Essay on Antony J

Submitted By alan9719
Words: 4020
Pages: 17

International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management
Six Sigma vs Lean: Some perspectives from leading academics and practitioners
Jiju Antony

Article information:

Downloaded by Walden University At 07:29 03 May 2015 (PT)

To cite this document:
Jiju Antony, (2011),"Six Sigma vs Lean", International Journal of Productivity and Performance
Management, Vol. 60 Iss 2 pp. 185 - 190
Permanent link to this document: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/17410401111101494 Downloaded on: 03 May 2015, At: 07:29 (PT)
References: this document contains references to 7 other documents.
To copy this document: permissions@emeraldinsight.com
The fulltext of this document has been downloaded 7592 times since 2011*

Users who downloaded this article also downloaded:
M.P.J. Pepper, T.A. Spedding, (2010),"The evolution of lean Six Sigma", International Journal of Quality
& Reliability Management, Vol. 27 Iss 2 pp. 138-155 http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/02656711011014276
Alessandro Laureani, Jiju Antony, (2011),"Standards for Lean Six Sigma certification", International
Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, Vol. 61 Iss 1 pp. 110-120 http:// dx.doi.org/10.1108/17410401211188560 John Maleyeff, Edward A. Arnheiter, Venkat Venkateswaran, (2012),"The continuing evolution of Lean Six
Sigma", The TQM Journal, Vol. 24 Iss 6 pp. 542-555 http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/17542731211270106

Access to this document was granted through an Emerald subscription provided by 552352 []

For Authors
If you would like to write for this, or any other Emerald publication, then please use our Emerald for
Authors service information about how to choose which publication to write for and submission guidelines are available for all. Please visit www.emeraldinsight.com/authors for more information.

About Emerald www.emeraldinsight.com
Emerald is a global publisher linking research and practice to the benefit of society. The company manages a portfolio of more than 290 journals and over 2,350 books and book series volumes, as well as providing an extensive range of online products and additional customer resources and services.
Emerald is both COUNTER 4 and TRANSFER compliant. The organization is a partner of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and also works with Portico and the LOCKSS initiative for digital archive preservation. *Related content and download information correct at time of download.

The current issue and full text archive of this journal is available at www.emeraldinsight.com/1741-0401.htm REFLECTIVE PRACTICE

Six Sigma vs Lean
Some perspectives from leading academics and practitioners
Jiju Antony
Centre for Research in Six Sigma and Process Excellence and
Department of DMEM, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK

Six Sigma vs
Lean

185
Received July 2010
Accepted August 2010

Downloaded by Walden University At 07:29 03 May 2015 (PT)

Abstract
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to present the fundamental and critical differences between two of the most powerful methodologies in a process excellence initiative in any organisation.
Design/methodology/approach – The approach taken was to collate opinions from a number of leading academics and practitioners from five different countries. It was also important to ensure that all participants have a good knowledge and expertise in the field of both Lean and Six Sigma methodologies. Findings – Although both methodologies are focused on process and quality improvement, Lean is formalisation and codification of experience and judgement which is not a feature of Six Sigma. Lean emphasises speed and waste, however Six Sigma emphasises variation, defects and process evaluation.
Research limitations/implications – The viewpoints expressed in the article are those of a few academics and practitioners. It is important to capture the viewpoints of more academics and practitioners to arrive at sound and valid conclusions.
Originality/value – The paper provides an excellent resource for many…