• Submit your paper

The purpose of International Journal of Lean Six Sigma is to bridge the gap between the theory and practice of Lean Six Sigma (an integrated approach of Lean and Six Sigma) and to publish the latest trends and research developments in both fields.

ISSN: 2040-4166
eISSN: 2040-4166

Aims and scope

Launched in 2010, International Journal of Lean Six Sigma (IJLSS) publishes original, empirical and review papers, case studies and theoretical frameworks or models related to Lean and Six Sigma methodologies. High quality submissions are sought from academics, researchers, practitioners and leading management consultants from around the world. Research, case studies and examples can be cited from manufacturing, service and public sectors. This includes manufacturing, health, financial services, local government, education, professional services, IT Services, transport, etc.

Topics covered in IJLSS include but are not limited to:

  • Six Sigma and its link to other quality management initiatives (e.g. ISO 9001:2000)
  • Best practise Lean six sigma
  • Development of new Six Sigma tools and techniques
  • Design for Lean Six Sigma
  • Lean Production System
  • Statistical Thinking
  • Analytics
  • Application of tools and techniques of Six Sigma
  • Application of tools and techniques of Design for Six Sigma
  • Quality improvement initiatives in manufacturing, service, and transactional processes
  • Big data and Industry 4.0
  • Six Sigma case studies
  • Lean case studies
  • Six Sigma in Supply Chain
  • Lean Thinking in Supply Chain
  • Statistical Thinking and its link to Six Sigma
  • Leadership for Six Sigma
  • Strategic Six Sigma
  • Project Selection and Prioritisation in Six Sigma
  • Lean for Healthcare
  • Lean Six Sigma for Healthcare
  • Lean in Higher Education
  • Lean Six Sigma in Higher Education
  • Lean for Public Sector
  • Lean Six Sigma for Public Sector
  • Lean Leadership
  • Lean and Green
  • Lean and Sustainability
  • Lean Six Sigma and Sustainability

This journal is aligned with our responsible management goal

We aim to champion researchers, practitioners, policymakers and organisations who share our goals of contributing to a more ethical, responsible and sustainable way of working.

SDG 2 Zero hunger
SDG 8 Decent work & economic growth
SDG 9 Industry, innovation & infrastructure
SDG 10 Reduced inequalities
SDG 11 Sustainable cities & communities
SDG 12 Responsible consumption & production
SDG 13 Climate action
Find out about our responsible management goal