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The Six Sigma Performance Handbook : A Statistical Guide to Optimizing Results - Praveen Gupta

The Six Sigma Performance Handbook

A Statistical Guide to Optimizing Results

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Published: 1st October 2004
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Profits in tough times require prioritization and focus. If properly managed, Six Sigma methods can deliver dramatic improvement by increasing manufacturing and process efficiencies. But nearly 60% of all corporate Six Sigma initiatives fail to yield the desired results -- often companies take the "fighting fires" approach to business and do not take time to understand what the data in telling them, which is why many Six Sigma projects fail.

The high-visibility of the Six Sigma Initiative has corporate executives committing to significant investment in resources often without any tangible improvement in profitability -- a fact neglected by most Six Sigma books. Written with Green belts, and managers in mind, this reference shows readers how to statistically evaluate a Six Sigma program, identify problems, and make tailor-made adjustments to get the desired results and revitalize a program.

Foreword
Foreword
Challenges in implementing six sigmap. 1
Balanced approach to planningp. 25
Application of six sigma toolsp. 91
Identifying the problems - define phasep. 125
Understanding the scope of the problem - measure phasep. 175
Developing a solution - analyze phasep. 227
Breakthrough solutions - improve phasep. 273
Sustaining breakthrough - control phasep. 323
Optimizing six sigmap. 393
Speeding up six sigmap. 421
Frequently asked questionsp. 451
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ISBN: 9780071437646
ISBN-10: 0071437649
Series: Six Sigma Operational Methods
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 512
Published: 1st October 2004
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 16.0  x 3.5
Weight (kg): 0.95
Edition Number: 1