On Integrating LSS and DMAIC with DMADV





Lean and Six Sigma DMAIC and DMADV are two fundamentally different but compatible approaches to process improvement. They are both very effective methodologies to be applied when the circumstances call for either one. Lean’s objective is to identify and eliminate waste in all processes, while DMAIC/DMADVs’ objectives are to identify and eliminate variation in a process. While leaders do not have to work the mechanics of the LSS tools, they need considerable savvy in the reading and interpretation of each tool’s outputs. Those who prepare well in this area are able to expect teams to use certain tools to answer certain kinds of questions (thereby driving the proper use of ...

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