Lean Six Sigma Benefits

Lean Six Sigma benefits can be found in all types of businesses and across many industries. The advantages are numerous for any business that prioritizes this problem-solving methodology. Similarly, and from my own personal experience, the benefits are significant for individuals as well. In fact, my experience managing, mentoring, and certifying thousands of others, is proof to me that the benefits are certainly found by those who embrace the methodology and put its principles into practice. Let's look at some of the benefits to businesses first, and then we'll see how it can be an amazing career accelerant for you..

Business Benefits

Improved quality of products and services:
Lean Six Sigma helps businesses identify and eliminate the causes of defects, resulting in higher-quality products and services.

  1. Reduced costs and waste:
    By streamlining processes and eliminating waste, Lean Six Sigma helps businesses reduce costs and increase profitability.
  2. Increased efficiency and productivity:
    Lean Six Sigma helps businesses identify and eliminate process inefficiencies and increase productivity.
  3. Enhanced customer satisfaction:
    By improving the quality of products and services, reducing lead times, and providing better experiences, Lean Six Sigma helps businesses enhance customer satisfaction.
  4. Improved employee morale and engagement:
    Lean Six Sigma provides employees with the tools and techniques needed to improve products and processes which in turn, increase employee engagement and job satisfaction.
  5. Cost containment:
    Lean Six Sigma drives cost containment and frees up intellectual capital to widen the gap, leaving your competition behind.
  6. Improved service, delivery, and quality:
    Lean Six Sigma leads to improved service, delivery, and quality, which creates value for customers and drives business to the company's door.
  7. Widely applicable:
    Lean Six Sigma can be applied to any industry or sector, making it a valuable tool for businesses of all types.
  8. Goal & Action Alignment:
    Organizations that coordinate, organize, and manage their goals and initiatives with Lean Six Sigma projects, activities, and actions, will benefit the most.

By using Lean Six Sigma and the DMAIC methodology, businesses can identify and eliminate the causes of defects, reduce waste, and enhance customer satisfaction, resulting in increased profitability and competitiveness. And, even better, Lean Six Sigma benefits extend beyond business to Individuals. Those who have Lean Six Sigma certification can also derive great benefits.

Individual Benefits

  1. Improved problem-solving skills:
    Lean Six Sigma certification equips individuals with the tools and techniques to identify and solve problems effectively. This can help individuals become more efficient and effective in their roles.
  2. Career advancement:
    Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification provides individuals with a specific skill set that is highly valued by employers. This can help individuals progress in their careers and make themselves more marketable.
  3. Leadership skills:
    Lean Six Sigma certification provides individuals with valuable leadership skills, including change management, analytical, and project management skills. This can help individuals take on leadership roles within their organizations.
  4. Cost savings:
    Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification prepares individuals to be better equipped to identify and solve problems that lead to wasteful spending businesses. This can help individuals negotiate better contracts with suppliers and vendors, resulting in cost savings for their organizations.
  5. Increased efficiency:
    Lean Six Sigma certification helps individuals identify and eliminate inefficiencies in their processes, increasing efficiency and productivity.
  6. Competitive advantage:
    Lean Six Sigma certification gives individuals a competitive advantage in the job market. Employers are always looking for individuals to help them improve their processes and remain competitive in today's market.
  7. Personal development:
    Lean Six Sigma certification provides individuals with an opportunity for personal development and growth. It helps individuals develop critical thinking skills, problem-solving skills, and leadership skills, which can be applied in both their personal and professional lives.
  8. Industry Agnostic Skills:
    The knowledge and skills acquired by people with Lean Six Sigma training and certification can be applied to any industry. The DMAIC methodology applies to any problem, and people who are masters of the trade can not only seek employment across industries but can also use the problem-solving methodology in their own personal lives to improve nearly anything.

Lean Six Sigma and the DMAIC methodology provide individuals with numerous benefits, including career advancement, improved problem-solving skills, leadership skills, cost savings, increased efficiency, competitive advantage, and personal development. It is a valuable certification for individuals who want to improve their skills and advance their careers. You can see why any business that embraces the methodology would love to have people with this knowledge and skillset.

What is your experience? Have you or your business benefitted or plan to benefit from learning and practicing Lean Six Sigma?

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About Michael Parker

Michael Parker is the founder and president of Lean Sigma Corporation, a leading Lean Six Sigma certification provider, and licensor of premium training content to universities and corporations world wide. Michael has over 25 years of experience leading and executing Lean Six Sigma programs and projects. As a Fortune 50 senior executive, Michael led oversight of project portfolios as large as 150 concurrent projects exceeding $100 million in annual capital expenditures. Michael has also managed multi-site operations with the accountability of over 250 quality assurance managers, analysts, and consultants. He is an economist by education, earning his Bachelor of Science degree from Radford University while also lettering four years as an NCAA Division I scholarship athlete. Michael earned his Six Sigma Master Black Belt certification from Bank of America and his Black Belt certification from R.R. Donnelley & Sons. He holds nine U.S. Copyrights for his "Learn Six Sigma" publications, and a U.S. Patent.