Summary of Lean Six Sigma That Works

A Powerful Action Plan for Dramatically Improving Quality, Increasing Speed, And Reducing Waste

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Lean Six Sigma That Works book summary
You can eliminate waste, speed up your workflow and boost quality. It’s not magic: it’s Lean Six Sigma at work.


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Many business books focus on theories and abstractions that real world businesses cannot implement. Bill Carreira and Bill Trudell provide a practical, action-oriented approach to eliminating waste and boosting quality. They use real-world examples from their consulting experience to show you how to create, measure and manage value. While some of their information may seem a bit technical, the authors present their method as clearly and as practically as they can. Lean Six Sigma can help you make dramatic improvements. getAbstract suggests this useful manual to engineers, and to manufacturing and operations managers.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What a Lean Six Sigma quality program involves
  • How to fight seven kinds of waste
  • How to use the “5S” system to streamline and standardize operations.


Six Sigma from the Customers’ Point of View
As an executive, an entrepreneur or a manager, you have to engage your business in continuous improvement. The Lean Six Sigma program’s focused approach to this challenge strives for perfection. It requires a quality level of no more than 3.4...
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About the Authors

Bill Carreira has more than 30 years of experience in helping manufacturing firms as president of his own consulting firm in Sarasota, FL. Bill Trudell, president of Val-Stream consulting in Bradenton, FL, uses Lean Six Sigma to help companies eliminate waste and expense.

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