Lean Six Sigma (LSS), Design for Six Sigma (DFSS), and Value Engineering (VE) have a proven track record of success for solving problems and improving efficiency. Depending on the situation, integrating these approaches can provide results that exceed the benefits of each individual approach. Value Engineering Synergies with Lean Six Sigma: Combining Methodologies for Enhanced Results describes how to integrate these dynamic tools to achieve unprecedented improvements and break down the organizational stovepipes that can occur when different offices are assigned responsibility for different problem-solving methods.
The book identifies opportunities where readers can integrate these approaches to go beyond what is currently possible with the individual approaches. Explaining the VE methodology, it supplies a high-level discussion of LSS and DFSS. Next, it compares VE with LSS and identifies the different opportunities for synergies that can provide your organization with a competitive edge.
- Includes detailed LSS-VE cross-reference charts
- Contains product- and process-oriented VE material designed for LSS black belt training
- Provides a list of the most commonly used LSS, DFSS, and VE tools
The authors describe VE and LSS in a way that is different from, but consistent with, the current literature. To facilitate comparison, the book graphically depicts VE and LSS and maps the two tools into one another to provide you with a clear understanding of the circumstances and types of problems where integrating these techniques will be most effective. The ideas and synergies presented in this book can help industry professionals and those in government accelerate the adoption of efficiencies in their operations.
The Value Engineering (VE) Methodology
Function Analysis Phase
Lean Six Sigma (LSS) Methodology
The Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) Methodology
Comparison of VE and LSS Methodologies
How VE Can Benefit from LSS
How LSS Can Benefit from VE
Opportunities for Synergy
Observations and Analysis on Synergies
Appendix B: Common LSS, DFSS, and VE Tools
Appendix C: General VE Material for LSS Black Belt Training
Appendix D: Product-Oriented VE Training Material for LSS Black Belt Training
Appendix E: Process-Oriented VE Training Material for LSS Black Belt Training