We carried out an analysis on projects chosen by people who attended our Lean Six Sigma Black Belt courses.
Firstly there was a broad cross section of companies represented as shown in the following graph. Financial services and pharma accounted for 55% of companies.
An analysis of project type revealed the following:
Project type and frequency
Process yield improvement 16
Waste elimination or reduction 9
Cycle time reduction 5
Reduction in NVA activities 5
Improvement in customer satisfaction 3
Improving process capability 3
Increase in process capacity 2
Cost reduction 1
Design change 1
Process reliability improvement 1
Process risk reduction 1
Process yield improvement and Waste elimination/reduction account for 53% of all project types. The following graph displays the above data.
Tomorrow I will post on Green Belt project selection.