Management for Professionals

Six Sigma+Lean Toolset

Mindset for Successful Implementation of Improvement Projects

Authors: Meran, R., John, A., Roenpage, O., Staudter, C.

Editors: Lunau, Stephan (Ed.)

  • Introduces a road map for conducting improvement projects that formulates the key questions and ensures that the project goals are achieved
  • Provides tools that support the practitioner in answering the vital questions for improvement projects
  • Offers a structure according to the procedures of a process improvement project
  • Offers many practical tips for facilitating and applying the described tools and supports the project leader by emphasizing the soft success factors
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About this book

The current, second edition of this book reflects the 15 years of practical experience with the Six Sigma+Lean toolbox. It is a comprehensive collection of all the tools necessary for project work and running workshops when improving processes. All tools have been illustrated in a clear and comprehensible structure with examples and tips for applying the tools included. The chronology corresponds to the procedure of an improvement project comprising the steps D(efine), M(easure), A(nalyze), I(mprove) and C(ontrol).
The most important innovation of this edition is the fact that it guides the user to select the appropriate tool using questions. The paradigm change from a Toolset to a Mindset has proven worthwhile in project work and ensures that corporate problems are addressed with the goal of achieving efficient solutions rather than having a large quantity of perfect tools to choose from. The efficiency factor of work in projects and workshops will therefore improve significantly.
Through this paradigm change, connected with its unique structure, this book provides an effective tool not only for project and workshop leaders but also for the executives/sponsors involved who will be guided to solve the given task formulation quickly and in a sustainable way.

About the authors

Stephan Lunau has been managing partner of UMS Consulting, Frankfurt, Germany, since 1996. Since 1991 he has been active as a consultant, project leader, trainer and coach. The focus of his work is conceptual development combined with practical implementation of global business excellence projects in industry and service-oriented companies.

Renata Meran is a partner of UMS Consulting since 2008. After her degree in Economics with a focus on Statistics and Econometry, she has been project leader in process improvement and process development since 1999. Since 2002 she has been consultant, project leader, trainer and coach for industry and service organizations to implement business excellence initiatives. Her central topics are process improvement, process design and the development and implementation of Operational Excellence, especially in project management, applied statistics, process management, DMAIC development and the development of customized solutions for managers, trainers and coaches.

Dr. Alexander John is a partner of UMS Consulting since 2001. He is a consultant, project leader, coach and trainer for international industry and service organizations. His focus is on Operational Excellence within business excellemce initiatives, especially lean management, process improvement, project management, corporate management and controlling.

Olin Roenpage is a partner of UMS Consulting since 2001. He is an experienced consultant since 1997, with many years in the deployment of Six Sigma and business excellence initiatives in industry and service organizations of various scope. He consults in the conceptual phase, and accompanies projects during implementation and evaluation. A special focus of his are the soft factors, which are often critical for success. Innovation Excellence is another focus theme for him, when dealing with the development of products, processes and services. He covers both, the methods in processes and the controlling of development processes.

Christian Staudter became a partner of UMS Consulting in 2008. With degrees in Telecommunications and Information Technology and in Business, and a certificate as Innovation Manager, he is consultant, project leader, coach and trainer in process optimization, innovation management, product and process development, introduction of project management standards and the implementation of Innovation Excellence in business excellence initiatives, both in the industry and in service-oriented organizations.

Reviews

“The Six Sigma + Lean Toolset brings together the principles of Lean and Six Sigma in one single volume in a clear understandable format. This title has everything you need to know as a practitioner in one book. The book is both a practical and theoretical. … this book will suit those wishing to learn about Six Sigma and Lean as a beginner or a seasoned expert, this book will assist you in your Six Sigma and Lean efforts.” (Inside Business, Vol. 3 (5), June, 2015)

“This book is a very good tool for the student interested in the contents of Six Sigma model. … If you are interested in Six Sigma or interested in implementing these techniques in your project this is the right book for you it is very well written with several supporting examples which makes the reading very pleasant. I really recommend this book for your bookshelf.” (Inspire and Action Blog, inspireandaction.wordpress.com, January, 2014)


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Buy this book

eBook $69.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-642-35882-1
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  • Included format: PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-35881-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Six Sigma+Lean Toolset
Book Subtitle
Mindset for Successful Implementation of Improvement Projects
Authors
Editors
  • Stephan Lunau
Series Title
Management for Professionals
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-35882-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-35882-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-35881-4
Series ISSN
2192-8096
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XIII, 400
Topics