What is Lean Six Sigma?
Lean is a philosophy developed by Toyota to operate a more profitable company by systematically reducing non-value-adding waste and including everyone in the continuous improvement process. Six Sigma is a customer-focused business- management system developed by Motorola to identify and eliminate the causes of variability and minimize defects.
Working together, Lean Six Sigma is a powerful operational excellence strategy with a major focus on employee knowledge, contributions and participation. Lean Six Sigma uses a continuous improvement methodology and accompanying tools to improve productivity, quality and lead time (or service response time) through the discovery and elimination of productivity limitations such as variability, waste and overburden.
Where is it Applied?
Lean Six Sigma was developed for manufacturing, but it is also successfully applied in other industries such as service, healthcare, logistics, finance and accounting, hotels, construction and more. Lean Six Sigma methodologies and tools are now being applied to any process.
What results can be expected by applying Lean Six Sigma?
Savings in the operation of a business of about 5% to 10% of a company's turnover.
Significant improvement in the quality of products and services.
Significant improvement in the costs of the products and in the cost of the processes.
Greater competitiveness since it will be a more agile and productive company than the competition.
A culture of agile thinking, better decision-making and therefore a better place to work
What are the advantages of being a certified professional in Lean Six Sigma?
Being a certified professional gives you the value of being someone who has the knowledge and experience proven to improve any process and reduce operating costs significantly. It makes you more competitive in the labor market and in the companies themselves, since you know the tools and how to apply them to achieve very agile and highly competitive processes.