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Six Sigma Training - Anaheim

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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Six Sigma DMAIC training

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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Holiday Retail Shopping Lean Six Sigma Strategies

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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Businessman Brainstorming About Right Choices

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 2016

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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Subir Chowdhury - Quality is a Mindset

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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As Six Sigma Heals Healthcare, We Must Keep Patient Care in First Place

Six Sigma continues to inject health into the healthcare system. More than ever, hospitals are seeing the need to engage with a Six Sigma program. These programs are providing significant improvements in quality and reductions in operating costs. Of course, the best results from a healthcare perspective have been improvements in patient satisfaction. The problem […]

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Leadership Development

3 Steps to Building a Professional

As we start to wrap up 2015, you should be planning for a strong start in 2016. Regardless of your industry, the fact is, success begins with YOU. No matter how you strategically plan your sales, operations or allocate funding for projects, unless you are at the top of your game, those plans will fall […]

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Six Sigma - Manufacturing Sector

The Lean Six Sigma Influence in Manufacturing

The influence of Lean and Six Sigma continues be show robust growth and influence across all segments of the manufacturing sector during 2015. According to a recent industry survey, 71% of the participants are utilizing the 5S methodology, which is the highest rate reported in five years. The significance of these results cannot be overstated, […]

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army lean six sigma

Go Army! Earns 10 Lean Six Sigma Excellence Awards

Nothing could speak higher of a nation or a process like this achievement! Ten units of the US Army earned awards for excellence in Lean Six Sigma programs. The units were recognized for excellence in streamlining business operations and saving the service millions of dollars. You may ask yourself why the Army even needs Six […]

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5 Why's - Six Sigma

Why?

The most power, befuddling and frustrating question a person can ask or be asked. From a very young age, we use ‘why’ as a tool to understand and sometimes frustrate those giving us instruction or explaining things to us. A child can freeze and frustrate a parent’s actions by asking the simple question ‘why’. As […]

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LEAN Day at the Hospital

A LEAN Day at the Hospital

A dozen people gather for their early morning meeting. The noise of the hustle and bustle of the normal hospital operations fade as the door closes and they settle in to the task at hand. The gathered group represents all specialties of service within the hospital (nurses, nursing assistants, housekeepers, and maintenance and support staff). […]

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Propel your career with Six Sigma

Propelling Your Career Forward with Six Sigma

Growing and managing your corporate career takes dedication and attention to detail. If you’re looking to climb the corporate ladder, you also need to stay competitive and five steps ahead (at least!). While moving up within your department is how many people climb the corporate ladder, many professionals may decide to take their career in […]

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Drive your business forward

Six Sigma Can Drive Your Small Business Forward

While Six Sigma methodologies are most often associated with major corporations, there are many benefits and takeaways for the small business. Whether it’s a restaurant or a retail store, what small business couldn’t benefit from a reduction in labor hours, or an improvement in inventory management? The main goal of implementing Six Sigma doctrines within […]

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Excellence is an Art Won by Six Sigma Training

Six Sigma 2016: Excellence is an Art Won by Training

As we start towards a new year, preparation and training is the key to success! Waiting to seize the initiative on January 2nd is not what brings success. At 6Sigma.us, we are firmly committed to start preparing now for the upcoming year. Research shows that time and time again, successful people invest heavily in their […]

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Six Sigma in Pharma

Not a Bitter Pill to Swallow After All

Lean Six Sigma is becoming an integral part of the changing face of hospital pharmaceuticals. With the ever changing environment in healthcare, hospitals are changing the way pharmaceuticals are managed and dispensed. Small satellites locations are disappearing in favor of centralized locations, giving the industry the strength in leveraging clinical pharmacists’ expertise. With that process, […]

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Six Sigma Training - Benefit for Sales and Marketing

Can Your Sales and Marketing Benefit from Six Sigma?

The benefits of Lean and Six Sigma are well established across most business platforms. Six Sigma is a methodology used to improve business processes by utilizing statistical analysis rather than guesswork. This proven approach has been implemented within a myriad of industries to achieve hard and soft money savings, while increasing customer satisfaction. While Six […]

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