Lean Enterprise and Six Sigma are two of the most prominent improvement philosophies available to organizations today. This article investigated how these two philosophies can be used cohesively as an improvement strategy. A comparison was performed relative to the underlying principles, the respective tools used, and the implementation methodologies of each philosophy. A real world example was used to illustrate how Lean Enterprise and Six Sigma can be applied in unison. Finally, it was concluded that although Lean and Six Sigma have differences, primarily in the tools used, they do not have conflicting objectives or implementation methodologies and can be amalgamated, free of buzz words, to provide an effective overall improvement strategy.
Application of Lean Enterprise & Six Sigma as an Amalgamated Improvement Strategy