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Leona Charles

Is Six Sigma a Proactive or Reactive Change?

published on July 22, 2011

As Six Sigma is a quality management tool many professionals have a staunch opinion that Six Sigma is a reactionary tool thereby limiting its effectiveness.  Thinking about this begs the question is it proactive or reactionary? To get to the …

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Supply Chain Demystified

published on July 15, 2011

Supply Chain is a big part of any operational strategy and yet it is arguably the most mismanaged area within companies. I was contacted by Michael Koplov of Software Advice and he shared with me a very good and balanced …

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When It Isn’t Value

published on July 8, 2011

Six Sigma speaks frequently of eliminating non- value activities and in the last post, I talked about how you can define value in your organization. For this post I want to continue the value discussion and talk about how you …

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How Do You Find Value?

published on July 1, 2011

In Six Sigma and change methodology there is a lot of emphasis on creating and sustaining value. This seems straight forward until you try to implement value and then you find yourself asking “What is value”?   It seems like such …

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How Do You Define Value?

published on June 24, 2011

  Many companies chasing Lean or Six Sigma are often looking for instant savings and a way to automate a process; but there is a deeper meaning to the methodology. The best use of this methodology is to reduce waste …

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