Lean Six Sigma

The benefits of the Lean Six Sigma methodology

Lean Six Sigma improves product quality by eliminating waste through lean working methods and aims to:

  • enhance profitability
  • increase competitiveness
  • raise product quality
  • focus on market needs
  • cost reduction
  • increase value and customer satisfaction


Magnolia structures an ad hoc strategic industrial plan for each company with the chief aims of maintaining competitiveness and maximising profitability, thereby improving operational efficiency.


Magnolia furthermore uses the A3 model as essential problem-solving tool in the Lean philosophy and in project management.

This working method, besides representing the essential tool to facilitate the process of solving a problem and managing a project, is also an effective means of interpersonal communication as it helps the resources working at the company develop a common language and logic.

The main objectives of the A3 model are:

  • to conduct an effective problem-solving;
  • to detect and solve problems;
  • to provide the team with a working tool;
  • to communicate the project;
  • to solve a problem.


To improve company production processes, you need to have a SIPOC (Suppliers, Input, Process, Outputs and Costumers) diagram, a particularly useful tool capable of synthesizing the outputs of one or more company processes in table form.

This tool serves, firstly, to help team members agree on a common language, secondly, to help understand an ongoing improvement process, and, lastly, to help comprehend who is providing inputs to the process, who are the real customers, and what are the necessary requirements.


In addition, to have a veritable organisational development programme, it is necessary to develop the Visible Planning to be able to work on individual and group behaviour and on communication and relational mechanisms between team members.

Why should you adopt the Visible Planning?

Visible Planning allows you to:

  • raise the level of service to improve internal performance;
  • improve the quality of work;
  • optimise time-to-market and have timely project management.