15 things Lean Six Sigma will bring to my Business

Another favourite question that I was asked this week by an employee working in my client’s organization was the one above.  He asked me for one thing, so I gave him 15 ! Optimizing opportunity is the name of the game with lean six sigma. Moving faster and with quality in mind, lowering cost and […]


Why isn’t Everybody Doing Lean Six Sigma – It’s a No Brainer, after all !

This is the question many of my clients have asked me once they’ve seen the benefits of LSS and forget how difficult it was to simply get started. Getting on board with Lean Six Sigma is no easy task, but the initiative will soon deliver rewards to your business.  Fostering its growth and filtering through […]


Which is better, Lean or Six Sigma?

This is a question I get asked constantly by my clients, along with the other question – “So what’s the difference between Lean and Six Sigma?”. I figure, if so many people are asking these questions, then they obviously haven’t been answered fully in the past. Here is the quite condensed version of how Lean […]


The One Secret to Successful Lean Six Sigma

Many of my clients and colleagues are forever asking the question “How do we assure sustainability for a Lean Six Sigma Project.” This is by far the most difficult part to achieve and it is all about the people. Based on my personal scars and experience, any improvement activity is 20% about the tools and […]


One fatal flaw guaranteed to cause your Lean Six Sigma Programme to FAIL

Greed ! (Otherwise known as unrealistic expectations). It is necessary to identify specific objectives in order to attain the vision that has been set for the company and that the vision itself is realistic and the timescales attached to this. I have seen this with at least two of my clients, whereby they are completely […]


Building the foundation for a successful Lean Six Sigma Implementation

A few months ago, a client asked me when they could start putting in place Lean Six Sigma in their organisation following the completion of a ‘Diagnostic’ activity. I told the Head of this organisation that they weren’t ready for Lean Six Sigma and his jaw almost hit the floor! I qualified my point by […]


3 Essentials ingredients for any change project…..

I met an old client of mine last week and they asked  “Why can’t we just get going and make the changes we’ve identified?” My reply was a measured one, as this was a client who asked all of his staff to just do things NOW, without questioning the logic. This was knee jerk management […]


DEFINE the problem before starting your improvement journey

I recently came across a client who had been on an improvement journey for a while with some degree of success but with the potential to really make some monumental strides forward. When we discussed the journey so far, one thing became really obvious and I thought it was worth sharing. You see, this company […]

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