You might have heard of this great methodology to improve businesses: Lean Six Sigma. Lean was developed with great success at Toyota, while Six Sigma comes from Motorola. At first sight Lean Six Sigma seems complicated, packed with statistics, something only for experts. Many people are put off by this. This is why I adapted the method to make it very practical. I focus on the core essentials, using only those 20% of the tools that give you 80% or more of the results and solve 80% of your business problems. So why is this important?

One of the key strengths of Lean Six Sigma is that it provides tools for continuous improvement. For improvement throughout the whole organization: Marketing, Sales, Procurement, Manufacturing, Services, Administration, Finances, etc. It focuses on reducing lead times, reducing mistakes and enhancing quality and reducing steps that don’t add value to your customer and to the process.

For continuous improvement to happen, organization-wide your employees will have to understand what is happening and feel part of the improvement process. This brings me to another key strength of the method: improvement actions are not imposed by managers, but are defined by or together with the staff on the work floor. With those that are hands on involved in the process.

I had no clue how to work with them! After obtaining my Black Belt certificate in Lean Six Sigma I had to work with nurses, operators, people with all kind of backgrounds. They didn’t understand me with my sophisticated method and my statistics, and I didn’t understand them. This is when I realized – I have to simplify Lean Six Sigma to make it applicable in every area of the business! In this way you can ensure that improvement is not owned only by a selected few, some highly educated people in the company, but the transformation is understood and carried out by all employees.

So this is the reason I set up a very practical version of Lean Six Sigma, which I use in Health Care companies, Manufacturing companies, in Financial services, Maintenance and other Service companies, everywhere.


The advantages of Simplified Lean Six Sigma summarized:

  1. Anybody can understand and apply it. Anybody will feel ownership of the improvement transformation
  2. Investments in training and expertise are significantly reduced
  3. Improvement projects will have shorter lead times
  4. Project team leaders and members will need to invest less time in their projects

This makes Simplified Lean Six Sigma CHEAPER, QUICKER and MORE EFFECTIVE.


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