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We are often asked in our Six Sigma Green BeltSix Sigma trained key contributor and team leader, a partti... classes if we can suggest good LeanLEAN Definition LEAN is a production method aimed primarily ... and Six SigmaSix Sigma Definition: Six Sigma is a set of techniques and t... Green Belt Resources to help Green Belt students and practitioners.
Below we will give you our reference list. *We will update this list as we discover new references.
Lean and Six Sigma Green Belt Methodologies
Books
 “The Six Sigma Handbook”, Third Edition by Thomas Pyzdek and Paul Keller. (This book shows you, step by step, how to integrate this profitable approach into your company’s culture).
 Updated and expanded problemsolving examples using Excel and Minitab
 A streamlined format that puts proven practices at your fingertips
 Dramatically improve products and processes using DMAICDMAIC is an abbreviation of the five improvement steps it co... Learn More... and DMADVBy now, you would be familiar with DMAIC methodology and kno... Learn More...
 Use Design for Six Sigma to create innovative products and processes Incorporate lean, problemsolving, and statistical techniques within the Six Sigma methodology
 Avoid common pitfalls during implementation
 “Six Sigma Demystified”, Second Edition by Paul Keller. This easytounderstand reference teaches the methods of Six Sigma, explains their applications, and tests expertise, without confusing statistics and formulas.
 “Lean Six SigmaSix Sigma Definition: Six Sigma is a set of techniques and t... Demystified”, Second Edition by Jay Arthur (Dec 9, 2010). Written in a stepbystep format, this practical guide covers the fundamental methods and tools of Lean Six Sigma. You’ll get details on reducing defectsMuda (無駄, on'yomi reading) is a ... and deviation, sustaining improvements, and achieving laserfocused processConsists of input, valueadd, and output. Learn More... innovations. Measurement systems analysis (MSAA measurement systems analysis (MSA) is a thorough...), Design for Lean Six Sigma, and statistical tools such as analysis of variance (ANOVA) are also discussed. Clear examples, helpful diagrams, and concise explanations make it easy to understand the material, and endofchapter quizzes and a final exam reinforce key concepts.
 The Lean Six Sigma Pocket Toolbook: A Quick Reference Guide to 100 Tools for Improving Quality and Speed” by Michael L. George, John Maxey, David Rowlands and Mark Price
 Features brief summaries and examples of the 70 most important tools in Lean Six Sigma, such as “Pull,” “Heijunka,” and “Statistical Process Control Charts”
 Groups tools by purpose and usage
 Offers a quick, easy reference on using the DMAIC improvement cycle
 Websites (I would suggest subscribing to each of the site’s Newsletters below)
 sixsigmadsi.com
 This is our (Six Sigma Development Solutions) website and it is full of articles about our experience with the tools and methodologies of Lean, Six Sigma and Theory of Constraints
 Newsletter: https://bit.ly/RcxevD
 isixsigma.com
 A on open forum for just about every topic about Lean and Six Sigma
 This is where most practitioners go to ask and answer questions
 Newsletter: https://www.isixsigma.com/newsletter/
 pexnetwork.com (Process Excellence Network)
 Another great resource for Events, Webinars, and Great Information concerning Lean and Six Sigma
 Newsletter: https://www.processexcellencenetwork.com/#joinPopupIDGA
 sixsigmadsi.com
Theory of Constraints Methodology
Books

 The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement by Eliyahu M. Goldratt, Jeff Cox and David Whitford
 Written in a fastpaced thriller style, The Goal, a gripping novel, is transforming management thinking throughout the world. Alex Rogo is a harried plant manager working ever more desperately to try improve performance. His factory is rapidly heading for disaster. So is his marriage. He has ninety days to save his plant – or it will be closed by corporate HQ, with hundreds of job losses. It takes a chance meeting with a professor from student days – Jonah – to help him break out of conventional ways of thinking to see what needs to be done. The story of Alex’s fight to save his plant is more than compulsive reading. It contains a serious message for all managers in industry and explains the ideas, which underline the Theory of Constraints (TOC), developed by Eli Goldratt.
 Velocity: Combining Lean, Six Sigma and the Theory of Constraints to Achieve Breakthrough Performance – A Business… by Dee Jacob, Suzan Bergland and Jeff Cox
 Writer Jeff Cox returns with the vivid, realistic style that made The Goal so readable yet so edifying. Thrust into the presidency of the subsidiary company where she has managed sales and marketing, Amy Cieolara is mandated by her corporate superiors to implement Lean Six Sigma (LSS) in order to appease a key customer. Assigned to help her is LSS Master Black BeltThe utmost level in the Six Sigma hierarchy is the Master Bl... Learn More... Wayne Reese, installed as her operations manager. But as time goes on and corporate pressure mounts, Amy finds she has to start thinking for herself — and learning from everyone around her — and she arrives at the series of steps that form the core of the VELOCITY APPROACH.
 The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement by Eliyahu M. Goldratt, Jeff Cox and David Whitford
Minitab Help
Books
 MINITAB Handbook: Updated for Release 14 by Barbara F. Ryan, Brian L. Joiner and Jonathan D. Cryer
 Written by developers Barbara Ryan and Brian Joiner, and professor of statistics Jon Cryer, this text illustrates by example and stepbystep instruction how to use MINITAB 14 to explore and analyze data. The book introduces readers to MINITAB software while understanding that they may also be learning statistics at the same time. The authors illustrate how statistical concepts apply to data analysis through examples.
 MINITAB Handbook: Update for Release 16 by Barbara F. Ryan, Brian L. Joiner and Jonathan D. Cryer
 This book illustrates by example and stepbystep instruction how to use MINITAB 16 to explore and analyze data and uses examples to illustrates how statistical concepts apply to data analysis.
Websites
 minitab.com
What Books, Websites or other References would you suggest to Lean and Six Sigma Green Belts?