Lean Six Sigma uncovers process waste, reduces non-value adding activity, and increases organizational capability, significantly reducing costs and freeing resources and budgets for needed investments and backlogged projects.
Business process management (BPM) technologies and service-oriented architectures (SOAs) combine with Lean Six Sigma to accelerate improvements and results. At the same time, they increase organizational agility and technology-enabled responsiveness.
This white paper describes the key BPM, SOA, and Lean Six Sigma components, summarizes the linkages between them, and highlights recent results that leading firms have achieved.
By combining key concepts from Lean, Six Sigma or Lean Six Sigma with the capabilities of BPM, a company can ensure that its people are focused on the most meaningful work that adds value. Companies that successfully combine Lean Six Sigma, BPM, and SOA initiatives will realize a competitive advantage.