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The Analyze Phase of DMAIC

Six Sigma methodologies have had so much success, mainly because it is data-driven. In other words, the data will give you all the information, and based on that information you will know how to proceed. It is working smart without guessing or using the luck of the draw, so the Analyze Phase of DMAIC deserves […]

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Taking Legal Action with Six Sigma

In the worst scenarios, illegitimate practitioners will try to copy your organization and even steal your employees. Equally, business fraud of any kind almost always requires you to take legal action. It’s an unfortunate fact that Six Sigma does not have its own governing body, which means that anyone can get away with anything. For […]

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Six Sigma and Business Analytics: Detecting Fraud

Six Sigma’s usefulness goes well beyond process improvement. It’s also a powerful tool for detecting fraud in accounting data. You should always remain vigilant, as it is often unexpected and difficult to identify. Are you worried about your organization being compromised by fraud? Six Sigma can help. Once you know what to look for, you […]

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Six Sigma and KPIs: Customer Complaints

Your customers are the most important factor for generating revenue. Think about it. Without customers to pay for your products and services, you have no revenue, which means no profit. Plain and simple. Without customers, your business can’t exist. Make sure you know and understand what your customers want. Understanding customer demand is essential to […]

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Xerox and Six Sigma: A Great Partnership

Xerox implemented Lean Six Sigma back in 2003, and needless to say (but we will say it anyway) with great success. The ripple effect that using Six Sigma as well as Lean strategies has had on all who do business with Xerox is startling. We want to first bring up the fact that all of […]

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By Not Using Six Sigma, It’s Costing Your Business Money

In the quick world of technology — where many companies try to do away with the middleman and cutting corners is a way of life — Lean Six Sigma might seem like taking the long way to cross the street.  The irony is that cutting corners doesn’t work if you aren’t cutting the correct corners. […]

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How to Manage Difficult Team Members

Let’s face it; we all have to deal with difficult team members from time to time. Whether it’s little issues, such as not showing up to work on time, or bigger ones, like failing to complete tasks on time, it’s important to effectively manage the situation. Six Sigma focuses on providing innovative improvement methods for […]

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Practicing Due Diligence: Signs of a Legitimate Professional

When searching for your first, or next, Six Sigma course, it’s important to be on the lookout for illegitimate practitioners. These practitioners may talk you in to paying more for a course than you should, falsely advertise their program, or fall through on their certification promises. Regardless of the reason, there will always be a […]

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Six Sigma Leadership Profile: Uber

At 6sigma.us, we like to analyze a variety of companies in our ‘Leadership Profile’ articles to showcase how they use Six Sigma. These companies exhibit innovative and resourceful skills that help further progress their organization’s success. Whether you’re a non-profit organization or an industry-leading manufacturing company, there’s always a use for Six Sigma methodologies. In […]

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Why is Six Sigma Important for Business?

Why is Six Sigma important for business? This may seem like an ignorant question, but to people who don’t know what Six Sigma is, it is a perfectly good question. If there was a way to prevent a disease that ran in your family, you would likely do whatever it took to prevent from getting […]

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Six Sigma Case Study: Whole Foods

It’s impossible to avoid the growing footprint of Whole Foods across the United States. Since the company’s creation in the late 1970’s, the grocery store chain has become a household name. Seen as a premium brand, its business model focuses on a set of strict criteria and a specific customer base. However, with its strict […]

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Practicing Due Diligence: Checking In

Whenever you work on a project, apply for a new career, or order something online, you like to check its status. How far along your project has come, when your next interview will be, and where your package is, are all questions you ask when checking the progress. Six Sigma is no different. When you […]

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How to Avoid Illegitimate Practitioners

There’s never been a better or more appropriate time for professionals to seek Six Sigma certification. From advancing careers to understanding the complexity of business processes, Six Sigma certification is an excellent achievement for anyone. Decades ago when Six Sigma methodologies were first introduced by Motorola and GE, there were few practitioners offering training and […]

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Practicing Due Diligence: How to Save Yourself Time & Money

As a professional seeking Six Sigma certification, your time and money are extremely valuable. Unlike those who are not currently working or without day time commitments, it’s more difficult for you to devote your free time to a course that you’re unsure about. While there are pros and cons to every Six Sigma program, one […]

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Lean Six Sigma Heard Verizon Loud and Clear

The difference is obvious when it comes to companies that implement Six Sigma and Lean methodologies and tools. As a member of the public (or better still, as a customer who uses their products or services) one would first notice the company’s excellent product or service. If something were to go wrong (which is rare, […]

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5 Questions to Ask Your Practitioner

If you’re considering enrolling in a Six Sigma training program, it’s important to have the full picture in mind. Whether you’re new to the methodology or just looking to gain a new Belt, there are certain things you must ask your practitioner before signing on the dotted line. In our previous articles, we discuss the […]

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Practicing Due Diligence: Signs of a Legitimate Practitioner

At 6sigma.us, we focus on providing the absolute best training and certification programs to professionals in all industries. Whether you’re in marketing, finance, manufacturing, or logistics, our programs will benefit your career and your organization. We have spent our time helping you decipher the legitimate practitioners apart from the phonies. We do this by focusing […]

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Top Six Sigma Projects for Black Belts

For many professionals, the main goal is to achieve a Six Sigma Black Belt certification. After completing White, Yellow, and Green, this Belt is the first step towards project management. Additionally, Six Sigma Black Belt certification opens up an array of career possibilities that were not obtainable before. These include full time, corporate, and well-paid […]

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McDonald’s Benefits from Six Sigma Methodologies

For a large corporation like McDonald’s, quality management is one of the biggest driving forces behind its success. There is nothing arbitrary about the Six Sigma practice — and the business of McDonald’s. When specifications are created at McDonald’s, it is because it is important to what the customer wants and requires. And the results […]

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Trader Joe’s and Kaizen: A Marriage Made in Heaven

Before we describe the happy union of grocery chain Trader Joe’s and Kaizen, let’s introduce the definition of Kaizen. It is the Japanese word for improvement or change for the better. If you apply this to the workplace, it is a practice that focuses on every aspect of the processes that it takes to run […]

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