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3.4 per Million: Control Charting at the 30,000-Foot-Level

by Forrest Breyfogle III

In my "3.4 per Million" columns past, I first described a traditional and a 30,000-foot-level procedure for creating control charts and making process capability/performance assessments for a continuous response with multiple sampled subgroupings....

3.4 Per Million: The Hard Part: Holding Improvement Gains

by Snee, Ronald D.

You've overcome the obstacles to launch your latest improvement initiative: scarce resources, time pressure, unforeseen glitches at every turn. Now comes the hard part--sustaining the gains....

3.4 Per Million: Deploying the 'D' in DFSS

by Mader, Douglas P.

As Six Sigma initiatives at many organizations have matured, the switch from reactive improvement - based on the DMAIC methodology - to proactive improvement - based on design for Six Sigma (DFSS) - has become pervasive....

3.4 per Million: Six Sigma Start-up at Small Companies

by Parody, Robert J.; Voelkel, Joseph G.

An executive chef oversees the activities of a tightly run kitchen operation at his fivestar restaurant, pairing the right foods together, guiding other chefs and staff in preparing exquisite offerings on the menu....

3.4 per Million: Measurement System Analysis For Attribute Measuring Processes

by Conklin, Joseph D.

To rephrase an old management proverb, "What gets measured can be improved." Six Sigma practitioners quickly come to appreciate the critical role of good measurement systems in initiating and sustaining process improvement. A good measurement system...

3.4 per Million: Put the Pieces Together

by Carnell, Mike

The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. This isn't a particularly new idea; it has been around for years. We even have an entire profession built around it....

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