What is Lean Six Sigma?

All SSGI Lean Six Sigma Certification programs cover the same material as a standard Six Sigma program. The only difference is that it additionally covers Lean topics.

A question that we often get asked is, what is Lean Six Sigma?

Lean Six Sigma is a discipline that is used to help organizations deliver Customer Value through efficient operations and quality standards.


To better understand, we must break up Lean and Six Sigma.

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  • Lean focuses on efficiency through the minimization of waste errors and delays.
  • Six Sigma, on the other hand, focuses on quality and consistency.

What do we mean by consistency?

The ability to deliver the same level of quality from one output unit to the next. So, if you are a restaurant, consistency in this context means the ability to deliver meals that achieve the same level of quality from one customer to the next.

How do we achieve efficiency and consistency?

We use tools such as SIPOC, X-Y Matrix, Multi-Vari Charts, Fishbone Diagrams and Value Stream Maps. They help to identify the major obstacles in achieving efficiency and consistency and guide us through the
process of improving operations.

What are the benefits of Lean Six Sigma?

Benefits of Lean Six Sigma










The concepts, tools and skills related with Lean Six Sigma provide a clear path for organizations to improve their operations and stand out from the competition. Lean Six Sigma allows you to grow your business in the following ways:

  • Increase Profits
  • Decrease Costs
  • Improve Efficiency & Quality
  • Improve Customer Satisfaction
  • Enhance Employee Development

In addition to improving organizational performance, it also has a positive impact on employees and improves the way they work.

Is Lean Six Sigma applicable to all

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Almost every industry and almost every operational process can benefit from Lean Six Sigma. No matter the size (small, medium or large), Lean Six Sigma can serve to be valuable to organizations across all industries.

Some sectors include:

  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Assembly
  • Manufacturing
  • Service Industry
  • Finance
  • Education

The focus of Lean Six Sigma is on the core issues of efficiency and quality. This is why it has been recognized as one of the most useful tools in addressing the competitive advantage of organizations.

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