Six Sigma Vs Lean.

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Project report Six Sigma vs Lean By Yiqun Ma IE7285 Statistical Quality Control Dr. Himlona Palikhe Catalog 1. Definitions 2. Objectives 3. Literature review 4. Analysis and conclusion 5. References 1.Definitions(Derived from Wikipedia) Six Sigma: Six Sigma is a set of techniques and tools for process improvement. Bill smith who worked as an engineer in Motorola inc introduced it in 1986. The term Six Sigma originated from terminology associated with statistical modeling of manufacturing processes. The maturity of a manufacturing process can be described by a sigma rating indicating its yield or the percentage of defect-free products it creates. Six Sigma seeks to make improvement for the quality of…show more content…
Figure 1.2 2. Objectives: Six Sigma and Lean are two different programs with some similarities, and both of them are popular all around the world in manufacturing and business. So the study between them would be meaningful. So I would like to do some research next that based on some relative literatures. I will do detailed research between them in the next part of my report. Firstly, I will discuss their similarities and differences, then I will discuss their advantages and weaknesses respectively and I will present my own opinions. And there has been a new concept called "Lean Six Sigma" about which I would like to talk a little. 3. Literature review Six Sigma and Lean have some similarities as wells as differences. In many ways, they are the same or at least very similar, In Kevin Grayson 's opinion: They both have the ability to make very significant positive financial impacts on an organization. They both (similar to other initiatives) need management methods to make sure that they can be
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