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Publisher's Summary

Drive improvement within your organization through the implementation of lean six sigma - finally explained in a simple and effective manner.

Running an organization is simple. Running an organization that is effective and efficient and has little waste is another story. At the core of every organization, what defines how it operates on a day-to-day basis is its philosophy and strategy. Not to be overlooked, the theories and strategies deployed by management and reinforced by those who execute the organization's mission ultimately define its success. Process improvement, quality control, and customer satisfaction can simultaneously be managed and improved upon with the implementation of lean six sigma. Data driven and rooted in analytics, the techniques and principles of lean six sigma have been around since the early 1920s.

An integration of the lean production philosophy and process improvement techniques of six sigma, lean six sigma combines two leading initiatives in order to take an organization to the next level. Through a calculated and developed strategy, the implementation of lean six sigma allows organizations to provide goods and services that meet or exceed customer expectations, efficiently coordinating the efforts of teams to get projects done the right way. Implementing lean six sigma begins with understanding exactly all of the concepts and the philosophy.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2015 ClydeBank Media LLC (P)2015 ClydeBank Media LLC

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Decent high level overview

This overview of Lean Six Sigma was just that, an overview, and a very high level one at that. I know that the book is short and as such has limited bandwidth for presenting details, but with a "Quickstart Guide" title, I expected something that would actually help someone get started with Lean Six Sigma, and I did not feel that this book accomplished that goal. That being said, the material was still interesting and I enjoyed listening to it.

As far as the "performance" or narration of the book is concerned, I enjoyed Lucy's voice and thought she did a good job reading the material and keeping it from being too dry. My only complaint and the reason I only rated the performance at 3 stars is because there is a slight room echo, and while it probably won't bother most people, it was a bit distracting for me.

I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via AudiobookBlast dot com

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TOTAL WASTE OF TIME

A junior college attempt to write a summary of companies that use six sigma. Totally useless. The author should be taken off the audible book list. I am going to petition to get my money back!

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Good Intro to LEAN Six Sigma

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My biggest complaint about this book is that is one of those audio books that comes with a pdf that you are expected to be able to look at while listening. I think that's obnoxious because if I were in a situation when I could look at a page, I'd just read a book, not listen to one. But if that isn't a pet peeve for someone else, it's a pretty good introduction to LEAN Six Sigma. Not very in depth, but plenty to decide if you want to learn more. In fact the book is setup to help people decide if LEAN is something worth pursuing for their business and industry.

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Must have quick introduction to Lean Six Sigma

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I was interested in this audio book because my employer has recently implemented some of the lean strategies explained in this book. I was curious to find out what was at the core of this model for management and this book helped me to better understand what the management at my workplace were trying to implement.

Disclaimer--I received a download of this book in exchange for a review.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Lean Six Sigma QuickStart Guide?

I enjoyed the .pdf download that accompanies the audio book. It allowed quick reference material so I didn't have the need to take notes.

Any additional comments?

Although this is not a subject I am extremely interested in, the guide is well written in layman's terms that it makes it very easy to understand upon first listening.

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the best book on lean

Would you listen to Lean Six Sigma QuickStart Guide again? Why?

i would because the information was good and i would like to grasp every bit of it.

Who was your favorite character and why?

lucy vest, always on point

What about Lucy Vest’s performance did you like?

the voice.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

how to learn the inside out of business operations

Any additional comments?

i cant wait for the next edition by these authors

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A great book for beginners!

What made the experience of listening to Lean Six Sigma QuickStart Guide the most enjoyable?

The soothing and slow paced voice of Lucy Vest was the highlight. The clean and understandable speech made it very easier o follow and understand the concept!

What other book might you compare Lean Six Sigma QuickStart Guide to and why?

This was my first book on the topic so I have nothing to compare it with, but Lucy Vest voice really captured my attention which I feel somewhat missing in other audiobooks I have heard.

What does Lucy Vest bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She made the otherwise dry topic so interesting!

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It is a very well structured audiobook for beginners like me that would expose them to the new approach. The pdf version with charts and table was really helpful to understand and follow parts which otherwise would have been hard.

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A Step Up

I received this product in exchange for my honest review. I've heard of Six Sigma before and the belt system they use, but not much else. This definitely helped me understand the finer points of lean management, and its a great supplement to the other audiobooks about lean. I'm a bit of a boring person and enjoy learning in a more textbook format. So it is important to know this audiobook is very structured.

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Solid Beginner's Guide

Lean Six Sigma QuickStart Guide is another good starter guide from ClydeBank Business. This provides excellent guidance for those aiming to manage an organization by providing an above-average business management model. The narration -- Lucy Vest --, as usual, was spot on and the references to the pdf files were always appreciated as they illuminated the content being listened to. Recommended!

*I received this audiobook in exchange for a fair review.*

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Great guide aimed for beginners

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This book is an excellent starter guide for anyone who is new to lean six sigma. It's an excellent business management model, and this book will walk you through the aspects of managing your organization. I highly recommend it to any small business owner!

Have you listened to any of Lucy Vest’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I haven't, but I really enjoyed her accent! I think it was British? It was really pleasant to listen to.

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A introduction to Lean Six Sigma

Where does Lean Six Sigma QuickStart Guide rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is the first Lean Six Sigma audiobook that I've ever listened to, but as far as non-fiction business process books go, it was pleasant. This was a little drier and than others I have listened. But it wasn't too bad.

What other book might you compare Lean Six Sigma QuickStart Guide to and why?

As I said earlier, it's hard for me to provide a comparative context, but what I can say is that it was easy to understand and I was able to follow for the most part. Some portions were a little jargon-filled, but I feel this is less a defect and more a result of the subject matter itself. Thankfully the jargon was explained in detail.

What does Lucy Vest bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Lucy Vest has a very soothing voice, that isn't boring or obnoxiously enthusiastic. Her enunciation is excellent and her rate of speech is easy to follow without being too fast. It felt like she was doing a presentation well.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I don't know if moved is the right word, but I really appreciated it when there were charts to follow along with in the PDF. It was a shame that there weren't charts for all the concepts, as they were very helpful for me to internalize the concepts.

Any additional comments?

This was a very helpful introduction to Lean Six Sigma. I have been very curious about Six Sigma in general, but I've been very intimidated whenever I tried studying it on the the internet. This was an accessible book, even if it was the barest essentials and dry in spots. But, it did do a great job introducing me to the topic, and I even had a coherent conversation with someone who works on LEAN the night I finished listening, so I guess it served it's function. It's not something that I would listen to over an over again, but it gave me a foundation on what else to research and study.

Disclosure, I got a copy of this audiobook in exchange for this review.