Lean Six Sigma For Dummies, 3rd Edition

  • 4h 47m
  • John Morgan, Martin Brenig-Jones
  • John Wiley & Sons (UK)
  • 2016

Maximise the quality and efficiency of your organisation with Lean Six Sigma

Are you looking to make your organisation more effective and productive? If you answered "yes," you need to change the way it thinks. Combining the leading improvement methods of Six Sigma and Lean, this winning technique drives performance to the next level—and this friendly and accessible guide shows you how. The third edition of Lean Six Sigma For Dummies outlines the key concepts of this strategy and explains how you can use it to get the very best out of your team and your business.

The jargon-crowded language and theory of Lean Six Sigma can be intimidating for both beginners and experienced users. Written in plain English and packed with lots of helpful examples, this easy-to-follow guide arms you with tools and techniques for implementing Lean Six Sigma and offers guidance on everything from policy deployment to managing change in your organisation—and everything in between.

  • Gives you plain-English explanations of complicated jargon
  • Serves as a useful tool for businesspeople looking to make their organisation more effective
  • Helps you achieve goals with ease and confidence
  • Provides useful hands-on checklists

Whether you want to manage a project more tightly or fine-tune existing systems and processes, the third edition of Lean Six Sigma For Dummies makes it easier to achieve your business goals.

About the Authors

John Morgan and Martin Brenig-Jones are Directors of Catalyst Consulting, Europe's leading provider of Lean Six Sigma solutions. John works primarily in product design and development. Martin is an expert in quality and change management. Both are accomplished coaches and trainers.

In this Book

  • Lean Six Sigma, 3rd Edition
  • Introduction
  • Defining Lean Six Sigma
  • Understanding the Principles of Lean Six Sigma
  • Identifying Your Customers
  • Understanding Your Customers’ Needs
  • Determining the Chain of Events
  • Gathering Information
  • Presenting Your Data
  • Analysing What’s Affecting Performance
  • Identifying Value-Adding Steps and Waste
  • Discovering the Opportunity for Prevention
  • Detecting and Tackling Bottlenecks
  • Introducing Design for Six Sigma
  • Leading the Deployment
  • Selecting the Right Projects
  • Running Rapid Improvement Events
  • Putting It All Together
  • Ensuring Everyday Operational Excellence
  • Comprehending the People Issues
  • Ten Best Practices
  • Ten Pitfalls to Avoid
  • Ten (Plus One) Places to Go for Help
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