Rath & Strong's Lean Six Sigma Courier Simulation
Lexington, MA – November 7, 2003 – Rath & Strong announced the launch of their Lean Six Sigma Courier Simulation. Rath & Strong, founded in 1935, was the first firm to bring Japanese-style manufacturing techniques to US based companies and pioneered Just-In-Time (JIT) and cycle time reduction in the early 1980's. Rath & Strong is recognized today for its leadership and innovation in JIT, Lean and Six Sigma.
When organizations adopt an enterprise-wide technology, such as Lean or Six Sigma, it is sometimes tempting to apply the chosen technology to every situation. Individuals within the organization need an understanding of the type of situation best addressed by each technology, and how they can work together.
This fun and fast-paced action learning exercise is designed to introduce Lean and Six Sigma technologies and show how the two work together within the same organization. It is appropriate for organizations already using one of these technologies and preparing to introduce the other, as well as for companies planning an integrated introduction of Lean and Six Sigma.
• It introduces Lean as:
o A way to understand "value" from the viewpoint of the customer and eliminate activities that don't add value
o A methodology to create a continuous flow of value-adding activities, pulled by the customer
o A set of tools to continuously improve this flow
• It introduces Six Sigma as:
o A data driven approach to understanding process variation
o A universal problem-solving methodology (DMAIC)
o A performance target for processes averaging no more than 3.4 defects per million opportunities
The Lean and Six Sigma Courier Simulation also introduces Value Stream Mapping as a common tool that can guide organizations using both technologies.
During the first round, participants are encouraged to improve their process using Lean tools, including:
• Waste Elimination
• Takt time
During the second round, participants can build upon their Lean process improvements using Six Sigma tools, including:
• Voice of the Customer
• Data displays
• Process sigma
• Cause and effect diagramming
• Root cause analysis
Founded in 1935, Rath & Strong/Aon Management Consulting is the global leader of Six Sigma and Lean Six Sigma Solutions. Building on Rath & Strong's pioneering role in Lean and Six Sigma, our offering builds on over 65 years of history in helping our clients, such as Johnson & Johnson, JP Morgan Chase and Siemens, achieve lasting performance improvements. Our suite of services and products for Six Sigma and Lean Six Sigma includes Introduction to Six Sigma and Lean Six Sigma with our 'famous' Courier Simulation, Green Belt, Black Belt and Master Black Belt training, Leadership training and Value Stream Mapping workshops. Rath & Strong is also the author of the WALL STREET JOURNAL'S Best Selling Rath & Strong's Six Sigma Pocket Guide (Rath & Strong, 2000).
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