Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Many Lean Six Sigma programs start out strong, but not all stay that way

From: [iSixSigma]

Avoid the ‘Bloom and Doom’ Cycle

Over the past decade, the success of Lean Six Sigma has been highly publicized. The widespread adoption of the process improvement methodology across many different business sectors is one indicator of success. However, little is written about companies that fail in their Six Sigma deployments, or at least scale back their support over time. For obvious reasons, companies are reluctant to air their dirty laundry, but the phenomenon is serious enough to warrant public discussion.

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