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Design for Six Sigma at Ford

DFSS provided a framework for a data driven cultural change in product development. Sample article from the November 2004 issue of Six Sigma Forum Magazine...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2005-03
  • Keywords:Design for Six Sigma
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Is Your Company Culture Ready for Six Sigma?

by Wilson, Noel

What are the components of a Six Sigma culture of continuous improvement? What does it take to develop this culture?

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2004-07
  • Keywords:Six Sigma, Organizational culture, Statistics, Defects, Teamwork, Customer focus
Open Access

A Shared Need and Vision: Changing the Culture at Valley Baptist Health System

by Hubbard, Blake; Pexton, Carolyn

A project that improved staffing levels at Valley Baptist also contributed to cultural change by involving both leadership and process owners, emphasizing all along that their interests were the same...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2003-09
  • Keywords:Champion; Six Sigma; Human resources; Healthcare; Staffing; Patient satisfaction; Employee satisfaction; Quality of care
Open Access

A Shared Need and Vision: Changing the Culture at Valley Baptist Health System

by Hubbard, Blake; Pexton, Carolyn

A project that improved staffing levels at Valley Baptist also contributed to cultural change by involving both leadership and process owners, emphasizing all along that their interests were the same...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2003-09
  • Keywords:Six Sigma; Human resources; Healthcare; Staffing; Patient satisfaction; Employee satisfaction; Quality of care
Open Access

Thirteen Keys to a Successful Large Project

by John E. Nelson

These thirteen tips emphasize the power of strategic thinking, a clear vision, and careful planning in making large projects seem small...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Copyright: 2008
  • Keywords:Black Belt, Six Sigma, Project planning, Project management
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

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
Open Access

Lean-Six Sigma, Healthcare, and the Senior Leader's Nondelegable Role

by Noel Wilson

Chip Caldwell, who specializes in strategic deployment of clinical and systems quality improvement and cost reduction initiatives in healthcare, explains how the keys to achieving Lean-Six Sigma healthcare results are systemic, organization-wide improveme..

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Copyright: 2008
  • Keywords:Executive, Leadership, Six Sigma
Open Access

Six Sigma as a Management System and the Leadership Behaviors Required to Support It

by Noel Wilson

Content from ASQ's 2005 Six Sigma Conference: Tom McCarty, Director of Consulting Services, Motorola University, identifies the elements of a Six Sigma infrastructure capable of sustaining breakthrough performance...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Copyright: 2008
  • Keywords:Leadership, Six Sigma, Management systems
Open Access

Blurry Six Sigma Vision?

by ASQ Staff Writer

How to create a vision statement that will mobilize staff and set the tone for your implementation...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Copyright: 2008
  • Keywords:Executive, Six Sigma, Vision statement, Strategic planning

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