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Best of iSixSigma: 2017

The best of iSixSigma 2017 features the highlights of this year’s content – as determined by our readers. U.S.A.F. Uses Continuous Process Improvement on the B-2 Bomber: Part 1 In this case study, the 509th Maintenance Group of the U.S. Air Force used an eight-step continuous process improvement approach to balance its resources and meet…

Best of iSixSigma: 2016

The best of iSixSigma 2016 features the highlights of this year’s content – as determined by our readers. Avoid Two Common Mistakes in Measurement System Analysis Learn two of the common mistakes made during measurement system analysis and how to avoid them. Run Charts: A Simple and Powerful Tool for Process Improvement Among other benefits,…

Best of iSixSigma: 2015

The best of iSixSigma 2015 features the highlights of this year’s content – as determined by our readers. An Affinity for Organized Thinking: A Diagram With Many Uses The humble affinity diagram can organize output from brainstorming, sort out overwhelming observations about a process, and inspire participation from a group. Process Documentation – A Modern…

Congratulations iSixSigma Movers and Shakers!

Have you been paying attention to your iSixSigma User Profile rankings? We’ve had a couple of community members jump levels in the past few months. We offer our thanks and congratulations to them for being a part of the iSixSigma community! Gary P. Cox: Silver Shelby Jarvis: Silver Forgotten what the rankings are? Want to…

Congratulations iSixSigma Movers and Shakers!

Have you been paying attention to your iSixSigma User Profile rankings? We’ve had a couple of community members jump levels in the past month. We offer our thanks and congratulations to them for being a part of the iSixSigma community! Chris Seider: Gold Trish G: Silver Michael Carver: Copper Forgotten what the rankings are? Want…

Best of iSixSigma: 2014

The best of iSixSigma 2014 features the highlights of this year’s content – as determined by our readers. Most Popular Build a Visual Dashboard in 10 Steps The Lean Six Sigma team at Ball Corporation began an initiative to develop visual signs on plant floors that would depict the health of the company and point…

Congratulations iSixSigma Movers and Shakers!

Are you paying attention to your iSixSigma User Profile rankings? Get your ranking higher like two community members have in the past month. We offer our thanks and congratulations to them for being a part of the iSixSigma community! Pranali Humne: Aluminum Eric Maass: Aluminum You can earn reputation points a variety of ways, including:…

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Xerox Cuts Formal Lean Six Sigma Program

As announced in the Democrat & Chronicle today, Xerox is cutting its formal Lean Six Sigma program (“Xerox cutting back on Lean Six Sigma program, jobs“). According to the president of corporate operations Herve Tessler, Xerox has met its goals of embedding the culture of Lean Six Sigma within the organization an “we no longer…

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Write for iSixSigma.com!

There are many reasons why you should be submitting articles to be published on iSixSigma.com: You receive the notoriety of being published on the premier worldwide Lean Six Sigma website You share their professional experience and expertise You earn 100 iSixSigma reputation points for each published article, increasing your standing in the business community We’re looking for…

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Participate in iSixSigma’s 11th Annual Salary Survey

UPDATED! FINAL DATE OF PARTICIPATION EXTENDED TO APRIL 6, 2014!! It is time for iSixSigma’s 11th annual Global Six Sigma Salary Survey! Every year iSixSigma analyzes information in its Job Shop database to produce a Six Sigma-specific salary report. Please note: All responses will be kept confidential and data only will be used in the…

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Reader Survey 2014 – Thank You!

We’re so grateful to everyone who participated in the 2014 iSixSigma Reader Survey! Not only did you participate in droves, but you gave detailed, thoughtful replies about what keeps you up at night and how we can meet your Lean Six Sigma content needs. We look forward to providing you with more articles on real-world…

Lean Six Sigma Predictions for 2014

What will be the hot topics and areas of interest for operational excellence in 2014? We asked Lean Six Sigma (LSS) leaders for their predictions. Thank you for big picture predictions, personal proclamations and strategies to consider in the year ahead. Kaj Ahlmann, Owner Six Sigma Ranch & Winery When in 2006 we bottled our…

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Best of iSixSigma: 2013

The best of iSixSigma 2013 features the highlights of this year’s content – as determined by our readers. Most Popular Five Simple Steps to Project Certification Success For many organizations, Lean Six Sigma certification requires a Green Belt or Black Belt to present and defend their project to a panel of experts. Whether you are…

Extra Rewards for Article Submissions in December

With the holiday season upon us, iSixSigma is showing appreciation to our authors by offering extra rewards for submissions in December. There are many reasons why you should be submitting articles to be published on iSixSigma.com: You receive the notoriety of being published on the premier worldwide Lean Six Sigma website You share their professional…

Share Your Expertise with iSixSigma

There are many reasons why you should be submitting articles (and blogs) to be published on iSixSigma.com: You receive the notoriety of being published on the premier worldwide Lean Six Sigma website You share their professional experience and expertise You earn 100 iSixSigma reputation points for each published article (20 for each blog), increasing your…

Rewards for Article Submissions in July!

There are many reasons why you should be submitting articles to be published on iSixSigma.com: You receive the notoriety of being published on the premier worldwide Lean Six Sigma website You share their professional experience and expertise You earn 100 iSixSigma reputation points for each published article, increasing your standing in the business community For this month…

Participate in iSixSigma’s 10th Annual Salary Survey

It is time for iSixSigma’s 10th annual Global Six Sigma Salary Survey! Every year iSixSigma analyzes information in its Job Shop database to produce a Six Sigma-specific salary report. Please note: All responses will be kept confidential and data only will be used in the aggregate. To participate in the survey all you need to…

Lean Six Sigma Predictions for 2013

What will be the hot topics and areas of interest for operational excellence in 2013? We asked Lean Six Sigma (LSS) leaders for their predictions. Thank you for big picture predictions, personal proclamations and strategies to consider in the year ahead. Forrest W. Breyfogle III, CEO and President Smarter Solutions, Inc. Lean Six Sigma, big…

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Best of iSixSigma: 2012

The best of iSixSigma 2012 features the highlights of this year’s content – as determined by our readers. Most Popular A Plan for a Five-day Kaizen Grabbing Hold of the GRPI Model Optimize Attribute Responses Using Design of Experiments Using the R-Squared Statistic in ANOVA and General Linear Models Most Comments How to Develop a Lean Six…

A Six Sigma Basics Infographic

I found a new Six Sigma infographic thanks to Google Alerts. It connects nicely to this week’s new article on iSixSigma.com, an updated assessment of the ideal Black Belt Body of Knowledge. Via The Christian Post.

Help with a Future iSixSigma Article on Gage R&R

Hello iSixSigma readers! We are working on an article about gage R&R and need your help with data collection for analysis. What we need: Raw data itself (either 5-part or 10-part analyses including operators, parts, trials and measurements) The tolerance spread Is this one- or two-sided tolerance What we would like: Gage family information (e.g.,…

Survey on Black Belt Return on Investment – Get Free Results!

In 2005 iSixSigma published its first original research on Black Belt return on investment. The project explored the return on investment companies achieve through Black Belt improvement projects.   Seven years later, iSixSigma is revisiting this topic and I hope that you will participate today – https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FBCWQW7. Help us learn what’s changed and what’s stayed the…

Participate in iSixSigma’s 9th Annual Salary Survey

It is time for iSixSigma’s 9th annual Global Six Sigma Salary Survey! Every year iSixSigma analyzes information in its Job Shop database to produce a Six Sigma-specific salary report.   Please note: Although the data is pulled from our Job Shop, it is only presented in aggregated or summarized format; no personally identifying information is…

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Learn to Use Your iSixSigma Profile

Michael Cyger is on a roll with videos about the new iSixSigma.com – he’s posted a new one on how to use your iSixSigma profile. If you have any questions about how to upload your avatar (I needed help with the cropping feature), learn what’s contributing to your reputation, add your bio and more, this is…