The Lean approach aims at creating customer value efficiently. Lean comprises a set of tools, principles, and approaches which are designed to support this objective.
- Specify the value in the eyes of the customer
- Eliminate process waste
- Make processes flow to keep the effort low
- Involve and empower employees to take the highest benefit of all available resources
- Continuously improve (put more radically: always strive for perfection)
The Six Sigma methodology adds to Lean a data & facts driven perspective which makes the combination of Lean Six Sigma a valuable approach & tool box for management in general and specifically for process improvement activities.
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