Differentiating Between Lean Manufacturing And Six Sigma

Image by Tumisu from Pixabay  In the business world, of late, you can witness a debate going on – Lean manufacturing Vs Six Sigma – which one is the best to opt to achieve your business goals. Many people have strong opinions about both methods. However, both methods share the same goal that is cutting costs and eliminating waste. But, they use different approaches to achieve this common goal. Lean manufacturing is a systematic and well-calculated way of eliminating waste and creating flow in the production process through the adoption of lean principles. On the other hand, Six-Sigma is a set of techniques that focuses on reducing the rate of errors. What is Lean Manufacturing? Lean manufacturing technology is not new. This technology was first introduced by Henry Ford. He wanted to keep the production standards very high so that each step falls naturally into the next one, thereby reducing the waste gradually. Then another automobile giant Toyota implemented this process and founded the Toyota Production System (TPS), which became one of the most efficient systems in the world. The biggest difference between Lean and Six Sigma is that they analyze the cause of waste differently.  Lean demonstrates seven types of wastes that…

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