The New Six Sigma

The New Six Sigma : A Leader's Guide to Achieving Rapid Business Improvement and Sustainable Results

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As the original inventor of Six Sigma, Motorola has more experience with it than any other company. Recently, Motorola has considerably improved traditional Six Sigma techniques, and successfully applied them around the world, in many different types of organizations. This book is the first publication outlining Motorola's new innovations and improvements to Six Sigma, written by Motorola's Six Sigma directors. The book will be organized around a time principle - the past, present and future of Six Sigma. First, the authors briefly outline the origins of Six Sigma, highlighting the lessons Motorola has learned by experience. This background will set the stage for the core of the book - introducing the new Six Sigma. The new Six Sigma is a leadership governance process that produces improved business results in all parts of an organization. It has been reinvented to be more focused on strategy execution and value creation rather than on defects. In sidebars, the authors highlight global examples where Motorola's improved Six Sigma has had important results across cultures and markets. Lastly, the book points out the where Six Sigma is headed - toward the management of sustainable business results through sophisticated human capital asset management and software-based simulations.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 134 x 208 x 10mm | 140.61g
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 0131013998
  • 9780131013995
  • 1,408,035

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Six Sigma transformedMotorola's breakthrough approach to maximizing business value. The definitive guide to the New Six Sigma -by its inventors at MotorolaBeyond defect reduction-discover how to optimize your entire business!Learn from state-of-the-science techniques and detailed global case studies An essential resource for every leader, quality expert, and Six Sigma Black Belt Six Sigma has come a long way since Motorola invented it as a breakthrough approach to reducing product defects. Now Motorola has thoroughly revamped Six Sigma to reflect today's core business challenges: the challenge to execute and the challenge to maximize value. In this book, leaders of Motorola Six Sigma offer the first comprehensive guide to the New Six Sigmaand show how to use it for sustainable competitive advantage. Six Sigma and shareholder value: key lessons from first-generation Six SigmaThe four elements of the New Six Sigma: Align, Mobilize, Accelerate, and GovernA step-by-step approach to New Six Sigma implementation and managementUnderstanding the leadership governance enhancements that are key to successRefocusing Six Sigma tools on innovation and strategic business improvementGlobal case studies demonstrate the effectiveness of the New Six SigmaTomorrow's Six Sigma: new innovations in financial accounting, customer needs assessment, and asset managementThe future of the Six Sigma Black Belt The original Six Sigma transformed the business world. "The New Six Sigma" will have an even more powerful impact. Discover these techniques todayand start reaping the results tomorrow. "
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About Tom McCarty

MATT BARNEY, Ph.D., Motorola's Director of Six Sigma Business Improvement, is responsible for integrating ideas from finance, engineering, strategy, statistics, IT, and psychology to maximize organizational effectiveness. A columnist for The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist, he has extensive experience with business improvement at Motorola, Intel, AT&T, and Lucent. TOM McCARTY, Vice President of Consulting and Training Services at Motorola University, is responsible for improving the business performance of Motorola's suppliers, partners, and customers through consulting on performance, process, and continuous improvement.
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