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Lean Six Sigma Business Transformation For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-84487-8
328 pages
July 2014
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Use Lean Six Sigma to transform your business.

Lean Six Sigma is a powerful method for improving both the efficiency and quality of projects and operations. In this new book, the team that bought you Lean Six Sigma For Dummies shows you how to take Lean Six Sigma to the next level and manage continual change in your organization. You'll learn to design a roadmap for transformation that's tailored to your business objectives; develop and implement processes that eliminate waste and variation across the company; synchronize your supply chain; and successfully deploy Lean Six Sigma over time.

Lean Six Sigma Business Transformation For Dummies shows you how to:

  • Define your transformation objectives and create a bespoke 'Transformation Charter' for your organization.
  • Assess your company's readiness for transformation.
  • Establish a 'Transformation Governance System' to help you manage the transformation programme effectively.
  • Bring your people with you! Plan and achieve the cultural change needed to make the transformation process successful.
  • Join up the dots between planning and effective execution with Strategy Deployment.
  • Deploy a 'Continuous Improvement' toolkit to achieve everyday operational excellence.
  • Sustain the transformation programme and widen the scope across the organization (including deploying to the supply chain).
  • Adopt a 'Capability Maturity Approach' to drive business improvement – recognizing that change is a continuous transformational journey, just as pioneers like Toyota have done.
  • Use a range of Lean Six Sigma Tools – using the right tools, at the right time (and in the right order!) enables continuous improvement by eliminating waste and process variation.
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Table of Contents

Introduction  1

Part I: Getting Started with Lean Six Sigma  5

Chapter 1: Introducing Lean Six Sigma 7

Chapter 2: Introducing Business Transformation 23

Chapter 3: Learning to DRIVE 43

Part II: Scoping the LSS Transformation Journey  67

Chapter 4: Defining Your Transformation Objectives 69

Chapter 5: Assessing Readiness for Transformation 89

Chapter 6: Establishing the Transformation Governance System 107

Part III: Planning the Transformation Journey  123

Chapter 7: Understanding Business Breakthroughs and Fundamentals 125

Chapter 8: Planning for Strategy Deployment 139

Chapter 9: Implementing Strategy Deployment 157

Chapter 10: Establishing a Continuous Improvement Organisational Structure 181

Part IV: Starting out on the Transformation Journey  193

Chapter 11: Creating the Right Culture 195

Chapter 12: Achieving Everyday Operational Excellence 217

Part V: Sustaining the Transformation  239

Chapter 13: Widening the Scope of the Transformation 241

Chapter 14: Managing the Capabilit y Maturit y Journey 259

Part VI: The Part of Tens  269

Chapter 15: Ten T ips for Smoothing the Transformation Process 271

Chapter 16: Ten Pitfalls to Avoid 277

Chapter 17: Ten Places to Go for Help 285

Index  293

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Author Information

Roger Burghall is Associate Partner at Catalyst Consulting and a highly experienced business consultant and change manager. Vince Grant is a Director of Catalyst Consulting and an expert in Lean Six Sigma methodologies. John Morgan is the author of Lean Six Sigma For Dummies.

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