Six Sigma For Dummies, 2nd Edition
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Excerpted from the Introduction:
Six Sigma is the single most effective problem-solving methodology for improving business and organizational performance. There's not a business, technical, or process challenge that Six Sigma can't improve. The world's top corporations have used it to increase their profits collectively by more than $100 billion over the past ten years. In certain corporations, indicating Six Sigma proficiency on your resume is now a prerequisite to moving into a position in management.
If you're part of a Fortune 500 company -- particularly a manufacturing company -- you've heard about Six Sigma. You may even have been through a training regimen and been part of a corporate initiative or an improvement project. If so, you know the capabilities of Six Sigma; you've witnessed its achievements firsthand.
But if, like many people, you're outside of the upper echelons of big business, you may know Six Sigma by name only. It has been too expensive and complicated for small- and medium-sized businesses, public institutions, not-for-profit organizations, educational environments, and even aspiring individuals. Its potential has remained out of reach for the vast majority of professionals and organizations worldwide.
All this is changing. As the methods and tools of Six Sigma have spread, it has become easier to understand and more straightforward to implement. The mysteries of Six Sigma have been revealed.
Simply stated, Six Sigma is about applying a structured, scientific method to improve any aspect of a business, organization, process, and person. It's about engaging in disciplined data collection and analysis to determine the best possible ways of meeting your customers' needs while satisfying yours and minimizing wasted resources and maximizing profit in the process. Six Sigma For Dummies, 2nd Edition, helps you to do just that.