How can Lean Six Sigma contribute to Continuous Improvement?

In the last few years, the Lean and the Six Sigma philosophies have merged to Lean Six Sigma as a holistic view and approach for continuous improvement. Lean Six Sigma is a combination of Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma and uses a combined set of both Lean and Six Sigma tools. It also embraces best practices from other improvement methods like Total Quality Management, Total Productive Maintenance and Theory of Constraints. Lean Six Sigma includes a common goal of Lead Time reduction, operational cost reduction and overall quality improvement. Combining the synergies of Lean and Six Sigma provides organizations with greater speed, less variation and more bottom-line impact. Lately, many organizations have also added Agile to their continuous improvement strategy.

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Lean Six Sigma Academy (LSSA) aims to create an open, professional and quality-driven Lean Six Sigma knowledge community. 


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For Lean, Lean Six Sigma and Automotive Engineering, we have developed a set of training content in multiple languages. As one of the most important components of the training content, the books are widely recommended and used by training providers and individuals who want to be certified. The book series called Climbing the Mountain demonstrates a cohesive set of improvement methods that have been proven to be successful over decades such as TQM, Kaizen, TPM, Lean and Six Sigma. These methods, tools and techniques have been united in the Continuous Improvement Maturity Model (CIMM™).

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Frequently Asked Questions

LSSA is a platform that aims to create a uniform and internationally recognized standard for Lean Six Sigma training and certification. It collaborates with accredited training providers and renowned exam institutes to offer quality-driven knowledge and certification in Lean Six Sigma.
Lean Six Sigma merges Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma philosophies to offer a holistic approach for continuous improvement. It focuses on reducing lead time, operational costs, and improving overall quality by using a set of tools from both Lean and Six Sigma methodologies, along with best practices from Total Quality Management, Total Productive Maintenance, and Theory of Constraints.
LSSA supports candidates by helping them find accredited training providers, preparing them for certification through guidelines, knowledge resources, and sample exams.
LSSA offers a range of resources including free Lean Six Sigma resources, sample exams, whitepapers, case studies, and educational videos to improve Lean Six Sigma skills. You can find them here.
You can find an accredited Lean Six Sigma training provider through LSSA's platform, which facilitates connections between candidates and their global network of Accredited Training Organizations (ATOs).