Refining The Concept Of Lean Six Sigma
This paper provides a comprehensive literature review on the concept of Six Sigma and Lean Thinking. The paper is
aimed at defining the methodologies of the two concepts, and discusses how the concepts have been used previously and the
results that they have yielded. The concept of Six Sigma has been in existence for some while now, and although the concept
was originally restricted for use in the production and manufacturing industry, it has been applied in many other industries
since its inception with immense successes. Similarly, the concept of lean thinking has been used across many industries with
success stories. The aim of this paper was to refine the knowledge of the two concepts make a comparison and clarify any
misinformation that may be out there regarding the concept. The paper has reviewed several papers written about the concept
that are reference in the paper. It is expected that the study will give guidance to practitioners and make it easy for them to
make use of the concept. The paper also provides insightful information that makes interesting items for further research.
Index Terms- Lean Thinking, Six Sigma, Lean Six Sigma.