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Six Sigma Is All About Team Spirit

In business, time management is imperative. The more we utilize our time well, the more money we can save on production costs and eliminate waste. That being said, if the processes are well researched and thought through, there is an added health benefit: a reduction in stress. A reduction in stress means a happier work […]

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Six Sigma in Your Day Means More Time to Play

Six Sigma in Your Day Means More Time to Play

We live our daily lives with absolutely no regard to waste, unless we are forced to because of extenuating circumstances. We waste time, resources, and just about anything you can think of. Consequently, we never have enough hours in the day to finish what we set out to do. We often run errands out of […]

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Austin Six Sigma Training

Another Six Sigma Training Success in Austin, Texas!

The magnitude of the various industries that Six Sigma reaches is simply astounding. Proof of this was seen in those companies who attended our latest Yellow Belt Six Sigma training workshop held in Austin, Texas. In attendance were participants from the following companies: Solvay, Laney Directional Drilling, Texas Mutual Insurance, Charles Schwab, Fiserv, City of […]

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Six Sigma Motivation

What is Behind Motivation?

What makes us love our jobs? For the amount of time we spend at work and actually doing our job, it really does make it easier if we were to love what we do. In a Gallup report performed in 2013, State of the American Workplace, only 30% out of 150,000 full and part-time employees surveyed said […]

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Eternal Sunshine for the Changing Minds

Eternal Sunshine For The Changing Minds

Peter F Drucker, the father of modern management said, ‘‘everybody has accepted by now that change is unavoidable. But that still implies that is like death and taxes. It should be postponed as long as possible and no change would be vastly preferable. But in a period of upheaval, such as the one we are […]

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Featured Training: Master Black Belt Certification In Florida

We are very proud of our recent graduating class of Master Black Belt (MBB) professionals in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Fourteen (14) Six Sigma professionals gathered for an extensive and comprehensive training program, which led to the award of a Master Black Belt Certification. 6Sigma.us is the preferred source of professional training for organizations such as […]

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Outpatient Care: Delivery of Quality Care Struggles

The United States has spent more than a decade trying to improve the quality of outpatient healthcare delivery. The industry has tried various initiatives to address the quality of care and the inherent value of services to patients, without significant improvement. They have addressed the issues of unnecessary procedures and implemented alternative payments models to […]

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Learning how to deal with Multi-Cultural Work Environments

Learning how to deal with Multi-Cultural Work Environments

When I was studying Organization Behavior my Professor emphatically proposed that one of the growing concerns in organizations is to deal with the tides of globalization at work. He also remarked that the situation is getting complex as organizations have less knowledge about foreign cultures and are shy about learning more. There is a constant […]

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Quality Failure: What Went Wrong?

When we see business failure, in any form, the immediate reaction is to try and understand what went wrong. That’s how we learn. Understanding mistakes and errors leads to higher levels of success of further endeavors. So, the post-mortem begins in an effort to understand the causes of failure in seemingly successful organizations. We have […]

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All Quiet on the change front

All Quiet on the Change Front

Change Management and its importance cannot be dismissed. Even the human resources who are the foundation of change management cannot be dismissed as well. Lack of human resources would result in lack of execution that damages the purpose of change management. It is important for the management to understand that human resource must be well […]

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Capability Analysis: Understand the Variables

The Capability Analysis offers a method of understanding variables or limitations of process performance. Every project has performance limits and variances that will be acceptable to the customer. Align the process variables to ensure they meet customer expectations to determine the value of the process. The Value of Capability Analysis The true capability of a […]

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US Army Adopting Lean Six Sigma

US Army Adopting Lean Six Sigma

US army is building the principles of business transformation into its workforce introduced by Lean Six Sigma (LSS). The US army is doing this to make available resources for the personnel engaged in military operations along with providing the soldiers with necessary equipment quickly. Around 1,400 leaders in the US army have received training for […]

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Infographic: DMAIC vs. DMADV – What Are The Differences?

Knowing the capability and reach of Lean Six Sigma professional tools is crucial to your success. This infographic outlines one of the most common questions among Lean Six Sigma professionals: what are the differences between DMAIC and DMADV? Understanding these dif-ferences is means getting the most effective results from a project. Both tools have a […]

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Pied Pipers

The Pied Pipers of Change Management

Back in the thirteenth century, in the German town of Hamelin, when the Pied Piper played his pipe, all within hearing range chose to follow him, no matter where he chose to go, or so the legend goes. So, too, effective leaders must possess, a Pied Piper-like ”magic”, that enables them to call the tune […]

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Culture: Creating An Environment of Sustainment

Is it the culture of your organization that is blocking sustainment? Most will tell you that one of the biggest challenges in implementing a 5S strategy is capturing the elusive element of Sustain. An effective 5S process is built around the elements of Sort, Set In Order, Shine, Standardize and Sustain. Quality leaders are typically very […]

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Six Sigma Leadership

Six Sigma Leadership – The Efficient Way

Six Sigma Leadership Six Sigma is a strategy used in business management and is extensively applied in many industrial sectors across the globe. Motorola is the original creator of Six Sigma. It has achieved great repute for the ability to produce tremendous performance improvements. In terms of implementation, a few firms understand its advantages. Over […]

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Innovation: Where Is The Value?

Where is the value of innovation? If you ask business leaders to define value, you are going to get a dizzying variety of answers. Why is it so hard to define the term? Value means different things to different people. The definition depends on what they see as value in their organization. Finding value is […]

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Benchmarking In Process Improvement

Benchmarking In Process Improvement

Benchmarking is a cost-effective methodology to introduce better practices in an organization. Every year, of the annual revenues, companies achieve ten percent. According to consulting firms, these are the companies, which invest in successfully implementing quality initiatives. Research on benchmarking, highlights numerous successful practices across a variety of dimensions of business improvement and management. This […]

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Quality Improvement: Can EHR Boost FMEA Performance?

Can quality improvement be found through the EHR? Recent studies are showing that EHR can uncover hidden data overlooked in existing Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA). The FMEA tool is used as a systematic, step-by-step approach to identify and understand all possible failures in a process. The FMEA tool then can be used to […]

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