Six Sigma Reference Feature: 10 Rules for Six Sigma Innovation


Posted by: meikah | 26 January 2011 | 9:50 pm

Let me share with you an article by Hisham Sabry titled “Ten Rules for Six Sigma Innovation” on PEX.

I agree with him that during difficult times, we need to innovate to survive, but we don’t really need to reinvent the wheel. Learning from Best Practices is a good thing. My attention was caught by his 1st rule:

  1. “Somewhere, someone else had the same problem and has come up with a solution for it.” Do not waste your time in reinventing the wheel. The probability that the problem you are trying to solve was solved in another organization is more than 99%. Search for similar projects on line and ask other professionals, this will minimize the time you need to come up with a solution on your own. Even if you can’t find a ready made solution, you will have something to customize to fit what you have.

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10 Accelerators of Six Sigma Results


Posted by: meikah | 20 January 2011 | 12:02 am

Through Six Sigma IQ/Process Excellence Network, I got hold of Terence Burton’s article entitled The Ten Accelerators of Lean Six Sigma Results. They are:

Strategic Leadership and Vision
Accelerator 1: Reset deployment leadership, strategy, and vision
Deployment Planning
Accelerator 2: Develop a robust deployment plan
Accelerator 3: Provide customized education and development
Accelerator 4: Communicate, communicate, communicate
Accelerator 5: Launch with the best in mind
Execution
Acclerator 6: Provide strong extensive mentoring support
Accelerator 7: DMAIC the deployment process regularly
Accelerator 8: Accelerate individual project paths
Accelerator 9: Complete the C in DMAIC
Accelerator 10: Practice concurrent continuous deployment
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Webcast: Lean Six Sigma Goes Global at Molex


Posted by: meikah | 19 January 2011 | 11:32 pm

Powersteering brings you this webcast on Lean Six Sigma Goes Global at Molex.

Join Mike Higgins, Global Lean Six Sigma Manager at Molex for a peek into a worldwide initiative to reduce waste, eliminate process variation and develop a stronger customer bond. He’ll describe how continuous improvement is focused on the areas that impact customers, reduce costs and increase revenue. And he’ll share Lean Six Sigma insights from his 4 year deployment journey, including how Molex:

  • Prevents problems instead of fixing them
  • Eliminates waste and improves efficiency
  • Applies quality principles across business processes
  • Maintains a pipeline of approved Black Belt projects
  • Drives behavior change with executive visibility
  • Replicates best practices with PowerSteering

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Filed under: Lean, Lean Six Sigma, Molex, Six Sigma, Six Sigma Training, Webinar

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Innovation of the Week: Unleashing Innovation in China


Posted by: meikah | 14 January 2011 | 3:33 am
sixsig innovation of the week

This week’s edition of innovation update features China. The country is finding ways to spur innovation to spark domestic economy.

McKinsey Quarterly reports:

China’s latest five-year plan promises to shift the economy from its dependence on exports toward domestic consumption as an engine of growth. The key to achieving this will be for the nation to enhance the ability of its economy to innovate. Yet China’s record on this score is mixed. Understanding why that is, and how to fix it, is important to estimating the likelihood China will succeed in its ambitious goals.

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Quality Quiz from PQ Systems e-Line


Posted by: meikah | 12 January 2011 | 7:42 pm

PQ Systems Quality E-Line

PQ Systems through it’s Quality eline newsletter brings us another quality quiz by Professor Leary.

For this month’s quiz and a chance to win a copy of Quality Quiz Classics, submit your response by January 28 to be entered in the drawing.

Here’s the quiz:

Justin Tyme, quality technician for National Dairy Products, represents the newest threat to colleagues Marsha Mallow’s and Maura Thesame’s reputation as statistical experts, especially since he has his eye on their job. He recognizes the limitations of their understanding, and feels quite smug about his own statistical prowess.

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Winners of last month’s quiz who will get a copy of Quality Quiz Classics DVD:

Angie Hicks (Appalachian Regional Healthcare System)
Juan Pardo (Worthington Steel Specialty Processing)
Eliazer Rivota-Ortega (Solar Spring & Wire Forms)
Kevin Tinson (Lonza Biolgics PLC)
Linda Willett (NPR Manufacturing LLC).

Congratulations!

Filed under: PQ Systems eLine, Quality Quiz, Six Sigma, Statistics

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