Monthly Archives: October 2013

Solving the Puzzle of Value Creation

Over the past three decades Six Sigma has swept across the landscape of international commerce and distinguished itself as a new and better way of doing business. While the first generation of Six Sigma (G1) was focused on product quality, … Continue reading

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The Shifty Business of Process Shifts: Part 3

Setting the Stage The primary motive for publishing this treatise is attributable to the mass of misunderstandings that currently exists about the nature and purpose of the Six Sigma Model (SSM) and its use of a 1.5σ shift. Where this … Continue reading

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The Technical History of Six Sigma

Setting the Stage As a first point of business, let’s set the stage for our ensuing discussion with a brief orientation on the technical evolution of Six Sigma.  In this way, we can get down into the boiler room of … Continue reading

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The Eternal Question: Half-Full or Half-Empty

Since the time of Plato, people have curiously debated whether or not the proverbial glass is half-full or half-empty.  On this wondrous subject,  Harry Truman once said: “A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist … Continue reading

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The Food Chain of Improvement

We are in business to make money We make money by satisfying needs We are able to satisfy needs by doing Every need/do pair is an interaction The aim of customer focus is on improving need/do interactions Repetition of the … Continue reading

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Wagons Ho! 40 Years of Leadership Experience

Circling the Wagons After 40 years of leading US Marines to Top Business Executives,  Dr. Harry has had the incredible opportunity to observe and effectively practice the art and science of leadership.  From small organizations to the giant monoliths that … Continue reading

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Leading Six Sigma

On the Shoulders of Giants Editing by Neil DeCarlo More than any other, the idea of leadership provides the energy and impetus required to set the body of a corporation on a new performance trajectory. A company with strong leadership … Continue reading

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