Category Archives: Six Sigma (Management)

The Corporate Fear Factor

Authored By: Mikel J. Harry, Ph.D. One thing is for sure, we have all experienced fear at one time or another.  We intimately understand that fear can be a powerful force in determining the choices we make.  Generally speaking, we … Continue reading

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Measuring Overall Equipment Effectiveness: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

As used by many of today’s companies, the Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) metric has been around a long time. Essentially, the OEE metric reports on how effectively a manufacturing operation is utilized. The conventional practice for computing this performance metric … Continue reading

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The Esstentials of a Six Sigma Due-Dilligence

Authored by Mikel J. Harry, Ph.D. In today’s marketplace companies of all types and sizes are looking for top-line growth, reduction in their total cost structure, increased capacity without capital investment, improvements in customer satisfaction, better investor relations, and sound … Continue reading

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The Language of Business and Executive Mindset

Authored By: Mikel J. Harry, Ph.D. The Language of Business The language used by business executives is illustrated by way of the following statement: “Expand SKU’s per existing customer while driving revenue growth at a 10% CAGR (minimum) through 2015; … Continue reading

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The Stewardship of Six Sigma

Authored By: Mikel J. Harry, Ph.D. As most of us know, Six Sigma is a fact-driven system of business management that is aimed at the realization of breakthrough performance.  Historically speaking, Six Sigma has been a top-down initiative, usually organized … Continue reading

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The Importance of Process Ownership

Over the last 30 years, Six Sigma has demonstrated its capability to improve the bottom-line and top-line of many of the world’s top corporations.  By design, the magnitude of such enhancements are first envisioned by the top leadership of an … Continue reading

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