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    AM Qureshi
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    Hello:I m a student of industrial engineering and I want to take six sigma as my thesis. I have studied different research papers and literature on six sigma but still i m in a fix that what six sigma actually is?1—is it a DMAIC methodology?……..i.e if we adopt this approach in the processes then can we say that the specific company following the approach is a six sigma company?2—is it a approach used for reducing defect to 3.4DPMO?…..i.e a company will only be a six sigma company if defects are 3.4dpmo…what are the defects?…say a part has 30 attributes to measure then these can all be defects or there will be only one defect (defective).3—is it only related to cultural changes?4— When can we say that a specific company is operating on six Sigma?….is it must that all requirements as I mentioned in para 1,2 & 3 must be fulfilled?5— Is six sigma only for large companies who can invest million or billions of dollars per annum on their quality program?… i mean to say that can small companies whose annual profit is not in millions can also adopt six sigma approach.6— Can you please guide me to some of the areas of six sigma on which research is underway?Looking forward for ur co operation.AM Qureshi

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    #101659

    vishwakarma
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    Hello
    I will try to answer you pointwise

    Six sigma is a diciplined methodology ,which is carried by following the DMAIC  approach
    Yes it is a approach by which we can work on 3.4 DPMO.Generally each defect is taken as an oppotunity.
    It is a cultural change,things need to be done in different ways.Mind set needs to be changed for getting better results.
    Yes
    No .It can be put to use in small companies,but the savings will be accordingly
    Regards
    Sandeep

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    #101683

    Dog Sxxx
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    1—is it a DMAIC methodology?……..i.e if we adopt this approach in the processes then can we say that the specific company following the approach is a six sigma company?
    DMACI is not six sigma, is just a modified Deming cycle. Deming cycle was being used by Japanese long long before Motorola people invented Six Sigma new term.
    2—is it a approach used for reducing defect to 3.4DPMO?…..i.e a company will only be a six sigma company if defects are 3.4dpmo…what are the defects?…say a part has 30 attributes to measure then these can all be defects or there will be only one defect (defective).
    My Japanese customers only interested on zero defect products, there are no interested on 3.4 DPMO.
    3—is it only related to cultural changes?
    Yes, the mindset must change from treating your customers like dog shit to God.
    For example, our staff resently ordered two technical books from a US six sigma consultant, but they sent a wrong book to us. They keep a deaf ear and refuse to send us a correct book. You can talking as loud as you wish in saying your customer first, but your action is more important than what you say.
    4— When can we say that a specific company is operating on six Sigma?….is it must that all requirements as I mentioned in para 1,2 & 3 must be fulfilled?
    The consumers are the final judge to say you are six sigma company or not. And Six Sigma companies also do not need to ask their government to intervene with political muscle and forcing a foreign country to raise their money exchange rate for them to survive in the world market.5— Is six sigma only for large companies who can invest million or billions of dollars per annum on their quality program?… i mean to say that can small companies whose annual profit is not in millions can also adopt six sigma approach
    If you have people like Bob Govin in a small company, I believe these small companies will be as good as Motorola or GE or even performed better. Strong leadership is importnat for either the small or big companies.   6— Can you please guide me to some of the areas of six sigma on which research is underway?Looking forward for ur co operation.
    Motorola University is doing research on future six sigma.
    AM Qureshi

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    #101704

    Tate r tot
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    Dog Sxxx,
     
    What is your problem? All these little editorial comments make it pretty obvious you are a pretty bitter guy.
     
    As someone said in a past post to another POS “go play somewhere else.”
     
    Tate-r-Tot

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    #101726

    Dog Sxxx
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    This is the freedom of speech you people says people like me from a shall follow?

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    #101727

    Dog Sxxx
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    This is the freedom of speech you people always say people like me from a third world shall follow?

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    #101734

    Tate r tot
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    Another great opportunity that the good old US of A affords all of it people is the right to reproduce (God willing of course) but that doesn’t mean everyone should do it.

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    #101735

    Savage
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    “Just because you have the right to do something, doesn’t mean you are right in doing it”

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    #101745

    mjones
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    Freedom of speech goes both ways.
    We are free to speak, free to listen, free to agree or disagree… And we can expect to address the consequences when others disagree with what we say or how we say it — regardless of what part of the world we are from.
    These responses are in no way a limitation of your freedom of speech, it’s just your neighbors giving you feedback using their freedom of speech.

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    #101747

    Mikel
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    Dear Mr. Dog,
    I have watched your responses with amusement. You are a funny guy. Attack Mike Carnell and Darth and Gabriel, wooowe – great fun.
    Now what have you got to contribute?
    What third world world are you from anyway? Last time I checked there were no geographic qualifiers here.

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    #101756

    howe
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    Stan,
    When were you promoted to the forum watch dog? You have to come and send dump notes like this to everyone that you are baaack. Stop acting like this is your forum. You are much more annoying than this Dog fellow. If you read some of the past posts, you will see that the feeling is shared with some of your so called friends.
     
    P.S. Did Deming have any influence on you besides his 14 obligations that you have for show and tell on your desk?
     

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    #101760

    Mikel
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    Mikey,
    It is always good to know that you care so much for me.
    I didn’t not realize that I had so called friends on here so I would have trouble detecting what they thought of me.
    Anyway, thanks again for caring. I am still looking for the first time you actually have something to contribute on here. I am hopeful, but I suspect you don’t really know anything – prove me wrong.

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