Leaning Into Six Sigma: A Parable of the Journey to Six Sigma and a Lean Enterprise / Edition 1

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Overview

A brief business novel about combining today's two most powerful quality initiatives

Leaning Into Six Sigma shows managers how to combine today's two most popular continuous improvement methodologies— Lean Enterprise and Six Sigma—for dramatically improved quality and cycle time.

This concise and fast-paced "business novel" tells the story of how one skeptical company gradually came to understand and implement a Lean Six Sigma initiative—improving quality at all levels of the organization. This engaging story will help employees and managers understand basic quality concepts from Design of Experiments (DOE) to Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), while learning how to:

  • Implement work cells and preventive maintenance
  • Get rid of excess inventory
  • Speed up processes
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071414326
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/1/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 120
  • Sales rank: 841,814
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Barbara Wheat is the Director of Six Sigma for Ingersoll-Rand Tool and Hoist Division, where she brings the tools and techniques of both Lean Enterprise and Six Sigma together to institutionalize a world-class system of continuous improvement.

Chuck Mills has taught and implemented Lean Enterprise tools and techniques to forward-thinking organizations both in the United States and Europe.

Mike Carnell is President of Six Sigma Applications, one of the oldest and most experienced Six Sigma providers.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction
1 SG, Inc. 1
2 First Impressions of the Plant 4
3 Workplace Organization and the Five S's 13
4 The Results of Five S Implementation 21
5 Six Sigma Strategy for Sid 24
6 Defining Six Sigma 30
7 Implementing Six Sigma 33
8 The Crow's Nest 37
9 A New Commitment 46
10 Lean: Listening to the Process 50
11 Full Circle: Lean to Six Sigma to Lean to Six Sigma 58
12 Getting Organized to Get Me Out 74
Index 81
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2008

    best ever in my view

    she has put everything needed in a way that not only you can understand the journey of six sigma and lean enterprise but also it makes you feel great and also it motivates you to go through it more n more.generally i can say it was the best i have ever read.easy n funny.it gives what you need to continue your journey.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2004

    Highly Recommended!

    Authors Barbara Wheat, Chuck Mills and Mike Carnell use the format of a novel to explain two major quality control mechanisms: Lean Enterprise and Six Sigma, the efficiency approach that has had a broad impact on corporate America. In a sort of parable that shows both of these processes in action, they tell the story of a consultant named Samantha. She helps a business owner named Sid who has made all the wrong choices in setting up his manufacturing operation. Sam uses Six Sigma to help Sid out of his quagmire. The volume goes into greater, more useful detail about identifying and eliminating areas of waste than many other Six Sigma books. The text links the Five S¿s of Lean Enterprise with the systems problem-solving methodology MAIC (measure, analyze, improve and control). In all, here are the basics of Six Sigma and Lean Enterprise in an easy-to-use volume you can read on a commuter flight. We strongly recommend this book to those who want to begin to improve their firms¿ efficiency and productivity.

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