Roger Penske expects and gets – perfection,, May 23, 2006

Roger Penske talks about preparation for the Indianapolis 500 this weekend. Penske is a Six Sigma company when it comes to business, but as for racing, Six Sigma just isn’t enough:

“After qualifying, Penske gave an overview of his preparation plan. “We’ll go back, rebuild our gearboxes, suspensions, etc. This is not a ‘Six Sigma’ situation; it’s a zero defects (situation) when it comes to race day on Sunday.”

Just to put into perspective how much Indy means to Penske, Six Sigma Quality is a process that produces a maximum of 3.4 defects per million opportunities. But that is not good enough for race day – Penske expects perfection.”

Lance Armstrong, cancer survivor and seven-time Tour de France Champion, is an athlete that performs beyond Six Sigma as well. He’ll have to slow down this year to drive the Indy 500 pace car.

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