Reference Materials

DOI: 10.4324/9781003397649-28

Lean Six Sigma Body of Knowledge Outline (SSD Global Version 4.0)

Summarized Version

The first entities attributed with blending Lean and Six Sigma were Allied Signal and Maytag, independently in 1999. At that time, it was referred to as “Lean and Six” as both Allied Signal and Maytag realized that the two methodologies complement one another. It was not until several years later that the term Lean Six Sigma became popular and only since 2004 has being certified as an International Lean Six Sigma Practitioner gained recognition as a solid industry certification.

Over the past decade Lean Six Sigma adopted many tools and ideologies that were not originally based in Lean or Six Sigma. The newer, ...

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