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1. What is the primary challenge that must be overcome when merging the Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma methodologies?
Lean is focused on external customers and Six Sigma is focused on internal customers. The two often have incompatible needs
There are no challenges, the methodologies are complementary
Lean improvement solutions often add defects and Six Sigma improvement solutions often slow down the process
2. By combining Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma, what does the new methodology focus on for achieving improvement?
Eliminating both waste and variation in the process
Reducing manpower and cost
Completing all the steps of DMAIC in the proper order
3. By combining Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma into one methodology, what types of data no longer need to be analyzed?
Lean Six Sigma does not normally analyze process data from the Value Stream Map
Lean Six Sigma analyzes all the same data that both Lean Manufacturing or Six Sigma analyzes on their own
Lean Six Sigma does not normally analyze personnel data from the manufacturing organization
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