Lean Six Sigma in Our Uncertain Economy: How to Avoid Common Deployment Pitfalls and Achieve Accelerated Results

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The current economy leaves little margin for complacency when it comes to business improvement. Yet a recent Business Week article cites Six Sigma as making a comeback. Where did it go? What has everyone been doing with the billions of dollars they invested in their Lean/Six Sigma deployments?

Here’s the fundamental problem: Lean/Six Sigma has become nothing more than another “train the masses” fiasco in many organizations. People have focused more on training and “Belts,” rather than execution and results. It’s not Lean/Six Sigma’s fault—this is symptomatic of serious leadership and deployment issues. Organizations built a solid knowledge foundation and then stopped at the tough part: execution and results! 

In this complimentary webinar, Terence T. Burton, President of The Center for Excellence in Operations, Inc. (CEO), discusses the critical leadership and infrastructure requirements for achieving an urgently needed, rapid breakthrough results deployment process. CEO has had numerous successes during the past decade with their rapid deployment, rapid results Lean/Six Sigma model (Scaleable Lean/Six Sigma™), and Burton believes that this must become the new standard in this challenging economy: Rapid deployment, perfect execution, breakthrough results and less energy on Belts and training fluff.

This complimentary webinar is designed to help organizations new to Lean/Six Sigma prevent what has become the standard implementation pitfalls, or kick-start experienced Lean/Six Sigma organizations to go back and generate rapid, significant savings over and above their previous efforts.

In this complimentary webinar you will learn:

  • The critical elements of a rapid Lean/Six Sigma deployment
  • The “accelerators” of Lean/Six Sigma results and how to put them to work
  • How to focus on target versus shotgun opportunities
  • New leadership expectations and roles in this rapid results environment
  • Ways to leverage project mentoring to an expedited conclusion
  • Concurrent deployment best practices


Terence T. Burton
The Center for Excellence in Operations, Inc.(CEO)

Terence T. Burton is President of The Center for Excellence in Operations, Inc. (CEO), a management consulting firm with headquarters in Bedford, New Hampshire and offices in Munich, Germany.  Terry has nearly four decades of diversified experience in executive leadership, operations, supply chain management, quality, engineering, distribution and logistics, maintenance and repair, customer service, finance, sales and marketing, and recently healthcare and not-for profits.  Since founding CEO in 1991, Terry has become an internationally recognized expert on strategic business improvement as a thought leader and practitioner, with a solid reputation for delivering results.  He has worked on thousands of major improvement initiatives with over 300 clients in the Americas and Europe ranging from large multinational Fortune 500 corporations to small and mid-sized companies.  His latest book, "Out of the Present Crisis: Rediscovering Improvement in the New Economy" was released in June, 2012.

For additional information, visit www.ceobreakthrough.com or Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/Out-Present-Crisis-Rediscovering-Improvement/dp/1466504420
Please also feel free to contact the author directly at burton@ceobreakthrough.com