•Six Sigma is a bigger more analytical approach
– often quality driven
– it tends to have a statistical approach. Focus on optimizing the important steps
– reducing defects.
•Some argue Lean moves the mean, SixSigma moves the variance. But they are often used together and should not be viewed as having different objectives.
–Waste elimination eliminates an opportunity to make a defect
–Less rework means faster cycle times
•Six Sigma training might be specialized to the “quality” department, but everyone in the organization should be trained in Lean