Prior to beginning work on this discussion forum, read Chapter 13 of your course text, the A Learning Process Model to Achieve Continuous Improvement and Innovation article, and watch the Lean Six Sigma Explained – Animation (Links to an external site.) video.
Discuss the purpose and applications of Six Sigma. Compare Six Sigma with lean manufacturing by completing the following:
What are the similarities and differences?
Can these processes be used together to form a single business philosophy?
What were W. Edwards Deming’s theoretical contributions to the development of Six Sigma and lean manufacturing, and how could these principles be deployed in your place of employment?
Analyze quality management practices in your organization and the impact on its organizational effectiveness.