Seven Effective Lean Six Sigma Principles for the Modern Enterprise

Thursday, Aug. 30, 2 p.m. Eastern time | Register now

Presenter: Merwan Mehta, Ph.D., professor, East Carolina University

In this presentation how for profit and not-for-profit enterprises can become world-class using the seven salient principles of lean Six Sigma will be discussed. The principles that will be covered are:

  1. Understand what constitutes value for your customers
  2. Understand that customers are only interested in efficiency and competence!
  3. How to treat employees as your greatest asset
  4. How to pay special attention to employees that interact with your customers
  5. Utilize the three best tools of LSS extensively: flow charts, standard work and check lists!
  6. Create a culture of doing it right the first time!
  7. Track all you want to improve. What is not measured cannot be improved!

Merwan Mehta, Ph.D., is a professor at East Carolina University in the College of Engineering and Technology in the Technology Systems Department in Greenville, NC. He coordinates the bachelor of science in industrial engineering technology program and graduate certificate in Lean Six Sigma black belt. Prior to joining academics in 2004, he has over 20 years of experience in business and industry as a business owner in two businesses, vice president, manufacturing manager, project director, industrial engineer, machine tool design engineer, and manufacturing engineer. He also works as a lean Six Sigma process improvement consultant helping businesses become more profitable and productive since 2000. He has been an examiner for the Missouri Quality Award based on the Baldrige criteria for three seasons.

Dr. Mehta conducts workshops in the U.S. and internationally on lean manufacturing, lean Six Sigma (white, yellow, green and black-belt levels), world-class process excellence for executives and champions, kanban implementation, total productive maintenance (TPM) and predictive maintenance, value stream mapping (VSM), design for manufacturing and assembly (DFM&A), geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T), and design of experiments (DOE). He is a certified manufacturing engineer and certified Six Sigma black belt. He teaches courses in engineering economics at the undergraduate and graduate levels and has authored a book on the subject, Applied Engineering Economics Using Excel. His present research interests are enhancing manufacturing and business processes through lean principles and theory of constraints, and the pursuit of quality and variation control through Six Sigma and design of experiments.