The Six Sigma Way: How GE, Motorola, and Other Top Companies are Honing Their Performance Hardcover – 1 May 2000
|New from||Used from|
- Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
- Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
- Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
- Dispatch to this address when you check out
There is a newer edition of this item:
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Six Sigma is a data-driven management system with near-perfect performance objectives that has been employed to notable acclaim at leading corporations like General Electric. Its name is derived from the eye-catching statistical target of operating with no more than 3.4 defects per one million chances, but Peter Pande, Robert Neuman and Roland Cavanagh--associates in a firm providing Six Sigma implementation, training and management development services--contend its principles can be applied in businesses of all types to routinely reduce costs, improve productivity, increase market share, and achieve other positive results. The Six Sigma Way is their comprehensive self-help guide to adapting and using the system under various conditions. Its first two parts cover fundamentals and provide specific suggestions for aligning the process with individual needs and goals. (These include sections on balancing potential costs and benefits, clarifying objectives, and defining timeframes.) The final part, which comprises more than half the book, focuses on implementation through a detailed yet flexible five-step "roadmap" tied to a company's core processes, key customers, current performances, "high-potential improvement opportunities", and future practices. While the procedure is quite complex, diligent managers should be able to bring at least basic components to their organizations with the tools and techniques provided. --Howard Rothman, Amazon.com
The Six Sigma Way is the second book this year looking at the hot new quality initiative.See all Product Description
What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?
Top Customer Reviews
Notwithstanding the above criticisms, there is some practical advice and applicable techniques in this book which if one cherry-picks, could prove useful to organisations. Conclusion: Far too quantitative with an unmanageable emphasis on measurement and 'six sigma' performance
Look for similar items by category
- Books > Business, Finance & Law > Careers > Entrepreneurship
- Books > Business, Finance & Law > Management > Production & Quality Control
- Books > Business, Finance & Law > Management > Quality Assurance & Total Quality Management
- Books > Business, Finance & Law > Management > Six Sigma
- Books > Business, Finance & Law > Small Business & Entrepreneurship > Entrepreneurship
- Books > Science & Nature > Engineering & Technology > Production, Manufacturing & Operational > Productivity