The Future of Productivity: Mastering Lean Six Sigma Strategies for a High-Performance Digital Supply Chain


The Future of Productivity: Mastering Lean Six Sigma Strategies for a High-Performance Digital Supply Chain

Hi Meaningful Leader,

You maybe know me personally. Maybe you don’t, but have been reading my articles for some time. Maybe this is our first time meeting. So for today I’d love to quickly introduce myself and share with you one of the intrinsic parts of my DNA, that can bring tons of value to you in the areas of productivity and efficiency.

My name is Maria and I’ve been in Aerospace Operations for over 27 years – in case you’re wondering, yes, I was born in aviation ;). My goal is to help as many leaders and entrepreneurs elevate their skills and reach high performance levels, consistently.

Aside from attending business school for both my undergrad and graduate education, I’m a certified Lead Six Sigma Black Belt. This is the intrinsic part of my DNA that I want to share with you today.

Lean Six Sigma is a combination of two process improvement methodologies – Lean and Six Sigma – aimed at reducing waste, improving efficiency, and increasing quality. Who doesn’t want this?

Throughout my years in the aerospace industry, I have master the art of identifying waste and duplicity in processes and in most cases, with small tweaks, been able to gain significant improvement in productivity and profitability, by either reducing cost OR increasing productivity and in most cases BOTH. So as you see, the power of continues improvement is massive and that’s my super power!

As an aerospace professional, I’m used to ‘walking” a physical supply chain and its related processes to map up the end-to-end interactions. With a digital supply chain, in the case of an e-commerce operation, the process can be a bit less obvious but its a powerful one as well.

To improve productivity in a digital supply chain using Lean Six Sigma methodology, fI would suggest you focus on the following steps:

  1. Define the problem and set objectives: Clearly identify the issues impacting productivity within the digital supply chain and establish measurable goals for improvement. Problems that are causing bottlenecks, waste of time, or duplication.
  2. Measure the current state: Collect data on the existing supply chain processes, analyze the performance metrics, and determine the baseline performance. In other words, define where your operation is currently.
  3. Analyze the data: Use statistical tools and techniques to identify the root causes of inefficiencies and waste in the supply chain, such as bottlenecks, delays, or defects.
  4. Improve the process: Implement targeted process improvements based on the analysis. This may include automation, better data visibility, streamlining communication, or enhancing collaboration between stakeholders. Continuously monitor the results to ensure the improvements are effective.
  5. Control and sustain improvements: Establish standardized procedures, train employees, and leverage technology to maintain the improved processes. Continuously monitor performance metrics and make adjustments as needed to ensure long-term success.

By following these steps, you can effectively apply Lean Six Sigma methodology to increase productivity within a digital supply chain. This approach helps you systematically identify and address the root causes of inefficiencies, leading to lasting improvements in your productivity and profitability.

If you’d like to learn more about this process, you can get in contact with me here

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Thanks for reading and God bless,

Always rooting for YOU!


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