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A brief business novel about combining today's two most powerful quality initiatives

Leaning Into Six Sigma shows managers how to combine today's two most popular continuous improvement methodologies-- Lean Enterprise and Six Sigma--for dramatically improved quality and cycle time.

This concise and fast-paced "business novel" tells the story of how one skeptical company gradually came to understand and implement a Lean Six Sigma initiative--improving quality at all levels of the organization. This engaging story will help employees and managers understand basic quality concepts from Design of Experiments (DOE) to Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), while learning how to:

  • Implement work cells and preventive maintenance
  • Get rid of excess inventory
  • Speed up processes

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Warning: Reading this tale could result in effective change occurring in your organization!

This is the book you will want everyone in your company to read before you start your Lean Six Sigma deployment. Written by professionals who have successfully rolled out Lean Six Sigma in numerous organizations, Leaning Into Six Sigma uses a fast-paced business novel format to explain how to combine today's two leading improvement methodologies--Lean Enterprise and Six Sigma--for dramatically improved quality and cycle times.

The book tells the of a company in crisis that had to improve to stay in business--and how management and employees came to understand and implement a Lean Six Sigma initiative, facing challenges along the way. The story is designed to introduce everyone in an organization to problem-solving strategies that get rid of excess inventory, speed up processes, and improve quality at all levels. Using simple language, the authors help you grasp the basic quality concepts of Lean Six Sigma, including

  • The 5 S's--Sifting, Sorting, Sweeping and Washing, Spic and Span, and Self-Discipline
  • MAIC (Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control)
  • DOE (Design of Experiments)
  • ANOVA (Analysis of Variance)

Help your organization understand the need for change and begin to implement it by Leaning Into Six Sigma.

About the Author:

Barbara Wheat is the Director of Six Sigma for Ingersoll-Rand Tool and Hoist Division, where she brings the tools and techniques of both Lean Enterprise and Six Sigma together to institutionalize a world-class system of continuous improvement.

Chuck Mills has taught and implemented Lean Enterprise tools and techniques to forward-thinking organizations both in the United States and Europe.

Mike Carnell is President of Six Sigma Applications, one of the oldest and most experienced Six Sigma providers.

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  • PublisherMcGraw Hill
  • Publication date2003
  • ISBN 10 0071414320
  • ISBN 13 9780071414326
  • BindingPaperback
  • Edition number1
  • Number of pages120
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