Lean Six Sigma and Big Data: Continuing to Innovate and Optimize Business Processes

David John Fogarty


Lean Six Sigma is widely used in many areas such as government, industry, healthcare and education. BIG DATA which is being collected in ever-increasing amounts due to digital commerce is viewed by futurists as holding many promises to solve some of our greatest problems in society and create new commercial ventures.  This paper explores how Lean Six Sigma can be applied to accelerate the process of extracting key insights from BIG DATA and also how BIG DATA can bring new light and innovation to projects requiring the use of Lean Six Sigma.   A case study approach using examples from both manufacturing and the service sector will be used in this research.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18059/jmi.v1i2.8


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