Lean Six Sigma Services Overview
Improve quality while eliminating waste
A staple of world-class companies, Lean and Six Sigma has accelerated in recent years to transform business in every industry.
With foundations in the manufacturing industry, to improve quality and efficiency, Lean Six Sigma continues to be adopted globally by a host of companies and industries, but with mixed results.
Lean Six Sigma is the combination of two philosophies: Lean Manufacturing, which eliminates waste, and Six Sigma, which improves maturity, quality and predictability in execution. Together they can help companies realize their full potential, transforming their performance – faster, cheaper, better. Despite its growing popularity and impressive results, Lean Six Sigma often fails to deliver expected results. A recent survey found that 65% failed to achieve expected value, and 44% failed to gain any competitive advantage.
WGA’s Lean Six Sigma Service Offerings
Our experience across industries and geographies has revealed that when companies fail to sustain lean and/or six sigma programs, the root cause is traditionally “company culture.” Many companies do not incorporate the organizational change aspect needed to deliver the enduring benefits of Lean Six Sigma. As a result of our experience, WGA has developed an upfront change assessment that enables companies to address these cultural change issues and to identify which opportunities will have the quickest results with the least amount of resistance.
Next, we plan a strategy to address the cultural issues in parallel while we identify the enterprise value streams, and then rapidly map out processes and costs. We then conduct a bottleneck, waste and quality analysis. Finally, we zero in on areas for improvement, conduct training, optimize improvement and execute changes.
- Process waste and bottleneck elimination
- Competency building
- Key Performance Indicators (KPI)
- Visual Operations
- 5S, 6S and 7S deployment
- Layout/flow optimization
- Cell/line process improvement
- Logistics/inventory optimization
- Yield/quality improvement
- Utilization improvement
- Value stream mapping
- Business process management
- Industry benchmarking
- Lean Culture Deployment
- Operational Excellence
- Workforce right sizing
- Lean administration and support functions
- Leadership development
- Simplifying Complexity
Lean Six Sigma Case Studies
Culture Change is needed to achieve Lean. It is the alignment of culture which enables Lean to be internalized and successfully sustained by the organization
Standards: Standard work is a key element of high-performing, consistent, and predictable operations. Focus on the critical few, those in greatest need of improvement
OEE Overall Equipment Effectiveness. Developing an impactful and enduring manufacturing operations recovery strategy through OEE Segmentation.
Lean | The pitfalls of Kaizen, a culture seeking “constant improvement” at all costs results in fragility and unintended consequences