Who Wants to Be a Six Sigma Master Black Belt?

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Here is how to become a Master Black Belt: Attend a one-week training course and earn a certification from a European institute. The institute claims on the web to be officially approved and the course is for open enrollment. To most Six Sigma practitioners this does not make a lot of sense, but it raises […]

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How a Company Can Involve Its Suppliers in Six Sigma

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When to involve suppliers in a Six Sigma initiative is a topic that comes up in every organization that has made the commitment to improve. “We are only as good as our suppliers.” This statement by G├Âran Lande, quality manager at Sony Ericcson, at a recent Six Sigma conference, sums up the situation. It is […]

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Implementing Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) in Europe

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“Why bother about process improvement? Let’s do it right the first time. We don’t need process improvement. We have to implement DFSS!” This is a common theme from engineering people in Six Sigma deployments. A common response from practitioners is that DMAIC should be implemented first; experience with the methodology should come before the introduction […]

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