Lean Six Sigma
Lean, Six Sigma, Lean Six Sigma, Kaizen or Operational Excellence are powerful methodologies that will bring a sustainable improvement in productivity, earning potential and overall rewarding experience with ongoing benefits. The first step in ensuring the success of these methodologies is to have a good implementation and deployment strategy.
There are many key steps to follow before and during the implementation of these methodologies. Follow these ideas to ensure you have a good head start.
Create a burning platform
A burning platform is essentially the basis of the motivation to create a continuous improvement initiative. It is imperative that company leadership at all levels become familiar with the burning platform before start up.
Get the resources organized
Having the right resources, whether technology, employees, or material items, is important. Not only having them but ensuring they work together, is a key factor in the success of LSS. Knowing what to look for in a resource and where the potential of it will fit in with the wider company is part of the steps to success.
Teach the methodology
Rather than just handing out the methodology, it is vital to really teach workers how to use it so that it can survive for a lifetime. Team members are the most powerful agent of change in a company and they are the driving force behind the success of these continuous improvement programmes.
Productivity is very much about using time and resources in a quality over quantity manner. Rather than piling too much on the to-do list, It will help to divide the use of time and energy in the best way for the company. This starts at the beginning by prioritizing the activities in the implementation of the methodology.