The lean six sigma guide to doing more with less [electronic resource] : cut costs, reduce waste, and lower your overhead / Mark O. George.

George, Mark O., 1960-
1st edition
Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, c2010.
1 online resource (352 p.)
Cost control.
Six sigma (Quality control standard).
Production control.
Industrial management.
Electronic books.
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Praise for The Lean Six Sigma guide to Doing More with Less ""At Frito Lay, we have applied many of the concepts and tools in this book, and we are realizing a five to seven times return on our annual Lean Six Sigma investment.""-Tony Mattei, Lean Six Sigma Director, Frito Lay ""Ecolab has experienced a sustainable, competitive advantage through Lean Six Sigma. The principles in this book are helping us drive greater value for our share-holders, better service for our customers, and talent development opportunities for our associates.""-Jeffrey E. Burt, Vice President and Gl
The Lean Six Sigma Guide to Doing More With Less: Cut Costs, Reduce Waste, and Lower Your Overhead; Contents; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgments; CHAPTER 1: Why Use Lean Six Sigma to Reduce Cost?; Transactional Example: Lean Six Sigma Transforming Our Government; The Alloy of High Performance: Why Choose Lean Six Sigma to Reduce Cost; Lean Six Sigma versus Traditional Cost-Cutting Tactics; Emerging Stronger Than Ever; SPOTLIGHT #1: How to Use This Book; Overview of Part I : Process Cost Reduction-a Focus on the Tools of Waste Elimination
Overview of Part I I : Enterprise Cost Reduction-a Focus on Value, Speed, Agility, and Competitive Advantage Overview of Part I I I : Accelerating Deployment Returns-Getting More, Faster, from a Lean Six Sigma Deployment; PART I: Process Cost Reduction: A Focus on Waste Elimination; CHAPTER 2: Find Cost Reduction Opportunities in Waste; SPOTLIGHT #2: Special Tips for Nonmanufacturing Processes; SPOTLIGHT #3: Design a Successful Lean Six Sigma Project or Pilot; CHAPTER 3: Use the Voice of the Customer to Identify Cost-Cutting Opportunities; CHAPTER 4: Make Processes Transparent to Expose Waste
CHAPTER 5: Measure Process Efficiency CHAPTER 6: Improve Your Analysis Skills; CHAPTER 7: Make Rapid Improvements through Kaizens; PART II: Raising the Stakes: Reducing Costs at an Enterprise Level; CHAPTER 8: Think Transformation, Not Just Improvement; SPOTLIGHT #4: Transformation at Owens-Illinois; CHAPTER 9: Unlock the Secrets to Speed and Flexibility; CHAPTER 10: Reduce the Cost of Complexity; CHAPTER 11: Look Outside Your Four Walls to Lower Costs Inside; PART III: Speeding Up Deployment Returns: Strategies for Getting More, Faster, from a Lean Six Sigma Deployment
CHAPTER 12: Create a Pipeline of Cost Improvement Projects SPOTLIGHT #5: Link Projects to Value Drivers; CHAPTER 13: Smooth the Path through Change; CHAPTER 14: Establishing a Center of Excellence; CHAPTER 15: Gaining New Perspectives on Deployment Cost and Speed Opportunities; CHAPTER 16: Reenergizing a Legacy Program; Index
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