The Lean Solutions Podcast — Maintaining High Standards in Lean Six Sigma with Lee Campe

This week on the podcast, I am speaking with Lee Campe. Lee is the President of Performance Excellence Inc. and a Certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt.

In this episode, Lee and I talk about his extensive training and experiences in Lean Six Sigma and Design for Six Sigma. We also talk about the importance of maintaining high standards in Lean Six Sigma and advice on training in LSS.

What You’ll Learn This Episode:

  • What frustrates Lee about the current Lean Six Sigma offerings, or the current Lean Six Sigma environment
  • Lean and Six Sigma in the Army and how it transitioned to the civilian world
  • Highlights Lee has had with his time using Lean
  • Advice for leaders who don’t feel like they’re engaged in the process
  • Why leaders need to remove roadblocks
  • The importance of using phone for communication instead of relying on email
  • Recommendations on certifying bodies
  • How companies can maintain or enforce higher standards of Lean Six Sigma
  • Why you need to have the people skills that are necessary in order to be a good problem solver in order to be a good lean practitioner.

About the Guest:

Lee Campe is a proven Lean Six Sigma deployment leader with a wide array of expertise in all facets of business and Continuous Improvement. He also is one of the few instructors with extensive experience in Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) and Innovation through design thinking.

Prior to starting Performance Excellence, Lee was a Master Black Belt (MBB) for the Home Depot, where he was responsible for coaching employees and mentoring projects across the US. Projects Lee mentored provided the company with over $200 million in Savings.

Prior to the Home Depot, Lee was the Vice President and Master Black Belt for JP Morgan Chase in New York. His responsibilities included coaching and training Champions, Black Belts, Green Belts, and management in the DMAIC and DFSS methodologies. During his tenure, Lee trained over 100 Champions and mentored three enterprise-wide projects that identified over $20 Million in potential savings.

As an MBB and Director at Cordis Corporation, a $1.3 billion Johnson and Johnson company, Lee was responsible for driving the implementation of Six Sigma company wide.

Previously, Lee worked as an MBB for General Electric Power Systems (GEPS) where he trained employees at all levels on GE’s Six Sigma programs.

Important Links:

Lean Six Sigma Book

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