Lean Tool Kaizen creates Continuous Improvement Culture

Lean tool Kaizen creates Continuous Improvement Culture in the Organization. Let’s see how, but first understand about Continuous Improvement. Continuous improvement is an ongoing effort to improve products, services or processes.   Continuous Improvement means “MAKE THINGS BETTER”.   Improvement is a continuous process. Every process or service does not always remain perfect. With time, …

Find and elminate the root cause with this unique problem solving tool – A3

Let’s first try to understand – What is a problem? A problem is a “GAP” between: Current condition –what is actually happening and Desired condition –what should be happening, or what is needed. To fill this gap, systematic problem-solving tools are required and one of them is A3 What is A3?   A3 is a …

How to prepare Strategy for Lean Six Sigma Implementation ?

If your organization has taken a decision on Lean Six Sigma implementation at the workplace, I must congratulate you. It’s a decision worth applauding. Lean Six Sigma is a proven methodology to improve workplace efficiency, bring process improvement and cut cost. If you are the Lean Six Sigma Black-Belt and have been asked to set up a …

FMEA – Failure Mode and Effects Analysis – A tool for predicting, analyzing and controlling Business Risks

What is FMEA? An FMEA is an engineering analysis done by a cross-functional team of subject matter experts that thoroughly analyzes product designs or manufacturing processes early in the product development process. It is one of Six Sigma Tools. (For more on Six Sigma tools : http://www.sigmasavvy.com/listen-experts-tools-think-must-effective-six-sigma-project/)  For more on Lean and Six Sigma : http://www.sigmasavvy.com/what-is-lean-six-sigma/ A cross-functional …

Six Sigma Tools you can use for the DEFINE Phase

Six Sigma is a disciplined approach and it follows the DMAIC methodology. We call it structured because you have to work in an orderly fashion of Define – Measure – Analyze – Improve and Control. Each stage has a set of Six Sigma tools (though some tools can be used interchangeably). In this blog, I …

What is Lean Six Sigma ?

Lean Six Sigma is the most practiced Management approach in today’s time. A good number of organizations have adopted Lean Six Sigma as a way of working and many other are following. It’s so, because Lean Six Sigma gives a competitive edge to your organization and the results are visible in a short span of …

Looking for Effective Process Management? Follow these 5 Six Sigma principles

Six Sigma is well known and widely practiced management philosophy. It originated in Motorola in the 1980’s , since then it has gained tremendous popularity and respect and is practiced in wide variety of industries. Here I present the 5 Key principles which make Six Sigma a successful approach for so many years.  The Key …

5 Lean Principles Every Engineer Should Know

Lean is a way of life in many organizations now. And, this is so because it has added value to the organizations. It originated at Toyota after the second world war when Japan was trying real hard to revive it’s economy. The benefits of implementing Lean were soon realized outside Japan and the credit goes …

Lean six sigma green belt exam questions and answers-Sample Paper

While conducting FMEA, if preventive controls are present , what rating will you give to Detection (given scale of 1 to 10) One Two Ten depends   If net available time is 7 hours and demand is 100,000 pieces per month, what is takt time ?  6.3 sec 63 sec 4.2 sec 42 sec   …

Top 10 Excellent Books on Personnel Excellence

Lean Six Sigma is all about Business Excellence, isn’t it? How about personal excellence? Would you like to develop Personal Excellence and contribute to the organizational Excellence? Here a list of books on Personal Excellence and I have collected them with inputs some wonderful Professionals from the Lean Six Sigma Community. 7 Habits of highly …

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