The Six Sigma Handbook, Revised and Expanded: The Complete Guide for Greenbelts, Blackbelts, and Managers at All Levels

 
9780071410151: The Six Sigma Handbook, Revised and Expanded: The Complete Guide for Greenbelts, Blackbelts, and Managers at All Levels

The Six Sigma Handbook is designed for the manager or quality professional who is already familiar with Six Sigma and wants a comprehensive, 700-page guide to the quality tools and statistics that are the foundation for Six Sigma. In addition to providing an overview of the management goals, training issues involved in a Six Sigma implementation, and the underlying philosophy, the book explains in detail (700 pages) the problem-solving techniques and statistical tools most often used in Six Sigma.

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The management information and statistical tools you need to successfully implement Six Sigma

Six Sigma has helped organizations of all types and sizes improve the quality of processes and products while simultaneously increasing customer satisfaction and saving billions of dollars. The Six Sigma Handbook covers the management systems and statistical tools that are the foundation for this revolutionary new approach to management.

Thomas Pyzdek offers expert, proven advice on using Six Sigma to retain customers and enhance bottom line performance while cutting costs dramatically. He explains exactly how to make Six Sigma work, including organizing for Six Sigma, the various levels of technical proficiency required, criteria for selecting personnel for training, using customer requirements to drive strategy and operations, successful project management, and much more.

For the manager or quality professional charged with implementing or supporting Six Sigma--no matter the industry--this timely guide will help any organization achieve the goal of becoming a truly world-class operation. Topics include:

  • How to organize for Six Sigma
  • How to use DMAIC to dramatically improve existing products and processes
  • How to use Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) and Lean to create new, world-class products and processes
  • Complete coverage of all major problem-solving and statistical tools and techniques, from basic to advanced tools such as DOE and logistic regression
  • How to use MINITABTM and Microsoft Excel® to perform statistical analyses
  • How to avoid common traps and pitfalls during implementation

The Six Sigma management system is helping numerous companies improve the quality of their products and processes. The Six Sigma Handbook is the comprehensive reference guide you need to successfully implement Six Sigma. It describes the statistical tools and problem-solving techniques that comprise Six Sigma, explaining how to use them effectively throughout your organization. Author/consultant Thomas Pyzdek offers the expert guidance and direction you need to implement the Six Sigma promise in your company--and avoid the traps and pitfalls commonly encountered in the process.

You'll get a complete overview of the management and organization of Six Sigma and the philosophy that underlies it. Pyzdek uses clear, detailed examples throughout to demonstrate exactly how to make this program work for you. You'll see how best to prepare management for the idea of using proven scientific methods to run a business and how to build the groundwork for their roles.

This book presents vital information on selecting the right personnel to train, the various levels of technical proficiency required, building the best teams, and fostering effective leadership. Directing you on how to handle successful project management from start to finish, Pyzdek also:

  • Explains how to make your organization customer-focused--a vital requirement for implementing Six Sigma
  • Identifies where specific techniques can--and cannot--be applied in the process
  • Includes inspiring and instructive case studies about the success of Six Sigma at Motorola, General Electric, and other companies that have reaped the rewards

Plus, you'll learn when and how to use the more advanced Six Sigma topics--everything from design of experiments (DOE) and response surface methods (RSM) to chi-square contingency tables and analysis of categorical data--that you may take advantage of when your new system is in place.

If you're ready to transform your company...realize significant gains in quality, productivity, and sales...and take the necessary steps to ensure that your company will flourish in the new world economy, The Six Sigma Handbook is the guidebook you need to reach your goals.

About the Author:

Thomas Pyzdek is a Six Sigma consultant to Ford, McDonalds, Boeing Satellite Systems, Intuit, Avon Products, Federal Mogul, Tucson Medical Center and many others. He has over 30 years experience in the quality field. He writes the column Six Sigma and Beyond for Quality Digest magazine. Pyzdek was a member of the first Board of Examiners for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. He is a Fellow of ASQ and recipient of the ASQ Edwards Medal for outstanding contributions to the practice of quality management.

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