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    Why should anyone give a damn about 6 Sigma?

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    #71500

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    Why bother?  Because Six Sigma is a good tool to help improve business processes.
    What’s the problem?  Too many businesses hop onto the lastest business improvement programs without taking lots of things into consideration, like implementation, is it worth it, who will lead it, what kind of committment do we have to this, do we have the people available to do this, do we have the expertise, etc. etc.
    I believe the the Six Sigma consultants are doing a disservice to themselves and their clients because they make all these unfounded and unproven claims to urge everyone to take up the SS banner.  They would be a lot better off if they came in and did an analysis of their clients to determine what magnitude of benefit could be achieved.  This is better than saying that all North American companies operate at a sigma of 3.0 so that means that your’s does too.
    This whole thing gets bogged down by corporate greed, corporate politics, personal agendas, etc.
     

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    #71519

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    Come on, how much of 6 Sigma’s results can be a result of numerology, fear, and the Hawthorne effect?

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    #71546

    Savage
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    Being a Blackbelt, I often ask myself this same question, but then I remind myself that the methodology works and is proven.  What discourages 6ó efforts is when BBs are given unrealistic financial targets based on corporate greed and unwielding execs.  Then it becomes a lot of scrambling around looking for quick money (that should be there anyway) and paper shuffling and pretty bows tied on boxes.  But if you let the methodology and teams work as they are supposed to, Six Sigma will provide real savings.

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    #71548

    Aquinas
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    Unfortunately, because we serve at the pleasure of the purveyors of greed and self-serving interests, the role of Black Belt is neither satifying or career enhancing at the company I work for. None of our so-called leaders can deal with the math, much less the concepts. They were appointed with out regard for competance.

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    #71554

    MN
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    I agree with you,I think to satisfy the ignorant CEO of the companies ,It is time to start a new FAD:SMWE(save money without efforts),so what do think about that??   regards     MN

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    #71568

    boettler
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    I can see from some of the responses, it doesn’t take much to stir-up some of you guys. Before lambasting your companies, it might be worthwhile to step back and take a look at the projects your presenting (i.e. economics of company investment) and take a look at your “sales” approach to the company. If no insight comes to you, it might be time to bail out. Don’t give up on Six Sigma. As a Recruiter, I know that Good companies are always looking for good Black Belts——but these good companies don’t always buy-in to every project. There are some disappointments along the way.
    Rob

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    #71606

    Codeone
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    I think everyone is missing the point. Life will not change no matter if we have six sigma or not. The process was always there. you have to recognize that our world has always been molded by the sycophants. no matter what the flavor of the day is, there are always a group of people ready to tie their horse to the wagon and ride it as long as it will go.
    Some good advice is, just continue to do projects, play the six sigma game and in time this fad, like all others will be replaced by the technique of the day. If you can point to six sigma in your history, then you will show that you can gloom onto the latest fads and be a “team player”. the other sycophants will recognize this and find you a place.

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