This is the first of an ongoing series of short glimpses into the creation of a Lean Enterprise. Each issue of the KAVON Advisor will include a portion of this continuum of Lean text.
I have spent the last five years of my career involved in Lean and Six Sigma. Through this practical experience and hands-on involvement, I have learned what works, what does not and just how to be successful. To this end, I have recently joined KAVON International, Inc., as a Senior Consultant regarding Six Sigma and Lean Enterprise.
First let me be clear on my belief that the best results come from integrating Lean and Six Sigma Methods. Lean must be the hierarchy and Six Sigma as a powerful tool kit to get there. Both Lean and Six Sigma promise wealth and prosperity for the company; together I believe it can be guaranteed.
Lean is the exhaustive banishing of wasteful activities and creating flow for all value adding components. This philosophy is just as relevant to the office as it is to the shop floor. A Lean Enterprise includes everything from taking the order to collecting the cash. This series will be examining the proper steps to create the Lean Enterprise.