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Lean Six Sigma for Service

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Bring the miracle of Lean Six Sigma improvement out of manufacturing and into services Much of the U.S. economy is now based on services rather than manufacturing. Yet the majority of books on Six Sigma and Lean--today's major quality improvement initiatives--explain only how to implement these techniques in a manufacturing environment. Lean Six Sigma for Services fills the need for a service-based approach, explaining how companies of all types can cost-effectively translate manufacturing-oriented Lean Six Sigma tools into the service delivery process. Filled with case studies detailing dramatic service improvements in organizations from Lockheed Martin to Stanford University Hospital, this bottom-line book provides executives and managers with the knowledge they need to: Reduce service costs by 30 to 60 percent Improve service delivery time by 50 percent Expand capacity by 20 percent without adding staff

Lean Six Sigma for Service Chapter 1 The ROI of Lean Six Sigma for Services

Author : Michael George
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This chapter comes from Lean Six Sigma for Service, which provides a service-based approach to Six Sigma, explaining how companies of all types can cost-effectively translate manufacturing-oriented Lean Six Sigma tools into the service delivery process. Six Sigma expert Michael George reveals how easy it is to apply relatively simple statistical and Lean tools that will reduce costs and achieve greater speed in service processes. Here, for the first time, you'll read about how classic Lean tools such as "Pull systems" and "setup reduction" are being used in procurement, call centers, surgical suites, government offices, R&D, and much more.

Lean Six Sigma Service Excellence

Author : Gerald M. Taylor
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Current books on Lean Six Sigma for service ortransactional organizations either require a significanttechnical background, or are rather conceptual in natureand lack the detail of the tools, how to use them, andthe practical skill-building exercises needed to givereaders the ability to actually implement Lean Six Sigmain their ......

Lean Six Sigma in Service

Author : Sandra L. Furterer
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In real life, data is messy and doesn’t always fit into normal statistical distributions. This is especially true in service industries where the variables are, well, variable and directly related to and measured by the constantly changing needs of customers. As the breadth and depth of tools available has increased across the integrated Lean Six Sigma landscape, their integrated application has become more complex. Filled with case studies using real-world data, Lean Six Sigma in Service: Applications and Case Studies demonstrates how to integrate a suite of tools to make sense of an unstructured problem and focus on what is critical to customers. Using a clean, clear writing style that is not overly technical, the author describes the Six Sigma DMAIC (Define-Measure-Analyze-Improve-Control) and Design for Six Sigma IDDOV (Identify-Define-Design-Optimize-Validate) problem solving approaches and how they can be applied to service and transaction-related processes. The case studies illustrate the application of Lean Six Sigma tools to a wide variety of processes and problems including, but not limited to financial process improvement, designing a recruiting process, managing a college’s assets, and improving educational processes. Examples of tools include Pareto analysis, cause and effect analysis, failure mode and effects analysis, statistical process control, SIPOC, process flow charts, project management tools, cost of quality analysis, and Lean tools, such as 5S, 8 wastes, and the 5 whys. Ultimately, the Lean Six Sigma team must show improvement against the metrics that assess customer satisfaction. This book includes strategies for integrating Lean Six Sigma tools into measurable improvement processes and eliminating the root causes of problems. With its inclusion of case studies and an alternative approach to the material, the book provides an instant understanding of how others have successfully applied Lean Six Sigma tools. This understanding then translates into processes that can be applied to any service organization.

Lean Six Sigma for Service Chapter 11 Using DMAIC to Improve Service Processes

Author : Michael George
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This chapter comes from Lean Six Sigma for Service, which provides a service-based approach to Six Sigma, explaining how companies of all types can cost-effectively translate manufacturing-oriented Lean Six Sigma tools into the service delivery process. Six Sigma expert Michael George reveals how easy it is to apply relatively simple statistical and Lean tools that will reduce costs and achieve greater speed in service processes. Here, for the first time, you'll read about how classic Lean tools such as "Pull systems" and "setup reduction" are being used in procurement, call centers, surgical suites, government offices, R&D, and much more.

Lean Six Sigma for Service Chapter 14 Designing World Class Services Design for Lean Six Sigma

Author : Michael George
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This chapter comes from Lean Six Sigma for Service, which provides a service-based approach to Six Sigma, explaining how companies of all types can cost-effectively translate manufacturing-oriented Lean Six Sigma tools into the service delivery process. Six Sigma expert Michael George reveals how easy it is to apply relatively simple statistical and Lean tools that will reduce costs and achieve greater speed in service processes. Here, for the first time, you'll read about how classic Lean tools such as "Pull systems" and "setup reduction" are being used in procurement, call centers, surgical suites, government offices, R&D, and much more.

Lean Six Sigma for Service Chapter 9 Phase 4 Performance and Control

Author : Michael George
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This chapter comes from Lean Six Sigma for Service, which provides a service-based approach to Six Sigma, explaining how companies of all types can cost-effectively translate manufacturing-oriented Lean Six Sigma tools into the service delivery process. Six Sigma expert Michael George reveals how easy it is to apply relatively simple statistical and Lean tools that will reduce costs and achieve greater speed in service processes. Here, for the first time, you'll read about how classic Lean tools such as "Pull systems" and "setup reduction" are being used in procurement, call centers, surgical suites, government offices, R&D, and much more.

Lean Six Sigma for Service Chapter 2 Getting Faster to Get Better Why You Need Both Lean and Six Sigma

Author : Michael George
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This chapter comes from Lean Six Sigma for Service, which provides a service-based approach to Six Sigma, explaining how companies of all types can cost-effectively translate manufacturing-oriented Lean Six Sigma tools into the service delivery process. Six Sigma expert Michael George reveals how easy it is to apply relatively simple statistical and Lean tools that will reduce costs and achieve greater speed in service processes. Here, for the first time, you'll read about how classic Lean tools such as "Pull systems" and "setup reduction" are being used in procurement, call centers, surgical suites, government offices, R&D, and much more.

Lean Six Sigma for Service Chapter 12 First Wave Service Projects

Author : Michael George
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This chapter comes from Lean Six Sigma for Service, which provides a service-based approach to Six Sigma, explaining how companies of all types can cost-effectively translate manufacturing-oriented Lean Six Sigma tools into the service delivery process. Six Sigma expert Michael George reveals how easy it is to apply relatively simple statistical and Lean tools that will reduce costs and achieve greater speed in service processes. Here, for the first time, you'll read about how classic Lean tools such as "Pull systems" and "setup reduction" are being used in procurement, call centers, surgical suites, government offices, R&D, and much more.

Lean Six Sigma for Service Chapter 13 Raising the Stakes in Service Process Improvement

Author : Michael George
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This chapter comes from Lean Six Sigma for Service, which provides a service-based approach to Six Sigma, explaining how companies of all types can cost-effectively translate manufacturing-oriented Lean Six Sigma tools into the service delivery process. Six Sigma expert Michael George reveals how easy it is to apply relatively simple statistical and Lean tools that will reduce costs and achieve greater speed in service processes. Here, for the first time, you'll read about how classic Lean tools such as "Pull systems" and "setup reduction" are being used in procurement, call centers, surgical suites, government offices, R&D, and much more.

What is Lean Six Sigma

Author : Michael L. George
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A quick introduction on how to use Lean Six Sigma to improve your workplace, meet your goals, and better serve your customers. Lean Six Sigma combines the two most important improvement trends of our time: making work better (using Six Sigma) and making work faster (using Lean principles). In this plain-English guide, you’ll discover how this remarkable quality improvement method can give you the tools to identify and eliminate waste and quality problems in your own work area. Packed with diagrams, cartoons, and real-life examples, What is Lean Six Sigma? reveals the “four keys” of Lean Six Sigma and how they apply to your own job: Delight your customers with speed and quality Improve your processes Work together for maximum gain Base decisions on data and facts You’ll see the big picture of what your company hopes to gain with Lean Six Sigma, how it may affect your work area, and what it can mean to you personally.

Lean Six Sigma An Introduction and Toolkit EBOOK BUNDLE

Author : Michael George
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Meet all your customers’ needs—and your company’s goals—with the tools and techniques of Lean Six Sigma 2 top-quality guides in 1 powerful eBook package! When you combine Lean Production and Six Sigma, you can’t fail to deliver positive results on a continual basis. This powerful mix—called Lean Six Sigma—is what some of the world’s most successful organizations use to launch themselves ahead of the competition—and stay there. Now, from one convenient ebook, you can access everything you need to accomplish the same goals. Lean Six Sigma—An Introduction and Toolkit provides all the background and tools you need to start your company on the path to long-term success. This two-in-one ebook contains: What Is Lean Six Sigma? This plain-English guide explains how you can use Lean Six Sigma to identify and eliminate waste, cut costs, and grow revenue. Featuring charts, diagrams, and case studies, it walks you through all the fundamentals, explaining the "four keys" and how they apply to your own job: Delight your customers with speed and quality Improve your processes Work together for maximum gain Base decisions on data and facts The Lean Six Sigma Pocket Toolbox The Lean Six Sigma Pocket Toolbook is today's most complete and results-based reference to the tools and concepts you need to understand, implement, and leverage Lean Six Sigma. This hands-on reference provides: Analyses of nearly 100 tools and methodologies--from DMAIC and Pull Systems to Control Charts and Pareto Charts Detailed explanations of each tool to help you know how, when, and why to use it for maximum efficacy Sections for each tool explaining how to create it, how to interpret what you find, and expert tips

Lean Six Sigma for Optimal System Performance in Manufacturing and Service Organizations Emerging Research and Opportunities

Author : Tetteh, Edem G.
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Businesses utilize various managerial processes focused on reducing waste, errors, and variability in products to maintain and improve business quality. By keeping a clean workspace and organized workforce, business processes aim for an efficient, continuous flow of production while still supporting iterative improvements in quality and output. Lean Six Sigma for Optimal System Performance in Manufacturing and Service Organizations: Emerging Research and Opportunities provides upcoming research on the strategies to improve processes in business while using Lean Six Sigma principals and applications. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics, such as direct model technology, performance rework, and quality management methods, this book is geared towards professionals, academicians, students, and researchers interested in detailed research on recent advancements in the management of risk in all fields.

Lean Six Sigma in the Service Industry

Author : Alessandro Laureani
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Lean Six Sigma in the Service Industry.

The Lean Six Sigma Pocket Toolbook A Quick Reference Guide to Nearly 100 Tools for Improving Quality and Speed

Author : Michael L. George
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Vital tools for implementing Lean Six Sigma--what they are, how they work, and which to use The Lean Six Sigma Pocket Toolbook is today's most complete and results-based reference to the tools and concepts needed to understand, implement, and leverage Lean Six Sigma. The only guide that groups tools by purpose and use, this hands-on reference provides: Analyses of nearly 100 tools and methodologies--from DMAIC and Pull Systems to Control Charts and Pareto Charts Detailed explanations of each tool to help you know how, when, and why to use it for maximum efficacy Sections for each tool explaining how to create it, how to interpret what you find, and expert tips Lean Six Sigma is today's leading technique to maximize production efficiency and maintain control over each step in the managerial process. With The Lean Six Sigma Pocket Toolbook, you'll discover how to propel your organization to new levels of competitive success--one tool at a time.

Business Process Optimization

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Six SIgma for Transactions and Service

Author : Parveen S. Goel
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Many of the Six Sigma methods successfully used in manufacturing are now being utilized in the transactional and service sectors. However, business-specific issues such as customer billing, order processing, and call center management require a modified set of problem-solving and analytical tools. This resource addresses those differences and provides a roadmap for impelementing "customer-centric" Six Sigma. Contents: Transactional Quality Benchmarks: Service Operations, Corporations and Industries * ServicePerformance Indicators * The Service Crisis * TransactionalSix Sigma: Define and Develop, Measure and Trends,Analyze and Improve, Embed * Designing for TransactionalServices: Actions of Service Design * Customer DrivenTransactional Processes * Designing TransactionalProcesses * Optimize the Service Design to Ensure aRobust Service Package * Transactional Business *Human Capital * Implementing TSS, Six Sigma inTransactional Processes

Using Lean Six Sigma to Improve Service Operations

Author : Kao Shan Chen
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Lean Six Sigma

Author : Ade Asefeso MCIPS MBA
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Lean Six Sigma is a synergised managerial concept of Lean and Six Sigma that results in the elimination of the seven kinds of wastes/muda (classified as Defects, Overproduction, Transportation, Waiting, Inventory, Motion and over Processing) and provision of goods and service at a rate of 3.4 defects per million opportunities (DPMO). Six Sigma seeks to improve the quality of process outputs by identifying and removing the causes of defects (errors) and minimizing variability in manufacturing and business processes. It uses a set of quality management methods, including statistical methods, and creates a special infrastructure of people within the organization ("Black Belts", "Green Belts", etc.) who are experts in these methods. Each Six Sigma project carried out within an organization follows a defined sequence of steps and has quantified financial targets (cost reduction and/or profit increase).

Lean Systems

Author : Elizabeth A. Cudney
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Lean Systems: Applications and Case Studies in Manufacturing, Service, and Healthcare details the various Lean techniques and numerous real-world Lean projects drawn from a wide variety of manufacturing, healthcare, and service processes, demonstrating how to apply the Lean philosophy. The book facilitates Lean instruction by supplying interactive case studies that enable readers to apply the various Lean techniques. It provides an in-depth discussion of the Lean tools (i.e., VSM, standard work, 5S, etc.) and several real-world case studies and applications of Lean that have shown significant improvement in meeting customer requirements. The case studies follow the Six Sigma framework of Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control (DMAIC) structure for process improvement. The authors include detailed descriptions of each Lean tool and examples of how each Lean technique was applied to a wide variety of manufacturing, service, and healthcare processes. These in-depth descriptions and cases studies can be used by industry professionals and academics to learn how to apply Lean. They provide a detailed, step-by-step approach to Lean and demonstrate how to integrate Lean tools for process improvement and to sustain improvements. But more than this, the approach taken in this book gives readers the tools to effectively apply Lean techniques.