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    mcleod
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    Hi,
    What do people think about working on six sigma projects at other companies near where you work full time as a part time consultant / six sigma guru?  I don’t think there is any conflict of interest in this as long as it is not a competitor, supplier or industry with similar technologies. 
    Am I right or wrong?  Is this ok to do?
    Thanks,
    Scott

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    #81604

    Anonymous
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    Great, just what the business world needs is another 6 sigma genius with two years experience.

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    #81610

    Eoin
    Participant

    Scott – best of luck to you! But be careful with your career. If it were me I’d check out the (your) companies written policies and procedures on these things and  seek advice from my legal advisor. Eoin
     

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    #81611

    Grover
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    Hi Scott
    I agree with you.One can do that if one’s organisation lets one do that and one finds adequate time to do so .I know of organisations that have made Six Sigma Consulting as a business too.

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    #81613

    Arthur
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    Toyota Motor Manufacturing has been doing this for years with their Lean program, supplying training directly to their 1st tier suppliers, and asking them to pass on their knowledge to their 1st tier suppliers and so forth.  (One of the reasons Camery has been one of the best selling low cost Auto’s for the last 5 yrs).  As each tier continues to reduce their costs, this cost reduction is then passed on to the customer.  Their technical center also sponsered a training program where key individuals would meet to do Lean (Kaizen) events at other 1st tier suppliers to assist them in their lean activities.  This was a very successful program.  Not only did we directly help the customers but ourselves as well.  This also allowed Toyota to have annual meetings to discuss  problems that suppliers were having with Toyota.   I’ve not been involved with them in the last couple of years because I have moved out of the Auto industry, but they used to be called BAMA.  (Bluegrass Automotive Manufacturing Association).

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    #81614

    Mikel
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    Just understand the distinction between the TPS model and what Scott asked.
    Two advantages to the TPS model. First, Scott has the support of his company in his endeavor. Second, the company that Scott goes into has had the table set by TPS — they will take it serious.
    Most companies wanting to get a little six sigma are just following a fad and are not serious where it counts – in the CEO’s and president’s office. These efforts only frustrate everyone who is dumb enough to take them serious.
    If all companies were like Toyota, we would not be having this discussion. They don’t do 6s, they do better than that.

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