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Drive improvement within your organization through the implementation of lean six sigma - finally explained in a simple and effective manner.

Running an organization is simple. Running an organization that is effective and efficient and has little waste is another story. At the core of every organization, what defines how it operates on a day-to-day basis is its philosophy and strategy. Not to be overlooked, the theories and strategies deployed by management and reinforced by those who execute the organization's mission ultimately define its success. Process improvement, quality control, and customer satisfaction can simultaneously be managed and improved upon with the implementation of lean six sigma. Data driven and rooted in analytics, the techniques and principles of lean six sigma have been around since the early 1920s.

An integration of the lean production philosophy and process improvement techniques of six sigma, lean six sigma combines two leading initiatives in order to take an organization to the next level. Through a calculated and developed strategy, the implementation of lean six sigma allows organizations to provide goods and services that meet or exceed customer expectations, efficiently coordinating the efforts of teams to get projects done the right way. Implementing lean six sigma begins with understanding exactly all of the concepts and the philosophy.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

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Decent high level overview

This overview of Lean Six Sigma was just that, an overview, and a very high level one at that. I know that the book is short and as such has limited bandwidth for presenting details, but with a "Quickstart Guide" title, I expected something that would actually help someone get started with Lean Six Sigma, and I did not feel that this book accomplished that goal. That being said, the material was still interesting and I enjoyed listening to it.

As far as the "performance" or narration of the book is concerned, I enjoyed Lucy's voice and thought she did a good job reading the material and keeping it from being too dry. My only complaint and the reason I only rated the performance at 3 stars is because there is a slight room echo, and while it probably won't bother most people, it was a bit distracting for me.

I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via AudiobookBlast dot com

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TOTAL WASTE OF TIME

A junior college attempt to write a summary of companies that use six sigma. Totally useless. The author should be taken off the audible book list. I am going to petition to get my money back!

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Good Intro to LEAN Six Sigma

Any additional comments?

My biggest complaint about this book is that is one of those audio books that comes with a pdf that you are expected to be able to look at while listening. I think that's obnoxious because if I were in a situation when I could look at a page, I'd just read a book, not listen to one. But if that isn't a pet peeve for someone else, it's a pretty good introduction to LEAN Six Sigma. Not very in depth, but plenty to decide if you want to learn more. In fact the book is setup to help people decide if LEAN is something worth pursuing for their business and industry.

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Must have quick introduction to Lean Six Sigma

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I was interested in this audio book because my employer has recently implemented some of the lean strategies explained in this book. I was curious to find out what was at the core of this model for management and this book helped me to better understand what the management at my workplace were trying to implement.

Disclaimer--I received a download of this book in exchange for a review.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Lean Six Sigma QuickStart Guide?

I enjoyed the .pdf download that accompanies the audio book. It allowed quick reference material so I didn't have the need to take notes.

Any additional comments?

Although this is not a subject I am extremely interested in, the guide is well written in layman's terms that it makes it very easy to understand upon first listening.

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Good summary

This version was fine but it had some technical info that seemed like class material and not a quick start.

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Not The Same as Print

I purchased the paperback version of Lean Six Sigma QuickStart Guide, 2nd Edition... I looked very close at each title to ensure a match... not the same books.

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A nice concise into into Lean Six Sigma!

This is a very short primer into the idea of Lean Six Sigma, which is why I started here for the combined topic.

I have also read individual books on the topics, which went into greater detail on the respective disciplines of Lean and Six Sigma. I think that this book focused more independently on the two topics and didn't do a great job joining them together. But, it is pretty involved subject matter to expect anything in depth, especially given the limited size of the book. so, I give it high praise for doing well to summarize the two topics, irrespective of the other.

For a great book on Lean, read (or listen to) The Machine That Changed The World. It does an excellent job. Make sure to get the latest version, as it has some important updates, which will bring you up to nearly current date. However, this book is not a how to, it mainly covers what Lean is, where it came from, and how it compares to mass production. It is an actual scientific research project that was released as a book and written in plain English. If you have the time, I 100% reccomend it.

The topic of Six Sigma is less theoretical and more based on scientifically proven analysis and problem solving skills, that are statistical statistical in nature. So, in order to get a decent understanding of this topic, I'll probably need to spend weeks or months. Even if you have no pressing need to learn this topic, learning it will change your life. I know a HS dropout, who now has his green belt and is now more analytical than most engineers or CEOs I've met.

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Great Intro Book

good book. simple guide into lean six sigma. looking forward to finding more books to learn more

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LSS is magic. A must understand for future bus.

What did you love best about Lean Six Sigma QuickStart Guide?

a trickier read initially, but once you can wrap your head around it it really comes to life. Lean Six sigma can change business and this particular book makes you want to put it to use immediately.

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From not knowing to a very good overview

Would you listen to Lean Six Sigma QuickStart Guide again? Why?

Yes and I have. This was a very interesting listen. The breakdown and correlation of how Lean works and how it is tied to Six Sigma to form a very effective way of getting production out of a nonproductive situation.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Lean Six Sigma QuickStart Guide?

The adaptation of how Lean Six Sigma can be used in any environment.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

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