Lean Six Sigma That Works: A Powerful Action Plan for Dramatically Improving Quality, Increasing Speed, and Reducing Waste

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If lean manufacturing moves your products through processes faster, and Six Sigma improves their quality, just imagine what combining these two powerful disciplines will do for you! Lean Six Sigma That Works provides the key to transforming your results in any manufacturing environment, giving you detailed, practical processes that let you leave the conference room, and get right to work.

A strong and sensible combination of the “why” and the “how,” this book gives you a ...

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Lean Six Sigma that Works: A Powerful Action Plan for Dramatically Improving Quality, Increasing Speed, and Reducing Waste

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Overview

If lean manufacturing moves your products through processes faster, and Six Sigma improves their quality, just imagine what combining these two powerful disciplines will do for you! Lean Six Sigma That Works provides the key to transforming your results in any manufacturing environment, giving you detailed, practical processes that let you leave the conference room, and get right to work.

A strong and sensible combination of the “why” and the “how,” this book gives you a step-by-step improvement plan, plus a thorough understanding of:

• cost, cash flow, materials velocity, lead time, balance, waste, and non-value-added processes

• value stream mapping and the DMAIC process for solving problems and improving quality profitability

• how every form of waste impacts customer satisfaction and the bottom line

• and much more

Whether you're a seasoned professional, or implementing your first lean sigma project, this invaluable guide offers you a clear path to higher quality, customer loyalty, and increased efficiency.

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What People Are Saying

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"""This book will be a practical guide for leaders at all levels of the organization. It will immediately help you take advantage of simple, yet powerful tools to lower costs, improve quality and increase profits.""

-- Dean Samuelson, President, Wellcraft Marine

""Finding time and the team to apply the principles of Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma will no longer be a problem. This book will allow your team to master tools that will deliver lasting results and empower your team. A must read for you and your team!""

-- Matt Chambers, General Manager, Marine Concepts"

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780814473474
  • Publisher: AMACOM
  • Publication date: 10/12/2006
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 548,002
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Bill Carreira is President of Carreira Consulting and has more than 30 years of experience in manufacturing with small firms and Fortune 500s. He is the author of Lean Manufacturing That Works.

Bill Trudell is President of Val-Stream Consulting, assisting companies in driving costs and waste from their operations with lean sigma methodologies.

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Table of Contents

"Introduction: The Why

Part 1 The What

Chapter 1: Overview of Lean Six Sigma

Chapter 2: Customer Satisfaction

Chapter 3: Waste

Chapter 4: Value Added, Non Value Added, Required Value Added

Chapter 5: Flow and P vs. Push and Batch; Balance

Chapter 6: Velocity, Throughput and Lead Time

Chapter 7: Cost and Profit Cash Flow

Part 2 The How

Chapter 8: The Basic Tools of Lean Six Sigma

Chapter 9: Value Stream Mapping (Baselining)

Chapter 10: Lean Engineering Analysis

Chapter 11: Setup Reduction

Chapter 12: 5S

Chapter 13: Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)

Chapter 14: Practical Application of Lean Six Sigma: Indirect Expenses

Chapter 15: Project: Increase Throughput on an Assembly Line

Chapter 16: Project: Reducing Jet Ski Warranty Costs

Chapter 17: Project: Eliminate Rework–Fiberglass Bath Tubs and Showers

Chapter 18: The Psychology of Lean Six Sigma

Index"

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  • Posted January 27, 2009

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    Structured guide to Six Sigma: how to get flow, get lean, get rich

    Many business books focus on theories and abstractions that real world businesses cannot implement. Bill Carreira and Bill Trudell provide a practical, action-oriented approach to eliminating waste and boosting quality. They use real-world examples from their consulting experience to show you how to create, measure and manage value. While some of their information may seem a bit technical, the authors present their method as clearly and as practically as they can. Lean Six Sigma can help you make dramatic improvements. getAbstract suggests this useful manual to engineers, and to manufacturing and operations managers.

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