Six Sigma Solutions

2004

Control Charting at the 30,000-Foot-Level, Part 2

by Forrest Breyfogle III

In my November 2003 "3.4 per Million" column (p. 67), I described a traditional and a 30,000-foot-level procedure for creating control charts and making process capability/performance assessments for a continuous response....


Weave Six Sigma Into The Fabric of an Organization

by Snee, Ronald D.

The stories of sweeping success are plentiful. Enormous corporations led by visionary CEOs consolidated all their organizations' activities, improvement initiatives and operations under the umbrella of Six Sigma and made their companies exemplars.......


Selecting Design for Six Sigma Projects

by Mader, Douglas P.

Every organization maintains and constantly changes its portfolio of existing and future development projects. Portfolio management is about allocating resources within the organization to minimize risk and meet strategic goals....


What Is 3.4 per Million?

by Voelkel, Joseph G.

When Motorola was connecting the notion of 6s to ppm levels, it assumed a process might shift 1.5s from its target. So Motorola based 3.4 ppm on such an assumption. In fact, such a shift should be considered very unlikely, as I will explain later. So,...


Column: DOE and Six Sigma

by Conklin, Joseph D.

Design of experiments (DOE) is a powerful tool for improving processes as part of a Six Sigma program....


The Six Sigma Mambo

by Carnell, Mike

South Beach, Miami, starts to come alive about midnight. As I travel from club to club, I am mesmerized by the dancing. I have a desire to participate, but I don't know how to dance....



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