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Leona Charles

6Sigma Tools: Failure Models and Effects Analysis (FMEA)

published on February 13, 2012

It’s that time again, so let’s delve into the world of Failure Models and Effects Analysis, otherwise known as FMEA. Often touted in 6Sigma circles but rarely used due to the perceived complexity, it is one of 6Sigma’s secret weapons. …

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DMAIC – Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control

published on January 30, 2012

DMAIC is a staple of Six Sigma methodology and like all things Six Sigma, the better your understanding of the tool the greater its abilities. So just what is DMAIC? Basically it’s a problem solving tool, what is great about …

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Future State Vision

published on January 23, 2012

Six Sigma has gotten a sometimes well deserved rap for being overly-complicated, but this is a tool that is the antithesis of that reputation. It does involve metrics but the bulk of the focus is on strategic planning. Strategic planning …

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Balanced Scorecards

published on January 17, 2012

Michael Koploy of Software Advice recently wrote an article on supplier performance management and I thought you would be interested. In the article,  he discusses how to best manage supplier performance with scorecards.  In an interview with Sherry Gordon, President at Value Chain Group …

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Utilizing the Hoshin Planning Six Sigma Tool

published on January 17, 2012

Hoshin Planning is a strategic planning tool used to create strategic goals and a concrete strategy to implement them. The beauty of this method is that it treats everyone as an expert in their respective areas and everyone has the …

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