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Six Steps to Keeping Six Sigma Project Pipeline Full

Finding and selecting the right improvement projects and developing a valuable project pipeline are crucial to the success of any Six Sigma initiative, especially when the initiative is in its infancy. If “boil the ocean” projects are selected, Black Belts and Green Belts will lose their energy and the Six Sigma initiative may fade. However,…

Adjusting Continuous Improvement in Hard Economic Times

The events of the last few months can only be described as an economic perfect storm. Both junior companies and large conglomerates around the world went from planning their next multi-million (or billion) dollar expansion to putting projects on hold and cutting production, seemingly overnight. The focus should now be on managing costs, controlling expenses…

Using Six Sigma DMAIC for Creating Business Strategy

The DMAIC roadmap is extremely versatile. It has been used to improve performances in companies in virtually every industry and in every department within athos companies. From manufacturing and maintenance to marketing and human resources, DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control) is a proven discipline for improving processes. However, the Six Sigma DMAIC roadmap also…