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Six Sigma at Volkswagen

Although Volkswagen AG shows no external signsof a Six Sigma program (annual reports, press releases), they did recently start the ForMotion initiative aimed at cutting costs and improving processes. “In March 2004 we launched the ForMotion performance enhancement program across the Group. The program includes seven focus areas in which all Group activities and projects…

POSCO, Process Innovation and Six Sigma

   Six Sigma Slogan: Pleasant and Happy Changes For POSCO, Six Sigma is not merely a series of projects to be completed, but a potent tool for management reform designed to help reach business objectives, change corporate culture, and present the most ideal solutions for every business issue. 2004 Annual Report POSCO, the South Korean…

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Barclays

Barclays is just starting out on their Six Sigma journey. They began their initiative just over a year ago and were recently recognized with a Six Sigma Excellence award in the category “Best Defect Elimination in a Service & Transaction Project.” Chris Lorimer, Head of Supplier and Service Improvement at Barclays International and Private Bank,…

Alstom

In an interview in 2004 with Alsom’s Cindy Kortebein, VP of Business Processes, Environmental Control Systems (ECS), James Works, President, George Group, learns how Six Sigma is working its way through Alstom: “JW: Tell me about Six Sigma deployment at Alstom. “CK: Alstom has really made a concerted effort to step up the deployment especially…

The 2005 Global 500

SixSigmaCompanies.com is going global! With the release of Fortune’s 2005 Global 500 list, I am now posting reviews of Six Sigmacompanies world-wide. As Six Sigma deployment models differ from company to company and corporate culture to corporate culture, they also differ country to country, culture to culture. Steve Crom has written two articles on the…