Lean Six Sigma

Lean Six Sigma

Lean Six Sigma is a methodology widely used in industry to improve process and deliver better results. Most suited to the manufacturing and services sectors, Lean Six Sigma equips industry professionals with a comprehensive set of tools and strategies to improve performance, eliminate waste, enhance collaboration, to keep organisations operating efficiently and delivering satisfactory standards.

What is Lean?

Lean is a body of knowledge and tools, organisations use to remove all non-value-added time and activity (or waste) from their processes. Whether you work for a government agency, small business, large corporation, hospital, school, or anywhere else, your organisation exists to provide value to customers.

What is Six Sigma?

In its fullest form, Six Sigma is a world-class management system for driving, achieving, and sustaining breakthrough improvements in every part of an organisation. Through structured planning, installation of a deployment infrastructure, and systematic DMAIC project implementation, an organisation leverages Six Sigma to achieve its most important business objectives. [DMAIC is the five phase Six Sigma problem solving process that will be described in more detail later.]

Essentially, Six Sigma is about improving processes, or the way work gets done in an organization. This is where the rubber of performance improvement meets the road. If you operate your processes at “Six Sigma quality”, then you commit “no more than 3.4 defects per million opportunities for defects”. This means you have to operate your processes correctly the first time 99.9997 percent of the time!

What is Lean Six Sigma?
Lean Six Sigma is the combination of two world-class approaches to organisational performance improvement.

Lean Six Sigma is not a union but rather a fusion of methodologies

You should not view Lean and Six Sigma as separate methodologies achieving different objectives – although, generally speaking, Lean is time-driven, and Six Sigma is quality-driven. Picture the wheel of Lean and Six Sigma spinning so fast that the two methods become blurred into one approach.


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The Lean Six Sigma programmes, offered at NUS SCALE, are delivered through eLearning for Foundation programme and blended learning for Advanced programme. Blended learning combines the best of classroom instruction with online learning. Developed with Lean Methods Group, a leading Lean Six Sigma course provider, the Lean Six Sigma @ NUS SCALE certification meets the highest accreditation standards and is recognized by the International Association of Six Sigma Certification (IASSC).
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About IASSC (International Association for Six Sigma Certification)
The only globally recognised Independent Third Party CERTIFICATION body within the Lean Six Sigma community in the industries.

Why Independent Third Party Certification?
Third-party certification is a method of certification that is independently developed and verified thereby reducing conflict of interest and providing significant meaning.

IASSC was formed in 2009 because no other association within the Lean Six Sigma industry offered certification without also offering training. IASSC does not provide Lean Six Sigma related training, mentoring, coaching or consulting services. IASSC exclusively offers Certification & Accreditation services based on established, recognised and published criteria.

About Our Partner – Lean Methods Group
Lean Methods Group is a consulting firm focusing on Strategy, Innovation, Performance Excellence and Change Management. Working with clients across various industries, Lean Methods Group has developed a broad range of training with real-world application that is globally recognised and accredited.

The origins of the Lean Methods Group lie in large-scale implementations of Six Sigma dating back to 1999, and they’ve been a market leader ever since. Always learning, today they apply best practices that have been developed while working with hundreds of companies. Faster projects using more innovative methods and ensuring the sustainability of results is the emphasis behind their Six Sigma practice. 



25 February 2021