do "more with less", enhance budget and organizational performance, and identify innovative ways to increase their impact. There are challenges to applying the Lean-Six Sigma (LSS) tools in the public sector. Examples of these challenges include hierarchical environments, a lack of common goals, and the complexity of working in the public sector. The information included as part of this book provides over 30 spotlights highlighting project examples, lessons learned, and tips and tricks for using LSS in the public sector. These spotlights are based on interviews facilitated with a robust sampling of senior operations strategy practitioners. The LSS methodology focuses on eliminating waste (lean) and then reducing variation (Six Sigma) in a process or product that contains no waste. The information covered in this book will allow someone to have an immediate impact in any public sector organization. It describes some of the most powerful continuous process improvement tools that can be used, with limited training required. This is further enhanced by showing direct correlations to the LSS tools and the challenges that will be faced. Because the public sector spans such a diverse range of organizational charters (such as transportation, education, and defense), this book does not focus solely on either manufacturing or services. Rather, it provides a balanced approach to utilizing LSS in all environments."--Publisher's website.