Best Practice

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When determining how to apply Six Sigma methodology to your business, you do not need to reinvent the wheel. A lot of research, testing, and work has already been put in to sort out some common best practices that are proven to work for most organizations. In any industry, there are others that have come […]

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Research: 11th Annual iSixSigma Global Salary Survey Highlights

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The following are selected highlights of the 11th Annual iSixSigma Global Salary Survey. The complete report, with more analysis and extended findings is available for purchase on the iSixSigma Marketplace. It includes discussion of: The disappearance of bonuses, How many years of experience you need to see your compensation levels jump and How certification and […]

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Lean Six Sigma Predictions for 2014

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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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Lean Six Sigma Predictions for 2013 – Follow Up

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In January iSixSigma asked Lean Six Sigma (LSS) leaders about their predictions for the hot topics and areas of interest for operational excellence in 2013. Ten months later we checked in to see how close their predictions hit the mark. Forrest W. Breyfogle III, CEO and President Smarter Solutions, Inc. I am seeing a progression […]

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Research: 10th Annual iSixSigma Global Salary Survey Highlights

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The following are selected highlights of the 10th Annual iSixSigma Global Salary Survey. The complete report, with more analysis and extended findings, including results for Black Belts (BBs), Master Black Belts (MBBs), Deployment Leaders (DLs), Champions, Quality Professionals (QPs), Quality Executives (QEs) and Business Professionals (BPs); regional highlights; bonuses; how education and experience affect compensation; […]

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Lean Six Sigma Predictions for 2013

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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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Research: Black Belt Return on Investment

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While Six Sigma improvement projects have many potential benefits to a company, their financial impact often gets the most attention. Business leaders want to know that they are getting a return on their investment in Black Belts. In our most recent research study, we look at Black Belt project pay-offs, where companies are targeting their […]

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Research: 9th Annual iSixSigma Global Salary Survey Highlights

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The following are selected highlights of the 9th Annual iSixSigma Global Salary Survey. The complete report, with more analysis and extended findings (including results for Black Belts (BBs), Master Black Belts (MBBs), Deployment Leaders (DLs), Champions, Quality Professionals (QPs), Quality Executives (QEs) and Business Professionals (BPs); regional highlights; bonuses; how education and experience affect compensation; […]

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Is Benchmarking Worth It?

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The term benchmark originated as a surveying term. It is a distinguishable mark placed on a wall, building or rock that is used as a reference point to determine elevation and position in topography surveys. In business today we use a benchmark in much the same way – to select a reference point to make […]

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10 Benchmarking Steps

Benchmarking: Ten Practical Steps with Review Points

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Want to compare your company’s process, products or services to best-in-class practices? Follow these 10 practical benchmarking steps, complete with review questions, to provide insight into the actions the company can take to improve its performance.

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Understanding the Purpose and Use of Benchmarking

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Benchmarking is a way of discovering what is the best performance being achieved – whether in a particular company, by a competitor or by an entirely different industry. This information can then be used to identify gaps in an organization’s processes in order to achieve a competitive advantage. Thus it is important for Six Sigma practitioners […]

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