Lean and Six Sigma: Partners for Quality

  • Reiner Hutwelker
Part of the Management for Professionals book series (MANAGPROF)


This chapter deals with my personal view of the historical roots and the development of process management, from Calvinism to Lean Thinking and Six Sigma, as well as the comparison of Lean Thinking and Six Sigma based on their assumptions, goals, methods, and other criteria.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Reiner Hutwelker
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  1. 1.SigmaLogicAichAustria

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