Lean and Six Sigma have now matured as the premier continuous improvement tools in today’s business environment. But there is still much confusion over which is the best tool to use and when. Some companies declare themselves staunch six sigma advocates and some are just as passionate about the lean tools. This mindset can often […]
How do You Apply Lean Growth Solutions to Drive Sustainable Competitive Advantage
Successful, profitable innovation (the lifeblood of any company) means developing the right products for the right markets at the right times. For technology-driven product companies, the last remaining areas of competitive differentiation lie in their product planning and the ways they innovate. Innovation is imperative for these companies. That’s a huge challenge because today, half […]
What Should we do First, Lean or Six Sigma?
I continue to be asked: “what should we do first, Lean or Six Sigma?” Here is our position on this subject: Six Sigma is a problem solving tool. Problem Solving is a subset of Lean (which is comprised of many tools), and it makes no sense to build a culture around a tool like Six […]