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    william wang
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    Usually a blackbelt need to be trained for three to four weeks. The typical training cost is USD30,000. The ROI vary very much. You need to finish a project and gain finiancial befints (some company say no less than $ 100,00 or $ 200,000) before you are certified.
    Computer programs like Minitab makes statistics easyier than before. But ADMINISTRATION people should get different training from ENG/MFG/QA. AlliSignal/Honeywell did so.

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    #65495

    william wang
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    For your information:
    AlliedSignal (Now Honeywell) put almost everything under Six Sigma (now Six Sigma Plus) which includes:
    Six Sigma,ABM, Lean manufacturing,Malcolm Baldrige,TPM etc. Besides Black Belt they have ABM master and lean master etc.
    William

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    #65401

    william wang
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    Hi, Mark:
    The Black Belt saving or ROI referred to opportunity savings only. That’s one reason why somepeople have different view of “Six Sigma”. You can see two articles from http://www.qualitydigest.com “Six Sigma: Fad or fundamental?” “Who Needs Six Sigma Anyway? (Past issue, May)
    Vinod Singhaland Kevin Hendricks conducted a study of the stock performance of almost 600 quality award winner. Compared with companies didn’t implement TQM,the first 5 years ROI difference is not “statistically significant”. That’s why some Malcolm Baldrige award company meet financial problmes just after several years. You can read the article “The Financial Justification of TQM” at http://cqmextra.cqm.org/cqmjournal.nsf. You also can find a lot similar articles about TQM and financial impact.
    Six Sigma is labelled different from TQM.But DMAIC process is same as PDCA cycle by nature.All tools are existing tools. That’s why so far no six sigma guru can be considered as “Master” as Deming, Juran. Some six sigma company fail because they focus too much on zero defect and even forget the customer.That’s another reason people think Six Sigma is management fad.Six Sigma just utilize more structure and powerful tools such as DMAIC and DOE, so they are veryuseful to solve complex problems (both technically and socially). But TQM has its limit too. Not everything can be solved by Six Sigma.
    All in all, Six Sigma (TQM) is a long term investment, don’t hope to see short term return; Rebember the customers all the times.
    This is my personal opinion only.

    Best regards
    William

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    #65399

    william wang
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    I used to work for AlliedSignal and I’m a BlackBelt.Also I’m writing a MBA thesis for TQM. Actually Six Sigma is a part of TQM but sold by different name by different guru. There are three types of implementation strategy: Selective implementation,Engineering focus TQM and Organizational wide TQM. Since you are the head of quality group, I will not encourage you to implement Six Sigma but you can apply some six sigma methodology. Six simga will need intensive investment and the ROI period will be 5 years or even longer. You can find TQM ROI article from PIMS,CQM journal (Center Of Quality Management) etc.

    Just my two cents.

    William

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