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Research: 11th Annual iSixSigma Global Salary Survey Highlights

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

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

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…

Research: 10th Annual iSixSigma Global Salary Survey Highlights

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

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

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

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?

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…

Benchmarking: Ten Practical Steps with Review Points

In a continuous process improvement program, benchmarking is the regular, systematic measuring of an organization’s own products, services or processes against those of the recognized best practitioners in the world. The information collected about a company’s own processes analyzed in relationship to the best-in-class practices provides insight into the actions the company can take to…

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Understanding the Purpose and Use of Benchmarking

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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