Lean Six Sigma in the Age of Artificial Intelligence: Harnessing the Power of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

  • 3h 53m
  • Daniel K. Blackwell, Dinesh Rajan, Michael George, Michael George Jr.
  • McGraw-Hill
  • 2019

Combine the power of AI and LSS to seize the competitive advantage—quickly, decisively, and permanently

Since 2001, business leaders have been using Lean Six Sigma (LSS) to drive improvements across industries, enabling their companies to reduce cycle time and waste, thus improving revenue and profits. Now they can finally unlock their company’s full potential by combining LSS and AI.

In Lean Six Sigma in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, the world’s most respected expert on LSS, Michael L. George, Sr., shows how to harness the power of the technology that promises changing everything as we know it—Artificial Intelligence—to dramatically enhance any LSS management program. This game-changing guide takes you through the process of using AI to unlock maximum speed, solve complex manufacturing challenges, reduce waste, increase company profits, and ultimately outflank your competition at every turn. With Lean Six Sigma in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, you’ll take this revolutionary approach to its limits—and that will make all the difference between business success and failure in the coming decades.

About the Authors

Michael George is the CEO of George AI Consultants, founder and Chairman of the George Group (sold to Accenture in 2007), and the Principal at Blackland Private Equity Group. Previously, he was CEO of International Power Machines, sold to Rolls-Royce.

Dan Blackwell is the Principal of the George AI Consultants, and Practice leader in Artificial Intelligence Pull System implementation. He is a Lean Master and Kaizen expert, and has trained and coached over 1,000 experts across five continents.

Michael L. George, Jr., is President and Principal of Blackland Group, LLC, cofounder of Blackland Group, LLC. Prior to this he was VP of Marketing at George Group Federal Services division and led the development of more than $160 million in prime Government contracts in a 3 year period.

Dr. Dinesh Rajan is Chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering at Southern Methodist University. He holds a Ph.D in Computer Engineering from Rice University, and a BS in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. Dr. Rajan has published over 100 peer-reviewed technical articles in leading journals and conferences. His work has been supported by federal agencies such as NSF, ONR, ARL, DARPA, and by companies including Toyota and Nokia.

In this Book

  • AI Data Mining Guides an EBITDA Turnaround
  • The Waste that Only Artificial Intelligence can Eliminate
  • The Productivity Challenge of the Twenty-First Century
  • Why is the Fourth Industrial Revolution Needed Now?
  • AI Data Mining, Product Flow, and Cycle Time
  • Executive Overview of the Fourth Manufacturing Revolution
  • Introduction to Deep Learning and Neural Networks
  • Specific Applications of Deep Learning in Manufacturing
  • AI Pull System Development
  • Conducting an AI Readiness Assessment
  • AI Lean Six Sigma in Process Industries
  • AI in Predictive Maintenance to Prevent Machine Downtime
  • AI in Project Management and Product Development