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Tag Archives: Six Sigma

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: 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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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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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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