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Lean, Six Sigma, and the Theory of Constraints
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LEAN, Six Sigma, and Theory of Constraints

LEAN, Six Sigma and Theory of Constraints are pioneering business process improvement methodologies that have changed the way smart organizations work. But most companies only use one of them. While all 3 are great initiatives, none of them constitutes a total solution by itself. By leveraging their respective strengths, we can solve most of your enterprise problems. In a nutshell:

“I have known J.R. McGee and his team since 2001 and have used his services on a variety of projects including: •Lean/Six Sigma training and certification of employees and staff as Green Belts •Lean and rapid improvement projects to reduce cycle and lead times across our business systems resulting in thousands in cost savings •Kaizen Events •System & Process Audits •Process improvements •Management coaching and mentoring… J.R.’s a true professional and his charisma, enthusiasm and energy is contagious. He is an excellent speaker and knows how to keep the audience’s attention. I recommend J.R. and the X-Stream Leadership Group Team to anyone who is looking to improve the performance
of their business.
July 15, 2011

Darren Paulson
Quality Assurance AltaSens Inc. A subsidiary of Olympus Camera - Japan
  • The LEAN approach eliminates waste and decreases your cycle time while increasing end-user quality. It’s all about listening to how your customer defines value. But LEAN has a blind spot in the area of sustainability.

  • Six Sigma reduces process variation while increasing the accuracy of decision-driving data. But its blind spots include an inability to "hear" your customer and an exclusively internal focus. Six Sigma also fails to meet your need for increased process speed and continual improvement.

  • The hallmark of Theory of Constraints is its relentless drive to increase velocity: of cash flows, inventory turns, and/or delivery of goods and services. But ToC also has blind spots, including a deaf ear to the customer and process-control shortcomings.

Each approach can improve your process, but combining them creates your best solution.

Equal parts LEAN, Six Sigma, and ToC, our LST methodology quickly identifies and effectively solves the problems that most directly impact your bottom line.

A principles-based methodology that will create a fundamental change in your business management, LST is NOT a tool for selective application – it’s a comprehensive process-improvement system that requires a change in management philosophy and total commitment from every level of your organization.

Senior decision makers must be willing to aggressively drive this methodology through the entire organization.

While LST has traditionally focused on the manufacturing environment, X-Stream Leadership Group has unique experience in applying LST to the business-operations and service-industry arenas as well. And we’ve proven its viability with successful implementations in such diverse areas as:

  • Finance
  • Purchasing
  • Human Resources
  • Accounting
  • Legal
  • Business Development
  • Engineering & Design
  • Research & Development

LST can dramatically improve your productivity, cost, and quality of service.

Typical LST results in the manufacturing environment range from 20-40%.
When we also engage your business-operation functions, results spike to 50-85%.

Your organization deserves world-class processes. Contact X-Stream Leadership Group today to find out how easily our LST methodology can make it happen for you.


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