Lean Six Sigma is linked to some myth that are unjustified and merely a result of half-knowledge or wrong assumptions. Therefore, let’s try to demystifying lean six sigma:
MYTH: LEAN SIX SIGMA IS THE LEAN, THE SLIM VERSION OF SIX SIGMA.
The truth is: Lean Six Sigma is the advanced version of Six Sigma. It combines two powerful toolboxes, Lean and Six Sigma.
Lean has been developed by Toyota starting after WWII under the name of Toyota Production System which has been contributing as a major factor to Toyota’s world-wide success in making the most reliable cars available for an affordable price.
Six Sigma was a major means during and the result of Motorola’s successful fight for survival in their bleeding TV business during the mid-eighties.
Whereas Lean focusses on waste reduction in all kind of processes by cutting out unnecessary activities, Six Sigma helps to reduce variation and increase predictability in the steps that are really necessary.…