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  • #44909

    Rick Low
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    I have just completed BB training in HK, but find that Asian companies are not really enthusiastic in SS.
     I have looked around in few of the job posting sites but there is not much SS related jobs offers.
    Does anyone know which firms in the region are hiring BB(except HSBC & MTR)? As my current company is not practing SS but I need to get an SS job before I can qualify to further register my BB with the China and HK SS organisations.
    Appreciate you guys professional advice

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    #144857

    Orang_Utan
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    Flextronics and Johnson Electric (I do not know are they pure Asian companies??) are looking for experienced BBs, not newly graduated BBs.I did meet up with a HK government’s CI guy, but he shown no interest on Six Sigma. :-(

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    #144858

    Monk
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    Rick,
    You need to first define, what you mean by ‘Asian companies’. Pl. do it and then you might be in a better position to help you.
    Monk

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    #144859

    Rick Low
    Member

    Flextronics are consider as US company although its listed in Singapore but its managment structure is mainly from US. Johnson also consider as overseas company.
    Sometimes I heard people here telling me that SS is just a gimmicks which will only “hit” for a certain period just like ISO standards.
    Many companies here are very reluctant on the bassis on the rewards which they think it is not practical that certain percentage of the project savings has to be rewarded to the team, they think its too costly and thus inferior to run SS

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    #144860

    Rick Low
    Member

    My definations on Asian companies will be :
    1)formed and incoporated in Asia
    2) Core business activity is in Asia
    3) Run and manage by Asian
    This experience is more common in Hong Kong where I am currently residing.

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    #144865

    Monk
    Participant

    Rick
    Thanks for the definition.
    Can you please change the ‘header message’ of the discussion forum as well. It should read as ‘Hongkong’ instead of Asian, because Hongkong is one of the Asian companies, and as there are a lot of other Asian countries, where the six-sigma is deployed, so the header message is misleading.
    Monk.

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    #144875

    Orang_Utan
    Participant

    There are numerous China mainland companies already adopting Six Sigma such as Haier, TCL, Boasteel and many other small Asian suppliers for US MNCs. Whether SS is already embedded into their corporate culture still need to be proved.

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    #144876

    Bulldog
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    Was out auditing in china and Flextronic’s certainly had a pretty impressive Ss program going on.
    Although alot most of them didn’t and really weren’t interested my experience was we’ll hire double the staff and throw them at it.
     

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    #144879

    Orang_Utan
    Participant

    My experience says that same thing exists in Europe as well. I have been practising six-sigma in europe for 20 years and after I couldnot do much in Europe, I tried to do something in China, but I was not successful.
    So nothing new experience according to me.
    Orang_Utan

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    #144883

    Orang_Utan
    Participant

    The genuine Orang_Utan does not understand what bulldog is trying to say except this poor clone. LOL

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    #144976

    Rick Low
    Member

    This is one of those job adverts I came across:
    http://jobsearch.monster.com.hk/getjob.asp?JobID=49045503&AVSDM=2006%2D10%2D12+23%3A01%3A05&Logo=1&pg=1&q=six+sigma&sort=rv&cy=HK,CN,SG,JP,MY,PH,KR,TW,TH,VN,MO,ID&brd=1&vw=d
    Take note that they refer SS as Part of PMP and it seems that its weird that they mentioned Business Process Re-engineering but repeated it as BPR in same requirement description.
    This is quite common in the job ads in the region, I have experience that the interviewer(job agent) asking me whether I am able to train the BB and lead the projects while the post they are hiring is “project manager”.
    Quite a number of jobs posted mentioned they require Six Sigma skills but the position is not a GB, BB or MBB. Does it a trend that companies now run Six Sigma without GB, BB and MBB???
    Generally I also think that I should exclude Singapore and India as many of the companies there did put in good effort in running SS.
    just some sharing of my thought. Not to put up a flame here, sorry for it sounds offensive.

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    #144981

    FL
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    Same in Japanese company. In fact, Six Sigma is one of the problem solving skill that manager should have.Now day more company expect manager with Six Sigma knowledge to manage their functional department.

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