Value Stream Mapping, Lean Management, and Six Sigma
This unit’s readings have connected value stream mapping as a tool to lean management and Six Sigma process improvement. Consider Bossert, Grayson, Heyward, Kesterson, and Windsor’s 2002 article, “Your Opinion: Are Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing Really Different?” and discuss the following two questions:
- Are Six Sigma and lean manufacturing really different?
- Are they synergistic or in conflict?