“Best practices in Six Sigma are continuously evolving, just as Six Sigma itself evolved from earlier best practices in quality improvement. ...This fourth edition...(features) expanded materials on innovation, strategic development, Lean, and constraint management. ...You’ll notice many references to free online materials within the text, such as Excel file templates that can be used for analyzing projects, or videos that provide an in-depth narrative on specific topics. Additional links will be added over time to further extend the learning potential offered by the text, so be sure to regularly check back into the online site at https://www.mhprofessionalresources.com/sites/ssh4/.” —From the Preface by Paul Keller
The Six Sigma approach is being used to vastly improve processes, profitability, sustainability, and long-term growth at global organizations of all sizes. Fully revised for the latest developments in the field, The Six Sigma Handbook, Fourth Edition, reveals how to successfully implement this improvement strategy in your company.
The book explains how to define and deploy Six Sigma projects focused on key stakeholder requirements and carry out data-driven management. This comprehensive resource walks you through the phases of DMAIC and DMADV and demonstrates how to use the statistical tools and problem-solving techniques of Six Sigma with screenshots of Minitab and Excel applications.
The new edition has been updated to include:Two online quizzes for Six Sigma certification, one for Green Belt candidates and one for Black Belt candidates Links to five videos that walk you through specific processes, such as Minitab functions, statistical process control, and how to read a Pareto chart Fully incorporated coverage of Lean methodologies
Find out how to select the right personnel to train, achieve technical proficiency, build the best teams, and foster effective leadership. Improve the quality of processes and products in your organization, increase customer satisfaction, and boost profits with help from this definitive guide to Six Sigma.
Written by two of the foremost authorities on the subject, this authoritative resource delivers all of the guidance you need to successfully implement Six Sigma. Comprehensive coverage includes:Building the responsive Six Sigma organization Recognizing and capitalizing on opportunity Data-driven management Maximizing resources Project management using DMAIC and DMADV The define phase The measure phase Process behavior charts Measurement systems evaluation The analyze phase The improve/design phase The control/verify phase
The Six Sigma Project Planner shows leaders how to use project management tools to complete Six Sigma improvements on time and on budget.
The Planner provides dozens of reproducible project management tools for following the proven Define-Measure-Analyze-Improve- Control (DMAIC) process improvement format.
Readers who follow its guidelines will be able to quickly and effectively:Determine a Six Sigma project's ROI Correct problems in current processes Develop and implement entirely new processes
The Six Sigma Handbook, Fourth Edition reveals how to realize significant gains in quality, productivity, and sales in any organization. This new edition offers vast improvements to examples and offers videos, sample data files for download, and online quizzes for all levels of Six Sigma certification. The content features further integration of Lean methods and examples, healthcare examples, risk management, and case studies of various deployment and analysis techniques.Includes two sample quizzes for Six Sigma certification, one for Green Belt candidates and one for Black Belt candidates Links to five videos that walk you through specific processes, such as Minitab functions, statistical process control, and how to read a Pareto chart Clearly defines the management responsibilities and actions necessary for successful deployment. Fully incorporates Lean, problem-solving, and statistical techniques within the Six Sigma methodology
Fully revised for the latest American Society for Quality (ASQ) Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence (CMQ/QE) Body of Knowledge, The Handbook for Quality Management: A Complete Guide to Operational Excellence, Second Edition offers in-depth guidance on effectively applying the principles of quality management in today's business environment and delivering superior results. Designed to help you prepare for and pass the ASQ CMQ/QE exam, this authoritative volume also serves as an essential on-the-job reference.
Coverage includes:Business-integrated quality systems Organizational structures The quality function Approaches to quality Customer-focused organizations Integrated planning Strategic planning Understanding customer expectations and needs Benchmarking Organizational assessment Process control Quantifying process variation Quality audits Supply chain management Continuous improvement Effective change management Six Sigma methodology, including detailed descriptions of the DMAIC and DMADV approaches Management of human resources Motivation theories and principles Management styles Resource requirements to manage the quality function
Over the past 40 years, the quality management discipline has undergone steady evolution from disparate quality assurance efforts to strategic, business-integrated functions. Today's quality manager must be able to plan and implement measurable, cost-effective process-improvement initiatives across the organization.
Written by two of the foremost authorities on the subject and fully updated for the latest American Society for Quality (ASQ) Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence (CMQ/OE) Body of Knowledge, The Handbook for Quality Management, Second Edition provides an operational guide to the proper understanding and application of quality management in the current business environment. It serves as a primary reference source for an organization's quality program and for anyone seeking to pass the CMQ/OE exam, given by the ASQ.
The Handbook for Quality Management: A Complete Guide to Operational Excellence, Second Edition:Clearly defines quality management principles and their application within a cross section of industries Integrates the application of Theory of Constraints, Six Sigma, and Lean thinking into the Quality Management discipline Contains detailed methods for planning, including customer needs recognition, benchmarking, and organizational assessments Discusses controls such as statistical process control, audits, and supply chain management Explains the stages of continuous improvement Incorporates classic motivation theory with more current management practices advocated by Joiner, Senge, and Deming, among others Features simulated and past exam questions to help you study for the ASQ CMQ/OE exam with answers that can be found at www.mhprofessional.com/HQM2
This thoroughly revised, industry standard guide delivers all the information you need to apply Lean Six Sigma techniques and dramatically improve processes, profitability, sustainability, and long-term growth. Written by two of the foremost authorities in the field, the book contains full explanations of the latest lean, problem solving and change management principles and methods. You will discover how to build the best teams and foster effective leadership while maximizing customer satisfaction and boosting profits. The book includes coverage of the recently released Minitab 18.
The Six Sigma Handbook, Fifth Edition covers:•Building the responsive Six Sigma organization•Recognizing and capitalizing on opportunity•Data-driven management•Maximizing resources•Project management using DMAIC and DMADV•The define phase•The measure phase•Process behavior charts•Measurement systems evaluation•The analyze phase•The improve/design phase•The control/verify phase