Practitioners’ Lean Six Sigma Predictions for 2014

Posted by: meikah | 23 January 2014 | 2:50 am

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It’s a new year, and that means new challenges for the business.

I know you have been working on your processes the whole of 2013, and leveraging strategies such as Six Sigma, Lean Six Sigma, Lean, Kanban, among other things.

So what’s in store for Lean Six Sigma this 2014? Some practitioners were asked and here’s what they have to say:

Kaj Ahlmann, Owner
Six Sigma Ranch & Winery
“Think process, not silo, and focus on the customer [the voice of the customer…”

Dr. Charles Brandon, Director, Performance Improvement Office
U.S. Department of Defense
“There will be a renewed emphasis on understanding and tapping into the skillsets the continuous process improvement (CPI)/LSS practioner brings to the table. More organizations will endeavor to involve CPI/LSS during the initial stages of program/project definition, allowing for an astute incorporation of progressive management philosophies and techniques during the definition of an effort…”

Gary G. Jing, LDFSS Deployment Leader, Master Black Belt
Tyco Electronics, Telecom
“Start off with Lean to address the big-picture view and everything else it can, and use Six Sigma to fill the voids.”

Eric Maass, PhD, Engineering Program Director, DRM/DFSS and Lead Master Black Belt
“We are progressing toward a more proactive approach incorporating more Lean Six Sigma principles and less reactive, blind adoption, meaning more products are being designed for high yield and high reliability without rework, and processes are “born” Lean, consistent with Lean principles and ready for production ramp-up.”

Daniel Stoelb, Regional Lean Leader
“Continuing to work in the trenches to help improve the percentage of success with Lean and Six Sigma through the leadership and people side.”

Damon Werner, Director, Six Sigma, Master Black Belt
McKesson Connected Care & Analytics
“(Work on) efficiencies gained in our process improvement efforts in the area of implementations.”


What is your prediction?

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