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  • #44485

    Lorax
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    All,
    A quick question. I’m looking at putting a bunch of people in this organization through Black-Belt training.
    It isn’t as a part of a structured introduction of the 6S methodology (we will probably end up using Lean this is a very “fat” organization).
    What do you think are the benefits of doing this in the trained people’s day-to-day work?
    I can see:
    ·        Increased reliance and priority on data for decision making
    ·        Improved awareness of the customer
    ·        Improved team-working abilities
    ·        Attitude & viewpoint which is more aligned with the goals of the organization
    ·        Better approach to information gathering.
     
    All comments appreciated.
     
    Lorax

     

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    #142577

    LBJ
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    Lorax
    Lean and Six Sigma is much more than just receiving training and then improving your company.  Sure, you could have the most highly trained BB and still have a Six Sigma program fail.  Remember it’s a culture.  Almost everyone in your company will have to have exposure and training.  Not every one will have to be a GB or BB but at least understand what waste and variation is, how to find it, and how to eliminate it.  The people who work your process everyday normally know best what the problems are, and often times how to fix them.  So please don’t expect to send some people through black belt training and get all those great results you have listed.  That takes time, and work.  Most people resist change at first.  Good luck anyhow. 

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    #142586

    Stevo
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    If you are looking for the “right” words to use in a proposal, go to any of the consultant’s web pages, they have already put the lipstick on the pitch.
     
    Stevo
     
    Ps. Give them credit for their “intellectual property”  bla bla bla
     

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    #142587

    Lorax
    Participant

    Indeed.
    We won’t see the full benefits which 6S helps to deliver by just sending a couple of people but surely there are some – esp. for the individuals who go.
     
    Lorax
     

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    #142601

    Brit
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    You should train based on the philosophical direction you will be taking.  If it is lean, then get the folks trained in lean, if it’s six sigma, then go that route.  Better still – if it lean six sigma, then that would be the training route to take.  I would be careful just sending your masses through BB training. The benefit vs cost might be a hindrance.  You might want to selctively train BBs and then provide some version of on-site GB training to hone down on the exact parts of the process you want them to know – if you aren’t going to implement six sigma (or lean six sigma).
    I agree with the other post – the six sigma concept is a culture change.  You might see spotty improvements based on the methodology, but the cost benefit might not be seen.  improvements in critical thinking, data-based decision making and probelm/opportunity identification are all possible benefits. 

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