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    farhan amir
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    hi,
    most of the companies are applying Lean Six Sigma successfully. as both of these are complementary to each other. there are numerous case studies of companies who have applied Lean Six Sigma successfully. All i want to know is dat are thr any real based companies who have failed in their quest of implementing Lean Six Sigma?
    if they hve failed , can any1 provide me their articles or case studies because its very hard 2 find these, because most companies dont publish their failed initiative program unlike the successful companies who publish their articles n case studies….its for ma university thesis…
    any sort of help wil be apreciated…
    regards,
    farhan

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    #142252

    Hans
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    Fahran,
    There is no doubt in my mind that you will get blasted for this posting.  You post a question and give yourself the answer: (Darth, you are much better at it than I am, and sometimes for very valid reasons as I have found out over the past few weeks).
    If they haven’t been successful they will not get published! If a theory cannot be validated and the hypothesis tests are not significant the theory will not get published. That is part of the ritual of academic publication. If you are at the end of your dissertation, you should know this by know!
    A different question is if someone on this forum can give you examples of “real-life” failed iniatives. This forum can provide you with tons of those examples. 50% of your answer is your question! Sorry for sounding “rough” here, but flawed logic is never pretty to look at! Good luck with your research.
     

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    #142278

    Mikel
    Member

    WHAT THE HECK IS LEAN SIX SIGMA?

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    #142293

    EdG
    Participant

    LEAN SIX SIGMA  =  ???
     
    a) (Lean2 + Six Sigma2 + 2Lean Six Sigma)1/2
    b) (Lean + 1)(Six Sigma – ) – (1 + Six Sigma – Lean)
    c) (Lean x Six Sigma)TOC
    d) A new package on a previously marketed item

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    #142299

    Ken Feldman
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    From the man that developed LSS:
    “Lean Six Sigma combines the two most important improvement trends of our time: making work better (using Six Sigma) and making work faster (using Lean principles).”

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    #142304

    Emails Monitored
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    From the man that developed LSS….
     
    Wasn’t that an intellectual endeavor tantamount to stirring peanut butter together with grape jelly?   What an open-palmed forehead-smacker that innovation must have been.  
     
    But I realize that your emails are probably monitored by that very same conceptualizing and industry realigning mental powerhouse – so I don’t expect LSS observations from you with the same intellectual rigor with which you must have impressed the original Dr. D. (and yes, I’m still envious of your actually getting the great man to join your dissertation committee)…..

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    #142305

    farhan amir
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    hans,
    ya i knew ven i ask da question …not many company publsih these failed implementation…nobody wants a bad image for their company..
    i hope 2 find it …..but any how tanz for replyin….
    regards
    Farhan

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    #142306

    Hans
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    Fahran,
    I am glad to see that you show a high level of integrity in your response!
     The two contacts below are probably your best chance of finding non-published or even published materials that you can cite in your thesis. From what I can tell they are currently on top of the academic research in the area of Six Sigma. Dr. Hendry recently published a comprehensive literature review that includes articles in the bibliography section related to failed six sigma initiative. If you have not done so already, read her articles first and then contact her. Drafts of her articles are available on the internet. Do a search: Six Sigma,, Literature Review. She will come up right away if you use Google. Dr. Anthony is in the process of publishing extensively.
    I would be surprised if they minded an inquiry from a student in regards to support with papers for your thesis given that you have familiarized yourself with their recent work (which you may already have done). Good luck with your thesis!
    Professor Linda Hendry
    BSc, PhD Lancaster
    Professor of Operations Management
    Contact
    Room: A72Tel: +44 (0)1524 593841Email: [email protected]
    Prof. Jiju Anthony
    Director of CRISSPI
    Contact details
    T: + 44 (0)141 331 8475F: +44 (0)141 331 8496E: [email protected]
     

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    #142308

    Ken Feldman
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    Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups comes to mind as well as Certs.  In fact the peanut butter/jelly combo was the first “dinner” that a former girlfriend made for me after a few months of dating.  Good thing she had other talents.  Give me an email or fax number and I can send you a copy of the dissertation cover page so you can keep it on your desk along with pics of you and Dr. D.  You have my offline email address.

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    #142348

    Digital Alterations
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    In these days of digital alterations I’m afraid it would look impressive but with a haunting sense of potential malfeasance – much like my Ops. Research dissertation title page with the signatures of my committee:   
     
    James Clerk Maxwell
    Glenn Seaborg
    Ronal Reagan

    Leo Tolstoy – Chair
     
    Now that, sir, was a dissertation committee.  Varied interests, time periods and backgrounds.    Eclectic and demanding.   Not Deming, but not bad.  Granted Leo got a little carried away in his praise but his commentary was accepted conclusively as his documented acceptance of not only my unique application of Markov analysis to medical device developmental processes but having been executed with darn good prose.
     

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    #142350

    Ken Feldman
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    Dr. V, glad you are doing well and still in possession of your witty humor.

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    #142393

    wani
    Participant

    thanz Hans for da info…:)
     
     

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    #142397

    Viti
    Participant

    Wat is the different between Lean Manufacturing and Lean Six Sigma (LSS)?  

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