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The Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Handbook by H. James Harrington, Rich Charron, Chuck Mignosa, Frank Voehl

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4

Lean Concepts, Tools, and Methods

Management’s reliance solely on Lean Six-Sigma Tools for organizational performance improvement is fool’s gold! Lean Six-Sigma Tools are not the answer; they are the instrument used to apply Lean Six Sigma Concepts.

Learn the Concepts…. Apply the Tools…. Get the Results.

—Richard Charron

 

 

OVERVIEW

Both Lean concepts and Lean tools are an integral part of LSS process improvement projects. Contrary to popular belief, Lean tools alone will not provide the results that are often attributed to Lean implementation programs. Several Lean concepts, when taken together, form a Lean operational philosophy, which is a primary requirement for successful Lean programs. In this chapter we present some basic ...

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