Lean Six Sigma Deployment Plan

Smarter Solutions offers two types of Lean Six Sigma deployment plans. The preferred plan gives focus to analytically creating an Enterprise Improvement Plan (EIP), among other things.  This second selection could be considered a lean Six Sigma 2.0 deployment methodology.

Lean Six Sigma Deployment Plan Options

  1. Deployment of Lean Six Sigma skills to practitioners, team members and executive support staff
  2. Integration of Lean Six Sigma into the corporate business system and corporate culture.

Lean Six Sigma Deployment Plan Option 1

Deployment option 1 could be chosen by companies that have a culture which has acceptance to change and has effective systems to identify and manage change. In this deployment model, the business is able to rapidly expand the workforce skill by leveraging Smarter Solutions trainers and executive coaches.

Some companies have found the lean and/or Six Sigma methodology to be a true benefit in their company but the program has stalled or is not providing the full benefits that were expected. Smarter Solutions can invigorate your Lean and Six Sigma trained staff skills by introducing the Integrated Enterprise Excellence (IEE) overall-business improvement roadmap, which integrates lean and six sigma methods into a single system. Our blend of concepts and tools allows a more complete and deeper set of improvements than a conventional lean or six sigma training provides. This model will be successful only if there is a strong corporate culture to accept and manage change. In addition, the organization must have an effective system for improvement project selection and the key performance indicators (KPIs) that are to be enhance through improvement efforts.

Lean Six Sigma Deployment Plan Option 2 (Preferred Approach)

Deployment option 2 is preferred if an organization desires a complete corporate improvement program. In these cases, Smarter Solutions will work with the executive staff to develop the business system and culture that will allow the business to effectively use lean and Six Sigma trained people.

This model may seem more involved than option 1 but it will nearly eliminate the chance that you will expend a large amount of training time and money and not achieve their end goal. Too many Lean Six Sigma programs fail, not due to the trained staff but because the infrastructure behind them fails.  You would be amazed what can be accomplished with this approach in only four months!

This option is called an Integrated Enterprise Excellence (IEE) business system deployment. A description of this deployment can be found in IEE Deployment Services.

With the IEE approach, an organization can address much more than the execution of improvement projects that someone else has identified, which may or may not be beneficial to the business as a whole.  A one minute video describes the benefit of an IEE implementation for a lean Six Sigma deployment.


one minute video about lean six sigma deployment plan


There are nine steps to the IEE system, where step 6 involves the analytically determination of IEE predictive KPI metrics that are to be improved via IEE lean Six Sigma roadmap projects (or other techniques).

Step 7 involves the details of executing lean Six Sigma projects or other improvement efforts such as a kaizen event so that the business as a whole benefits.


IEE nine step system for lean six sigma deployment plan


Details about implementing an IEE lean Six Sigma deployment (which could be considered lean Six Sigma 2.0) can be found in our 5-book set.


Five books on how to create a lean six sigma deployment plan


With the IEE business management system implementation, an organization can start small and grow into a larger deployment that impacts more aspects of a business.  With alternative two, an organization can even have Enterprise Performance Reporting System (EPRS) software that has automatically generated predictive scorecard updates, which are in alignment with the processes that created them.


Contact Us to set up a time to discuss with Forrest Breyfogle how your organization might gain much from an Integrated Enterprise Excellence (IEE) Business Process Management System and its Lean Six Sigma Deployment Plan options.

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