Lean Six Sigma, Chapter 3 - Lean Means Speed

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McGraw Hill Professional, Apr 25, 2002 - Business & Economics - 32 pages
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The following is a sample chapter from Lean Six Sigma, which explains how to impact your company's performance in each, by combining the strength of today's two most important initiatives--Lean Production and Six Sigma--into one integrated program. The first book to provide a step-by-step roadmap for profiting from the best elements of Lean and Six Sigma, this breakthrough volume will show you how to achieve major cost and lead time reductions this year; compress order-to-delivery cycle times; and battle process variation and waste throughout your organization.
 

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Contents

Is This Lean?
34
The Essentials of Lean
35
The Lean Metric Cycle Efficiency
36
Velocity of Any Process
49
Knowing Where to Focus The 8020 Rule
51
The Major Lean Improvement Tools
56
The Lean Enterprise
59
The Laws of Lean Six Sigma
60
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