Tag: Lean

What is Lean and Six Sigma – and why should they be viewed in context?

Lean and Six Sigma are two terms that are commonly used when talking about improving the operational performance of a business. Maybe you’ve already heard of them? In this post, we give a brief introduction to Lean and Six Sigma before we look at the relationship between the two. What is Lean? Lean is a… Read more »

7 reasons why the Lean implementation did not pay off

Initially, the enthusiasm was great: The top leader proclaimed the importance of Lean and told everyone to contribute. The company worked for a while on the introduction and use of Lean methods, but then the commitment fell slowly but surely. Where did it go wrong? There can be many reasons why an improvement initiative does… Read more »