This book is not intended to be an implementation guide. Rather, it seeks to explain Beyond Lean Six Sigma techniques in a thorough but entertaining and easy-to-understand way. This easy-to-digest format is perfect for executive managers scanning for the right management initiative. This format is also useful in allaying the nervousness (and the accompanying loss of productivity) that middle and lower-level managers often experience when a new management initiative is introduced. Armed with the information they'll find here, the implementation experience can be one of confidence, optimism, and new energy for everyone involved. Finally, this book and the overall methodology are not just for those in manufacturing. The described Beyond Lean Six Sigma methods work for all businesses. For example, in this story, Beyond Lean Six Sigma methods are applied to the health care industry -- the farthest thing from manufacturing! Yet, hospitals can, and have, saved millions of dollars by applying Beyond Lean Six Sigma principles to their industry.Forrest W. Breyfogle III is the author of 'Lean Six Sigma in Sickness and in Health' with ISBN 9780971322219 and ISBN 097132221X.