Relaunching Lean Six Sigma with action research

5 failure factors provide insights to a follow-up improvement plan

By Tres Bishop, Kingsley A. Reeves Jr., Troy A. Montgomery and Ana Carolina Léo

Much has been reported on the critical success and critical failure factors associated with Lean Six Sigma implementations. In contrast, very little has been said that is particularly focused on the antecedents of successful Lean Six Sigma implementations that have followed a previous failed implementation attempt. Such relaunches face unique challenges to success versus initial implementations.

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