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Expanding the Six Sigma Toolkit Part Five: CUSUM Basics

Adaptable for a variety of uses and constructed with tabular charts, a graphical V-mask approach, or a fast startup method, Cumulative Sum (CUSUM) control charts quickly detect small process shifts...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Copyright: 2008
  • Keywords:Black Belt

A Buzzword on My Radar: Ethics and Honesty in Six Sigma Deployment

As Six Sigma advances into new sectors, ethical dilemmas surrounding training procurement, deployment procedures, and results reporting come to the fore...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Copyright: 2008
  • Keywords:Executive
Open Access

Create a Simple Framework To Validate FMEA Performance

Organizations can optimize the application of failure mode effect analysis (FMEA) by creating a framework that provides feedback on FMEA performance...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Copyright: 2008
  • Keywords:Green Belt

Cpk vs. Ppk

Understanding the concept of "long-term" versus "short-term" variation is crucial to obtaining valid results from capability studies...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Copyright: 2008
  • Keywords:Master Black Belt

Behind the Circuit Curtain: Debunking IT Procedural Isolation in Search of Quality, Savings, and Customer Satisfaction

A simplified implementation method for bringing quality and cost improvements to IT departments aligns functional elements of the system development life cycle with Six Sigma's DMAIC...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Copyright: 2008
  • Keywords:Black Belt

An Empirical Study of Six Sigma Implementation under the TQM Mechanism

The experience of an electronics company in Taiwan demonstrates how TQM can be the foundation of a Six Sigma program and Six Sigma can be the evolution of TQM...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Copyright: 2008
  • Keywords:Master Black Belt
Open Access

Avoiding the Seven Deadly Sins

by Noel Wilson

As a partner and senior consultant with Kepner-Tregoe, Inc., a management consulting firm that works with manufacturing and service organizations, James Zimmerman has seen too many Six Sigma implementations fall short of achieving their potential. He has identified seven reasons that help explain why Six Sigma programs underperform.

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Copyright: 2008
  • Keywords:Champion, Six Sigma, Program management, Organizational strategy
Open Access

Six Sigma and the Mobile Workforce

These four tips will help organizations understand their underlying business needs and the cultural factors working against Six Sigma in order to use it successfully with their mobile workforces...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Copyright: 2008
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Open Access

Proving Six Sigma for Healthcare

by Noel Wilson

A Six Sigma instructor discusses project results and explains how Six Sigma can improve not only quality of care and patient satisfaction, but also staff satisfaction, productivity, and the bottom line...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Copyright: 2008
  • Keywords:Executive, Six Sigma, Business results, Healthcare

The GTADD (aka the Butterfly Diagram): A New Tool for Six Sigma Projects

The GTADD, or butterfly diagram, offers a visual means of defining and documenting objectives and parameters for Six Sigma projects...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Copyright: 2008
  • Keywords:Black Belt

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