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Lean Six Sigma: Advantages and Disadvantages.

Lean Six Sigma: Advantages and Disadvantages.

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Working Paper Series - 2010 RICARDO ROJAS MONTERO e-mail: rrmmex@netscape.net ; http://ricardorojas.webs.com/ ;
This essay examines the advantages and disadvantages of implement Lean and Six Sigma to improvement in manufacturing and service operations. The level of Quality Management adoption and the correct use of the Improvement Approaches are hypothesized to be the factors that determines the result of implementing Lean Six Sigma. Literature review on implementing Lean and Six Sigma shows that low level of Quality Management adoption has a negative impact on the success of Lean Six Sigma. The implication for managers are: first, they have to understand the scope and limits of quality approaches; second, before any LSS programme, companies must to apply quality assessment in order to be prepared to implement Lean, Six Sigma or both. The value of this essay is in providing an explanation about the success and fail of companies in its way to LSS.
Working Paper Series - 2010 RICARDO ROJAS MONTERO e-mail: rrmmex@netscape.net ; http://ricardorojas.webs.com/ ;
This essay examines the advantages and disadvantages of implement Lean and Six Sigma to improvement in manufacturing and service operations. The level of Quality Management adoption and the correct use of the Improvement Approaches are hypothesized to be the factors that determines the result of implementing Lean Six Sigma. Literature review on implementing Lean and Six Sigma shows that low level of Quality Management adoption has a negative impact on the success of Lean Six Sigma. The implication for managers are: first, they have to understand the scope and limits of quality approaches; second, before any LSS programme, companies must to apply quality assessment in order to be prepared to implement Lean, Six Sigma or both. The value of this essay is in providing an explanation about the success and fail of companies in its way to LSS.

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IMPLEMENTING LEAN SIX SIGMA:ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGESWorking Paper Series2010RICARDO ROJAS MONTERO
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Ricardo Rojas is a Management Consultant who has experience in Strategy, Supply Chain andPublic Policy through more than 20 consulting projects at national and international level. His professional objective has been to help organisations to design its business strategy to maximisevalue in a cost effective manner and implement such strategy in their operations and supply chain.Ricardo studied a Bachelor Degree in Political Sciences and a Master of Business Administration(MBA) at ITAM followed by a Master in Operations and Supply Chain Management at Manchester Business School.Contact details:Ricardo Rojas Monteroe-mail: rrmmex@netscape.net
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Implementing Lean Six Sigma:Advantages and Disadvantages.
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This essay examines the advantages and disadvantages of implement Lean and Six Sigmato improvement in manufacturing and service operations. The level of Quality Managementadoption and the correct use of the Improvement Approaches are hypothesized to be thefactors that determines the result of implementing Lean Six Sigma. Literature review onimplementing Lean and Six Sigma shows that low level of Quality Management adoptionhas a negative impact on the success of Lean Six Sigma. The implication for managers are:first, they have to understand the scope and limits of quality approaches; second, before anyLSS programme, companies must to apply quality assessment in order to be prepared toimplement Lean, Six Sigma or both. The value of this essay is in providing an explanationabout the success and fail of companies in its way to LSS.
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