Lean Six Sigma
A holistic business initiative, Lean Six Sigma (LSS) is a way to improve the workplace at all angles. Implementing it brings about cultural change and enhances productivity, resulting in an ultimate shift in the success of a business.
Part of the deployment and implementation of LSS is selecting the right projects for it to be used with. The right project leads to the right focus on a goal, which will have positive benefits and outcomes for customers and stakeholders in the long run.
There are many factors that influence the project selection for LSS. First and foremost, a project needs to have good returns on investment selection and strive to improve these. For this to work, the right project needs to have visible and achievable outcomes within a certain time frame. The overall objective of a LSS project is to have process become simpler for the employees so that they don’t become a burden. In turn, this makes things easier to deliver to customers and clients.
Some ways to ensure that you are selecting the right project for implementation are to consider the following criteria:
- An area of focus that improves efficiency and reduces time wasted in achieving goals.
- A feasible project that has a positive cost-benefit analyse to ensure real-time outcomes will suffice.
- A stable process that does not need to go through any major structural change to implement it successfully.
- Available and reliable data to measure the process metrics of the project.
- An appropriate cost-benefit number to ensure that there will be benefits from the outcome of the project.
- A project timeline to keep the project running in a timely manner, something that has objectives and targets to meet along the way.
- Team availability so that there is plenty of hands-on decks to support the project.
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