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  • #29151

    Lala
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    After reading articles and surfing this site in detail, I think Six Sigma concepts and thinking can best work in the Government departments specially in India where lots of procedural delays are hurdles in the growth of businesses. We in India is looking forward to faster economic growth and role of Govt. is changing from regulatory to supporting. Six Sigma in all Govt. departments can do real wonders. Comment?Any real life case study?
     
     

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    #73898

    Buffalo Bill
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    Perhaps things are different in India, but the idea that American government would embrace SS at any level is laughable to say the least.  Just the basic SS concepts of top-down committment, cross-functional teams, desire to improve, motivation to reduce costs, etc are non-existent in U.S. gov’t.  I would certainly be curious too if there are any examples.  If the Indian govt can and does use SS to streamline processes, they truly deserve to become a world class economic power. This would probably rank as one of the most challenging SS efforts ever, but best of luck to you.

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    #73900

    Sambuddha
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    Sunil, You are right. Govt. of India could make use of Six Sigma in the transactional realm. They could try to be “leaner” too. I also feel that GOI should have the commitment to improve first. It should be ready to do the right thing, however painful they might be in the beginning. Knowing the nature of the hung parliament, I wish there was the political will to serve the citizens of India better.
    Are you in the government?
    Anyways, glad you thought about this.
    Best,
    Sambuddha

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    #73901

    John Noguera
    Participant

    The city of Fort Wayne, Indiana has implemented Six Signa successfully. See
    http://www.usmayors.org/uscm/us_mayor_newspaper/documents/06_11_01/ft_wayne_best_practice.asp
     

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    #73902

    John Noguera
    Participant

    oops… sigma not signa! need coffee

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    #73905

    Lala
    Member

    Yes, that’s true. I am focussing to make India World Class leader. Six Sigma can really deliver what we eagerly want.

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    #73906

    Lala
    Member

    Mr. John,Thank U for referring to a useful link.

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    #73907

    FMG
    Participant

    Sunil,
    I heard that the CIA has been recruiting for Black Belts to start up the deployment of their SS program.
    I have worked with people from India and I can truly say that they are among the most efficient people I have worked with, so I have no doubt that any SS initiative at any level of Indian Government  has a lot of potential to become a  success.  Good Luck,
    FMG.

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    #73909

    Chris Young
    Participant

    Yes…that is correct…the US CIA is now recruiting Six Sigma Black Belts out of their HQ in McLean, VA.  It is not a full blown rollout, but they are hoping to achieve some process improvements in the Finance, HR, and IT functions.
    Wouldn’t it be nice if the rest of the US government jumped into the 21st century as well?!
     

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    #135277

    Shirshendu
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    India is about to officially launch the world’s biggest e-governance program – the NeGP. The vision is to fundamentally transform the way the country is governed by making gov services more accessible, transparent, and reliable both for citizens as well as businesses. The “e” is important but not the only tool for this program http://www.mit.gov.in/plan/about.asp
    I have the proud privilege to be the strategic planning consultant for this program at the newly formed Program Management Unit. I also happen to be a six sigma black belt. I am really looking forward to ideas and experiences on integrating the six sigma way with the strategic thrusts of the program. I assure you that your ideas will make a difference to our country. You may even directly mail me at shirshe [email protected]
     
    Shirshendu Mukherjee
     
     

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    #135296

    Shirshendu
    Member

    Reposting as no one has reacted to the earlier post. The forum either feels completely incompetent in unknown territory or feels that the government is staffed with people who are too incompetent to deserve actionable ideas and constructive criticism.
    “India is about to officially launch the world’s biggest e-governance program – the NeGP. The vision is to fundamentally transform the way the country is governed by making gov services more accessible, transparent, and reliable both for citizens as well as businesses. The “e” is important but not the only tool for this program http://www.mit.gov.in/plan/about.asp
    I have the proud privilege to be the strategic planning consultant for this program at the newly formed Program Management Unit. I also happen to be a six sigma black belt. I am really looking forward to ideas and experiences on integrating the six sigma way with the strategic thrusts of the program. I assure you that your ideas will make a difference to our country. You may even directly mail me at shirshendunegp.gov.in”
    Shirshendu Mukherjee

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    #135299

    Tim
    Member

    Might I respectfully submit an alternative to your charaterization of the forum?  Given that your post was made at midnight in the U.S., perhaps those here were merely sleeping, unaware their unresponsiveness might offend. 

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    #135301

    BTDT
    Participant

    Shirshendu:There are many more reasons for a lack of response than the two you have provided.Apply some basic change management into your own strategic planning before you embark on Six Sigma.All the best, BTDT

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    #135305

    Shirshendu
    Member

    I have always had a healthy respect for this forum and I still do. The reposting with strong characterization was only meant to instigate a response from the members and it seems to have worked. But oh yes, I forgot that most of the forum are Americans and they were really sleeping!

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    #135307

    Vagata Srinivas
    Member

    Mauritius is a tiny country made up of about 1000 islands in Arabian Sea.The main business is Tourism. Mauritius initiated Six Sigma in 2000 and they have made tremendous progress. But not many people are aware of it. The details can be found on Mauritius Govt web page.
    In US, Department of Defence has started Lean Six Sigma initiatives in 2003. NAVY, AIR FORCE and ARMY has saved nearly half a Billian dollars so far. DoD has created a seperate LSS department. It has trained several Officers. Further information can be found on Daily Defence News.
    Any body remember Paul O’niel, the marveric Former Secretary of Commerce in George Bush’s first 4 years? He initiated the LSS in his department in 2001. Since he did not get much support he quit (though he gave other reasons). Paul O’niel was CEO of ALCOA the biggest Aluminum Extruder in the world, where he started and championed LSS initiatives in 1996. ALCOA was not doing well prior to 1996, but with in 3 years Paul turned around the Company to be number ONE. Well he thought he can do the same with Commerce department, and he was……..

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    #135330

    Shirshendu
    Member

    That’s very interesting. But I wish somebody takes the pain of viewing the NeGP presentation linked in my earlier post and thinks aloud about the potential of six sigma in it. Looking forward…….

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