We recommend the use of Six Sigma to solve chronic problems after building a strong foundation through TQM and lean principles. Otherwise, many Six sigma projects end addressing basic issues like 5S, flaws in Quality Management systems, etc.
Six Sigma is a mindset, not just statistics
“I have solutions” is a 36-hour problem-solving program designed for all level of employees including manufacturing and service. This covers TQBS and problem solving and basic 7 tools. This Japanese method helps to identify, analyse and solve the workplace problems using systematic methodology. 80 % of the day to day problems can be solved using this methodology. Only 20 % of problems which are chronic in nature (after screening through Quality Management systems) take Six Sigma rout.
7 days Yellow belt, 14 days Greenbelt and 21 days Black-belt courses enable people to solve chronic problems which are not able to solve through Quality Management systems OR “I have solutions”
We have two strong approaches for lean implementation
- Use of value stream approach: Focus on the big picture and to avoid isolated improvements
- Development of 100 % employees on lean: To build a lean culture for sustaining results
We developed three programs on Lean keeping in all levels of employees in mind “Lean Vidhyarthi” In Sanskrit Vidhyarthi means Disciple. We recommend this course for 100 % of employees starting from CEO to front line employees. This course covers basics of lean, lean culture, metrics and tools. To qualify for this an employee has to attend 21 hours course, pass the exam and complete a small lean project. “Lean Shikahak” meaning teacher of lean in Sanskrit. This is mainly for facilitators, sponsors or project champions. “Lean Nipun” means an expert in lean applications. This is mainly for a few selected facilitators who need to implement lean at the strategic level and train the other two categories.
All our programs are customized to meet the requirements of both the manufacturing and services industries.