It is no secret that Lean Six Sigma (LSS) is not as popular with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as it is with larger ones. However, many SMEs are suppliers to larger entities who are pushing for superior quality and world-class process efficiencies from suppliers.
Lean Six Sigma for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises: A Practical Guide provides a roadmap for the successful implementation and deployment of LSS in SMEs. It includes six real-world case studies that demonstrate how LSS tools have been successfully integrated into LSS methodology. Simplifying the terminology and methodology of LSS, this book makes the implementation process accessible.
Supplies a general introduction to continuous improvement initiatives in SMEs
Identifies the key phases in the introduction and development of LSS initiatives within an SME
Details the most powerful LSS tools and techniques that can be used in an SME environment
Provides tips on how to make the project selection process more successful
This book covers the fundamental challenges and common pitfalls that can be avoided with successful introduction and deployment of LSS in the context of SMEs. Systematically guiding you through the application of the Six Sigma methodology for problem solving, the book devotes separate chapters to the most appropriate tools and techniques that can be useful in each stage of the methodology.
Keeping the required math and statistics to a minimum, this practical guide will help you to deploy LSS as your prime methodology for achieving and sustaining world-class efficiency and effectiveness of critical business processes.
Chapter 1 : Introduction to Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs)
Chapter 2 : Continuous Improvement Initiatives in SMEs
Chapter 3 : Lean Six Sigma
Chapter 4 : Lean Six Sigma Road Map for SMEs
Chapter 5 : Lean and Six Sigma Metrics
Chapter 6 : Six Sigma Methodology
Chapter 7 : Basic and Advanced Tools of Lean and Six Sigma for SMEs
Chapter 8 : LSS Project Selection
Chapter 9 : Industrial Case Studies of Lean Six Sigma