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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 house hold name. Seen as a premium brand, its business model focuses on a set of strict criteria and a specific customer base. However, with its […]

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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 […]

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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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Top 10 Reasons for Six Sigma White Belt Training

At some point in your career, you may decide that you want to change. Change can be a positive step towards achieving your career goals, depending on your move. Regardless if you want to change employers or move up the corporate ladder, you will need proof that you’re ready for the challenges you face. If […]

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Six Sigma and Business Analytics: Environmental Impact Analytics

Whether you support or are against climate change legislation, governments around the world are pushing for more environmentally-friendly operations. Now, governments expect corporations to be proactive about the business processes and attempt to minimalize the impact on their surrounding environments. Organizations that perform manufacturing and production roles can expect to see the greatest impacts from […]

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Six Sigma and Business Analytics: Web Analytics

Over the past decade, we have seen corporate empires move from store-front real-estates to online market places. This digital trend allows more consumers to find the products they want faster and easier. With this new corporate trend comes new ways to perform business analytics. One of which, importantly enough, is web analytics. In this article, […]

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Six Sigma and Business Analytics: Shareholder Value Analytics

Six Sigma methodology is perfect for discovering innovative ways of improving your organization’s operations. Likewise, there’s more to the business process improvement methods than just manufacturing and production processes. If you are considering to publicly list your company or want to find ways to improve your market value, Six Sigma can help. Combining with business […]

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Southwest Airlines: Prioritizing Customer Service with Six Sigma

You’ve heard recent headlines in the news about certain airlines overbooking and treating their customers harshly when a customer wouldn’t give up their seat when asked. This is the antithesis of Six Sigma core values, and it is no wonder that the airline industry has suffered many blows. One company that has held the number […]

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