“Waste neither time nor money, but make the best use of both. Without industry and frugality, nothing will do, and with them everything.”
Lean and Six Sigma are strategies for reducing waste and decreasing defects in business processes. Lean is a production practice that aims to reduce any use of resources for anything that does not create value for the customer. Six Sigma is a term coined to describe the use of empirical methods to minimize the variability in production in order to increase consumer value. Value being any process or feature a consumer is willing to pay for.
Generally lean will categorize wastes into three main categories:
- Waste caused by pushing a person or machine beyond its capacity, which can be dangerous and lower quality.
- Waste caused by activities that fail to add value to the end-stage of production, such as transfer time and inventory costs.
- Waste caused by human error, which is often minimized by implementing the use of just-in-time production.
Six Sigma then aids lean production with the use of statistical modeling of the production process to describe manufacturing yeild of error-free production. The aim is to identify and remove causes of error or waste in order to achieve above 99% defect-free production. At Global Supply Chain Group we will use lean production strategies and Six Sigma methods in order to reduce your production error and waste while increasing the value to your company and consumer.
At Global Supply Chain Group we will use lean production strategies and Six Sigma methods in order to reduce your production error and waste while increasing the value to your company and consumer.