With 25 percent new or revised content, Six Sigma for Dummies 2nd Edition provides readers with the latest information on Six Sigma. This new edition also includes updated real world solutions and applications to help readers better understand and implement Six Sigma.
According to the Six Sigma Academy, Black Belts save companies approximately $230,000 per project and can complete four to six projects per year. General Electric, one of the most successful companies implementing Six Sigma, has estimated benefits on the order of $10 billion during the first five years of implementation. The Six Sigma DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control) approach brings quantifiable and substantial betterment to existing processes which are slipping below requirements. American small businesses have been paring costs aggressively since the recession began, and their efforts may have positioned them to seize on business opportunities. Compared to spring 2010, fewer business owners are having cash flow problems, 53 percent versus 60 percent--and the proportion expecting to hire new employees has doubled from 5 to 10 percent.
Part I: Getting Acquainted with Six Sigma Basics
Part II: DMAIC: Defining and Measuring
Part III: DMAIC: Analyzing
Part IV: DMAIC: Improving and Controlling
Part V: Looking at the Six Sigma Technology Tool Landscape
Part VI: The Part of Tens
Craig Gygi is the vice president of Savvi Sigma, a business solutions company specializing in the delivery of management systems for improving business performance.
Bruce Williams is the Sr. VP & GM of Software AG, a global leader in business process excellence for more than 40 years. He is also a co-author of Lean for Dummies.