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  Benchmarking - Six Sigma Benchmarking Association is an association of companies that conducts benchmarking studies to ...
Benchmarking - Six Sigma Benchmarking Association is an association of companies that conducts benchmarking studies to identify the best practices surrounding "six sigma" that improve the overall operations of the members.
The scope of Six Sigma Benchmarking membership includes those organizations that have or will implement the "six sigma" discipline as part of or in support of their core business(es).
Six Sigma Benchmarking™ will identify and present to members opportunities to participate in Benchmarking studies on various topics addressing issues of importance to the "six sigma" discipline.
www.sixsigmabenchmarking.com   (486 words)

  Six Sigma - Prince2 & Project Management Training
Six Sigma is uniquely driven by a close understanding of customer needs, disciplined use of facts, data and statistical analysis, and diligent attention to managing, improving and reinventing business processes.
Six Sigma Green Belt training is focused on team members understanding and applying the Define Measure Analyse Improve and Control model which is the foundation of all Six Sigma projects.
This Six Sigma Change Management training course focuses on making the case for change, assessing the impact on the organisation, and developing change and communication strategies and plans to ensure the change course objectives are met.
www.siliconbeachtraining.co.uk /project_management_training_course.htm   (2373 words)

Six Sigma is a business improvement approach that seeks to find and eliminate causes of mistakes or defects in business processes by focusing on outputs that are of critical importance to customers.
Six Sigma works because it focuses on improving processes in a way that improves the outputs that are of critical interest of customers and other stakeholders.
Six Sigma is different, it works and it can be important to both the success of your organization and your career.
www.sixsigmaonline.org /six_sigma_article1.html   (2148 words)

 Six Sigma
Six Sigma originated at Motorola in the early 1980s in response to a CEO-driven challenge to achieve tenfold reduction in product-failure levels in five years.
Level 1 and 2 organizations may find that adopting the Six Sigma philosophy and framework reinforces their efforts to launch measurement practices; whereas Level 3 organizations may be able to begin immediate use of the framework.
Six Sigma raises the expectation from 3-sigma performance to 6-sigma.
www.sei.cmu.edu /str/descriptions/sigma6_body.html   (2045 words)

 what is six sigma
To implement the six sigma management philosophy and achieve the six sigma level of 3.4 defects per million opportunities or less there is a process that is used.
Six sigma is the application of the tools on selected important projects at the appropriate time.
Six sigma is the structured application of tools and techniques applied on project basis to achieve sustained strategic results.
www.adamssixsigma.com /Glossary_of_terms/what_is_six_sigma.htm   (257 words)

 i Six Sigma - Six Sigma Quality Resources for Achieving Six Sigma Results
The OSSS Six Sigma DMAIC course (Version 8.1) is comprised of:1,215 slidesInstructor notesSlide explanations36 data sets...
This Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB) test is useful for students interested in assessing their knowledge of Lean...
This Certified Six Sigma Green Belt (CSSGB) test is useful for students interested in assessing their knowledge of Lean...
www.isixsigma.com   (447 words)

 Six Sigma Training - Six Sigma Training Certification - 6 Sigma Black Belt & Green Belt Training
Six Sigma is a proven disciplined approach for improving measurable results for any organization.
Six Sigma project success stories exist from organizations including manufacturing, service, nonprofit, government, research and healthcare.
DFSS (Design For Six Sigma) is about developing a new product or service that is defect free.
www.6sigma.us   (451 words)

 what is six sigma and lean manufacturing?
Six sigma and lean manufacturing are toolkits to reduce waste in business processes.
Six sigma is a philosophy of doing business with a focus on eliminating defects through fundamental process knowledge.
Six sigma tools are used to improve the processes and products of a company.
www.sixsigmasystems.com /what_is_six_sigma.htm   (296 words)

 Six Sigma SPC (Statistical Process Control)
can be used for six sigma, benchmarking, capability studies, and a variety of other uses at a cost you can get a return on...
Software is based on original Six Sigma training from the 'Motorola Training and Education Center', a forerunner to the Motorola University and the Motorola public domain software Jim Winings wrote for them in 1986 when the Communications Sector started to implement the methodologies of six sigma.
Cpk-Sigma-Calc replaces the Six Sigma look-up table or spreadsheet macro and stores the data in a database, which is more practical, and allows you to make control charts of your discrete or attribute data.
www.sixsigmaspc.com   (736 words)

 Adopting Six Sigma
It's critical because a successful Six Sigma implementation takes a lot of effort, a lot of energy, and time, which means there needs to be real commitment to stick with it.
Certainly, Six Sigma requires money, time and personnel to implement, and a company planning to adopt it must be prepared for the cost.
Six Sigma is a big step to take, and only your company can decide how, when and in what way you wish to adopt it, if at all.
www.qualitydigest.com /june01/html/asixsigma.html   (2035 words)

 Six Sigma - What is Six Sigma?
Six Sigma at many organizations simply means a measure of quality that strives for near perfection.
Six Sigma is a disciplined, data-driven approach and methodology for eliminating defects (driving towards six standard deviations between the mean and the nearest specification limit) in any process -- from manufacturing to transactional and from product to service.
The fundamental objective of the Six Sigma methodology is the implementation of a measurement-based strategy that focuses on process improvement and variation reduction through the application of Six Sigma improvement projects.
www.isixsigma.com /sixsigma/six_sigma.asp   (661 words)

 Six Sigma Plus - Honeywell International
Six Sigma is one of the most potent strategies ever developed to accelerate improvements in processes, products, and services, and to radically reduce manufacturing and/or administrative costs and improve quality.
Through Six Sigma, Honeywell empowers its employees with the skills and tools necessary to create more value for its customers; improve its processes, products, and services, and grow the company by capitalizing on the power of the Internet through e-Business.
Six Sigma methodology (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control) is applied to a wide variety of projects -- not only to the elimination of variation in processes.
www.honeywell.com /sites/honeywell/ourculturen3_cata3ced9-fb861f0f3e-3e3e4447ab3472a0c2a5e5fdc1e6517d_HTMa3ced9-fb861ffbb8-3e3e4447ab3472a0c2a5e5fdc1e6517d.htm   (323 words)

 » Improve Process Control with Six Sigma Tools
The Six Sigma methodology is an advanced set of tools designed for problem-solving and quality improvement.
A ’sigma’ refers to the standard deviation from the mean of a population.
Organizations use the Six Sigma methodology, because you can’t get any higher than 2 Sigma (“tribal” or basic knowledge) without putting strong processes and procedures in place.
www.bizmanualz.com /information/2005/02/23/improve-process-control-with-six-sigma-tools.html   (1008 words)

 six sigma, lean manufacturing, six sigma training
Six Sigma Systems, Inc. is a boutique provider of results focused six sigma, lean manufacturing programs and consulting services.
Every associate is a well grounded practitioner with a minimum of 10 years of improvement experience utilizing six sigma and lean manufacturing principals.
It teaches key six sigma and lean improvement principles, provides a robust and comprehensive improvement model and trains the use of tools to achieve tangible results.
www.sixsigmasystems.com   (611 words)

 The Six Sigma Revolution
Motorola came to Six Sigma because it was being consistently beaten in the competitive marketplace by foreign firms that were able to produce higher quality products at a lower cost.
Six Sigma takes a handful of proven methods and trains a small cadre of in-house technical leaders, known as Six Sigma Black Belts, to a high level of proficiency in the application of these techniques.
Six Sigma champions are high-level individuals who understand Six Sigma and are committed to its success.
www.pyzdek.com /six-sigma-revolution.htm   (2542 words)

 Six Sigma | Virtua Health, New Jersey
Six Sigma, a strategic problem-solving approach to improve business operations, is making its mark in the health sector as a means to improve quality of care while reducing costs.
Virtua Six Sigma Master Black Belt Susan McGann, RN, was invited to join other healthcare leaders from across the country to share Virtua's success at the largest Six Sigma conference to date.
At the conference, McGann shared her knowledge of and experience with the use of Six Sigma as an approach to improving patient safety in healthcare organizations; hiring, training and compensation for green and fl belts; and experiences in capturing data and measuring gains.
www.virtua.org /page.cfm?id=about_future_sixsigma   (788 words)

 Six Sigma
The word "Sigma" is a Greek letter used for a statistical term that measures how far a given process deviates from perfection (standards deviation).
One sigma is not very good, six sigma means only 3.4 defects per million.
The central idea behind Six Sigma is that if you can measure how many "defects" you have in a process, you can systematically figure out how to eliminate them and get as close to "zero defects" as possible.
www.valuebasedmanagement.net /methods_six_sigma.html   (205 words)

 Six Sigma
Six Sigma is a company-wide initiative to generate breakthrough results in business performance.
Six Sigma is mostly old quality technologies from the 1980s, but has a few new twists in its approach, the first of which is the controversial measure of process performance called “sigma.” Unlike the statistical term
Six Sigma initiatives seek to drive out measurable costs of poor quality, so the projects are selected based upon financial return, typically $100,000 minimum.
www.lwintl.com /html/sixsigma.html   (1276 words)

 Six Sigma Products and Services
Six Sigma is a Quality Improvement methodology structured to reduce product or service failure rates to a negligible level (roughly 3.4 failures per million opportunities).
By reducing process variation Six Sigma frees the organization to focus on improving process capability and as sigma levels increase, the cost of poor quality decreases and profitability increases.
Six Sigma Deployment: A Guide for Implementing Six Sigma in Your Organization author Paul Keller suggests ways to jump start Six Sigma in your organization.
www.qualityamerica.com /six_sigma.html   (299 words)

 Six Sigma Training - Strategic Consulting - Lean Methods - Business Process Management
The Six Sigma approach identifies and eliminates defects with a structured, data-driven, problem-solving method of using rigorous data-gathering and statistical analysis.
While traditional process improvement methods depend upon measuring outputs and establishing control plans to shield customers from organizational defects, a Six Sigma program demands that problems be addressed at the input root cause level, thereby eliminating the need for unnecessary inspection and rework processes.
Achieving Six Sigma is not easy – it requires serious commitment in the form of time, effort, and resources.
www.sixsigmaqualtec.com /six-sigma.html   (541 words)

 Managing Six Sigma Projects
Six Sigma is a continuous process improvement methodology that helps companies reduce expenses and increase profits by streamlining operations, improving quality, and eliminating defects.
Six Sigma solutions built using the Microsoft Office System can help Six Sigma initiatives succeed by establishing an infrastructure for financial results tracking, project and resource management, and enhanced collaboration and knowledge sharing capabilities.
Six Sigma solutions based on the Microsoft Office System help organizations ensure the success of their Six Sigma projects by providing effective tools to manage the key financial, resource, and information-sharing demands of a successful process improvement program.
www.microsoft.com /office/showcase/sixsigma/default.mspx   (517 words)

 Six Sigma Blogs at the iSixSigma Blogosphere
Ronald E. Rezek, special assistant to the acting secretary of the Army, has said the goal of the Army’s Lean Six Sigma deployment is to "make the business side of the Army as efficient as the war-fighting side is effective." Leaders of the other armed services echo that sentiment and transformation objective.
If Fort Wayne Indiana is the Six Sigma City, we just might see a Six Sigma County on the horizon...if Christopher C. Collins is elected as the Erie County Executive.
Proclaiming the desire to be a Six Sigma county as candidate Collins has done, only implied that he’ll start looking at processes from a business improvement perspective, using Six Sigma tools to do it.
blogs.isixsigma.com   (2352 words)

 Proforma's Model Driven Six Sigma Solution
Your Six Sigma models and interpretations can also be used for additional purposes, such as enterprise architecture analysis, ISO certification, strategic planning and application development.
Goals – Six Sigma projects are driven by “the Voice of the Customer.” ProVision’s Goal Modeler is used to identify and structure the issues that are important to the customer.
As the Six Sigma effort continues, the model assists with keeping track of which causes have been investigated, and which have the greatest impact on the primary problems.
www.proformacorp.com /Solutions/sixsigma.asp   (799 words)

 What is Six Sigma? - a definition from Whatis.com - see also: 6 Sigma
Six Sigma is a management philosophy developed by Motorola that emphasizes setting extremely high objectives, collecting data, and analyzing results to a fine degree as a way to reduce defects in products and services.
The philosophy behind Six Sigma is that if you measure how many defects are in a process, you can figure out how to systematically eliminate them and get as close to perfection as possible.
Six Sigma proponents claim that its benefits include up to 50% process cost reduction, cycle-time improvement, less waste of materials, a better understanding of customer requirements, increased customer satisfaction, and more reliable products and services.
whatis.techtarget.com /definition/0,,sid9_gci763122,00.html   (388 words)

 Six Sigma Training and Six Sigma Quality Kit
Six Sigma is essentially a comprehensive yet flexible system for achieving, supporting, and maximizing business profits.
This is a comprehensive introduction to, and overview of, Six Sigma.
This is a most concise summary of the Six Sigma method and process and is a handy reference guide for everyday use.
www.sixsigmamk.com   (663 words)

 ExpertRating Online Six Sigma Certification - $99.99, Six Sigma Training
The ExpertRating Six Sigma course (leading to certification) is a well researched 350 page online course that has been developed for people who would like to master the science of Six Sigma.
The ExpertRating Six Sigma Certification (Black Belt) has been designed in such a manner that it is suitable for people who are new to the concept of Six Sigma, or for experienced professionals who would like to get themselves formally certified.
The importance of six sigma certified project managers is set to become far more important in the times to come as projects become more complex with increased time and cost constraints.
www.expertrating.com /certifications/sixsigma/sixsigma.asp   (1290 words)

 Six Sigma Stigma
Sigma is the Greek symbol used to denote deviations from the mean.
And so Six Sigma is essentially a set of procedures and tools designed to measure and analyze "defects" in a process and help determine what's causing them.
It has two Six Sigma fl belts on staff and boasts, "Quality isn't something we add at the end of the line!" And in cars, Ford stayed below average in the recent Initial Quality Study, despite its companywide policy in 1999 to adopt.
www.fastcompany.com /magazine/98/debunk.html   (497 words)

 Amazon.com: Six Sigma, The Breakthrough Management Strategy Revolutionizing The World's Top Corporations: Books: ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Six Sigma is a compelling concept that many companies have tied their futures to.
Six Sigma appears to be a buzz word for PART of an indutrial engineers repitoire of skills.
Six Sigma superficially is an excellent concept and this book serves the reader well in providing a detailed description of the concept.
www.amazon.com /Breakthrough-Management-Strategy-Revolutionizing-Corporations/dp/0385494378   (2092 words)

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