|The Six Sigma Way: How GE, Motorola, and Other Top Companies Are Honing Their Performance|
|Company:||The McGraw-Hill Companies|
|Authors:||Peter S. Pande, Robert P. Neuman, Roland R. Cavanagh|
|Publication Date:||Copyright 2000|
|Number of Pages:||448 Pages|
Made famous at GE by the legendary Jack Welch, Six Sigma is the organizational quality system that has helped the world's leading companies save millions of dollars, and keep their customers satisfied. Until now, there has not been an in-depth, step-by-step guide available to help managers fully implement Six Sigma. This is the first book that shows you exactly how to do it.
The Six Sigma Way is a comprehensive guide to the real-world application of Six Sigma across all industries. Authors Peter Pande, Robert Neuman, and Roland Cavanagh give you a comprehensive briefing on Six Sigma - showing you what's behind the movement, how it's paying off, and most important, how you can implement the system to best fit your circumstances.
Based on the authors' extensive experience with Six Sigma at GE, Allied Signal, and other companies in a variety of industries, this book provides basic, nontechnical information on understanding and implementing Six Sigma.
You'll find plenty of practical tips and tools to apply Six Sigma in a wide variety of business environments. The authors map out key steps to help you make the right choices, revealing the hidden truths and unexpected benefits that Six Sigma will bring to you and your organization.
The Six Sigma Way is organized in three easy-to-use sections:
- Part One covers the essentials of Six Sigma, including fundamental concepts, advantages of Six Sigma over Total Quality Management, and the Six Sigma Roadmap - a five-phase model for building the Six Sigma organization.
- Part Two examines how to adapt a Six Sigma initiative to your business, including how to decide whether to try it at all, and how to train "Black Belts" and other key roles.