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Grand Daddy Of Quality - Vilfredo Pareto - GoLeanSixSigma.com

Grand-Daddy of Quality: Vilfredo Pareto

What’s the secret Quality connection between Italy and Japan? The Pareto Chart! Signore Pareto provided his 80/20 rule and Dr. Ishikawa created the Pareto Chart and included it in his 7 Basic Quality Tools. Voila! (that’s French) An international pairing was born to help pave the problem solving path. Vilfredo…

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Grand Daddy Of Quality - Philip Crosby - GoLeanSixSigma.com

Grand-Daddy of Quality: Philip Crosby

Who said “Quality is free, but it’s not a gift"? Who was the first non-doctor to create a vaccine? Who maintained that zero defects was the job of management as much as the front line? Philip Crosby! He said it was less expensive to do it right the first time…

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Grand Daddy Of Quality - Bill Smith - GoLeanSixSigma.com

Grand-Daddy of Quality: Bill Smith

Who put the “Six” in Six Sigma? Who’s the man behind the first Malcolm Baldrige Award and how did he get so good at betting on race horses? This year would have marked Bill Smith’s 91st birthday. Mr. Smith is credited with coining the term “Six Sigma” and developing the…

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Grand Daddy Of Quality - Shigeo Shingo - GoLeanSixSigma.com

Grand-Daddy of Quality: Shigeo Shingo

What do you call it when a garage door stops closing before it hits your head? The Hokey Pokey? No, a Poke-yoke! Lucky for us, Shigeo Shingo baked this mistake-proofing technique into the Toyota Production System and the rest is history. This year would have marked Shigeo Shingo’s 111th birthday,…

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Grand-Daddy Of Quality: Mikel Harry - GoLeanSixSigma.com

Grand-Daddy of Quality: Mikel Harry

If Bill Smith was the father of Six Sigma, Mikel Harry, in his words, was the godfather. We lost Dr. Harry in 2017 but this month would have marked his 68th birthday. Dr. Harry worked with pioneer Bill Smith at Motorola to refine the Six Sigma method and spread it…

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The Biggest Lie About Six Sigma: It’s Dead

There was an article earlier this year with the title, “Whatever Happened to Six Sigma?” It focused on the rise and decline of the fortunes of General Electric—the most famous adopter of the Six Sigma Process Improvement method. It’s an interesting question, and the answers reveal some underlying truths about…

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Webinar: How To Use A Fishbone Diagram - GoLeanSixSigma.com

Webinar: How to Use a Fishbone Diagram (ENCORE!)

 The first live presentation of this webinar was so popular that we're doing an encore presentation! The Fishbone (aka Cause & Effect or Ishikawa) Diagram is a seemingly simple method of conducting structured brainstorming around the root cause of a process problem. So why is it so hard to…

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Lean Six Sigma Is Everywhere! - GoLeanSixSigma.com

Lean Six Sigma Is Everywhere

 Do you ever walk into a store and know at a glance where to find what you need? Do you notice that seemingly long lines can often move really quickly? Do you find yourself wondering why things don't go horribly wrong more often? Lean Six Sigma is at work!…

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