Is Lean Surpassing Six Sigma as the New Dominant Force in Corporate Continuous Improvement?

Lean talent demand seen outpacing Six Sigma by a substantial margin as the new 'must-have' skill set, according to sixth annual study by executive search firm The Avery Point Group

Atlanta — February 19, 2010 — After years of steady gains, Lean has now achieved a clear and dominant standing over Six Sigma as the leading force in corporate continuous improvement, according to the latest study of almost 3,500 recent job postings reviewed by The Avery Point Group, a global executive search and recruiting firm for Lean and Six Sigma talent.

The now dominant standing of Lean suggests that companies are increasingly relying on Lean as the core foundation for their continuous improvement efforts to help them face the challenges of today's economic downturn, the recruiters said in announcing the results of their study.