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The Origins of Six Sigma*

Author: John Forsberg The broad use of the words “Six Sigma” today means many things and it has evolved from its beginnings into a Quality Management System. “Six Sigma” Systems have also been combined with “Lean” Systems, based on the … Continue reading

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Profound Implications of Minimum Variance Control

Author:  Pradeep B. Deshpande Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering, University of Louisville, Visiting Professor of Management, Gatton College of Business & Economics, University of Kentucky, and President and CEO, Six Sigma and Advanced Controls, Inc., pradeep@sixsigmaquality.com In control engineering, minimum … Continue reading

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Top 20 Capabilities of an Executive Business Improvement Leader

Authored By: Mikel J. Harry, Ph.D. According to the 2014 CEO surveys conducted by several highly respected organizations, there has been a fundamental shift in business priorities [1].  After a detailed examination and study of the survey results, this author … Continue reading

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Gulf War Veteran Shares Six Sigma Story

I am a Continuous Improvement Professional and a Gulf War-era United States Veteran. I had the privilege of serving from 1988 to 1992 in the United States Marine Corps, where I worked in the supply chain management and physical distribution/logistics … Continue reading

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How to Hold Executives Accountable

We all know that Y=f(X), where Y is the “effect” and X is the “cause.” Together, let’s employ this line of reasoning to the evaluation of a CEO’s performance. In this case, it’s easy to see that the performance criteria … Continue reading

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Is Higher Quality Always Better?

From an early age, most of us are schooled to believe that Quality (per say) is a good thing. The more of it, the better. However, suppose you’ve been doing some home repairs over the weekend and find the need … Continue reading

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Six Sigma Driving Innovation at Irish Life Corporate Business Paul O’Neill, Director of Innovation, Irish Life Corporate Business 02.09.2014 Around eight years ago a division within Irish Life in Dublin decided to embrace Six Sigma and this has turned out … Continue reading

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