Monthly Archives: October 2011

Zero to Success in 60 Days or Less: How to Build a Successful Lean Six Sigma Program From the Ground Up (Part II – Revisiting the Rules in Use)

In 1999, Steven Spear and H. Kent Bowen published their article “Decoding the DNA of the Toyota Production System”. In this article, the authors articulated the fundamental nature of the Toyota Production System through the definition of four principles, which … Continue reading

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Zero to Success in 60 Days or Less: How to Build a Successful Lean Six Sigma Program From the Ground Up (Part I – Rounding Up the Usual Suspects)

In my last posting I wrote about how a company’s ability to execute on LSS project improvements was much more important to a program’s success than executive buy-in. You can still garner successes without the latter, but it is much … Continue reading

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Do You Think Executive Buy-In is the Most Important Factor in Determining a Lean Six Sigma Program’s Success? You Couldn’t be More Wrong.

I have read in several Lean Six Sigma books, blogs and training materials that executive buy-in is the paramount factor in determining a Lean Six Sigma program’s success. Although such buy-in helps, I have worked with several organizations that have … Continue reading

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