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Six Sigma for Everyone

George Eckes

ISBN: 978-0-471-43360-6 February 2003 144 Pages


A practical, straightforward guide to Six Sigma for employees in organizations contemplating or implementing Six Sigma
From noted Six Sigma consultant and author George Eckes, Six Sigma for Everyone explains the underpinnings of the revolutionary quality assurance methodology, offers in-depth examples, and outlines the impact and desired end result of implementation. Whereas, most Six Sigma books are written for executives and practitioners of Six Sigma and tend to be overly technical or strategically focused, this book is written specifically for employees of organizations thinking about or already attempting implementation.
George Eckes (Superior, CO) is founder, President, and CEO of Eckes & Associates, Inc., a Colorado-based consulting group specializing in results driven by continuous improvement, Six Sigma training and implementation, organizational development, and change management. Among his clients in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Mexico are Volvo Trucks North America, Honeywell, Wells Fargo, and General Electric. He is also the author of Six Sigma Team Dynamics (Wiley: 0-471-22277-1), Making Six Sigma Last (Wiley: 0-471-41548-0), and The Six Sigma Revolution (Wiley: 0-471-38822-X).
Chapter 1. Why Has My Company Adopted Six Sigma?: What Can Six Sigma Do for You?

Chapter 2. The Strategic Component of Six Sigma.

Chapter 3. The Tactics of Six Sigma: Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control.

Chapter 4. 10 Technical Tools to Master While on a Six Sigma Team.

Chapter 5. 10 "Soft" Tools You Will Need on a Six Sigma Team.

Chapter 6. 10 Common Questions about Six Sigma.

Appendix: Process Capability and Sigma Conversion Table.


“…I would recommend this book to anyone who was considering implementing six Sigma…” (, April 2003)

“…a useful guide to anyone who wants to learn more about this approach…” (Supply Management, 8 May 2003)