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5 Whys: Can I Get to Dinner on Time?

5 Whys Inspiration Part of the morning routine of coffee and working through a to-do list for the day, the morning network news is always going in the background. We filter out the fluff and our attention is piqued when a story is of significant value or importance. Recently, our attention was drawn to an […]

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Six Sigma and the Marines: Excellence in Partnerships

A History of Excellence Since November of 1775, the Marines have forged a reputation as the premier fighting force in the United States and the world. The Marines proudly preserve their history and constantly strive to maintain a reputation of excellence. The Marines are global leaders, developing expeditionary doctrine and innovations that set the example, and […]

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Six Sigma and the Internet of Things (IoT)

Just What is The Internet of Things (IoT)? Gadgets, electronics and devices: we all have them and they fill our world. As the technology improves, so do they! Part of the improvements with these devices is that they are connected to the Internet. Cars, kitchen appliances, personal devices are just some examples of devices that […]

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Is Six Sigma good fit for small business?

Six Sigma for Small Business: Is It a Good Fit?

Sizing Up Six Sigma Studies show that 2/3 of European employees and roughly 1/2 of American employees work for small and medium businesses. Small and medium businesses create 65% of all new jobs in the US. These facts fuel the debate on whether Six Sigma is a good fit for small business. Typically Six Sigma […]

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Six Sigma Pittsburgh: A Flexible and Focused Training Event

With Six Sigma methodology starting to play an integral role in organizations, training for a Six Sigma professional has never been more crucial. Improving your skills is not only about mastering knowledge related to your specific field, but it’s also about improving interpersonal relationships and communication. Quality training is crucial to the growth and development of any […]

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Six Sigma Training: Are You Shaping Your Future?

Are you shaping your future in Six Sigma? It is estimated that highly success people invest $8k – $10k a year on their personal and professional development. Fact is, the modern business environment is highly fluid and technically demanding, without taking into consideration skills crucial to your specific industry. Just keeping up with the basic […]

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Six Sigma RCA Training

Six Sigma Gets To The Root Of The Problem With RCA

Organizations and leaders are great problem solvers. We see a problem and we fix it! Well, sometimes we do, but most of the time, we address the surface issues, stick a band-aid on it and pronounce it resolved. Within a short amount of time, the original problem resurfaces, causing a great deal of grief, just […]

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Army Warriors Wearing the Six Sigma Black Belt

The modern Army is known for being the most highly efficient, war-fighting machine in the 21st century. From the quality of soldiers to the advanced technology utilized in equipment, to the most effective tactical advantages, today’s Army warriors are king of the battlefield. With all of those advantages, the Army has been well known for […]

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Six Sigma Tools: How Is The Fishing?

There is nothing so steeped in the American culture as fishing. Images of boys and their cane poles. Dads and sons spending a lazy afternoon by the river, talking about fish, nature and life. It’s a right of passage for most. For some it’s a relaxing hobby. Others, it is a focused and detailed sport, […]

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6Sigma.us Design for Six Sigma training

6Sigma.us Presents Comprehensive DFSS Training

Let’s Define DFSS (Design for Six Sigma) What is DFSS and how does it apply to the practice of Six Sigma? Simply put, DFSS is a tool available to the Six Sigma practitioner to develop products, services and products. Unlike DMAIC, which improves existing products or services, DFSS is specifically designed with the customer in […]

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Lean Healthcare: Spend Some Time with an Expert

Across the broad practice of Lean, Six Sigma and Quality, there are many experts. All have various levels of knowledge and experience that create a certain value in their practice. Some of the leading experts have truly exemplified themselves in the practice. Years of education, hard work and diligent devotion to mastery of their craft […]

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Upcoming Six Sigma Training: Anaheim/Los Angeles

2016 is here and training is in full swing at 6Sigma.us. We spent the last part of 2015 planning dynamic training agendas, with a global reach! With that in mind, we would like to invite you to join us in sunny Southern California for a comprehensive Six Sigma training event. During this event, we will […]

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Six Sigma Black Belt Training

Six Sigma Black Belt: Do You Have What It Takes?

Do you have what it takes? That question is so broad, an accurate answer is hard to come by. However, no matter what your industry of choice, having what it takes to be successful is crucial to career progression. Six Sigma core qualities for success encompass the basics of business and leadership, but also include […]

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JumpStart your 2016 - Six Sigma

Happy Holidays from 6Sigma.us!

It has been a great 2015 for us at 6Sigma.us. We have trained and worked with a slew of new certified Six Sigma belts, and know that great change and improvement will occur across many organizations and companies for the new year! We hope that 2015 has been a great year for you as well. If you’re […]

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Santa Implements Lean Six Sigma

After struggling the past few years at Northpole Inc., Santa turned to 6Sigma.us for help in resolving some challenging issues in his business. The past three seasons at Northpole Inc., were lackluster, to say the least. The business was plagued with production and quality issues, affecting the performance and customer expectations of the company. To try […]

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Understanding DMAIC Within Six Sigma

As we head into 2016 and into another full training schedule, we receive many inquiries about various aspects of Six Sigma before classes even get started! One question we often receive is about the DMAIC methodology. If you’re not familiar with DMAIC, here’s a simple breakdown: D: Define the problem M: Measure process performance A: Analyze the process […]

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Using Lean Six Sigma to Ring in Better Customer Service During the Holidays

With the holiday shopping season underway, there’s no better time for retail businesses to shine and be at their best for customers. After all, for many retailers, the holiday season brings in a large percentage of their annual revenue. So store operations must be at their optimal efficiency in order for customers to receive the […]

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Is It Six Sigma or Quality That You Want?

There once was a well-established hospital in a suburban community. Try, try, and try they did to reduce costs and improve quality. With each effort, they failed and the frustration grew. Executives, after exhausting all options, finally implemented a Six Sigma program. Leaders were excited for their community hospital, eagerly anticipating the potential windfall of […]

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Six Sigma Training: Get Ready for 2016

With Thanksgiving and the holidays just around the corner, the realization hits: the year is almost over! Yes, 2015 flew by and now 2016 is on the horizon. A new year means new beginnings and new goals to reach. Here at 6sigma.us, we help business professionals meet some of those goals. Maybe you’ve thought about starting […]

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Quality is a Mindset: Interview With Subir Chowdhury

Six Sigma professionals focus on quality to achieve their success. When that focus becomes a true ‘mindset’ then results become significant and long lasting. If you look at any sales organization, ‘mindset’ for success is required for any true sales professional. The Six Sigma professional must have that same vision and drive. We can either […]

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