LEAN AND SIX SIGMA IN THE DIGITAL AGE
Do you have technical proficiency and leadership responsibilities within your organization? Are you actively involved in process improvement, organizational change, and development dynamics related to a successful lean and Six Sigma culture? This conference is for you!
ASQ Southern California Quality Conference November 2nd and 3rd
The 2018 Southern California Quality Conference (SCQC) is in its 11th consecutive year. This great conference that offers workshops on Friday, November 1 and continuing on with an impressive slate of speakers on Saturday, November 2.
Question of the Week
We are a design house that undertakes new product design for large corporates. What guidance can you give me in applying Lean Principles in product design?
This is a rare question and I must compliment you for thinking in this direction. While it is a topic that can make a full book, we will look at one of the simplest and more powerful applications of Lean in Design. Of the seven wastes identified in Lean, one is "Excess Processing." The equivalent in design is "Extra Features." These are features the customer is not willing to pay for; however, the designers include because they "think the customer will like them."
The million dollar question here is - do such features really help you sell more product? Is the customer willing to pay for them? Can you validate these hypotheses? If yes - there is value, if not - such features must go. A case in point is the blue shade patch across the top of windshields in cars. At one time, just about every car had it; now it is not to found on most cars.
WCQI 2017 at Charlotte, NC
Lean vs. Six Sigma - Chris Hayes
Quality for Life: Lean is Everywhere - Frank Murdoch
Lean Risk Management - Lance Coleman
Is Lean (and Six Sigma) the way to go - David Behling
What is Lean? - Eric Hayler
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