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Value Engineering Synergies with Lean Six Sigma Combining Methodologies for Enhanced Results

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ISBN-10: 1466502010

ISBN-13: 9781466502017

Edition: 2012

Authors: Jay Mandelbaum, Anthony Hermes, Donald Parker, Heather Williams

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Description:

This book explores synergies between Lean Six Sigma, Design for Six Sigma, and Value Engineering. It identifies opportunities where they can be used together to increase the likelihood of obtaining improvements beyond the capability of just one approach. Developed as business process improvement initiatives, with distinct origins and different methodological phases, each initiative presents a distinctive approach to problem solving. The authors provide a unique examination of these processes, with an analysis of possible synergies that can provide a competitive edge.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 6/14/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 212
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Preface
Abbreviations
Executive Summary
Introduction
The Value Engineering (VE) Methodology
Orientation Phase
Information Phase
Function Analysis Phase
Creative Phase
Evaluation Phase
Development Phase
Presentation Phase
Implementation Phase
Lean Six Sigma (LSS) Methodology
The DMAIC Methodology
The Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) Methodology
Comparison of VE and LSS Methodologies
VE and LSS Cross-Reference
How VE Can Benefit from LSS
How LSS Can Benefit from VE
Opportunities for Synergy
Literature Review
Observations and Analysis on Synergies
Final Remarks
Cross-Reference Charts in Detail
Common LSS, DFSS, and VE Tools
General VE Material for LSS Black Belt Training
Product-Oriented VE Training Material for LSS Black Belt Training
Process-Oriented VE Training Material for LSS Black Belt Training
References
Index
About the Authors