What is the difference between “Six Sigma” & “Lean Six Sigma”?
“Lean Six Sigma” simply means a program that includes “lean” principles in the Six Sigma Curriculum.
However, with that being said, it is important to realize that essentially all quality Six Sigma programs already have “Lean” principles incorporated into their curriculum. Therefore, most (if not all) “Six Sigma” programs are actually identical to their “Lean Six Sigma” counterparts.
In a nutshell, in today’s world “Six Sigma” and “Lean Six Sigma” essentially mean exactly the same thing.