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Process Improvement and Optimization

Today's Challenge

You need to make price reductions, create better quality, and deliver with shorter lead-times. Clearly you need a proven method for achieving this throughout your company on a rapid, systemic and continuous basis. Lean and Six Sigma can result in the kinds of changes you're looking for.

Lean/Six Sigma

It might be difficult to believe, but many organizations continue to live with defects, mistakes and wastages on a daily basis. Its just that these mistakes, wastages and losses often go unnoticed. The cost of such losses can be twice as high as an organization's salary bill! Six Sigma deployment enables everyone in the organization to recognize such losses and make their processes more effective and efficient. In fact companies resorting to "layoffs" as a measure of cost-reduction would achieve much higher savings if they were to adopt the tools and techniques of lean six sigma.
Starting with Motorola in 1986, many organizations have moved to the six sigma and lean six sigma methodology to improve their profitability by reducing the defect levels in their processes and eliminating the seven deadly wastes. It has been observed that over 50% of Fortune-500 companies use lean six sigma.....and the percentage of Fortune-100 companies relying on lean six sigma for profit-improvement is a whopping 82%!.

Value Proposition

Six Sigma provides a common language and toolset that ensures the development and maintenance of the organization's design, control, and improvement processes. With lean six sigma in place, organizations can enjoy increased revenue through improved customer satisfaction, waste elimination, reduced costs of poor quality and decreased cycle times resulting in maximization of value for the shareholders.
Lean Six Sigma (LSS) deployment is a companywide strategy to achieve breakthroughs in areas such as productivity improvement, defect reduction, lead time and cycle time reduction. Properly implemented, Lean improvement methodology improves on-time delivery while freeing up capital and reducing the cost of poor process flow (COPF) by 75% to 90%. The Six Sigma quality improvement enhances customer satisfaction while reducing the COPQ from 20% of total sales revenue to 10% or less. Other competitive advantages include delivering products in 50% to 80% less time and reducing manufacturing and overhead costs by 20%.

SLCS's Approach

SLCS believes in the project-based approach to integrated Lean/Six Sigma implementation. Companies disillusioned with the traditional (and sometimes costly) training based approaches now focus on the development and implementation of systemic, project-based approaches to achieving sustained, state-of-the art operations excellence. This approach has two major advantages: your investment in training is captured when the project is completed, and the participants learn how to successfully manage a project while linking events and activities. This results in substantial saving while people are still in training.

Initial Engagement

Our approach begins with an engagement that includes an on-site assessment and data gathering followed by a planning workshop with your management team. The intent is to identify key proceses/areas that needs improvement along with the key management team who are responsible for leading and managing the continuous improvement in the organization.
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