|Six Sigma: The First 90 Days|
|Company:||Sigma Breakthrough Technologies, Inc.|
|Authors:||Steve Zinkgraf, Ph.D.|
|Publication Date:||Copyright 2006|
|Number of Pages:||416 Pages|
This book offers leaders a proven turnkey approach to launching a Six Sigma initiative in 90 days, and using it to transform your company within a year. Writing for executives and future leaders of corporate Six Sigma deployments, Stephen A. Zinkgraf presents a high-speed methodology for linking Six Sigma to business strategy, executing a flawless launch, aligning the entire enterprise behind performance improvement, and achieving powerful short- and long-term results. Zinkgraf, who helped run Larry Bossidyís pioneering Six Sigma program at AlliedSignal, reveals best practices for leading the entire process. Discover how to identify, prioritize, and charter breakthrough projects; choose the right Six Sigma consulting group; define roles; build and train teams; mitigate risks; implement metrics; and much more. Once you have launched, you will learn how to improve your program and extend its impact. This bookís techniques, roadmaps, and milestones represent a complete framework for driving and managing change: the #1 core competency for 21st century executives.
Dr. Stephen Zinkgraf, CEO, holds a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Texas A&M University. After spending a number of years in academia, Steve joined Motorola in 1988 as a Statistical Quality Engineering Group Leader leading a large electronics plantís SPC effort. Other positions held while at Motorola included Engineering Group Leader, Production Manager and Plant Quality Manager. He has also spent time at Compaq Computer Company as a staff statistician and at ABB, leading an internal consulting group focused on implementing Six Sigma in combination with Lean Manufacturing systems. Steve spent three years at Allied Signal leading the deployment of Operational Excellence (Six Sigma) in Alliedís $4B Engineered Materials Sector, yielding over $350M in pre-tax income in three years. In May of 1997, Steve founded Sigma Breakthrough Technologies, Inc. (SBTI) to drive Business Process Excellence around the world.