tklokesh
Team,
Can someone please help me with my questions,
I know Six Sigma and Kaizen (Not certified, but this was covered in one of the training I had, so have a fair idea). What is Lean? Is this a separate improving tool or a part of Kaizen/Six sigma.
On surfing I understand Lean to be tool applied in manufacturing industry. What confuses me, is many website term it as LEAN SIX SIGMA, then are they both same....
Kindly attach materials/presentation around the same if you have any, will be of definite help and much appreciated.
LOkesh TK

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Dear Mr.Lokesh,
I am clarifying your doubts about Lean. Pl read on,
• Focuses on maximizing process velocity
• Provides tools for analyzing process flow and delay times at each activity in a process
• Centers on the separation of "value-added" from "non-value-added" work with tools to eliminate the root causes of non-valued activities and their cost
In short, what sets Lean Six Sigma apart from its individual components is the recognition that you cannot do "just quality" or "just speed," you need a balanced process that can help an organization focus on improving service quality, as defined by the customer within a set time limit.
o The 8 types of waste / non-value added work
 Wasted human talent – Damage to people
 Defects – "Stuff" that’s not right & needs fixing
 Inventory - "Stuff" waiting to be worked
 Overproduction – "Stuff" too much/too early
 Waiting Time – People waiting for "Stuff" to arrive
 Motion – Unnecessary human movement
 Transportation – Moving people & "Stuff"
 Processing Waste – "Stuff" we have to do that doesn’t add value to the product or service we are supposed to be producing.
• Provides a means for quantifying and eliminating the cost of complexity
Did You Know?
Approximately 30% to 50% of the cost in service organizations is caused by costs related to slow speed or performing rework to satisfy customer needs.
The two methodologies interact and reinforce one another, such that percentage gains in Return on Investment Capital (ROIC%) are much faster if Lean and Six Sigma are implemented together.
In short, what sets Lean Six Sigma apart from its individual components is the recognition that you cannot do "just quality" or "just speed," you need a balanced process that can help an organization focus on improving service quality, as defined by the customer within a set time limit.

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lacarye
The answer ofvsramarao6 is very complete and accurate! Something to add is that you can apply Six Sigma but not Lean activities. Regards, Javier
From United States , Hialeah
tklokesh
Attaching a presentation on the info gathered so far Lean Vs Sig sigma
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DuraisamyR
Hi,
My experience is to go for LEAN first than for SIX SIGMA. Six sigma is more in reducing variability. What is the point is doing something consistantly (with near zero variation), which is not adding value to the customer?
Regards,
R.Duraisamy

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examplecg
Hi,
You can find an overview document on Lean and Six Sigma here
Trust this helps!!
Cheers
Sethu V
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