Why am I here? GMOE – Spring 2010
Why the GMOE Course isImportant For You • You will gain a deeper understanding and working knowledge of lean and six sigma —focusing on g continuous improvement • You will gain an appreciation for and insight into important implementation challenges and truly realize… • Learning Lean is about practice of improvement, not a theory • Lean is a system for visualizing and addressing waste • Six Sigma is a data-based methodology for complex problems • Both are a systems design and implementation • Both are about developing people and stimulating their mind and heart • Few MBAs have this experience in School • Bottom line: You will be better prepared to contribute to your future organization’s path to excellence
Learning Objectives At the end of this course, you will be able to… • Describe the need for lean and six sigma and the value they deliver to an organization. • Explain why managing the “thinking” aspects of lean and six sigma is important for your career. • Tell your stories about lean and six sigma in action. • Know how to identify opportunities for applying lean and six sigma in your work. • Contribute to improvement systems design.
Major Items to Plan • Group Formation (see forthcoming email) - 5 students per group; names by March 22 • Individual Written Work • 5S “Bad Normal” Application: March 24 • 5S Report: April 19 • Group Deliverables - A3 Report: April 2 - Six Sigma Report: May 7 • 100% Attendance Target for the In-Class Workshops - Classes March 25, April 23 and April 28
“Run Rules” for the Course • Be here for all sessions • FY Class Attendance Policy applies • Minimize disruptions • leaving the room, arriving after class starts • using laptop for non-GMOE learning activity • Absences – prior notification, if possible • Mutual professional charm and respect (students, faculty, guests)
Comparison of Lean & Six Sigma Adapted from Nave, Dave. “How to Compare Six Sigma, Lean, and the Theory of Constraints.” Quality Progress. March 2002