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  • #38196

    Pipkin
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    Does anyone use a Mission or Vision Statement as part of your company’s communication in regards to process improvement?

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    #114025

    Mikel
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    Yes

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    #114031

    Mike Carnell
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    Jack,
    Dig up a copy of the little card all the Motorola people used to carry in the late 80’s and 90’s.
    Good luck.

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    #114039

    Adam L Bowden
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    That depends….. Most vision statements are a waste of time !!!!
    but….Β , from a Six Sigma perspective, getting the leaders to craft a vision statement that is meaningful (i.e where the company is heading) is usefull as this can be used to craft a “strategically” driven deployment.Β  Once you have your vision (i.e 5yr) you can identify key strategic drivers, for each driver, identify tactics and for each tactic i/d actions.Β  Once you have actions (benchmark & goal) then this delta is where you can focus your 6 Sigma in changing processes etc to meet the goal.
    For me – linking your Six Sigma program “top down” provides stability & focus on the things that will make the business successfull.
    Regards,
    Adam
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    #114042

    Mike Carnell
    Participant

    Adam,
    “Compliments of the season” – that is what they say here for Happy New Year. I like the way it sounds. Glad to see you made it out the other end.
    I somewhat agree. I dont have access to my books but there is one called “The Power of Alignment” (close) where they talk about the difference between vertical and horizontal alignment. It seems to make a lot of sense. You line people up on the vision and strategy (vertical alignment) and the processes with the customer (horizontal alignment). I like it because it seems to make a clear separation between the company strategy and the process focus. That sounds pretty fluffy doesn’t it.
    Regards

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    #114045

    Adam L Bowden
    Participant

    Hi Mike,
    Glad to see you’re posting proliferously still !Β  It sounds like what you’re saying is take the concept of theΒ C&E matrix or QFD and put it on it’s side to link but keep seperate the people and process ?
    Adam
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    #114049

    Mike Carnell
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    Adam,
    I never visualized it that way but effectively that is what it is. We lined up the BB’s in Allied Turbochargers that way. The BB’s cut accross the product lines by process i.e. balancing belonged to a BB and they were responsible for projects in balancing regardless of the product type. The products aligned vertically. It helped with fanning out solutions and kept us from running redundant projects. At the time we hadn’t wrapped the fuzzy term horizontal alignment around it but when I read the book it was exactly the way they set the factory up.
    It seemed like a very efficent way of doing business.
    Regards.

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    #114054

    Adam L Bowden
    Participant

    That makes alot of sense !
    Thanks Mike
    Speak to you soon.

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    #156016

    Alberto Aranda
    Participant

    I would like to know the mission and vision of Motorola, I can’t find it in their own web page.

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    #156020

    EdG
    Participant

    Toyota is using a fairly short one.
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    TOYOTA GLOBAL VISION 2010
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    Innovation into the Future – A Passion to Create a Better Society

    Through “Monozukuri – manufacturing of value – added products” and “technological innovation,” Toyota is helping to create a more prosperous society.

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    #156032

    Toyota fan
    Member

    Good one EdG …

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    #186855

    Ding ding
    Participant

    About the Motorola Foundation
    The Motorola Foundation, as the company’s philanthropic arm, was formed in 1953. Today, the Foundation focuses its funding on education, especially programs that support math and science teacher-training programs and charitable organizations that excite young people about these subjects.
    Our mission:Motorola seeks to benefit the communities where it operates around the world. The company achieves this by making strategic grants, forging strong community partnerships, fostering innovation and engaging stakeholders.
    Our vision:To make a unique contribution to improving the world in which we live.
    How we do it:We seek to fund best-in-class organizations around the world that support our strategic focus areas and work with them to improve communities. We leverage our resources, include key stakeholders in our decisions and work within community networks to maximize our funding. We conduct rigorous accounting and oversight practices to ensure impact of our grant making and funding.
    We follow a thorough planning process that identifies community needs and opportunities where we can have the most impact. This strategic process is guided by the Motorola Foundation�s Corporate Giving Committee, which is comprised of a cross section of Motorola leaders from throughout the organization.

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    #186858

    Mikel
    Member

    That’s Motorola foundation dufus, not the same as the once great,
    now mediocre company.

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    #186865

    GB
    Participant

    Hey Adam! Long time, no see!
    I use them, but only if the Sponsor will commit and pair up with rigorous and measureable goals down the road. If they don’t, I kill the projo.Some background. Giganto War-Machines & Microwave ovens, LLC. establishes “goals”, but usually around may of the Year in question…(if at all)these “goals” are really just a smattering of unmeasureable, touchy-feely wishlist info. Metrics? yeah, right.Come review time, mgmt puts out a new and totally different list of “goals” -also devoid of measures, that are to be put on our review documents. Then we are “encouraged” to write our own reviews, subject to +/- from our immediate Reviewer…exasperating.Ahh, my shop…

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    #186868

    Sta
    Member

    I am getting worried about you. You may get today’s award.

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    #186871

    Taylor
    Participant

    I’m pretty sure we work for the same company

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    #186875

    GB
    Participant

    wouldn’t surprise me…
    ;-)

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    #186877

    Mikel
    Member

    What? Do you respond to almost 5 year old posts too?

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    #186888

    MBBinWI
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    Deming must be spinning in his grave.

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    #186904

    GB
    Participant

    yep Stan…I figure, since everyone else is doing it, I’d join in on the fun…

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