From the Inside Flap
In this difficult economic climate, it′s vital to cut waste that can eat at a company′s bottom line and boost efficiency at every organizational level. The traditional business solution in a crisis is to slash away non–critical talent and resources, often doing more harm than good. There is a far better systematic approach to doing more with less.
As a leading expert on Lean Six Sigma and business transformation, with a deep knowledge of its application in countless areas of business, author Mark George can help you use Lean Six Sigma to analyze your operational needs, identify high–impact opportunities, design and rapidly implement solutions, and create a system that will build efficiency and high performance in every area of your business. The Lean Six Sigma Guide to Doing More with Less can help you:
Improve operating margins by as much as 20%, ROIC by as much as 10%, and reduce the costs of goods sold by as much as 5% or more
Create "cost intelligence" that uncovers root causes allowing cost reductions without jeopardizing customer service levels and quality
Use enterprise speed, agility, and flexibility to drive step–change reductions in cost and enable competitive advantage
Identify and eliminate the costs of complexity in your business
Supercharge your legacy Six Sigma program, improving speed to results, increasing project values, and shortening completion times
With case examples from a wide array of industry, encompassing decades of experience implementing Lean Six Sigma in every economic climate, in companies of every size, The Lean Six Sigma Guide to Doing More with Less will give your business an intelligent edge in lean times.
From the Back Cover
"At Frito Lay, we have applied many of the concepts and tools in this book, and we are realizing a five to seven times return on our annual Lean Six Sigma investment."
Tony Mattei, Lean Six Sigma Director, Frito Lay
"Ecolab has experienced a sustainable, competitive advantage through Lean Six Sigma. The principles in this book are helping us drive greater value for our share–holders, better service for our customers, and talent development opportunities for our associates."
Jeffrey E. Burt, Vice President and Global Deployment Leader, Lean Six Sigma, Ecolab
"This book gives excellent insights into Lean Six Sigma and its strong impact within different industries. We used Lean Six Sigma in numerous process improvement projects, which, in turn, helped to create momentum and set up a process improvement culture. Amid a challenging economic environment, we are accelerating this initiative globally."
Satheesh Mahadevan, Directeur des Processus, Société Générale
"Our Lean Six Sigma deployment of the concepts and tools described in this book is transforming our business with tangible benefits for our employees, customers, suppliers, and shareholders."
Jeffrey Herzfeld, Sr. Vice President and General Manager, Teva Pharmaceuticals USA
"We have deployed the holistic Lean Six Sigma strategy described by Mark George across our enterprise. It is providing remarkable returns for Unum."
Bob Best, Chief Operating Officer, Unum
"The Lean Six Sigma Guide to Doing More with Less presents a comprehensive view of operations transformation, the approaches required for success, leadership′s role, and the competitive advantage that results. Transformational changes are enabling us to do more with less, by investing and working smarter."
Ted Doheny, President and COO, Joy Mining Machinery