Changing With Lean Six Sigma

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Changing with Lean Six Sigma, 2010 - Business & Economics - 144 pages
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Changing with Lean Six Sigma is different from the rest of the milieu in that it focuses more on how to change for the better using Lean Six Sigma as a tool rather than doing Lean Six Sigma for a change. It presents a unique and user-friendly description of the Lean Six Sigma methodology that cuts through all the lingo. The author points out to the fundamental questions organizations need to answer and deep diving into the structure needed to support a Lean Six Sigma change initiative, sharing a top consultant's often deeply held secrets on critical items needed to changing a company into a performing lean six sigma organization. Changing with Lean Six Sigma does not advocate Lean Six Sigma as a panacea for all business problems. It tells you where you can apply it and where not. The author also describes the various aspects of change that need to be managed during the initiative and the resultant benefits to the organization and to the individual change agents and champions. Illustrated with graphics that capture the essence of critical topics, Changing with Lean Six Sigma is imaginative as well as thought provoking. Written for senior executives who would want to know the basics of a Lean Six Sigma initiative and for executives responsible for operations, maintenance and service processes to know what to plan for before embarking on such an initiative. This book is also for the supervisors, mangers and a broad spectrum of corporate and entrepreneurial innovators who would be the change agents in a Lean Six Sigma initiative in the role of a Sponsor, Champion, Black Belt or Green Belt. Aruleswaran prepares the reader to embark on an effective Lean Six Sigma program through inductions on the philosophies, methodology and differences between going through the motions with Lean Six Sigma, and attempting to change a business in the usual way. This book is a must read for change agents, business leaders, and lean six sigma process experts.
 

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Excellent book to read with simple explanations of Lean Six Sigma Deployment in any organisation.

Contents

Acknowledgements
6
Introducing Lean Six Sigma
20
Changing into a Lean Six Sigma
44
Stepping Stones Towards Greatness
58
Changing with Lean Six Sigma
88
Integrating Lean Six Sigma
114
Sustaining a Deployment
128
LSS Academy Sdn Bhd
141
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About the author (2010)

Dr. A. Aruleswaran is LSS Academy's principal consultant and a strategic advisor. He pursued a degree and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at Oxford Brookes, Oxford, United Kingdom. Moving into a career of research and development, continuous improvement, and Lean Six Sigma, Dr. Aruleswaran joined Alcan in Banbury Laboratories, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom, in 2001. He started as a research scientist, later moving on to Novelis Incorporated Global Technology Centre in Kingston, Ontario, Canada in 2004. Among his finest Lean Six Sigma achievements was a project to scope out a suite of projects to eliminate losses of process waste. Prior to establishing LSS Academy, Dr. Aruleswaran led projects in Novelis using a diverse group of engineers and operations personnel using the methodologies of Lean Six Sigma. Some of his work broke new ground by developing the required methods and tools to perform "scoping projects" and served to lead others to do the same.

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