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    vrat
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    what are the various challenges faced by a company implementing the six sigma quality ??
     

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    #148613

    Monk
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    At a very high level – 0nly one that is ‘Management support to make it happen’.
    Monk

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    #148639

    Ashman
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    The main challenge is to keep the name and drop all the crap.  That is no six sigma tables, no sigma levels, no belts

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    #148642

    Challenges
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    The first challenge is to stay away from advice from the likes of Steve and Monk. They have never implemented a program, just worked within the system. Good technical folks. Take their technical advice, but don’t hold your breath when it comes to advice on implementation.

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    #148670

    Monk
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    Challenges,
    Can you come out of your shell and focus on the question put up?
    Somebody has said ‘ Fear triggers anger ‘. Now I know, why you are venting your anger on me and Steve. But I feel sorry for you and wish you all the best in your future program implementation.
    Monk

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    #148671

    Tierradentro
    Participant

    *Resistance  to  change
    *Lack  of  a  reliable  measurement system
    *No  buy-in  by  TM
    *Confusion  between  TQM  & SS?
    *Lack  of  competency and  Training
    *Wrong  selection  of  the  relevant  projects
    *Unable  to  use  the  quality tools in  a  proper  effective  way
    *etc……………………………..etc 
     

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    #148677

    qualitycolorado
    Participant

    Vrat,
     
    Here are a few articles that enumerate some of the pitfalls / challenges of implementing Six Sigma, and also provide advice regarding what to do about them:
     
    http://www.dummies.com/WileyCDA/DummiesArticle/id-2963.html
     
    http://www.themanufacturer.com/us/detail.html?contents_id=3387
     
    … and one about generic “organizational change” that definitely applies to Six Sigma:
    http://www.organizedchange.com/ninepitfallsoforganizationalchange.htm
     
    … hope this is helpful ….
     
    Best regards,
    QualityColorado
     

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    #148682

    Dale
    Participant

    Money, time, and commitment.
    All three are required for success.

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    #148683

    Mike Carnell
    Participant

    vrat,
    You have a couple good responses but it is like anything else you are going to get caught in some issues that will be indigenous to your situation. Make sure you have a way to work through issues i.e. that coalition the Kotter speaks about in his last book.
    The same thing applies to a Six Sigma deployment that applies anywhere else – you need to plan it. To many times people think that a SS deployment is some people doing projects. If you want results you need to create an environment that supports people doing that and still doesn’t create some ivory tower for belts.
    You do need management support but by the fact that you are doing a deployment that means management has bought in at some level. It is your responsibility to produce results to maintain continued support the same way anyone or anything else maintains their support. The “lack of top management support” is this safety net a lot of weak people like to create so when they fall on their a-s because they coun’t deliver they can blame management. When it is the first thing that comes from someones mouth then you have someone who is planning to fail. Produce results and you become part of the success model. As long as you deliver you get support just the way it should be. The context you always need to keep in mind is that this is business – nobody is doing this for the good of mankind, to further the use of statistics or to promote Six Sigma. It is all based on ROI.
    Because it is based on ROI you need a system that tracks benefits and manages the program. Instantis has done a nice job of moving their project tracker into a nice program manager and it has an option to track more than one initiative.
    Just my opinion.

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    #148723

    Tierradentro
    Participant

    QualityColorado
    What  is  your  Personal email?thanks  you

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    #148726

    Ropp
    Participant

    Wrat,
       The company i work for are about to introduce across both our manufaturing sites, plastics and foundry. I am lucky as i am working with a consultant who trained me to greenbelt 18 months ago and he also assisted me in the first project which was a big success, thereforew having a good black belt is important, we have the top management support, but without it you are doomed. Next is the selection of the belts, this is important and it should not be mandatory, both they and there managers should understand at least 30% of their time is spent on ss, and not just the first project but forever. In terms of project selection, it was quite easy in the foundry as we have a high scrap level coming from a small number of products, albeit , different to manufacture, but project selection is important, getting early success will help to spread the word that six sigma works. Finally, the champion, again they must be trained, understand fully their role and they too will spen 10% of their time on six sigma. If you have a deployment champion, speak with him, it maybe you and get the champion to present the project status at overviews, this will make sure the champion is fully committed to the cause.
     
    Hope this helps, keep in touch and we can pass on developments and learn from each other
     
    Regards,
    Dave
     

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    #148730

    qualitycolorado
    Participant

    John, Thank you for your very kind appeciation! Post your email and I will email you back.Best regards,
    QualityColorado

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    #148731

    Tierradentro
    Participant

    [email protected]
    Thanks & Regards

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