I want to thank you first for the discussion on lean six sigma and also for allowing me to respond to the post. It is evident that you have covered all the sections based on the sub-topics provided. It is true that lean six sigma was designed as a marriage between the principles of six sigma and lean which adds up to its name. It was developed by a Motorola Company to assist them in the process of solving problems known as the MAIC within the organization. However, a simple explanation of the lean six sigma according to me would be an illustration of its definition. For instance, lean six sigma is a methodology that depends on a participatory team capability to advance its performance by systematic removal of waste and lower variations (Pepper & Spedding, 2010).
Moreover, I like the comparison part, article summary, Bible integration, and annotated bibliography. In the comparison section, it is essential to talk about the possible differences beginning with the central theme of each article represented in the discussion. For instance, Antony presents a research paper examining the history and the future of the lean six sigma process while Muraliraj performed a literature review of the lean six sigma to enhance the understanding of the subject by drawing information from various sources. Therefore, one of the possible variations is the one involving the purpose or the style of writing the article.
The annotated bibliography involves analysis of the individual article. The annotated bibliography provided in the discussion has explained each of the articles based on their roles as far as the overall question is concerned. For instance, in the annotation for Rexeisen article, the purpose, as well as the application of its aim, was presented. The article presented a study on how the schools can use the Lean Six Sigma process to advance the faculty ownership and also engaged in the assurance of a learning process. It is vital that the finding such as support to organic faculty initiative, conduct pilot studies, share the lesson learned and individualize individual faculty to experiment with LSS was recommended based on the findings. On the other hand, the biblical integration has established a relationship between the Lean Six Sigma and bible verse which displays its relevance.
The information you have stated in the discussion is relevant and appropriate. However, I would like to add on some application concept of the lean six sigma. The main application of the Lean Six Sigma is to solve real-life situations or cases. The six sigma methodology is used to get rid of the defects and advance operational effectiveness (Wang & Chen, 2010). It focuses on lowering defects by reducing variations in set activities. It assists in getting rid of waste obtained from a non-necessary evaluation process. The Lean Six Sigma is relevant for all applications in organizations, especially in the decision-making process.
Anyway, thanks for the post and I look forward to having this opportunity as often as possible.
Pepper, M. P., & Spedding, T. A. (2010). The evolution of lean Six Sigma. International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management, 27(2), 138-155.
Wang, F. K., & Chen, K. S. (2010). Applying Lean Six Sigma and TRIZ methodology in banking services. Total Quality Management, 21(3), 301-315.