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January 04, 2015

Lean Six Sigma..and final thought on PIUSS

Last entry for process improvement class.

Both lean and six sigma concepts are not Specified for manufacturing industry only. Both concepts are widely use in many industries and countries already. From my research, I guess for lean six sigma is still at the early stage of it. Most of authors lean toward the integration of lean and six sigma will create a superior process improvement or enhancing results as the organisations can focus both reduction in waste and variations at the same time.

Honestly, I know nothing about six sigma or lean before this class. It is a new knowledge for me. Heard of their names before but never know what are they for. And in class experience also amazing. Some of the experiments brought back all the high school memory of math and statistic. Helicopter experiment was fun. through learning by doing helps me understand all the concepts better as I can see how it’s really work.

January 03, 2015

Lean vs Six Sigma

Some thoughts about lean and six sigma. We all know that it helps organization in terms of cost reduction, improve process and product, increase profit. But what is the differences?

from the research, this is what I have learn


  • eliminate waste
  • flow of work, value stream, pull system, reduce waste and identify value added
  • focus on workflow
  • direct: better flow
  • indirect: less variations, high quality

six sigma:

  • reduce variations
  • DMAIC: define, analysis, improve, and control
  • focus on problem, using statistic
  • direct: high quality product
  • indirect: reduce waste, increase productivity

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