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Published here June 2019

Editor's Comments and Introduction  | Section I: Lean Methodology | Removing Waste
The Five Principles of Lean | Introduction to Some Important Lean Tools
Section II: Six Sigma | Section III: Lean Six Sigma
Why is Lean Six Sigma Gaining the Importance in Today's Scenario? | Final Takeaway

Section III: Lean Six Sigma

What is Lean Six Sigma? Defining Lean Six Sigma:

The American Society for Quality (ASQ) states:

"Lean Six Sigma is a fact-based, data-driven philosophy of improvement that values defect prevention over defect detection. It drives customer satisfaction and bottom-line results by reducing variation, waste, and cycle time, while promoting the use of work standardization and flow, thereby creating a competitive advantage. It applies anywhere variation and waste exist, and every employee should be involved."

Lean Six Sigma (LSS) combines the strategies of Lean and Six Sigma. Lean principles help to reduce or eliminate process wastes. Six Sigma focuses on variation — reduction in process. Hence, the principles of Lean Six Sigma help to improve the efficiency and quality of the process.

Figure 4: Lean and Six Sigma combined
Figure 4: Lean and Six Sigma combined[3]
Section II: Six Sigma  Section II: Six Sigma

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