• Corpus ID: 113425126

Lean and six sigma: A one-two punch

  title={Lean and six sigma: A one-two punch},
  author={Bonnie Kathryn Smith},
  journal={Quality Progress},
  • B. Smith
  • Published 2003
  • Business
  • Quality Progress
o keep profits growing in these days of flat revenues, manufacturers are paying more attention to the advice of Poor Richard (a.k.a. Benjamin Franklin): A penny saved is a penny earned. Those intimately involved in the quality improvement movement know those pennies are to be found in reducing rework and scrap and creating a smooth production flow. We can all agree on reducing scrap and rework. The question is, by which ideology? Six Sigma programs are popular, focused and effective, but… 
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