Quality Assurance and Project Management

May 18 2014   8:54PM GMT

Lean Six Sigma Project Brought USD 5m Saving for City of Tyler inTexas

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

Lean management
Project management
Six Sigma

Ultimate goal was not to save $5 million when City of Tyler decided to start this six sigma project but to run it successfully and close it in time. As we all know a six sigma project is always time bound and has to bring results in financial terms. Lean Six Sigma is a one step ahead version of Six Sigma that is a combination of Lean and Six Sigma. Basically Lean Six Sigma focuses on elimination of Mudas (or wastes) in a process thereby improvising to a level of enhanced performance. Mudas or wastes can be in terms of defects, money, time, resources, inventory or non-optimized steps in a process. So here, in the city of Tyler, a city in Texas, the United States; Lean Six Sigma was deployed to manage multiple volume of projects running for various purposes and various lengths.

The complete effort returned a saving of an amount of USD 5 million by focusing on identification of Mudas and their elimination from the process. The senior public relations expert of Tyler, Serena Butcher declared complete satisfaction for the results achieved from this Lean Six Sigma Project. The overall target of identification of wastes in all aspects of Mudas and thus achieve their target of saving time and money, ultimately gaining in efficiency and deliveries.

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  • IanJohnsonInfiniteGroup
    Wonderful Post! According to me, In tough economic times like these we need to look at every area we can save money. Since time is money, wasted time is wasted money. By eliminating muda from the workplace we can save money and become more productive.
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  • Topmanager
    Muda refers to change, but change what? The question is still unanswered for many....
    The lack of adopting a culture of change, and adopting powerful management strategies such as lean six sigma is the reason for business immaturity. This post is excellent! serves as an example to encourage companies to take the next step if they want to optimize their overall performance, especially those in logistics business,
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