Lean Six Sigma

What is Lean Six Sigma

Lean Six Sigma is a process improvement methodology that focuses on eliminating waste and reducing variation. ‘Lean’ refers to removing non value added steps i.e. cutting out steps that provide no benefit. The “Six Sigma” portion is statistically based and represents an occurrence rate of only 3.4 defects per million opportunities. When you combine the two, the result is a process that saves time and money and improves customer satisfaction. It is appropriate to apply the principles of LSS when working with a repeatable process.

Within the LSS world, there are varying levels of certification. Similar to martial arts, LSS uses the belt system to distinguish between different levels of knowledge. The highest ranking belt is a Master Black Belt, while the lowest ranking belt is a White Belt. To learn more about each type of belt and its training opportunities, navigate through the various belt types using the toolbar found on the left hand side of this page.