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Managing Points & Checking Points with Examples

Managing Points & Checking Points with Examples

Managing Points & Checking Points with Examples If you are from manufacturing, there is a good chance that you have heard of these terms – Managing Points and Checking Points or MPCP. Now, we will talk about what are ‘MPCP’ and why they are needed, with an example. In order for you to fully relate […]



Is Lean 5S Relevant in the age of Industry 4.0 and Smart Factories?

Is Lean 5S Relevant in the age of Industry 4.0 and Smart Factories?

A survey was conducted among industry practitioners and experts on this. Learn more: When everyone in the industry is focusing on Industry 4.0, Smart Factories, Industrial IOT, AI, Robotics, etc. do concepts of Lean Manufacturing such as 5S, Muda, SMED, etc still hold any relevance? Results of the finding10 Used cases for 5S and Industry […]



IASSC GB Certification Sample Test

IASSC GB Certification Sample Test


Is there a difference between Six Sigma and Lean Six Sigma?

Is there a difference between Six Sigma and Lean Six Sigma?

Is there a difference between Six Sigma and Lean Six Sigma? Lean and Six Sigma are close cousins in the process improvement world and they have lot of commonalities. Now we will talk about the difference between Six Sigma and Lean Six Sigma. Six Sigma uses a data centric analytical approach to problem solving and […]



Is Lean Six Sigma still relevant?

Is Lean Six Sigma still relevant?

Is Lean Six Sigma still relevant? In the age of AI and ML, where everything is getting automated, why would any one need an approach will can improve the process.  Yes, mostly processes are set to become automated and that means they are already optimized. Will there at all be a need or scope to […]



Where can I get Free Six Sigma certification?

Where can I get Free Six Sigma certification?

If you are beginner to Lean Six Sigma and have very less idea about what is Lean Six Sigma and should you go for it or not, then instead of asking others, here’s a best way. Lean Six Sigma Primer is a 2 hours online course that will give you very good understanding on the […]



Are Design Thinking and Six Sigma mutually exclusive?

Are Design Thinking and Six Sigma mutually exclusive?

I notice that most people misunderstanding ‘Design Thinking’ for ‘Design of Six Sigma(DFSS)’. The latter is an approach within Six Sigma to develop new products or services. In reality Design Thinking and DFSS are different animals, but not mutually exclusive. Here’s how i see it: Six Sigma offers a systematic way to improve or design […]



Job Opportunities for Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification in Pharma/Healthcare Industry

Job Opportunities for Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification in Pharma/Healthcare Industry

Lean Six Sigma Qualification is evolving as a mandatory qualification from good to have in many industries and Pharma is one of them. As a Green Belt you are a specialist and not an expert. Hence having a Green Belt qualification increases your chances of landing in a job of your own domain expertise. If […]



Do top Management Consulting Firms Value Candidates with Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification?

Do top Management Consulting Firms Value Candidates with Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification?

As a Management Consultant, clients expect you to diagnose, analysis and synthesize to solve their problems or help them create new opportunities. Tools of Lean Six Sigma help to challenge and change the status-quo. So there should be no doubt about its relevance to your career. It will  certainly help you in long run. Management […]



10 Things that Six Sigma Green Belts forget within 10 days of Training!!

10 Things that Six Sigma Green Belts forget within 10 days of Training!!

Here are my observations based on not just training a few hundred Six Sigma Green Belts across different demographics of geography, industry and age group, but also having mentored them for few months after the training: Retention of a subject like Six Sigma is much less than soft-skills or technical training like software languages. Ability of Green […]



Risk Mitigation Strategies for FMEA in Six Sigma Project

Risk Mitigation Strategies for FMEA in Six Sigma Project

FMEA is performed to refine a solution just before its implementation, or at the beginning of a project; to investigate if there is a possibility for any anomalies or risks arising during the process.  In simple words, FMEA is a plan to lessen or eradicate risks associated with the process or proposed solutions. It is not […]



5 Types of Reaction Plans in Six Sigma Project

5 Types of Reaction Plans in Six Sigma Project

All processes need a control or management mechanism to ensure that they meet or exceed customer expectations consistently.  Process parameters that go out of control need to be restored back to their normal values. How fast this has to be done depends on the type of process. For a surgeon, he needs to restore parameters […]