Lean Six Sigma is part of the Toyota Production System (TPS) but, TPS is so much more than Lean Six Sigma. TPS is a complete system that engulfs the company, its suppliers, and its customers. You can approach TPS utilizing Lean Six Sigma but alone, it will not get you all the way there.
Determine your visions and goals and engage a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt to initiate the build of your Production System. A Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt manages Black Belts, Green Belts, Industrial Engineers, and Lean Senseis to deliver performance excellence to business.
- Define Value – what adds value to the customer and what doesn’t
- Map the Value Stream – this gives you a view from customer order to delivery
- Flow Where You Can, Pull Where You Must -Flow is the goal. It means that product travels from station to station without hesitation. Pull is driven from a customer order and replaces Push which is much less efficient.
- Perfection or Continuous Improvement – now that you are optimized, use Improvement Kata to continuously improve.
Toyota Production System
The Toyota Production System is the best business system ever. It introduced Lean Production, Just-in-Time, the concept of waste or what deviates a process from perfection, pull, and so on. Today’s Toyota Production System has aged for 60 years and it still reaching for perfection under consistent management. If you desire to achieve this greatness, you must start now. A Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt leads the way.
Superior Business Performance
Business strategies usually fall in one of three areas. Operational Excellence, Customer Intimacy, or Innovation. There are enabling methodologies for each of the three areas.
Improvement Kata for Continuous Improvement (CI)
CI is what allows Toyota to change the car model manufactured on the assembly line in 47 seconds. Utilize the full power of the collected employee intellectual capital.
Process Improvement Methodologies
Improving a process requires a solid methodology. Lean Six Sigma has methodologies for improving and building new processes.
Lean Six Sigma Tools
The toolbox given to a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt is impressive..