The first guest speaker that spoke to our class was David Klug. He came to talk about Six Sigma and LEAN Integrations. He used to work for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska and this is where he first started to implement these programs. He no longer works there, but his presentation what over this company and how they adapted to the Six Sigma and LEAN programs. Right away he said something that caught my attention and that was that he emphasized that the culture of the business is the key in implementing these programs and without culture a company will not be successful. We found out throughout the presentation that that statement was very true. Six Sigma is a methodology that uses tools to improve an organization. The tools assist in identifying the customer requirements and conducting data analysis. Lean is a methodology that focuses on streamlining a process of eliminating waste. The tools help make the process visible which assists in identifying opportunities to optimize the process flow and reduce time.
Of course the slide that had percentages on it caught my eye due to liking numbers and math so much. It was interesting for me to hear him talk about what would happen if 99.9% were acceptable. Some of the examples were like “two unsafe plane landings per day at O’Hare airport in Chicago” and “500 incorrect surgical operations each week”. These examples just show that companies are always having to know what they are doing and what needs to be improved to make sure
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1. Six Sigma is a management philosophy that sets objectives, collects data and analyzes results as a way to remove wasted expenses from its processes and help reduce the number of defective products produced. Six Sigma uses quality measures to strive for near perfection by eliminating errors and variables.
Successful deployment of Lean Six Sigma is often considered a function of the inputs with those being shown below in figure 1.1. As the companies are evaluated keep in mind those critical X’s are often evaluated as the function Y = f(X) or Outputs = f(Inputs). In other words by controlling the inputs an organization can predict the output of the Lean Six Sigma implementation. This point is key when evaluating the difference between successful and not-so-successful implementations.
Lean production and Six Sigma help a company to make the production and the workers work more efficient. The processes allow different types of programs to be put in place to ensure the workers and the production process operate at the optimal levels. The processes ensure that each element of the production and looks at each step to ensure that the process is working in a more efficient way (Wisner , Tan, & Leong, 2012).
Slide 15: Slide fifteen stood out to me because I have always really liked math. I really liked the idea of integrating math into real life situations because that gives the students a purpose for learning math, and it can also spark their interest in math. I also think that integrating math into other subjects is a good idea, and it wouldn't be very hard to do because there are a lot of books today that include counting and other mathematical concepts.
Lean Six Sigma is a combination of two business-improvement systems, Lean and Six Sigma. Lean refers to the reduction of waste, or the elimination of unnecessary steps to increase speed and productivity. Six Sigma is the reduction of variance to improve system performance. Ultimately, the depot’s bottom line is a process that frequently produces a high-quality product, on time and within or below established budgets, so that equipment can be returned to the Warfighter quickly and at the lowest possible cost to the taxpayer.
At UB's Center of Excellence for Global Enterprise Management, Li Lin, Ph.D., professor of industrial engineering, and his colleagues apply industrial-engineering tools, including Six Sigma and other lean enterprise methodologies originally developed for manufacturing processes, to improve the operations and competitiveness of hospitals.
• This coursework is worth 70% of the overall module marks. • The assignment questions are based on the main case. Supplements A and B provide useful insights into previous Six Sigma initiatives in the organization. • Preferably your write-up may not exceed 5000 ± 10% words. • This coursework should adopt academic conventions in terms of writing style, be supported by research, with proper attribution of sources and be fully referenced. • Do not submit an
Introduction: This case study investigates Maple Leaf Foods' (MLF), a highly successful diversified corporation, proactive approach to the implementation of the rigorous, culture penetrating and comprehensive measurement-based philosophy, Six Sigma. In fact, MLFs' change champions and "dynamic duo", Michael McCain, president and chief executive officer (CEO), and Bruce Miyashita, vice-president (VP) Six Sigma, unequivocal support, confidence, vision, and expertise in this process improvement and variation reduction strategy ignited the essential motivation and stakeholder loyalty that was paramount to the receptivity/achievement of their "well-thought out" conversion and
The application and implementation of lean principles or thinking is a process that requires commitment from every stakeholder in the organization. This process entails commitment to the organization's workers and to the system itself in order to make changes towards improvement. Generally, the implementation of lean thinking is geared towards continuous improvement through the elimination of waste. However, lean management or implementation of the principles sometimes incorporate mistakes that are made by leaders in the execution process. This is mainly because lean leadership appears to be simple though its complex because of the costs associated with it. The mistakes usually occur because of intrinsic complexities of exploring deeply into organizational philosophies, business strategy, psychology, and macroeconomics.
Lean Six Sigma approach is recognized widely and has been implemented predominately in manufacturing rather than other industries. To illustrate the point, this paper draws attention to the adoption of Lean Six Sigma in various industries with a case study. The combination of Lean tools and Six Sigma methodology is used to improve the process and quality by eliminating the variations and creating workflow in a process. The hypothesis of this study was that the Six Sigma technique can be used along with lean tools in order to improve process and quality in any area of industries. The review of case study discovered the use of
This phase of six sigma improvement process essentially answers one critical question; “What problem would you like to fix?” In this case the primary business objective is to predict the stresses and warp of the specimen with varying factor levels. Also the primary objective is to make use of computer simulations to predict the stress as this would lower the cost of actual production cost. The team uses design and analysis of computer experiments (DACE) to predict the stress caused by the laser welding process.
In 1990’s Jack Welch launched Six Sigma in GE in a big way. He implemented Six Sigma in all areas and ensured that the entire organization participates in the initiative. He changed the performance incentives and made them based on individual’s ability and enthusiasm to take part in Six Sigma initiatives. He transformed GE to a state where Six Sigma had become the culture of the organization and not just a methodology for brining organization-wide improvements.