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Category Archives: Six Sigma Tools

6Sigma Tools: Standard Symbols

published on July 30, 2012

6Sigma Tools: Process Mapping-Standard Symbols As I said last week, process mapping is one of my favorite 6Sigma tools and the best thing about it is that anyone can do it. Now as with all things 6Sigma it can be …

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6Sigma Tools: Process Mapping

published on July 23, 2012

Process mapping is an excellent tool that doesn’t have to be monopolized by 6Sigma professionals. The best thing about a process map is the ability to illustrate the problem. Often times in an organization we understand that there is an …

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6Sigma Tools: Pareto Analysis

published on June 11, 2012

The Pareto principle, most commonly known as the 80-20 rule, is known by business owners as the simple fact that 80% of your problems are caused by 20% of the people. Really the theory was about wealth and power distribution, but the …

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Six sigma Tools: Kaizen Events

published on May 21, 2012

With every improvement project you learn something valuable and a tool for improvements that need to happen quickly are Kaizen events. Kaizen events are rapid responses to very specific areas usually taking 3-5 days.  Kaizen events are not difficult, but …

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Six Sigma Tools: Gemba Walk

published on May 14, 2012

In any lean project there are a ton of buzzwords, but the one thing that is a universal truth in all lean initiative is that for any tool used to be successful it must be understood. In today’s blog we …

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