Cost reduction, productivity improvement, customer retention, these are the promises of the Six Sigma quality management system. The Six Sigma Way reveals how GE, Motorola, and numerous other companies are successfully using Six Sigma to fine-tune products and processes, improve performance, and increase profits. Now you can learn the roadmap for implementing Six Sigma in your manufacturing or service organization.
The authors, who have worked with some of the most visible Six Sigma companies, including GE, provide step-by-step guidance and practical implementation guidelines. Whether your goal is to fix a process problem or implement Six Sigma company-wide, The Six Sigma Way will help you develop an approach customized for your company's needs and the challenges of the 21st-century business environment.
The Six Sigma Way:
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I found this hard to get through. I've listen to a bunch of these books and this book was by far the worst. I would not recommend this to anyone.
This books SEEMS to be giving a very high level view of project management. And six sigma WT???
Put something of value into it and drop the six sigma rubbish.
If you are in the corporate world, you need to make yourself aware of these things. This book however is a bit painful, and the subject matter could probably have been handled better.
The book just talks about what sigma can do and doesn't explain what six sigma is or how it can be implemented! Doesn't even 'explain' the basics of Six Sigma (DMAIC etc.). An absolute waste of money and time!
Most of the book seemed pretty generic. It did provide some info worth listening to, so it wasn't a total waste, but much of it was pretty much general knowledge. The puns were annoying, certainly not amusing.
I think the biggest gripe I have about this book is the narrator's monotone voice ...i found myself frequently falling asleep...!!! other than that the contents are again a bit theoretical and due to my "sleeping" breaks i have to listen to this again to fully comprehend what the authors are trying to convey...!!!
bring more energy and subtle up/down intonations into the voice...
This is a good introduction to Six Sigma ways and practices. It is not a text book but gives good information on how and how not to use Six Sigma. Excellent examples.
I have studied Six Sigma at Motorola University and therefor have a good understanding of the concepts and the technical stuff behind.
The book doesn’t give a “HowTo” on the practical level and implementation, regarding all the hardcore mathematical tools and a real step by step on the DMAIC process – BUT a very good top level management insight
"Not the way to six sigma"
Disappointed. General overview of six sigma in consultant speak. Not helpful to me at all ? can I have my money back?
"Sales pitch for the consultants who wrote the book"
This was a very disappointing read. It felt like to much generic stories and to little substance.
I got it as extra material for my Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification, but had no benefit of reading it.
If you are looking for Lean Six Sigma books I would suggest this instead: The Toyota Way to Lean Leadership: Achieving and Sustaining Excellence Through Leadership Development
It is a pure Lean book, but it is at least good and interesting to listen to.
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