Monthly Archives: August 2013

The Shifty Business of Process Shifts: Part 2

The Historical Context Many have often said that the projection of history can forecast the future.  Well, this may be true in some areas of life, but certainly not by considering today’s common notion of the 1.5 sigma shift factor … Continue reading

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Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Military and Veteran Scholarship

Business leaders of today’s corporations and institutions (mid-size and large-scale) seek to build a work-force of world-class leaders that possess critical thinking skills and the ability to solve problems.  The aim is to create exceptionally high levels of value that … Continue reading

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The Modes of Six Sigma

In its purest form, Six Sigma is about leveraging the principles and tools of science to abate risk in business. With this in mind, we can view Six Sigma on three levels. First, it is a strategic vision that epitomizes … Continue reading

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The Shifty Business of Process Shifts: Part 1

Setting the Stage To this day, some industry professionals are still perplexed by Six Sigma, especially when it comes to using the 1.5 sigma shift, often referred to as the shift factor.  In this context, the shift factor has been … Continue reading

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The Ying and Yang of Six Sigma

To many organizations, Six Sigma is just another means to improve quality that’s often put under the umbrella of continuous improvement. From this viewpoint, Six Sigma can be described as a highly disciplined, data-driven approach for eliminating defects. In reality, … Continue reading

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The Dilution and Pollution of Six Sigma

These days, there are not many high-rollers when it comes to the full-scale deployment of Six Sigma.  While this trend will likely continue for large-scale companies, mid-sized organizations will probably pick up some of the slack.  However, it is doubtful … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Six Sigma

History is littered with the sudden advent of new paradigms that explode into second order change.  As you may already know, the advent of Six Sigma is no exception.  Given the historical continuum of quality, no one could have foreseen … Continue reading

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