Six Sigma And Beyond

Author: D.H. Stamatis
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420000245
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In all walks of life, at some point in time, we all use the process of problem solving. We all talk about it, we all use it, but chances are we all mean different things by it. Six Sigma and Beyond: Problem Solving and Basic Mathematics organizes the topic and provides a structured approach based on the scientific method. Specifically designed to address the issue of cognitive functioning this volume provides a generic approach to problem solving. The Six Sigma methodology demands that problems be resolved in such a way that both the customer and organization benefit. Not a bad expectation. In this book, the author addresses what a problem is and systematically defines the process of resolving it. He stresses the importance of the team - people power - dedicated to solving a specific problem - process power - and how this combination leads to efficiencies that please the customer and enhance the bottom line. Identifying the problem is only half the task. The next step is to resolve it. This book gives you a detailed rationale and a theoretical explanation of the problem solving process. It focuses on problem solving from a quality perspective and addresses key concepts in team dynamics. It provides an overview of the basic tools of problem solving. In addition, the author introduces the Global Problem Solving (GPS) process. This strategic program brings the focus of quality programs back to eliminating mistakes, waste, and rework. The book highlights the basic mathematics used in all phases of quality control. It introduces each mathematical concept, gives an example, and proceeds with several exercises that demonstrate the solution. With Six Sigma and Beyond: Problem Solving and Basic Mathematics you get the techniques and statistical tools to go beyond theory to real-world applications and take quality management to the next level.

The Basics

Author: Forrest W. Breyfogle
Publisher: BookPros, LLC
ISBN: 1934454125
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Written as a novel, "The Basics" helps managers, leaders, practitioners, and others understand the fundamentals of the Integrated Enterprise Excellence (IEE) system. It relates how four friends playing golf improve their games in both business and golf by using the IEE system to go beyond Lean Six Sigma and the Balanced Scorecard.

Essentials For The Improvement Of Healthcare Using Lean Six Sigma

Author: D.H. Stamatis
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466500719
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Essentials for the Improvement of Healthcare Using Lean & Six Sigma is all about real and immediate quality improvement. Written by D.H. Stamatis, a renowned expert in organizational development and quality, the book addresses concerns that can be ameliorated with minimal government intervention. Detailing immediate paths for improvement fundamental to primary care, hospitals, and managed care, the book: Introduces much-needed mechanics of change, including transitioning from hierarchical groups to interactive inclusionary teams Focuses on customer satisfaction as a key indicator of quality Explains how Lean and Six Sigma tools can be readily applied to healthcare Spotlights primary care, including how to define and redesign its process and develop better metrics Presents IT applications that will improve billing, documentation, and patient care Examines Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award criteria as it applies to healthcare Illustrates quality improvements and best practices through real world case studies Includes a companion CD with Six Sigma forms and formulas, Lean improvement tools, and other quality tools and worksheets Whether you think advances in technology and medicine, coupled with freedom of choice, makes the U.S. healthcare system the best in the world, or whether you believe growing costs, regulatory morass, and a tort-obsessed culture drop it to the bottom; it is evident that the processes currently employed and the subsequent defensive medicine philosophy that has resulted will not be able to meet the future demands of our aging society. Through Six Sigma and Lean, this text moves the focus from reactive controls to the proactive efficiency required to implement real and sustainable quality improvements that will allow us to forge a system that is all about wellness.

Improvement Project Execution

Author: Forrest W. Breyfogle
Publisher: BookPros, LLC
ISBN: 1934454168
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This volume thoroughly documents Integrated Enterprise Excellence (IEE) benefits and measurement techniques and provides a step-by-step Project Define-Measure-Analyze-Improve-Control (P-DMAIC) roadmap, enabling a true integration of Six Sigma and Lean tools.

Lean Production For Competitive Advantage

Author: John Nicholas
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1498780911
Size: 26.76 MB
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The second edition will include four new topics that fully address the scope of Lean: Hoshin Kanri (HK), Managing for Daily Improvement (MDI), Production Preparation Process (3P), and Lean in project management (especially for projects in product development). HK is a management planning process that evolved in Japan concurrent with Lean and early adopters employed it. MDI addresses the 5th S (sustain) in the 5S process. Together, HK and MDI answer questions such as: How is Lean tied to strategic planning? What is the role of management in Lean? How are daily improvements tied to organizational goals? and How are improvements sustained? The two topics address Lean as a "culture."

Six Sigma Beyond The Factory Floor

Author: Ronald D. Snee
Publisher: Ft Press
ISBN: 9780131439887
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"This book dispels the myth that Six Sigma is limited to the manufacturing process by providing compelling examples of transactional successes combined with a guide to practical deployment." –Paul J. Norris, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, W. R. Grace & Co. "Ronald D. Snee and Roger W. Hoerl provide a compelling, fact-based, example-supported argument on the importance of improvement of nonmanufacturing processes within a manufacturing company. This valuable book completes the authors' "trilogy" of books on improving business performance via statistical thinking and Six Sigma, and is a welcome addition to the library of any individual or company engaged in this pursuit of excellence." –Dr. Steven P. Bailey, principal consultant and Master Black Belt, DuPont Engineering, Past President American Society for Quality "As interest in Six Sigma continues to flourish, this book will be of interest to newcomers and veterans alike. Snee and Hoerl address the case for Six Sigma, ensuring successful deployment and project success through a detailed yet easily understood style. Their use of case studies rounds out their assertion that Six Sigma can and should be used to improve performance in all types of businesses, from finance to health care." –Jean Cherry, Executive Vice-President, Commonwealth Health Corporation The first comprehensive, step-by-step Six Sigma implementation guide for nonmanufacturing organizations For finance, health care, retail, logistics/supply chains, R&D, education, nonprofits... every nonmanufacturing organization and function Expert deployment planning strategies, proven execution tactics Statistical methods, tools, and best practices–customized for nonmanufacturing organizations Something for every Six Sigma implementer–from beginners to leaders, champions, green belts, black belts, and master black belts Coauthored by Roger W. Hoerl, a leader in implementing Six Sigma at GE, including in corporate finance Nonmanufacturing organizations are rapidly discovering Six Sigma's immense potential to reduce costs, improve performance, grow revenue, strengthen focus, and empower people. To achieve these results in your organization, start right here. Drawing on new case studies, renowned practitioners Ron Snee and Roger Hoerl cover up-front planning and strategy... team building and executive sponsorship... project execution... methods, statistical tools, and metrics... overcoming obstacles... and much more. Their advice and best practices can guide you through any stage of the process, whether you're just starting out or extending an existing initiative. With their help, scores of world-class enterprises have delivered on the promise of Six Sigma. With this book, you can, too. Dr. Ronald D. Snee is principal in Tunnell Consulting's Performance Excellence Practice, which offers Six Sigma consulting, training, facilitation, and implementation, in addition to other process improvement approaches. Dr. Snee is a winner of the American Society for Quality's highest honor, the Shewhart Medal, and has served as a member of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Criteria Team. He designed DuPont's first company-wide continuous improvement curriculum. Dr. Roger W. Hoerl is a long-time leader of GE's renowned Six Sigma initiative. As manager of GE's Applied Statistics Lab, he partners on R&D with GE businesses ranging from NBC and GE Capital to GE Aircraft Engines. He has implemented Six Sigma in a wide range of GE processes, ranging from corporate audit to delinquent credit card tracking. He recently won the American Society of Quality's 2002 Brumbaugh Award. Snee and Hoerl are coauthors ofLeading Six Sigma(Financial Times-Prentice Hall, 2003), the best-selling executive's guide to Six Sigma. They also cowroteStatistical Thinking: Improving Business Performance(Duxbury Thomson Learning, 2002), an innovative guide to the strategic use of data and statistics in solving business problems. There are dozens of books on implementing Six Sigma in manufacturing. But what if you're in finance? Or health care? Or e-commerce? Or supply chain management? Or R&D? Or the nonprofit sector? This book focuses on your needs: Six Sigma Beyond the Factory Floor, the start-to-finish Six Sigma guide for the rest of the real economy. Ronald D. Snee and Roger W. Hoerl cover every level of Six Sigma implementation in nonmanufacturing environments: deployment planning and strategy, project execution, methods, statistical tools, and more. Throughout, they illuminate key concepts with case studies from a wide range of businesses and functions. Drawing on their unsurpassed consulting experience, they systematically identify hurdles to success–and best practices for overcoming them. Whatever your Six Sigma goals, this book will help you achieve them faster–with less pain, cost, or risk. Using a proven Six Sigma deployment roadmap for nonmanufacturing organizations Planning strategies, execution tactics, customized methods and tools Leveraging the immense value of Six Sigma in your environment Realistically assessing the benefits of Six Sigma in nonmanufacturing organizations Driving ongoing success: lessons from real-world case studies Best practices for driving project-by-project improvement Aligning the entire organization behind Six Sigma From leadership commitment to team building–and beyond

Juran Institute S Six Sigma Breakthrough And Beyond

Author: Joseph De Feo
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071431489
Size: 65.64 MB
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Do you feel the victim of continual and unpredictable change? Do you face unrelenting competition? Is the time cycle of your product development too slow? Does your production function produce waste, delays, defects, and other excessive costs? If you've answered "yes" to any of these questions, you need this book Juran's Six Sigma provides a clear roadmap for organizational survival and renewal. Piecemeal improvements won't solve the problem--this book presents the Juran Institute's plan for sustained major improvement across the organization. * The first Six Sigma book to incorporate the juran philosophy * Useful for implementation and certification for all levels of management * Follow the Institute's unique method for achieving and maintaining Six Sigma breakthrough--with no backsliding

Six Sigma With R

Author: Emilio L. Cano
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461436524
Size: 79.17 MB
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Six Sigma has arisen in the last two decades as a breakthrough Quality Management Methodology. With Six Sigma, we are solving problems and improving processes using as a basis one of the most powerful tools of human development: the scientific method. For the analysis of data, Six Sigma requires the use of statistical software, being R an Open Source option that fulfills this requirement. R is a software system that includes a programming language widely used in academic and research departments. Nowadays, it is becoming a real alternative within corporate environments. The aim of this book is to show how R can be used as the software tool in the development of Six Sigma projects. The book includes a gentle introduction to Six Sigma and a variety of examples showing how to use R within real situations. It has been conceived as a self contained piece. Therefore, it is addressed not only to Six Sigma practitioners, but also to professionals trying to initiate themselves in this management methodology. The book may be used as a text book as well.