We Consult: A Phased Approach


Fail to Plan and Plan to Fail

Deploying Lean and Six Sigma is a complex undertaking involving all levels and functions within the business. SBTI approaches all deployments from five distinct and overlapped phases.

The five phases of a deployment are:

Planning for Change

Starting at the top, executives are led through the flow-down structure that ensures a proactive creation of projects aligned with the corporation’s business strategy.  With the identification of a Steering Committee, a Communications Plan and a Deployment Plan is clearly outlined.

Rapid Profitability Improvement

After the right belts are trained and the right projects are identified, the right tools as defined by the roadmap will deliver rapid business changes. Alongside projects, SBTI encourages the use of a series of Kaizen events to generate quick wins, which creates enthusiasm for the program and will help to fund it.

Long-Term Growth

SBTI leads the industry in its growth-base offerings. Our five-week industry standard Design For Six Sigma (DFSS) takes the client’s product development resources and gives them all the right tools and roadmap to identify markets, captures Voice of the Customer (VOC) and generates concepts and designs around manufacturing and production capabilities.


The goal at SBTI is to have the client internalize the training and mentoring skills to become self-sufficient within a two-year time frame. A combination of exclusive training in the LEAN LEADER Program, Train-the-Trainer and the industry-leading Master Black Belt Core program creates the individuals who become the future trainers and technical leaders for the program.

Strategic Planning

The capstone on any deployment is targeted at the executive group, giving them the tools and skills to identify and structure the future strategy of the corporation. Revisiting the strategy is common after realizing the effects of a successful deployment.