Lean and Six Sigma are improvement methods that have contributed to making products and services better, faster and cheaper. But how do they work, what makes the methods similar, and what makes them different? Moreover, how can you begin applying these concepts in your daily work? We will demystify Lean and Six Sigma, share simple definitions and demonstrate simple applications, and introduce tools and exercises that you can bring to your own teams as the first step in producing great results.
When it comes to creating a snapshot of process performance that illustrates the “Voice of the Process,” there may be no better tool than the histogram. More than this, the histogram is the starting point for discussions about Capability, a Six Sigma metric. In this session we will share various ways to create the histogram, how to effectively interpret the output, and how to leverage the information contained within it.
The Fishbone is a powerful tool for revealing root causes, and putting them into logical categories for purposes of further study. The Fishbone is a powerful analytical tool and great for brainstorming sessions. Even if you feel you understand the fundamentals of the Fishbone, this program will demonstrate how to take this tool to the next level! Ever considered transforming a Fishbone into a Pareto Chart? We’ll show you how!
The 5 Why’s is our first foray into analytical tools to help reveal the root cause of performance problems. Even if you feel you understand the foundation of the 5 Why’s, you’ll learn ways to adapt the tool beyond its traditional application by moving your inquiry in different directions. The 5 Why Tool is an excellent group brainstorming tool.