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The Unexpected Benefits of Lean Six Sigma Training

The benefits of Lean Six Sigma training are many and varied. Think quality improvements, cost savings, taking time out of processes and improving customer satisfaction. Think also about improved knowledge and capability, Black Belt, Green Belt and Yellow Belt certifications and the abundance of learning that comes from the application of Lean Six Sigma in [...]

As a leader – do you have a ‘change ready mindset’?

Are you really achieving brilliant change? Change has become the new next, and we all know that when change happens it’s going to get a reaction from the people who need to receive it, a widely known statistic is that about 70% of change under achieves its full potential. How confident are you that you’re [...]

The Lean Six Sigma Guru – April

You have questions, The Lean Six Sigma Guru has answers. Each month, the mysterious and wise Lean Six Sigma Guru answers the most popular questions about Lean Six Sigma and the world of Continuous Improvement.  Seeking knowledge and mastery is a path you need not walk alone. Your journey may take different twists along the way, [...]

Lean Process Improvement

The term ‘Lean’ was coined by John Krafcik in 1988 to describe a way of working that “uses less of everything”. The Lean methods and concepts themselves predate the term, rooted as they are in the Toyota Production System philosophies and practices that took decades to develop and refine. Still, whatever the sector, size or [...]

The Lean Six Sigma Guru – March

You have questions, The Lean Six Sigma Guru has answers. Each month, the mysterious and wise Lean Six Sigma Guru answers the most popular questions about Lean Six Sigma and the world of Continuous Improvement.  The path to excellence can be a long one, but ultimately rewarding in many ways. However, it need not be confusing. [...]

The Lean Six Sigma Guru – February

You have questions, The Lean Six Sigma Guru has answers. Each month, the mysterious and wise Lean Six Sigma Guru answers the most popular questions about Lean Six Sigma and the world of Continuous Improvement.  How can each one of us prove our worth? A mark of quality to prove your skills is worth its weight [...]

Your Journey through the Lean Six Sigma Belt Levels

Lean Six Sigma belt levels are used to distinguish the different levels of Lean Six Sigma training that can be obtained. The use of ‘Belts’ to describe the hierarchy within Six Sigma originated in Motorola, and it was Mikel Harry who originally described practitioners using the ‘belt’ convention applied in martial arts. If you’re not [...]

Continuous Improvement Techniques: Developing Personal Capability

One of the best things about working with Continuous Improvement practitioners is seeing the results that come from their practical application of continuous improvement techniques. I’m not just talking about cost savings, time savings and the joys of a smoother process, reduced rework and happier customers – though there’s certainly plenty of that. I’m talking [...]

Lean Six Sigma Guru – January

You have questions, The Lean Six Sigma Guru has answers. Each month, the mysterious and wise Lean Six Sigma Guru answers the most popular questions about Lean Six Sigma and the world of Continuous Improvement.  Welcome young apprentice, I am the Lean Six Sigma Guru. I'm a master of Lean Six Sigma and your guide to [...]

How to Start a Lean Six Sigma Project

Of all the quotes about beginnings, fresh starts and the joy of something new, this one from David DeNotaris seems most appropriate when it comes to starting a new Lean Six Sigma project: “Dissatisfaction is a great starting point, for it is right there that we have the most power, strength and energy to push [...]