Saturday, February 11, 2012

Demystifying Lean, Six Sigma and other CI methods

  • Are you still confused about when, where and how to apply Lean versus Six Sigma or Theory of Constraints or Business Process Re-Design?
  • Are you experiencing difficulty implementing change in your organization?
  • Is your organization still struggling to integrate continuous improvement into its operations, across all disciplines?
I strongly recommend that you and your business leaders read the book Lean Acres for an easy to understand approach to selecting and implementing the correct continuous improvement methodology for a given problem. Lean Acres is enjoyable and entertaining, yet educational.

Lean Acres is a fable about how the animals on a farm work cooperatively, each bringing their unique skills and talents to the team, and taking on roles and responsibilities to improve overall farm performance in the production and sale of corn, eggs, milk and wool. The fabled farm animals work together to identify their farm performance challenges, discover solutions together, and implement the most appropriate continuous improvement method among Lean, Six Sigma, Theory of Constraints, and Business Process Re-engineering.

Lean Acres
is available for $18 + S&H (member price) from ASQ Quality Press (Item # H1408).

The author, Jim Bowie is a strategic performance improvement expert. He has more than 18 years of experience leading improvement efforts in diverse environments and industries around the world. Jim is a former United States Army Infantry Officer and an Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran, holds a Master of Business Administration, is Kaplan-Norton Balanced Scorecard Certified, a Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt (including ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt), an ASQ Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence, a Certified Lean Master, a Certified Project Management Professional, and a certified facilitator. Mr. Bowie was selected to serve as a member of the Board of Examiners for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 2010 and 2011.

Lean Acres is more than a book. It also has a blog (http://leanacresonline.com/theblog/), a Twitter account (twitter.com/leanacres), and a Facebook fan page (www.facebook.com/LeanAcres).


Update:  May 2016
The following link to an infographic comparing and contrasting ISO-9000 to Six Sigma is reprinted with permission from Shuba Kathikeyan, APEX Global Learning:

http://apexgloballearning.com/uncategorized/iso-9000-and-six-sigma-visual-guide/

10 comments:

  1. Six Sigma Certification is another certification that, bit by bit, rises to fame.

    This course is very important since business is what runs within an organization. Thanks a lot for sharing!

    Lean Six Sigma

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Six Sigma is all about reducing the defects to the minimum. Thus while implementing six sigma one should not really be concerned with the size of the organization.Six Sigma Certification

      Delete
    2. Yes, I proven this solution in a company that totally not believe in Six Sigma, it was a hard time to get management buy in but now they are convinced when they personally witness more than 30 GB project achieve more than 50% quality improvement and secure multi million saving for the company.
      This is the reason why I earn a chance to share in Munich Six Sigma Black Belt Course

      Delete
  2. Thanks six sigma.com. I plan to post approximately weekly real world advice and experiences on six sigma, lean and quality management topics.
    Hope to hear from you again soon.Lean Six Sigma Training

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Generally I don't read post on blogs, however I wish to say that this write-up very forced me to take a look at and do it! Your writing taste has been amazed me.
      Thanks, quite nice post.lean six sigma

      Delete
  3. six sigma originated as a set of practices designed to improve manufacturing processes and eliminate defects, but its application was subsequently extended to other types of business processes as well.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Six Sigma Certification is another certification that, bit by bit, rises to fame.

    This course is very important since business is what runs within an organization.lean manufacturing certification Thanks a lot for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  5. This blog is very informative ,which provides lots of information about Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt (including ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt), an ASQ Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence, a Certified Lean Master, a Certified Project Management Professional, and a certified facilitator. Lean Management Certification

    ReplyDelete
  6. Thanks for sharing such a nice information . Lots of people will get benefited from your site. :) you can also visit .
    Six Sigma Training | Six Sigma Certification

    ReplyDelete
  7. Professional training helps organizations and individuals gain and apply the knowledge gained to get a competitive advantage over others.
    Green Belt Training in India

    ReplyDelete