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Theory of Constraints in Lean Six Sigma

Written by Andy Trainer – Wed 13 Jun 2012

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Theory of Constraints - identify & remove the bottleneck

What is the most effective way of improving my organisation?

Why does your organisation exist?

If it’s a commercial company, you want to make profits. If you are public sector or charity, then you want to apply your resources to best effect for your users.

Your business may be manufacturing (making widgets), information-processing (“transactional” such as finance and design) or service industry such as travel & transport, distribution, holidays and hotels.  To make money (profit) you need to have fast and efficient throughput of work from the start of the process to the customer.

What is Lean Six Sigma?

To improve flow of work and drive out waste (waste is anything you do that your customers won’t be happy paying for) many organisations use the highly effective tools of lean thinking. To reduce unwanted variation causing waste and troubling the customer we can use Six Sigma which is a powerful statistical toolkit. The combination of lean thinking and Six Sigma is Lean Six Sigma: widely and successfully used in very many organisations. Good training is available: for example, Silicon Beach Training offer Lean Training as well as Six Sigma Yellow Belt (three days), Green Belt (five days) and Black Belt Conversion (additional ten days).

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NEW Six Sigma Templates, Downloads and Videos

Written by Andy Trainer – Mon 21 Feb 2011

download free six sigma templatesAs those of you who follow us on Facebook and Twitter will know, our Six Sigma trainers have gone in to overdrive in recent weeks to produce some fantastic new resources.

These resources are the perfect introduction to Six Sigma for the uninitiated, and also form a perfect companion to our Six Sigma Training and Lean Training courses. Check out the outlines to our comprehensive Six Sigma Green Belt Training and Six Sigma Black Belt Training courses for more detail on the Six Sigma courses we offer here in Brighton, Sussex.

So - what's on offer then?... We've summarised the new Six Sigma resources here - just click on the titles to go to the full resource.

Six Sigma Project Charter Template Download

Defining your Six Sigma project well from the start using a Project Charter is one of the keys to Six Sigma Success. Use this Free Project Charter Template to help you get off to the best start.

Lean Six Sigma Glossary Download

Lean and Six Sigma contain a wide variety of tools, and as such there are a lot of terms and abbreviations to understand. Get up to speed with them all using this comprehensive 33-page Lean Six Sigma Glossary

VIDEO: What is Six Sigma? What is Lean?

Completely new to Lean and Six Sigma? In this short, easy to follow interview our Six Sigma Black Belt Steve explains the methodologies and the differences between Lean and Six Sigma. Watch the video below, or follow the link above for the full transcript:

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