Identifying Six Sigma Steps

Organizations can make huge profit, if they learn to think in terms of Lean. Lean is based on the philosophy of eliminating waste. Lean shortens the time between the customer order and shipment. There are several steps that provide a strong foundation for any organization that wants to incorporate Lean into its operations. These steps are:

• Value
• Value Stream
• Flow
• Pull
• Perfection
• Replication

Lean thinking can be started by giving due consideration to value, which is customer’s ultimate requirement. The value of any products or services is defined by customer needs and not by any non-value added activity. Hence, customer is always prepared to pay for the operations that transform the product in a meaningful way.

Read my previous post titled “Why Six Sigma Has Become the Most Powerful Improvement Tool?” to know more about Six Sigma.