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Q & A with Dr. Mikel J. Harry

Introduction and Overview What are companies looking for today?  They are questing for top and bottom line growth.  Executives are constantly looking for ways to reduce their total cost structure while concurrently growing the top line.  These business leaders want … 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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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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The Era of Six Sigma

The crux of the issue is that Six Sigma has established and exploited the empirical connection between quality and business. As Six Sigma changed the slope of quality improvement from one of incremental change to one of quantum change, we … Continue reading

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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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