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    Cesar Gutierrez
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    I have seen in this and other pages the fees for different categories of Six Sigma training.
    I do not believe that just with the proper training of the MBB, MB and GB you could implement Six Sigma in a compan.
    I would expect to have some consulting from a firm that help us to implement the culture, philosophy and methodology acroos the company but I have not find any company that advertise their fees, Could any one give me an estimate on how much a consulting of this nature would cost?
    Am I right on the above statement? or Is it better do it just with internal resources?
    Best regards

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    #67566

    denton
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    There is great variation in price, and a high price does not necessarily go with good quality consulting.  For a ballpark, figure about $7500 for two weeks of training.  There are poor consultants who charge more, but not many good ones who charge less.  Drop me an email and I’ll give you some additional info that can help.

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    #67572

    John Noguera
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    Typical on-site consulting fees for a professional with several years experience and diverse experience base will be US $2500 to $3000 per day plus travel costs.

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    #67574

    Raj Gohil
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    The cost can be anywhere from $2000 to $4000/day plus travel cost. The cost depends on related experience, size of the problem,benefit derived from the consulting, length of the consulting time and many other factors such a supply and demands.

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    #67586

    Niraj Goyal
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    Cesar,
     
    I totally agree with you – six sigma is a lot more than techniques – it is a way of life needing a cultural change to be really effective.
     
    Incidentally I am doing that kind of work and have set up a company based in India called Cynergy Creators Private Limited, We help train companies it six sigma and also JIT/Total quality control /total employee involvement. The name Cynergy connotes out phlosophy – S(C)ynergy between people and techniques.
     
    We then facilitate cross functional teams to build a few success stories of major improvements, helping cascade the process down to the operating levels.
     
    We currently have at least one client based in US.
     
    Being based in India our rates are a fraction of those given by the respondents.
     
    Regards
     
    Niraj Goyal
     

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    #67589

    Tierradentro
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    “Accredited” consulting firms generally wont advertise their rates but if you take the big consulting houses like McKinsey, PriceWaterhgouseCoopers or PA Consulting (to name a few), expect to use alot of money.
    There are alot of minor consulting firms that probably also can help you, but do watch out for the “fakes”. Note that there is no definition of what a black belt certified Six Sigma consultant is, and the best way to check if you’re getting the experience you need is to check earlier references of six sigma projects (either successful or unsuccessful) of your chosen consultant. The ASQ certification is however an accreditation I generally would consider valid as they demand that a black belt has completede minimum two six sigma projects.
    If you know anything about “quality” – TQM, SIPOC, SPC, QFD etc. or have an exisiting inhouse quality function, you could certainly get started on an internal programme – start your own project organization etc.You wil however have to do some basic reading on the matter to get the basic idea of the six sigma strategy – there are alot of books to choose from. If the above mentioned terms make no sense to you, you will need outside help. Also remeber that the techniques and tools in six sigma are one thing – your organization, management backing, communication and implementation strategy are another!!!!! DO NOT GET THE TWO MIXED UP.
    Don’t hesitate to contact me.
     
    Good Luck

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    #67590

    Rajanga Sivakumar
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    There could be many ways to approach this. But organizational commitment is of prime importance. For the successful implementation of TQM activities or Six Sigma implementation, management commitment is an absolute must. Taken this for granted, I suggest that you with your team first identify all the key processes that touch your customers (internal and external) and understand how they work in “as is” situation (i.e. now). Then, find out what your customers say about your products/services which they get/experience through your processes. Based on their feedback, I recommend that you form improvement teams and do specific improvement projects. You can use the six-sigma methodology or Deming’s PDCA methodology. They are all nearly the same. You may consider the following steps. It is better to have a Facilitator who is knowledgeable about the methodology you decide to adopt. But start small and attack one issue at a time. Step 1 : Project selection (state the issue) Step 2 : Grasp the present status Step 3 : Determine the causes and corrective action(s).Some data collection may be needed here. Step 4 : Implement corrective action(s) Step 5 : Check effectiveness of corrective action(s) Step 6 : Standardize and control Step 7 : Conclusions and future plans.
    If you are interested in my services please drop me a line.

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    #67595

    Antonio G.
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    Dear Cesar,
    The rates could be between 1500-4000 per day, depending the consultant, but the most important factor that you should consider it’s that not all the companies are the same or have the same level of quality, so if you need an accurate “estimated cost” the consultant should perform a diagnosis, and then, give to you the costs and time that your company needs to implement six sigma.
    Regards

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    #67872

    Aguilar
    Member

    Cesar>
    Please send me an e-mail to give you some information about consulting firms.
    Victor

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