Lean Six Sigma Statistics: Calculating Process Efficiencies in Transactional Project (Six SIGMA Operational Methods)

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9780071445856: Lean Six Sigma Statistics: Calculating Process Efficiencies in Transactional Project (Six SIGMA Operational Methods)

The marriage between Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma has proven to be a powerful tool for cutting waste and improving the organization’s operations. This third book in the Six Sigma Operations series picks up where other books on the subject leave off by providing the six sigma practioners with a statistical guide for solving problems they may encounter in implementing and managing a Lean Six Sigma programs. The book draws it examples from all sectors of business ranging from financial to manufacturing providing the reader with a wealth of case studies and as numerous worked out equations which are designed to facilitate the full potential of any Lean Six Sigma project.

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This results-driven, meticulously written guide from top Six Sigma expert Alastair Muir provides direct access to powerful mathematical tools, real-life examples from a range of business sectors, and worked equations that will make any Lean Six Sigma project yield maximum benefits. Offering clear, logical, step-by-step guidance, Lean Six Sigma Statistics demonstrates how to tweak any Lean Six Sigma project so it works faster and more efficiently. The guide clarifies:

  • Identifying delay time in processes
  • Setting realistic execution times
  • Verifying the Vital Xs influencing delay time
  • Targeting process areas ripe for lean techniques


  • Lean Manufacturing -- Time is Money
  • The Transactional Project Environment
  • A Real Transactional Process
  • Calculation of Lean Metrics
  • Hazard Plots

Lean Six Sigma Statistics gives quality professionals the mathematical tools, case studies, and worked equations they need to improve process performance throughout the workplace.

Written by a veteran consultant who improved processes at GE Power Systems installations around the globe, this guide is a clear blueprint for identifying process delays, calculating potential capability, interpreting transactional data, and verifying the Vital Xs influencing delay time.

Aimed at statistically sophisticated Six Sigma professionals, Lean Six Sigma Statistics delivers hard-core working tools, quantitative and intense, necessary for those determined to minimize corporate waste and maximize operational efficiency.

Providing a wealth of tools and examples from manufacturing, transactional, and service sectors, this guide shows practitioners step-by-step solutions to common problems encountered in implementing and managing Lean Six Sigma initiatives.

A powerful toolbox for overcoming even the most daunting mathematical problems and obstacles in Lean Six Sigma manufacturing, transactional, and service projects, Alastair Muir's pointed examples, keen insights, and proven track record lead readers to solutions to real-world challenges.

Inside are the mathematical methods that yield greater satisfaction for customers and suppliers alike -- at lower costs to the target enterprise.

This guide is an essential step towards realizing the full potential of Lean Six Sigma projects. Every necessary tool can be found inside.

About the Author:

Alastair Muir, president of Muir & Associates Consulting, is a leading Six Sigma consultant and author. His improvement projects in the manufacturing, service and consulting industries are driven by value creation and revenue growth.

He has been a Six Sigma consultant for GE businesses worldwide since 1997. Some of his other clients include Bombardier, Alta Vista, EnCana, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Diavik Diamond Mines. Dr. Muir, who lives in Calgary, Canada, has several degrees, including a Ph.D.

He can be reached at www.muir-and-associates.com.

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