Ask the Expert: The Topic – Six Sigma Certification
Steve Wittig, vice president-Six Sigma at Masco Builder Cabinet Group, offers his views on Six Sigma certification. He discusses his company’s policies on certification criteria, third-party certification and recertification for all levels of Belts.
Ask the Expert: The Topic – Six Sigma and Business Strategy
Joe Valasquez, senior vice president/quality and productivity executive for Bank of America, offers his views on Six Sigma and business strategy. He discusses aspects of successful programs plus the value of partial deployments and pilot programs.
Ask the Expert: Six Sigma – The Way We Work
Mike Carnell, Six Sigma Program Manager for BHP Billiton Base Metals, offers his views on Six Sigma as the way we work. He discusses the possibilities and problems of completely institutionalizing Six Sigma in an organization’s processes.
Ask the Expert: The Topic – Six Sigma Metrics
David Henkin, a principal at The Vanguard Group, offers his views on Six Sigma metrics. He discusses ideas on metrics used by successful companies, Six Sigma metrics versus business metrics and the best ways to present metrics to upper management.
Ask the Expert: The Topic – Six Sigma and Employees
Barbara Wheat, executive director of Six Sigma for Tenneco-Automotive, offers her views on Six Sigma and employees. She discusses a variety of ideas on communications, but her best advice about what to tell employees is: The truth.
Ask the Expert: The Topic – Six Sigma Vision
Praveen Gupta, CEO of Quality Technology Company, explores the topic of Six Sigma vision — from visions for SixSigma initiatives and building support with “quick wins” to alternatives to the ubiquitous vision and mission statements.
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