There was a lot of buzz around Lean and Six Sigma back in the 80s and 90s, but not today anymore.

However, the practice is not dead and it is still relevant and used in many industries today. And there are good reasons to take a step back and have another look at why it was so successful and what of the practice still creates value and should be included in your process improvement and process excellence initiatives.

Ron Baker (Lean and Six Sigma)

Today’s guest on the What’s Your Baseline Podcast is Ron Baker. He is an American Society of Quality (ASQ) Certified Black Belt and a Certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt with over 26 years of proven success and increasing levels of responsibility in both domestic and international environments.

He has an expert level of business process improvement knowledge in transactional (Department of Defense, Financial & Retail) and manufacturing (Oil & Gas/Pharmaceutical/Health Care/Medical Device & Semiconductor) environments.
In addition to this he has recent program management office implementation experience, deploying continuous improvement techniques (Lean Six Sigma), and strategy development.

We are talking about these topics:

  • Ron’s background and how a 400m runner becomes a process improvement consultant
  • What is Lean and Six Sigma?
  • What are “belts” and what do they indicate?
  • What is a typical approach of a Lean/6 Sigma project and how do you get buy in?
  • Do you need special tools for a Lean/6 Sigma project?

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Music by Jeremy Voltz,

  • CP1 (Welcome)
  • Airplane Seatbelt (Interlude 1)
  • Be Loved in Return (Interlude 2)
  • South Wing (Outro)