Prior to beginning work on this discussion forum, read Chapter 13 of your course text, the A Learning Process Model to Achieve Continuous Improvement and Innovation article, and watch the Lean Six Sigma Explained – Animation (Links to an external site.) video.
Discuss the purpose and applications of Six Sigma. Compare Six Sigma with lean manufacturing by completing the following:
- What are the similarities and differences?
- Can these processes be used together to form a single business philosophy?
- What were W. Edwards Deming’s theoretical contributions to the development of Six Sigma and lean manufacturing, and how could these principles be deployed in your place of employment?
- Analyze quality management practices in your organization and the impact on its organizational effectiveness.