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What about the bottom of the ladder?

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    Anonymous
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    How can the guy out on the assembly line have input to deal with problems relating to quality and costs under SixSigma when current manufacturing trends are totally production oriented w/ cost reduction dealt w/ by reducting personnel both labor and staff?

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    Patrick Waddick
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    The book entitled “Jack Welch and the GE Way” describes the Work-Out approach that Jack Welch used at GE prior to the unveiling of Six Sigma. The Work-Out enabled Welch to create a flat, boundaryless society in which decision-making could be transferred to front-line workers who best understood the processes.

    If your management does not have such an outlet, then I would suggest you use whatever vehicle (suggestion box or face-to-face visits) you can to get improvement ideas (cost-cutting or revenue-generating) to management ASAP. A good process management system should include an outlet where improvement ideas are taken seriously and dealt with promptly. If you do not have any vehicle in place for getting improvement ideas to management, then lobby hard to create one or perhaps you can take the initiative to create one yourself. It will let everyone know how serious you are about quality. Good luck.

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    #65937

    Joe Perito
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    Have you “volunteered” input into the six sigma group and been rejected?

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    Ken Domonkos
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    ProActivity is an enterprise process management platform that enables you to discover, measure, analyze, and improve your business processes. Unlike drawing or process modeling tools, we identify the controlling variables necessary to continuously cut cycle time, reduce costs, and improve quality across the enterprise.

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    Hemanth
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    This is a good question posted here. But I am surprised there was not much of discussion on this topic. I guess most of the Indian manufacturing companies face similar problems of reducing manpower / moving to contract based labor from permanent workers. How does a company deal with the above problem through six sigma? Additionally how does a team motivates the workers to change the way of working who knows that few months down the line he wont be working with the company..!!

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