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    Trish G
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    http://www.qualitydigest.com/inside/quality-insider-column/turn-down-cognitive-dissonance.html

    Has anyone read this? Must be I’m one of the ignorant 30% they refer to, but I have no idea after reading it what exactly they think is so foolish about Six Sigma other than they don’t like the DPMO measure.

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    #194929

    Chris Seider
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    I had to laugh. The implication by the author that the quality of Motorola’s production didn’t save Motorola from losing market share is asinine to put it mildly. If you have the most perfect basketball made with no rework, if it doesn’t satisfy the needs of the dodge ball market, then it’s not going to sell well.

    And if his comments praising China for rejecting six sigma is his conclusion about the usefulness of Lean Six Sigma, I guess he hasn’t spoken with players in the supply chain who have to sort the products shipped overseas from China because of the poor quality.

    Just my opinion.

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    #194931

    Tony Burns visited this website quite a bit in the past. I think he has rational concerns about the shift, but I am not here to criticize Six Sigma. Rather, I’m concerned about the application of Quality to other areas, including our financial system.

    I apologize for posting another link, but there are some excellent videos explaining our financial system here:

    http://www.positivemoney.org/videos/

    Clearly, the creation of money would not pass any gauge capability study. In other words, the decline of Motorola’s fortunes has probably more to do with international market manipulation and currency wars than Six Sigma.

    Just my opinion, and I promise not to mention this again! Oh, except to mention there is nothing Federal about the Federal Reserve! I’ll keep stum now :-)

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    #194968

    uma
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    A good article. However I find it to be a generic attack. Replace the six sigma specific terms of the article with any concept you hate, it will still make sense. Six sigma is a simple problem solving methodology and why one should bother much about the hype created around it. It is just like a language spoken and understood by many. When an entire organization is able to understand or reciprocate to a common systematic problem solving methdology it becomes easy for the organization to control and direct actions towards common objectives. I think the article would have been more mature if it had raised awarness about the right way of using a methodology and alerted people not to fall for the hype around it rather than calling the methodology as simply foolish.

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    #194969

    MBBinWI
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    I don’t waste my time reading things written by ignorant people.

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    #194984

    Mike Carnell
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    I am with @MBBinWI. You see Tony Burns and him doing his Six Sigma jihad on discussion groups and forums to the extent that the man has to be completely unstable and difficult for anyone to take seriously.

    As far as China rejecting Six Sigma? I have spent a fair amount of time there. One of our customers had a factory there and was very key in that deployment winning a “Deployment of the Year” award from this website.

    Lots of glittering generalities and as Mr. Burns typically does, presents no data – but if you don’t buy into the whole idea of Six Sigma that becomes easier.

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