Six Sigma vs Lean Six Sigma

Lean Six Sigma simply means a program that includes “lean” principles in the Six Sigma Curriculum. Most (if not all) Six Sigma programs are actually identical to their “Lean” Six Sigma counterparts.

The primary reason for the widespread misunderstanding is because although Six Sigma began decades ago, it was only when the military began implementing it that it became a household name.  However, since the military referred to it as “Lean Six Sigma”, it has caused confusion ever since.

To accommodate employers and employees alike, we offer both varieties.

If you are unsure of which to choose, we typically recommend “Six Sigma” for most people.  We recommend “Lean Six Sigma” for those that work in the public sector or armed forces.