Innovating Lean Six Sigma: A Strategic Guide to Deploying the World's Most Effective Business Improvement Process Hardcover – Illustrated, 24 February 2016
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A book that is both strategic and practical, Innovating Lean Six Sigma should top the reading list for anyone who wants to successfully implement operational excellence. The methods described in this book will drive significant financial value for your company, engage and develop your employees, and help you meet the ever-changing needs of your customers. Kimberly and Kristine have continued to build on the foundations of everything that we started, advancing the approach based on their work with clients from around the world, and have summarized their learnings in this easy-to-read book.
- Michael L. George, bestselling author, Lean Six Sigma and Lean Six Sigma for Services
Our company implemented Lean Six Sigma after a period of rapid growth to become more process-focused, customer-focused, and data driven. The approach engaged and inspired our employees to improve our business processes and we achieved a 10X ROI in the first year. Full of case studies and practical examples from the author's many years of experience, Innovating Lean Six Sigma should top the reading list of any business leader.
- Tom Wise, CEO, Superior HealthPlan
The Lean Six Sigma initiative at Dr Pepper Snapple has been a major contributor to its success. In the last four years, their free cash flow has increased to an all-time high and the stock price has more than doubled, outpacing its peers by nearly 100%. Dr Pepper Snapple is now the Consumer Products leader in both inventory and capital productivity and has publicly reported over $200 million in cash savings all thanks to LSS. I was very blessed to establish and lead that initiative from 2011-2015 with the help of fantastic practitioners such as Kimberly Watson-Hemphill who with this book has provided a terrific framework for any executive looking to achieve breakthrough results from Lean Six Sigma.
- Will McDade, Chief Financial Officer, Interstate Batteries, former Senior Vice President, Dr. Pepper Snapple
Innovating Lean Six Sigma is an executive's how-to guide for deploying and maintaining a successful process improvement initiative. The practical and insightful material has been indispensable in developing a framework and system to equip and engage our employees to improve the member experience by creating standardized, consistent and value-added processes.
- Michael Crowl, VP Finance/CFO, University Federal Credit Union
The Lean Six Sigma principles described in the book have benefitted our business and have resulted in reducing our manufacturing times by over 50% which allowed us to almost double our output! This was accomplished by performing simple line balancing, continuous flow and using a takt rate board to monitor progress. We used these tools to balance the workload to allow for smoother flow and less downtime waiting on the next machine."
- Clint Lundquist, Continuous Improvement Leader, Everi
About the Author
Kristine Nissen Bradley is a Principal with Firefly Consulting. She is a certified Master Black Belt in both Lean Six Sigma and Design for Lean Six Sigma, and has worked with thousands of business leaders to successfully deploy this methodology over the last 25 years.
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Will McDade, Chief Financial Officer, Interstate Batteries,
former Senior Vice President, Dr. Pepper Snapple