Transactional Six Sigma and Lean Servicing

Leveraging Manufacturing Concepts to Achieve World-Class Service

Author: Betsi Harris Ehrlich

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420000337

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

View: 9557

Service industries have traditionally lagged manufacturing in adoption of quality management strategies and Six Sigma is no exception. While there are a growing number of books on applying the hot topics of Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing concepts in a manufacturing environment, there has not been a mainstream book that applies these techniques in a service environment, until now. Transactional Six Sigma and Lean ServicingTM: Leveraging Manufacturing Concepts to Achieve World Class Service is a ground breaking "how-to" book that serves as a practical guide for implementing Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing methods in a transactional service oriented environment. It uses real case studies and examples to show how Six Sigma and Lean ServicingTM techniques have been implemented and proven effective in achieving substantial documented results. Lean ServicingTM is the author's own term used to describe the application of Lean Manufacturing concepts to transactional and service processes. Liberal use of examples, graphics, and tables will assist you in grasping the difficult concepts. Transactional Six Sigma and Lean ServicingTM covers both theory and practical application of Lean ServicingTM, Six Sigma DMAIC and Six Sigma DFSS concepts and methods so you can implement them effectively in your service organization and achieve reduced costs and a new level of service excellence.

Lean Six Sigma Service Excellence

A Guide to Green Belt Certification and Bottom Line Improvement

Author: Gerald M. Taylor

Publisher: J. Ross Publishing

ISBN: 1604270063

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 312

View: 7324

Current books on Lean Six Sigma for service ortransactional organizations either require a significanttechnical background, or are rather conceptual in natureand lack the detail of the tools, how to use them, andthe practical skill-building exercises needed to givereaders the ability to actually implement Lean Six Sigmain their ......

Lean Six Sigma in Service

Applications and Case Studies

Author: Sandra L. Furterer

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420079104

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 468

View: 7733

In real life, data is messy and doesn’t always fit into normal statistical distributions. This is especially true in service industries where the variables are, well, variable and directly related to and measured by the constantly changing needs of customers. As the breadth and depth of tools available has increased across the integrated Lean Six Sigma landscape, their integrated application has become more complex. Filled with case studies using real-world data, Lean Six Sigma in Service: Applications and Case Studies demonstrates how to integrate a suite of tools to make sense of an unstructured problem and focus on what is critical to customers. Using a clean, clear writing style that is not overly technical, the author describes the Six Sigma DMAIC (Define-Measure-Analyze-Improve-Control) and Design for Six Sigma IDDOV (Identify-Define-Design-Optimize-Validate) problem solving approaches and how they can be applied to service and transaction-related processes. The case studies illustrate the application of Lean Six Sigma tools to a wide variety of processes and problems including, but not limited to financial process improvement, designing a recruiting process, managing a college’s assets, and improving educational processes. Examples of tools include Pareto analysis, cause and effect analysis, failure mode and effects analysis, statistical process control, SIPOC, process flow charts, project management tools, cost of quality analysis, and Lean tools, such as 5S, 8 wastes, and the 5 whys. Ultimately, the Lean Six Sigma team must show improvement against the metrics that assess customer satisfaction. This book includes strategies for integrating Lean Six Sigma tools into measurable improvement processes and eliminating the root causes of problems. With its inclusion of case studies and an alternative approach to the material, the book provides an instant understanding of how others have successfully applied Lean Six Sigma tools. This understanding then translates into processes that can be applied to any service organization.

Lean Six Sigma bei Finanzdienstleistern

Eine empirische Untersuchung

Author: Roland Schurig

Publisher: Diplomica Verlag

ISBN: 383669803X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 100

View: 5566

Nach erfolgreicher Anwendung von Lean Management und Six Sigma in der Vergangenheit haben sich in den letzten Jahren die Vorteile eines integrierten Lean Six Sigma Ansatzes gezeigt. Die Lean Six Sigma Methodik, deren Ursprünge in der Industrie liegen, wird ebenfalls im Dienstleistungsbereich eingesetzt. Nachdem George den Begriff Lean Six Sigma und die Eignung für Dienstleis-tungsprozesse beschrieben hat, findet die Methodik auch verstärkt in der Finanzbranche Anwendung. Die zunehmende Popularität gab den Anlass für die im Rahmen dieser Studie durchgeführte empirische Untersuchung. Eine der Gründe für das Scheitern von Lean Six Sigma Initiativen ist das Fehlen von Implementierungsrichtlinien bei der Einführung. An diesem Punkt setzt die vorliegende Arbeit an. Die Studienergebnisse weisen darauf hin, dass das richtige Management der kritischen Erfolgsfaktoren die Basis für den Projekterfolg darstellt. Der Fokus liegt dabei auf einer eindeutigen Projektdefinition (Umfang, Zeit, Meilensteine, Ressourcen). Desweiteren müssen in jeder Phase der Durchführung die Kundenbedürfnisse im Vordergrund stehen, da auf diesen der nachfolgende Verbesserungsprozess aufbaut. Weiterhin hängt der Erfolg oder auch Misserfolg in starkem Maße von der Bereitschaft zu Bereitstellung von Ressourcen zur Veränderung der Unternehmenskultur ab. Dabei bringen die Ergebnisse zum Ausdruck, dass der Einsatz von ausgewählten Lean Werkzeugen fördernd auf den Kulturwandel wirkt. Diese und weitere Erkenntnisse erlauben die Ableitung von Handlungsempfehlungen für die erfolgreiche Implementierung von Lean Six Sigma. Die Tatsache, dass immer mehr Finanzdienstleister Lean Six Sigma in ihre Strategieausrichtung integrieren, verdeutlicht die Bedeutung und das Potential, welche diese Methodik in sich birgt.

Das Konzept der Ausbalancierten Produktion in Supply Chains

Author: Stefan Tillenburg

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3834996866

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 239

View: 1949

Stefan Tillenburg entwickelt ein Konzept der Ausbalancierten Produktion. Damit bezeichnet der Autor einen Kompromiss zwischen einer stabilen, jederzeit auf Produktionsbereitschaft ausgerichteten Fertigung und einer flexiblen, mit minimalen Bereitschaftskosten verbundenen Produktion.

Essentials of Lean Six Sigma

Author: Salman Taghizadegan

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080462324

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 393

Six Sigma is a management program that provides tools that help manufacturers obtain efficient, stream-lined production to coincide with ultimate high quality products. Essentials of Lean Six Sigma will show how the well-regarded analytical tools of Six Sigma quality control can be successfully brought into the well-established models of “lean manufacturing, bringing efficient, stream-lined production and high quality product readily together. This book offers a thorough, yet concise introduction to the essential mathematics of Six Sigma, with solid case examples from a variety of industrial settings, culminating in an extended case study. Various professionals will find this book immensely useful, whether it be the industrial engineer, the industrial manager, or anyone associated with engineering in a technical or managing role. It will bring about a clear understanding of not only how to implement Six Sigma statistical tools, but also how to do so within the bounds of Lean manufacturing scheme. It will show how Lean Six Sigma can help reinforce the notion of “less is more, while at the same time preserving minimal error rates in final manufactured products. Reviews the essential statistical tools upon which Six Sigma rests, including normal distribution and mean deviation and the derivation of 1 sigma through six sigma Explains essential lean tools like Value-Stream Mapping and quality improvement tools like Kaizen techniques within the context of Lean Six Sigma practice Extended case study to clearly demonstrate how Six Sigma and Lean principles have been actually implemented, reducing production times and costs and creating improved product quality

Lean Six Sigma Statistics

Calculating Process Efficiencies in Transactional Project

Author: Alastair Muir

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071588935

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 333

View: 9337

The marriage between Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma has proven to be a powerful tool for cutting waste and improving the organization’s operations. This third book in the Six Sigma Operations series picks up where other books on the subject leave off by providing the six sigma practioners with a statistical guide for solving problems they may encounter in implementing and managing a Lean Six Sigma programs. The book draws it examples from all sectors of business ranging from financial to manufacturing providing the reader with a wealth of case studies and as numerous worked out equations which are designed to facilitate the full potential of any Lean Six Sigma project.

Six Sigma for transactions and service

Author: Parveen S. Goel,Praveen Gupta

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071443302

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 555

View: 3863

Many of the Six Sigma methods successfully used in manufacturing are now being utilized in the transactional and service sectors. However, business-specific issues such as customer billing, order processing, and call center management require a modified set of problem-solving and analytical tools. This resource addresses those differences and provides a roadmap for impelementing "customer-centric" Six Sigma. Contents: Transactional Quality Benchmarks: Service Operations, Corporations and Industries * ServicePerformance Indicators * The Service Crisis * TransactionalSix Sigma: Define and Develop, Measure and Trends,Analyze and Improve, Embed * Designing for TransactionalServices: Actions of Service Design * Customer DrivenTransactional Processes * Designing TransactionalProcesses * Optimize the Service Design to Ensure aRobust Service Package * Transactional Business *Human Capital * Implementing TSS, Six Sigma inTransactional Processes

Lean Six Sigma

Author: Michael L. George,Dave Rowlands,Bill Kastle

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3540323309

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 132

View: 3910

"Lean Six Sigma ist sicherlich eines nicht: ein Qualitätsverbesserungsprogramm. Wenn Führungskräfte auf allen Ebenen und in allen Funktionen Lean Six Sigma verstehen, wird eine Transformation und Steigerung der Wettbewerbsfähigkeit des ganzen Unternehmens einsetzen. Quasi automatisch, Tag für Tag und Prozess für Prozess. Die gesammelten Verbesserungstechniken der letzten fünf Jahrzehnte werden dann Einsparungen erzielen - weit über den Erwartungen. Die profitabelste Investition in die Entwicklung unserer Mitarbeiter, die wir jemals gemacht haben. Dr. Wolfgang Schmitz, Corporate Continuous Improvement Director, Alcan Singen GmbH Das Buch führt in Lean Six Sigma ein und zeigt, wie Lean Six Sigma dazu beiträgt, dass Unternehmen in einer Welt erfolgreich sind, in der die Kunden hohe Qualität und kurze Lieferzeiten zu minimalen Kosten erwarten. Die ersten sechs Kapitel befassen sich mit den Grundsteinen von Lean Six Sigma: Sie führen in das Grundvokabular und die Grundkonzepte ein. Die übrigen Kapitel widmen sich der Anwendung von Lean Six Sigma: Nach Erläuterung der Lean-Werkzeuge wird anhand von Fallstudien aus der Praxis gezeigt, welche Konzepte und Methoden erfolgreich in Unternehmen angewandt wurden, um die Arbeitsumgebung zu verbessern und wie die Leser die Methode im eigenen Unternehmen einführen und umsetzen können.

Six Sigma für Dummies

Author: Craig Gygi,Neil DeCarlo,Bruce Williams

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527817611

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

View: 6051

Lean Six Sigma

Combining Six Sigma Quality with Lean Production Speed

Author: Michael George

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071501903

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 300

View: 9851

The Breakthrough Program for Increasing Quality, Shortening Cycle Times, and Creating Shareholder Value In Every Area of Your Organization Time and quality are the two most important metrics in improving any company's production and profit performance. Lean Six Sigma explains how to impact your company's performance in each, by combining the strength of today's two most important initiativesLean Production and Six Sigmainto one integrated program. The first book to provide a step-by-step roadmap for profiting from the best elements of Lean and Six Sigma, this breakthrough volume will show you how to: Achieve major cost and lead time reductions this year Compress order-to-delivery cycle times Battle process variation and waste throughout your organization Separately, Lean Production and Six Sigma have changed the face of the manufacturing business. Together, they become an unprecedented tool for improving product and process quality, production efficiency, and across-the-board profitability. Lean Six Sigma introduces you to today's most dynamic program for streamlining the performance of both your production department and your back office, and providing you with the cost reduction and quality improvements you need to stay one step ahead of your competitors. "Lean Six Sigma shows how Lean and Six Sigma methods complement and reinforce each other. If also provides a detailed roadmap of implementation so you can start seeing significant returns in less than a year."--From the Preface Businesses fundamentally exist to provide returns to their stakeholders. Lean Six Sigma outlines a program for combining the synergies of these two initiatives to provide your organization with greater speed, less process variation, and more bottom-line impact than ever before. A hands-on guidebook for integrating the production efficiencies of the Lean Enterprise with the cost and quality tools of Six Sigma, this breakthrough book features detailed insights on: The Lean Six Sigma Value PropositionHow combining Lean and Six Sigma provides unmatched potential for improving shareholder value The Lean Six Sigma Implementation ProcessHow to prepare your organization for a seamless incorporation of Lean Six Sigma tools and techniques Leveraging Lean Six SigmaStrategies for extending Lean Six Sigma's reach within and beyond your corporate walls "Variation is evil."--Jack Welch Six Sigma was the zero-variation quality lynchpin around which Jack Welch transformed GE into one of the world's most efficientand valuablecorporations. Lean Production helped Toyota cut waste, slash costs, and substantially improve resource utilization and cycle times. Yet, as both would admit, there was still room for improvement. Lean Six Sigma takes you to the next level of improvement, one that for the first time unites product and process excellence with the goal of enhancing shareholder value creation. Providing insights into the application of Lean Six Sigma to both the manufacturing processes and the less-data-rich service and transactional processes, it promises to revolutionize the performance efficiencies in virtually every area of your organizationas it positively and dramatically impacts your shareholder value.

Accelerating Lean Six Sigma Results

How to Achieve Improvement Excellence in the New Economy

Author: Terence T. Burton

Publisher: J. Ross Publishing

ISBN: 1604270543

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

View: 6672

This title provides real direction on organizational improvement initiatives. It includes sections on leadership, business infrastructure and new applications to key strategic areas of the business.

Lean Six Sigma for the Office

Author: James William Martin

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420068801

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 348

View: 3084

Historically, the integration of manufacturing methodologies into the office environment has proven to be problematic. Part of the difficulty lies in the fact that process workflows tend to be globally dispersed and thus rely heavily on information technology. But in complex service systems that contain a mix of employees, consultants, and technology, standardized protocols have been shown to reduce cycle time and transactional cost as well as improve quality. The successful application of Lean methodologies to improve process workflows is an efficient way to simplify operations and prevent mistakes. In Lean Six Sigma for the Office, Six Sigma guru James Martin presents proven modifications that can be deployed in offices, particularly those offices involved with global operations. Making use of Kaizen and Six Sigma concepts, along with Lean manufacturing principles, this book instructs managers on how they can improve operational efficiency and increase customer satisfaction. The author brings experience gleaned from his application of these methodologies in a myriad of industries to create a practical and hands-on reference for the office environment. Using a detailed sequence of activities, including over 140 figures and tables as well as checklists and evaluation tools, he demonstrates how to realize the rapid improvement of office operations, and how to eliminate unnecessary tasks through value stream mapping (VSM). The book also emphasizes the importance of strategic alignment of Kaizen events and the impact of organizational culture on process improvement activities. Latter chapters in the book discuss key elements of a change model in the context of transitional improvements as they relate to the process owner and local work team. By applying the proven principles found in this book, effective and sustainable organizational change can be accomplished, efficiency can be improved, and mistakes can be eliminated.

Lean Six Sigma Demystified, Second Edition

Author: Jay Arthur

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071759492

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 496

View: 986

Your LEAN and mean guide to Lean Six Sigma Ready to implement better, faster, cheaper, more-profitable processes in your organization? Lean Six Sigma Demystified, Second Edition, shows you how to use proven techniques for simplifying, streamlining, and optimizing business practices for maximum productivity and profitability. Written in a step-by-step format, this practical guide covers the fundamental methods and tools of Lean Six Sigma. You'll get details on reducing defects and deviation, sustaining improvements, and achieving laser-focused process innovations. Measurement systems analysis (MSA), Design for Lean Six Sigma, and statistical tools such as analysis of variance (ANOVA) are also discussed. Clear examples, helpful diagrams, and concise explanations make it easy to understand the material, and end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam reinforce key concepts. It's a no-brainer! You'll learn about: The seven speed bumps of Lean Value stream mapping and spaghetti diagramming Control charts, Pareto charts, and Ishikawa diagrams to laser-focus improvements Excel power tools for Lean Six Sigma Lean Six Sigma tar pits Ways to implement Lean Six Sigma to maximize results and minimize costs Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Lean Six Sigma Demystified, Second Edition, is your shortcut to this powerful improvement methodology. You'll also get a 90-day free trial of Q1 Macros software for Lean Six Sigma.

Das Lean Six Sigma Toolbook

Mehr als 100 Werkzeuge zur Verbesserung der Prozessgeschwindigkeit und -qualität

Author: Michael L. George,David Rowlands,Marc Price,John Maxey

Publisher: Vahlen

ISBN: 3800648539

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 275

View: 7559

Die Referenz zum Verständnis der Konzepte und Werkzeuge von Lean Six Sigma: Six Sigma ist ein statistisches Qualitätsziel und zugleich ein Instrument des Qualitätsmanagements. Ausgangspunkt dieser auf Effizienz und Qualität ausgerichteten Methode ist die Zieldefinition. Danach wird die Fehlerabweichung von diesem Idealziel ermittelt. Ihr Kernelement ist also die Beschreibung, Messung, Analyse, Verbesserung und Überwachung von Geschäftsprozessen unter anderem mit statistischen Mitteln. Dabei orientieren sich die Ziele an Prozesskennzahlen eines Unternehmens und an den Kundenbedürfnissen. In diesem Buch werden alle wichtigen Werkzeuge zur Anwendung von Lean Six Sigma vorgestellt und systematisch auf ihre Einsatzgebiete hin eingeordnet. Detaillierte Erläuterungen helfen zu verstehen, welches Werkzeug wann, wie und warum einzusetzen ist. Aus dem Inhalt: - Voice of the Customer - Wertstromanalyse und Prozessflussdiagramme - Datenerhebung und Abweichungsanalysen - Fehlerursachen identifizieren und verifizieren - Minderung der Durchlaufzeiten und der nicht-wertschöpfenden Kosten - Komplexität und Komplexitätsanalyse - Auswahl und Pilotierung von Lösungen Michael L. George ist Chairman der George Group, der weltweit führenden Six-Sigma-Beratung. David Rowlands ist Vice President für Six Sigma bei der North American Solution Group, einer Division von Xerox. Marc Pice und John Maxey sind Mitarbeiter der George Group. Die Übersetzung dieses Buchs wurde vom Six-Sigma-Experten Dirk Dose, Partner bei der PPI AG (www.sixsigma.de), und seinem Team vorgenommen. Er verfügt über umfangreiche Beratungspraxis mit Prozessoptimierungsprojekten, bei denen Six Sigma zur Verbesserung von Geschäftsprozessen eingesetzt wurde. Lean Six Sigma ist eine der führenden Techniken zur Maximierung der Prozesseffizienz und zur Steuerung jedes Schritts eines Geschäftsprozesses. Mit dem Lean Six Sigma Toolbook werden Sie entdecken, wie Sie Ihr Unternehmen auf ein neues Niveau der Wettbewerbsfähigkeit heben können.

Juran Institute's Six Sigma Breakthrough and Beyond : Quality Performance Breakthrough Methods

Quality Performance Breakthrough Methods

Author: Joseph De Feo,William Barnard,Juran Institute

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071422277

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 374

View: 783

Based on the Juran Institute’s breakthrough method, Juran’s Six Sigma: Breakthrough and Beyond goes beyond certification or implementation processes discussed in most six sigma texts to prepare an organization's managers -- at all levels -- to deal with the practical day-to-day human, structural, and technological issues which arise when initiating and maintaining a Six Sigma effort. Juran's Six Sigma: Breakthrough and Beyond allows you to modify your program to suit your individual requirements. With this book, you get everything you need to improve and maintain Six-Sigma breakthrough performance long after the consultants have packed up and gone home.

Transactional Six Sigma for Green Belts

Maximizing Service and Manufacturing Processes

Author: Samuel E. Windsor

Publisher: ASQ Quality Press

ISBN: 9780873896719

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 155

View: 1442

Though originally introduced by the manufacturing sector, Six Sigma is rapidly gaining the attention of many companies in the service sector. from employees of health insurance providers and credit card companies to uniform service providers, this book will give them a better understanding of the flow of the Six Sigma process and what tools to use when, as well as the proper way to use each tool. Author Sam Windsor looks specifically at the tools that the Six Sigma green belt is expected to use, explains the purpose of each, and provides examples that are designed to provoke thoughts for possible application. Readers will also learn about process measures, measuring process capability, relating inputs to outputs, optimizing processes, and holding gains. Included in the appendices are a real case study of a Six Sigma project undertaken to reduce employee turnover, a brief guide to using Minitab and Excel for data analysis, a null hypothesis table, and a glossary.

Six Sigma Service

Author: Ade Asefeso MCIPS MBA

Publisher: AA Global Sourcing Ltd

ISBN: 1291826947

Category:

Page: 112

View: 6096

Six Sigma goes in to the details of improving customer service, generating business expansion and gaining knowledge about the service sectors business processes. Most service industries revolve around areas of finance, human resources and sales and marketing. Hence, Six Sigma delves deeply into the subject of soft skills. Six Sigma can be applied to a company that provides housekeeping services. Firstly, the companies working processes would need to be understood. Using the DMIAC method or the define-measure-improve-analyze-control method, Six Sigma can definitely implement quality in any industry. As the main aim of this methodology is to reduce defects, the first step would be detecting the particular defect. Secondly, data will be collected to observe how, why and how often these defects occur. Next, the Six Sigma team implements an outstanding employees method of working as the normal method for all employees. Finally, new employees are taught the correct techniques.

Managing for Quality in the Hospitality Industry

Author: John H. King,Ronald F. Cichy

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 298

View: 8249

This practical Quality Management book focuses on meeting the expectations of internal customers, external customers, and owner/investors–the backbones of any organization and its culture. Integrating theories and real-life examples to illustrate how to achieve high quality, the authors add credibility to the process by sharing their successful quality management experience in a contemporary case history - while simplifying the most important elements in managing quality in the hospitality industry. Chapter topics cover how to tap an organization's hidden strengths, team effectiveness, the tools of the trade, assessing and implementing quality, leadership, and quality life. For Managers of Quality, General Managers, owners, executives and other personnel in the hotel, restaurant, and club industries.