Lean Six Sigma is a business technique that utilises teamwork to improve performance by reducing and removing waste within an organisation. It makes use of lean manufacturing practices to eliminate the eight kinds of waste (abbreviated as DOWNTIME – Defective Production, Overproduction, Waiting, Non-used Employee Talent, Transportation, Inventory, Motion and Excessive (Over) Processing).
The main tool used to drive Six Sigma projects is the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve and Control) improvement cycle.
Lean Six Sigma uses a belt system to signify training and development stages, starting with white belts then moving to yellow belts, green belts, black belts and master black belts.
For more information on Lean Six Sigma and how a customised training program can benefit your organisation, speak to one of our consultants. Remember, government-funded programs are available so ask about what is accessible in your industry and area.