|The LSS/HPO value proposition is that an organization can
achieve rapid, dramatic, sustainable results by integrating:
• Lean’s simple improvement principles and tools
that focus on waste elimination and process speed,
• Six Sigma’s statistical analyses and other
advanced methods that focus on reducing variation, plus a
financial screening rigor for projects, and
• High Performance Organization’s cultural focus
and creation of accountability, energy, and ownership through
a new structure and set of principles.
• This combination also provides a balance of short-
and long-term gains within an overall improvement portfolio.
Applying simple streamlining principles and organizing teams
with authority to improve local work flows can produce quick
gains within three weeks to two months. Advanced statistical
methods that require lengthier data collection and analysis
times round out the improvement portfolio by providing gains
in a six- to eighteen-month timeframe.
Note: LSS/HPO represents a planned, deliberate, time-phase
integration of these three disciplines – not just tossing
tools and methods of each discipline into one work plan. Careful
planning for the technical and leadership tasks is required
for optimal results.