What is the difference between Lean and Six Sigma?

Although the two are often paired together seamlessly in conversation and can be combined in some introductory training courses, there are some substantial differences between Lean and Six Sigma. Lean is a set of tools and techniques that are used under a culture of continuous improvement aimed at eliminating waste. Whereas Six Sigma focuses on the reduction of process variation with use of data and statistical analysis tools.

Our Lean training courses, including Lean Practitioner and Lean Leader courses can be viewed here.

Our RSS approved Six Sigma training courses, including Six Sigma Green Belt and Black Belt training courses can be viewed here.