• Common sense

  • Gary,
    Thank you for the lightening fast response. The company is Chapter 11 and I am out there consulting on why not to use Six Sigma.

  • Well, I think we all know how to classify you. A sycophant no doubt.
    No, you are wrong on all counts. I have been promoted over 12 times in my career. I have even spent a stint running a large part of our business overseas, where I lived.
    All I am trying to say is that if your only tool is a hammer, every problem starts to look like a nail.…[Read more]

  • I guess it kind of makes me mad that all hype at GE is “this is customer focused”.  when in fact, 90% of all of this is internally focused.  One division I know of even went to far as to come up with a quicksigma idea.  basically, they wrote things up on an excel spread sheet and sent it in to get six sigma credit at corporate.  This is what alw…[Read more]

  • You hit the nail on the head.  it is exactly because of the bureaucracy that 6 sigma is choosen.  It is a great place for people to hid.  One other benifit is, you can “in the name of 6 sigma” drive already overworked employees into giving more.  for instance, the poster boy for 6 sigma who I work for has dictated that all managers have to do a 6…[Read more]

  • Codeone replied to the topic Why bother w/ 6 Sig in the forum General 18 years, 9 months ago

    I think everyone is missing the point. Life will not change no matter if we have six sigma or not. The process was always there. you have to recognize that our world has always been molded by the sycophants. no matter what the flavor of the day is, there are always a group of people ready to tie their horse to the wagon and ride it as long as…[Read more]

  • Not a problem. All this six sigma is is a very time consuming, structured way to do industrial engeering projects. In the old days, you see something that stick out (experience is what gives your the ability to do this) and you applied what ever tools were necessary to define the problem and fix it.
    With six sigma, you will find the chart…[Read more]

  • Codeone replied to the topic my experience in the forum General 18 years, 9 months ago

    Not an A player.  give me a break.  I have been a code one or two my entire life with GE.  And from your answer, It is obvisous that I probably have more years with GE than you do on the planet. 
    The major difference between us “Old timers” that do not embrase sick sigma is we have actually delivered a good or a service somewhere along the way…[Read more]