Industry Week’s John Dyer asks if Dr. Deming would have embraced today’s Lean and Six Sigma principles if he was still alive. See my summaries from his piece underneath.
- Many argue how Dr. Deming would side on the Lean vs. Six Sigma debate if he was still around, but both are necessary to for a solid continuous improvement plan
- Not only this, if they are both to be implemented successfully then Deming would have advocated that everyone, at all levels of the company, be involved
- Rather than just have a few Six Sigma black belts leading the team, Deming would probably argue that no one be segregated, and all employees be trained up