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Lean or Six Sigma

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    IboFrance
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    I have Telecommunication company i want to make implemented one of these method which one is the best for my my company how i can know or will be better to make implementation both method which is lean Six sigma

    Thanks and regards,
    Ibo

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    #194451

    Prabhu V
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    Hi,

    Lean is best suited for process related activities like meeting demand-supply model.

    Six sigma is basically a problem solving methodology.

    Hence, it is your choice on which you need to focus.

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    #194452

    Trish G
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    Lean’s focus is more of removing waste in a process, and improving cycle time and capacity. Six Sigma concentrates on improving a process’s effectiveness, mitigating errors and variation of process performance, it also sends an organization down the path of data driven decisions.

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    #194458

    Chris Seider
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    Lean and Six Sigma work together if properly applied.

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    #194459

    IboFrance
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    ok so what the success factors for both method you think ?

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    #194460

    Katie Barry
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    @ibrahimfrance1 Check out iSixSigma’s section of articles on Success Factors here – Implementation > Success Factors > https://www.isixsigma.com/implementation/success-factors/

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    #194463

    Martin K. Hutchison
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    Start with lean.

    Six Sigma can probably be used on elements within the company, particularly when you are trying to look at quality elements with a lot of good data. But first get your methods and processes “In Control”- Standard work, clearly understood internal supplier-customer relationships, methods of gathering and processing data etc. Once you are in control look to where you can then begin to apply Six Sigma. If your company doesn’t have a lean basis to start with you may find that the data that you would need for six sigma is corrupted by bad or inconsistent processes and definitions for data.

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    #194465

    Chris Seider
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    Lean emphasizes different tools than Six Sigma and typically Lean concentrates on “muda” waste reduction and six sigma works on variation reduction. However, both are quite intertwined.

    I would evaluate your business and see what the burning issues are. We at CS International and GPS do business evaluations to help identify where to focus but I would advise you to not to focus on just one or the other.

    Let me give you an example of one business. When we evaluated a business, we saw 25+% wastage of raw materials in the product line. Lean won’t fix that. Six Sigma will be the main handle in this case but Lean is a great way to maintain and sustain the six sigma gains to reduce.

    Other parts of the business had high costs because of plenty of muda that allowed us to reduce labor costs and recapture business lost to co-manufacturers. In this case of the same business, we applied more lean tools.

    Lesson: Lean and Six Sigma are great and the key is to find someone who can recognize when to use both OR to ask for help.

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    #194468

    Jay Arthur
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    Having worked at one of the Baby Bells, I’d suggest that you use:
    1) Lean to reduce service delays and
    2) Six Sigma to reduce mistakes and errors.

    Too many service order errors? Use Six Sigma. Takes too long to repair a customer’s service? Use Value Stream Mapping to reduce delays.

    Telecom Service Order Error Case Study

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    #194474

    MBBinWI
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    @ibrahimfrance1 – you need them both. As well as Theory of Constraints (TOC) and probably a dozen other improvement methods. It always amazes me as to why people think you need to pick one or the other. Identify your problem and then select the appropriate methodology to address it. If you only have a hammer, every problem looks like a nail. You need a full toolbox.

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