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Why am I here?

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  1. Why am I here? GMOE – Fall 2011

  2. Why the GMOE Course? • You will gain a deeper understanding and practical, working knowledge of continuous improvement—focusing on lean and six sigma topics, tools and applications—beyond the FY OPS course. • 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 challenge • Both are about developing people and stimulating their mind and heart • Few MBAs have this type of experience in School • Bottom line: You will be better prepared to contribute to your future organization’s path to excellence

  3. Learning Objectives At the end of this course, you will be able to… • Contribute to improvement-systems design. • Describe the need for lean and six sigma and the value they deliver to an organization. • Explain why the “thinking and doing” 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.

  4. Major Items to Plan • Group Formation (see August 23 Reply Request email) • 5 students per group; names by August 26; or • Indicate you chose to be randomly assigned • Individual Written Work • 5S “Bad Normal” Application: Proposal on August 29 • 5S Report: October 4 • Group Deliverable for Course - - Six Sigma Report: October 12 • 100% Attendance Target for the In-Class Workshops - Classes August 30, September 26 and 27 and October 3

  5. “Run Rules” for the Course • Be here for all sessions • Syllabus Attendance: More than 2 non-illness absences=> Class contribution grade • Minimize disruptions • leaving the room, arriving after class starts • using laptop for non-GMOE learning activity • Absences – prior notification, if possible • Mutual professional courteousy and respect (students, faculty, guests)

  6. Comparison of Lean & Six Sigma Adapted from Nave, Dave. “How to Compare Six Sigma, Lean, and the Theory of Constraints.” Quality Progress. March 2002