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March 03, 2009

Lean and Six Sigma

Today while researching I realised that the main difference between lean and six sigma is that one focuses on the process route while the other focusses on a specific part of the business or process to reduce variation. The main aim for both is to reduce variation. If both are combined it can be a very useful tool to fight variation in the process.

Lean works on redesigning the process while six sigma works on a part of the business. Different methods used i lean are cell manufaturing, just in time.......while in six sigma one uses the dmaic cycle and so on.

Six Sigma and Organisational Learning

Now a days competition is getting toughter. There is too much pressure on every organisation. One must continoursly improve and help keep customers satisfied may be through cost cutting or improving quality or both.

One person  (Peter Senge) rightly wrote "Learning Disability are tragic in children but fatal in organization".

What helps a organisation to overcome disability is organisational learning. It helps with understanding threats and finding out more opportunities.

The threats faced can be worked on by implementing six sigma as six sigma helps an organisation learn as excel, may be through the dmaic process. May be by completing the cycle you can analyse the problem and come up with solutions.

I think Presto Pizza is a learning organisation. It also implemented six sigma to help solve the problems and be a learning organisation.

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