Journal of organizational leadership & business
Title: Lean Six Sigma Author: Joanna S. Stephens Professor: Charles L. McDonald, Jr., Ph.D. Class: MIS528 Emerging Technologies in MIS Semester: Spring 2007 Assignment: Students in TAMU-T’s graduate level Emerging Technologies in MIS class of spring 2007 were assigned to conduct research on an emerging technology topic of their choice, submit a proposal with references, and, if approved, develop papers that satisfied specific criteria. Each paper should contain an introduction, a summary, and a section addressing the significance of the topic. The Turnitin site was used to evaluate the paper for plagiarism and provide an originality report to the student. To receive credit, papers had to satisfy academic integrity issues, be grammatically correct, free of spelling errors, meaningfully organized, and contentrich. Abstract: Organizations use Lean to simplify and standardize business processes. The objective of Lean is to provide organizations the means to deliver the best quality products and services at the lowest cost and in the fastest time. Six Sigma utilizes analytical tools and processes to measure quality and eliminate variances in processes. The objective of Six Sigma is to produce near perfect products and services that will satisfy customers. Lean Six Sigma promotes continuous improvement of processes by both analyzing sources of waste and reducing waste. Lean Six Sigma provides organizations the tools to define, measure, analyze, improve, and control their processes. The Department of Defense is implementing Lean Six Sigma to cut costs, reduce waste, and speed up processes. The Department of the Army is utilizing Lean Six Sigma to revolutionize a variety of processes, including manufacturing, repairs, and administrative and human resource tasks. Lean Six Sigma allows the Department of the Army to become more efficient without sacrificing the soldier, the mission, or military programs.
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