Geoff Jamieson


  • Thanks Karina. To date I have not been involved in any Ford HR Six Sigma projects. My area is primarily in manufacturing and ergonomics. I am just beginning to do research because our HR department team will be completing HR projects this year, and I am trying to find good ideas for a successful and cost savings project. If I come across any good…[Read more]

  • I would like to know more about your Black Belt project regarding ergomonic injury prevention. Please contact me  at [email protected] and we can discuss your project ,as well as introduce you to mine.
    Thank you.

  • I am interested in your ergonomic project and would like more information on it. Can you send me more information.
    I am working in a sheet metal process taking parts off the line and packaging them in cardboard cartons. Our ergonomic injuries are rising and we are looking at the variables to reduce injuries. One thing that we have done is modify…[Read more]

  • I too work for Ford and currently a Black Belt at Brownstown working on GB/BB projects. I am researching HR projects for Green Belt project consideration. You have compiled an impressive list and I assume these projects are in progress, or have been completed.
    Thank you for the listing of HR projects at Ford. Where did you obtain the list. I…[Read more]

  • My list was derived from multiple sources, books, magazines, web sites, and collected just out of curiosity. As far as I know it is 100% accurate but some may challenge that. I am glad to see more and more interested parties are adding to it. Their must be many more companies out there who are engaged in Six Sigma.
     Please note that I have not…[Read more]

  • I guess one bad Apple did spoil my list. Sorry for the mistake.
    let’s see, what is my DPMO?
    115 companies, one mistake x 1,000,000………….

  • At the time my research was limited and I found the 115 companies. I knew that more were out there but did not pursue it due to to me constraints.  Back then I was up to my ears in statistics with my Black Belt training…and barely hanging in there! I am pleased to see that others have added to the list. Keep up the good work.

  • Motorola was bought out by a Japanese company who transformed Motorola quality in the late 1970’s. Bob Galvin, CEO, started Motorola on a quality path and adopted Six Sigma methodology to make improved electronic products. Training came in the 1980’s when Motorola trained 40% of the workforce at a cost in excess of $170 million. By 1992 the…[Read more]

  • I would expect a minimum of a 1% reduction in defects. The better your analysis and problem solving ability your team should be able to isolate the causes, and lower the defect rate (over time) to a point below .5%. Six Sigma methodology looks for a 70% reduction in defects as a start, and continue your progress for further reductions during the…[Read more]

  • In my recent experience with defects we were able to define what our quality problems were, (we found several key problems) isolate them and through analysis (cause & effect diagrams), begin redcuing the number of defects. In per centages we were at approximately the same number as you (1.5 – 2.0%) and were able to reduce defects down to .1 – .2%…[Read more]

  • I can send you the pages from the Six Sigma Handbook by Thomas Pyzdek who discusses Dorian Shainin’s Pre Control method which he developed in the 1950’s. So it is not a new method. You should be able to log onto a web site and find out more information but if you want these pages sent to you via fax please send me your fax number and I will try…[Read more]

  • Sorry but I am only aware of what was posted. I am sure their are many others but I have not located them. Perhaps another reader can add to the list as more information becomes available. Good luck.

  • I am aware of ther following companies:
    GE, Motorola, DuPont, 3M, Johnson Controls, Sun Microsystems, Citigroup, Jaguar, Amazon, Sony, Home Depot, TRW,Cat, Hawk Corp, ABB, Square D, Bombardier, Toshiba, Honda, Maytag, Raytheon, Texas Instruments, Canon, Hitachi, Lockheed Martin, Polaroid, Noranda, Kodak, IBM, Lear, American Express, BBA Group,…[Read more]