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Lean Six Sigma Combining Six Sigma Quality with Lean Production Speed,9780071385213

Lean Six Sigma Combining Six Sigma Quality with Lean Production Speed

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Edition: 1st
Format: Hardcover
Pub. Date: 5/16/2002
Publisher(s): McGraw-Hill Education
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Summary

Time and quality are the two most important metrics in improving any company's production and profit performance. Lean Six Sigma explains how to impact your company's performance in each, by combining the strength oftoday's two most important initiatives--Lean Production and Six Sigma--into one integrated program.

Author Biography

Michael L. George is founder and president of George Group which, with over 70 consultants, is the largest Six Sigma consulting practice in the United States. The firm also provides its clients with a wealth of experience in Lean Methods, Supply Chain Acceleration, and other essential business strategies.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Part One. The Lean Six Sigma Value Proposition 1(78)
Lean Six Sigma: Creating Breakthrough Profit Performance
3(12)
The Roadmap to Higher Shareholder Value
4(4)
The Lean Six Sigma Secret
8(1)
The Lean Six Sigma Value Proposition
9(4)
Lean Six Sigma and MRP
13(1)
The Power Is in the Total Process
13(1)
To Learn More
14(1)
Six Sigma: The Power of Culture
15(18)
Critical Success Factors for Six Sigma
17(6)
Predicting Team Success, Preventing Team Failure
23(1)
The Six Sigma Process and Improvement Tools
24(7)
The Role of Six Sigma as a Metric
31(1)
The Key Is in the Culture
32(1)
Key Messages of Six Sigma
32(1)
To Learn More
32(1)
Lean Means Speed
33(28)
Is This Lean?
34(1)
The Essentials of Lean
35(1)
The Lean Metric: Cycle Efficiency
36(13)
Velocity of Any Process
49(2)
Knowing Where to Focus: The 80/20 Rule
51(1)
Using a Value Stream Map to Find the 20% Waste
51(5)
The Major Lean Improvement Tools
56(3)
The Lean Enterprise
59(1)
Epilogue on Ford
59(1)
The Laws of Lean Six Sigma
60(1)
To Learn More
60(1)
Creating Competitive Advantage with Lean Six Sigma
61(18)
The Need for Executive Engagement
62(9)
Value Stream Selection a la Warren Buffett
71(5)
Competing with Lean Six Sigma
76(3)
Part Two. The Lean Six Sigma Implementation Process 79(156)
Initiation: Getting Commitment from Top Management
85(8)
Laying the Groundwork
87(1)
Leadership Engagement
87(5)
The Next Moves
92(1)
Infrastructure and Deployment Planning
93(24)
Plan Components and Typical Timelines
94(2)
The Detailed Deployment Plan
96(1)
Process Focus
96(2)
Organizational Structures
98(12)
Measures
110(3)
Rewards and Recognition
113(2)
Infrastructure Tools
115(1)
Completing the Deployment Plan
116(1)
Kickoff: Establishing the Vision Company-Wide
117(8)
Structure of the Transforming Event
118(1)
CEO Presentation
119(1)
Design Team Presentation
120(1)
``Testimonials'' from Experienced Companies
120(1)
Simulation
120(2)
Launch Preparations
122(1)
The Cascade of Transforming Events
122(1)
Achieving a Company-Wide Vision
123(1)
Only the Beginning
123(2)
Selecting the Right People---and the Right Projects
125(32)
Selecting Black Belt Resources
126(1)
Selecting Projects
127(2)
The Language of Project Selection
129(1)
Who Does What
130(1)
Diagnostic Processes for Project Identification
131(1)
Top-Down Project Identification
132(12)
Bottom-Up Project Identification
144(2)
Grouping and Screening Ideas
146(2)
Project Definition and Scoping
148(5)
Final Project Selections
153(2)
Projects Suitable for Lean Six Sigma
155(1)
Selecting the Right Resources and Projects
156(1)
Predicting and Improving Team Performance
157(10)
Understanding Individual Performance
158(1)
Preferred Team Roles as Predictors of Team Success or Failure
159(3)
Applying Belbin's Research
162(1)
The Importance of Team Leadership
163(2)
Implications for Black Belt Training
165(2)
Implementation: The DMAIC Improvement Process
167(15)
The Context of Improvement
168(2)
The DMAIC Process and Its Tools
170(3)
A Walk Through DMAIC
173(4)
Developing Focus: The DMAIC Filter
177(1)
Big Gains with Simple Tools: Two Examples
178(3)
Implications for Black Belt Training
181(1)
Implementation: The DMAIC Tools
182(44)
Define Tools
183(2)
Measure Tools
185(14)
Analyze Tools
199(4)
Improve Tools
203(19)
Control Tools
222(2)
Using the Lean Six Sigma Tools
224(2)
Institutionalizing Lean Six Sigma
226(9)
Institutionalization
228(4)
Planning for Each Business Unit Launch
232(1)
The Executive's Role
232(2)
Emphasizing the Ultimate Goals
234(1)
Part Three. Leveraging Lean Six Sigma 235(74)
Total Supply Chain Acceleration
237(33)
Accelerating Your Internal Supply Chain
238(19)
Extending the Enterprise to Suppliers
257(9)
The Downstream Pull System
266(4)
Lean Six Sigma Logistics
270(20)
Inventory and Strategic Goals
271(2)
Inventory and The Cost of Production
273(5)
Fundamental Logistics Cost Drivers
278(2)
Lean Manufacturing, Raw Materials, and Inventory Management
280(1)
Implementing Lean Logistics
281(7)
Challenges of Lean Logistics
288(2)
Design for Lean Six Sigma
290(19)
The Case for Applying Lean Six Sigma to the Design Process
292(4)
Improving Design Velocity
296(7)
Design for Lean Six Sigma
303(4)
Final Thoughts on Lean Six Sigma and Product Development
307(2)
Index 309

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