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Changing With Lean Six Sigma by A. Aruleswaran
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Aug 12, 2009

it was amazing

An outstanding book to read and a must have asset in the resource library of anyone leading a change initiative in Lean Six Sigma. The text is easy to follow with topics often left out of the standard tool and methods books on the market today. The author deep dives into the structure needed to support a Lean Six Sigma change initiative with an entire section dedicated to the Asian experience. Chapter 3 was my favorite, covering the often deeply held secrets of the top consultants, on critical items needed to changing a company into a performing lean six sigma organization.

In Chapter 7, Dr. Aruleswaran provides a fantastic case study that walks the reader step by step through the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control) phases implementing Lean Six Sigma. Chapter 8 reviews the transactional side of lean six sigma implementations into the financial industry where the Lean Six Sigma’s seven wastes are reviewed in detail.

Now while the book is easy to understand, don't let that underestimate the challenges and complexity involved in building a data driven, lean six sigma organization. Challenges will always exist in building a team mindset where quality is continually improved, waste identified and removed (to increase the process speed, flow, and agility), and continuous improvement methods are in place to drive costs low, innovation and creativity embraced, and customer focused employees continually seek ways to blow the socks off the clients they provide services and products.

Bottom line, this book is a must read for change agents, business leaders, and lean six sigma process experts. Thank you, Dr. Aruleswaran, for sharing your experiences and wisdom in your well written book.

Warm Regards,

Steven Bonacorsi
Lean Six Sigma master Black Belt
Institute of Industrial Engineers, Vice President
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Arulnageswaran Aruleswaran Thank you Steven, for your insightful review. This is a great help and i take it as an inspiration to write and share even more.

Kind regards,


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