Lean Six Sigma in the public sector: yesterday, today and tomorrow

Bryan Rodgers, Jiju Antony, Rick Edgeman, Elizabeth A. Cudney

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This paper draws on recent work which explores the subject of Lean Six Sigma from both an academic and practitioner view. A similar framework is utilised to explore the state of Lean Six Sigma in the public sector from its earliest published origins through the current thinking to develop thoughts on some challenges for the future. The authors also draw on data from a systematic literature review on the subject and their own extensive experience of Lean Six Sigma and the public sector across two continents.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)528-540
Number of pages13
JournalTotal Quality Management and Business Excellence
Issue number5-6
Early online date30 Mar 2019
Publication statusPublished - 3 Apr 2021


  • Lean
  • Lean Six Sigma
  • Six Sigma
  • continuous improvement
  • public sector

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)


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