Yet, it’s important to realize that each Six Sigma implementation is unique. Each Lean initiative is unique. In fact, every organization’s implementation of these systems is somewhat unique. Certainly they share conceptual and structural similarities focused in some common categorical areas. But, issues ranging from cultural differences to product and industry differences necessitate some distinctiveness in these systems around industry.
There is one thing that all these system have in common regardless of system, or industry. There is one component element that all these modern systems must have to power and move these systems towards their goals. All of these systems must have an effective ‘analysis’ process embedded within them.
‘Analysis’, ‘Problem-solving’, ‘Root Cause’ , these names and others are all used to describe processes that strive to achieve the same thing: a level of understanding about some issue and the discovery of actionable solutions/Root Causes.
‘Understanding processes’ , and ‘discovering solutions and improvements for processes’, so as to help the organization to manufacture consistently, serve effectively, and produce efficiently are core purposes of these overall improvement systems. Therefore, whether it’s a Six Sigma, Lean, 8D, or other system, it’s important to recognize that its within the ‘Analysis/Root Cause’ component where understanding is gained, and solutions and improvements are discovered.
This truth makes an organization’s choice of an analysis method (to embed into its Six Sigma or other initiative) an important one. It also highlights how by embedding a more powerful ‘analysis’ method an organization can improve its existing system.
In truth, the degree to which a Six Sigma, Lean, OpEx or other Quality or Process Improvement system achieves its goals is often dictated by the quality of ‘Analysis’ that is under the hood of the overall initiative.
The greatest implementation of Six Sigma, Lean, Triz, 8D or other Quality/Process Improvement initiative can all be made worthless if the ‘Analysis’ process embedded within it is poor and ineffective. Conversely, a more robust and mature ‘analysis’ process can take these systems to another level of power and effectiveness.
REASON is an “analysis’ engine that has been designed to plug into all of these systems. REASON is a ‘race car’ analysis engine designed to plug into and embed inside your new (or existing) process improvement system’s chassis to power it in achieving greater results.
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