It is a hybrid methodology that combines the best of both Lean and Six Sigma. It is used to eliminate waste in ways defined by Lean while also seeking to improve processes using Six Sigma frameworks. It drives companies to be more efficient and helps create better quality products / services.
Designed to Eliminate Waste apply Process Improvements
Organizations turned the hybrid to address issues in handling these separate approaches. Lean Six sigma took over the game as it bridges a gap and delivers to specific needs. In essence LEAN + SIX SIGMA (DAMIC, DMADV) approaches made the work effective and productive.
It a myth that Lean Six Sigma is suitable to only very large organizations. It is also bad information that Lean Six Sigma implementation are is very expensive and takes years.
Goals of Waste Elimination, Zero Defect Systems & Products, among others, yield extremely beneficial outcomes.
DMAIC - is an acronym for five interconnected phases: Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve, and Control.
Its a data-driven quality strategy for improving processes. When implemented it is recommended to be made an integral part of the implementing organizations Quality Initiative. It provides a structured approach so that you don’t skip steps or jump ahead to conclusions.
DMADV- is an acronym for five interconnected phases:Define, Measure, Analyze, Design and Verify.
DMADV is a Six Sigma framework that focuses primarily on the development of a new service, product or process as opposed to improving a previously existing one,
DMADV is especially useful when implementing new strategies and initiatives because of its basis in data, early identification of success and thorough analysis.