Chapter 7Kickoff: Establishing the Vision Company-Wide

The very first actions associated with Lean Six Sigma implementation—getting CEO engagement and deployment planning—are focused at the highest level of the company. That means only a small cadre of people have been involved: the CEO, executives, perhaps a few upper-level P&L managers, the corporate champion, and perhaps an external consultant.

Obviously you can't achieve Lean Six Sigma goals if only a handful of people are involved in the effort! Very soon, your P&L managers will have to come off the sidelines and actively join the initiative by selecting some of their key staff to become full-time Lean Six Sigma ...

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