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Treasure Chest of Six Sigma Growth Methods, Tools, and Best Practices: A Desk Reference Book for Innovation and Growth by Lynne Hambleton

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Introduction: Different Methods for Different Purposes

The Evolution of Six Sigma

Six Sigma (or “Lean Six Sigma,” as some refer to it) evolved into a rich set of different standardized methods, tools, and best practices. Six Sigma started as a problem-solving approach to reduce variation in a product and manufacturing environment. That application has expanded to process improvement and other areas of the business, including product or process redesign, research, and technology design, offering portfolio renewal, product development, and post-launch operations management. Six Sigma application stretches beyond the manufacturing enterprises into the services industry and non-profit organizations. Regardless of the application, businesses search ...

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