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What is Lean Six Sigma? / Edition 1
     

What is Lean Six Sigma? / Edition 1

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by Michael George, David Rowlands, Bill Kastle
 

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ISBN-10: 007142668X

ISBN-13: 9780071426688

Pub. Date: 10/27/2003

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

A quick introduction on how to use Lean Six Sigma to improve your workplace, meet your goals, and better serve your customers.

Lean Six Sigma combines the two most important improvement trends of our time: making work better (using Six Sigma) and making work faster (using Lean principles). In this plain-English guide, you’ll

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A quick introduction on how to use Lean Six Sigma to improve your workplace, meet your goals, and better serve your customers.

Lean Six Sigma combines the two most important improvement trends of our time: making work better (using Six Sigma) and making work faster (using Lean principles). In this plain-English guide, you’ll discover how this remarkable quality improvement method can give you the tools to identify and eliminate waste and quality problems in your own work area.

Packed with diagrams, cartoons, and real-life examples, What is Lean Six Sigma? reveals the “four keys” of Lean Six Sigma and how they apply to your own job:

  • Delight your customers with speed and quality
  • Improve your processes
  • Work together for maximum gain
  • Base decisions on data and facts

You’ll see the big picture of what your company hopes to gain with Lean Six Sigma, how it may affect your work area, and what it can mean to you personally.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071426688
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
10/27/2003
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
159,630
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)

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What is Lean Six Sigma? 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Six Sigma books often couch their wisdom in acronyms or jargon, or they offer vague, unfulfilling anecdotal narratives. This book is different. As trim, focused and efficient as if a Six Sigma team had designed it, it gets the job done. Its mission is simple: explain the basic structure of Lean Six Sigma initiatives to readers who are likely to become involved in one. While select case studies are judiciously sprinkled throughout, this is a meat-and-potatoes book that tells you what you need to know in clear, straightforward prose. Although the authors - Mike George, Dave Rowlands and Bill Kastle - humbly issue the caveat that this is not intended to be a comprehensive reference, its terse yet relevant style will probably make it one of those dog-eared volumes that barely gets back to the HR bookshelf before it¿s checked out again. Because of its plainspoken functionality, we recommend this manual strongly to anyone whose future may involve Lean Six Sigma.
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MaizeVA More than 1 year ago
I bought this and then bought 15 more copies for my management team. We are reading it in small groups and applying the concepts. We are very interested in lean six sigma but is was difficult to communicate the concept to everyone from the housekeeping manager to the Chief Information Officer and have them all on the same page. This book did the job and although it is an easy fast read it makes a good book for any level.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is truly a great book for someone wanting to develop a cursory understanding of two distinct yet embracing organizational quality systems. Six Sigma and Lean Principles have come together to demand attention as they take their place in modern production principles. It is a very quick read but very thorough in its explanations of the foundations and implementations of Lean Six Sigma.