Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Using Lean Six Sigma to improve operational innovation

IBM study "Driving Operational innovation using Lean Six Sigma" written by George Byrne, Dave Lubowe and Amy Blitz provides good insights how Caterpillar, POSCO, and Scottish Power used Lean Six Sigma successfully.

"Lean Six Sigma, a relatively well-known approach for achieving operational excellence, can, as it turns out, do more than simply improve processes. It can help leaders discover innovation opportunities far beyond operations, enhance financial performance and create organizations that have an inherent inclination toward innovation."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Read the Balanced innovator and you will understand how six sigma and innovation compliment each other to enable success.