Lean Six Sigma is a blend of two concepts:
Lean, which is aimed at reducing waste by breaking down
processes and separating waste from value, and Six Sigma,
which reduces process variation and errors by applying quality and
statistical tools. Together they help companies reap the
benefits of faster processes with lower cost and higher quality.
Lean Six Sigma has tremendously effective methodologies and
toolsets that produces astonishing results in a relative short period of
MAB’s Lean approach will help your organisation move beyond an isolated, project-based implementation to a comprehensive transformation-based Lean implementation.
MAB’s Lean experts can help your organization:
Get started on the path to Lean
Expand an existing Lean program
Reenergize a stalled Lean effort
Review the effectiveness of an existing Lean program
MAB’s Approach to Lean
MAB is an innovative industry leader in Lean Consulting. Our experience prompted us to design an approach that overcomes common roadblocks to Lean success. We link Lean with the strategic goals of the organisation and secure executive leadership commitment to support Lean when the initial project ends. This approach establishes a solid foundation for true organisational transformation and sustainable continuous improvement.
MAB’s Lean Pathway model accelerates Lean deployment, and it helps organisations progress from isolated project-type implementations to more comprehensive transformation-based implementations.
Get expert Lean assistance. MAB's Lean consultants can help you:
1. Evaluate your organization’s readiness for Lean:
Review your current Lean orientation, situation, and progress.
Identify any cultural barriers to embracing Lean.
2. Secure executive support and align Lean with your organization’s goals:
Produce Lean (kaizen) Events to demonstrate the value of a larger improvement effort.
Develop a Lean deployment strategy based on your vision, the competitive environment, the Voice of the Customer, and scorecard data.
Identify the Lean goals and link them to the business strategy.
Coach executives as they lead the Lean initiative.
3. Support sustainable changes:
Provide process management, change management, and project management services.
Develop a Lean measurement and review system to track progress and benefits.
Create a culture of problem solvers through training, coaching, and project support.
Six Sigma DMAIC
DMAIC is a step-by-step approach for improving existing business processes.
The Six Sigma methodology,
DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control), is used when a product or process is in existence but is not meeting customer specifications or is not performing adequately.
The Six Sigma DMAIC approach combines statistical and quality management tools to ensure that processes exhibit peak performance, resulting in a dramatic increase in customer satisfaction, productivity, and shareholder value.
The successful deployment of Six Sigma DMAIC requires the application of a wide range of tools, from simple quality tools (e.g., brainstorming or Pareto analysis) to advanced statistical modelling (e.g., regression analysis or designed experiments). The goal is to boost performance, drive better solutions and drastically reduce or eliminate nonconformities (defects) and problems to exceed customer requirements.