Arvind Rongala, writing for Invensis Learning, explains the difference between Lean, Six Sigma, and Business Process Management (BPM). Read my summary of his article for more details.
- Lean is a Japanese practice that seeks to eliminate waste in production processes by overhauling the culture of the organization from management down
- Six Sigma is a team effort that incorporates W. Deming’s Plan, Do, Check and Act cycle into it’s two main methodologies to find process defects and make improvements
- BPM is a strategy that encompasses the bigger picture of the organization in question to optimize the work flow as a whole and increase process efficiency