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    Lean Means Sustainability – Step 5 – Control

    Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

    Control – step 5 of the Six Sigma DMAIC process – ensures that improvements are sustained.

    When We Measure The Wrong Things

    Monday, July 19th, 2010

    GDP is a poor metric for evaluating investments to increase efficiency. Everything else equal, more efficiency means that GDP is reduced. This is totally contrary to any lean management approach.

    Lean Means Sustainability – Step 4 – Improve

    Monday, June 21st, 2010

    In ear­lier posts I wrote about “Define”, “Mea­sure” and “Analyze” as part of Lean Six Sigma’s DMAIC cycle. The example I used in these previous posts showed that our office is not energy efficient, and we also analyzed where and why. Remember, the most important results of the Analysis phase are well determined problem causes. […]

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