Six Sigma in Transactional and Service Environments


Author: Hasan Akpolat
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 135189983X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 184
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In 1987, Motorola developed Six Sigma out of a need for improvement in their pager manufacturing processes. Since then, Six Sigma has been implemented by a number of manufacturing companies, predominantly in the USA. In the late 1990s, however, Six Sigma gained wider and international popularity due to successful implementation at General Electric. Six Sigma has now become one of the integral aspects of manufacturing, as well as non-manufacturing businesses worldwide. In recent years, many books have been published on Six Sigma, mainly on its application in manufacturing and product development. This book, by contrast, focuses specifically on the application of Six Sigma in service and transactional environments. The book comprises two parts. Part One provides the necessary knowledge for understanding the Six Sigma methodology and its underlying concepts. Part Two consists of practical examples of Six Sigma application to transactional and service environments which have been provided in the form of real world case studies written by internationally successful companies, to complement the reader's knowledge of Six Sigma and to increase comprehension of issues surrounding Six Sigma implementations. It has been written for newcomers as well as for experienced practitioners who are interested in improving processes in everyday business operations. The focus is on the implementation of the Six Sigma methodology rather than on the statistical tools and techniques. The aim of this book is to provide the reader with some practical and useful guidelines for Six Sigma deployment and its application to transactional and service processes.

Transactional Six Sigma and Lean Servicing

Leveraging Manufacturing Concepts to Achieve World-Class Service
Author: Betsi Harris Ehrlich
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420000337
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 296
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Service industries have traditionally lagged manufacturing in adoption of quality management strategies and Six Sigma is no exception. While there are a growing number of books on applying the hot topics of Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing concepts in a manufacturing environment, there has not been a mainstream book that applies these techniques in a service environment, until now. Transactional Six Sigma and Lean ServicingTM: Leveraging Manufacturing Concepts to Achieve World Class Service is a ground breaking "how-to" book that serves as a practical guide for implementing Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing methods in a transactional service oriented environment. It uses real case studies and examples to show how Six Sigma and Lean ServicingTM techniques have been implemented and proven effective in achieving substantial documented results. Lean ServicingTM is the author's own term used to describe the application of Lean Manufacturing concepts to transactional and service processes. Liberal use of examples, graphics, and tables will assist you in grasping the difficult concepts. Transactional Six Sigma and Lean ServicingTM covers both theory and practical application of Lean ServicingTM, Six Sigma DMAIC and Six Sigma DFSS concepts and methods so you can implement them effectively in your service organization and achieve reduced costs and a new level of service excellence.

Lean Six Sigma Service Excellence

A Guide to Green Belt Certification and Bottom Line Improvement
Author: Gerald M. Taylor
Publisher: J. Ross Publishing
ISBN: 1604270063
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 312
View: 355
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Current books on Lean Six Sigma for service ortransactional organizations either require a significanttechnical background, or are rather conceptual in natureand lack the detail of the tools, how to use them, andthe practical skill-building exercises needed to givereaders the ability to actually implement Lean Six Sigmain their ......

Simulation-based Lean Six-Sigma and Design for Six-Sigma


Author: Basem El-Haik,Raid Al-Aomar
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470047712
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 400
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This is the first book to completely cover the whole body of knowledge of Six Sigma and Design for Six Sigma with Simulation Methods as outlined by the American Society for Quality. Both simulation and contemporary Six Sigma methods are explained in detail with practical examples that help understanding of the key features of the design methods. The systems approach to designing products and services as well as problem solving is integrated into the methods discussed.

Six Sigma for transactions and service


Author: Parveen S. Goel,Praveen Gupta
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071443302
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 555
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Many of the Six Sigma methods successfully used in manufacturing are now being utilized in the transactional and service sectors. However, business-specific issues such as customer billing, order processing, and call center management require a modified set of problem-solving and analytical tools. This resource addresses those differences and provides a roadmap for impelementing "customer-centric" Six Sigma. Contents: Transactional Quality Benchmarks: Service Operations, Corporations and Industries * ServicePerformance Indicators * The Service Crisis * TransactionalSix Sigma: Define and Develop, Measure and Trends,Analyze and Improve, Embed * Designing for TransactionalServices: Actions of Service Design * Customer DrivenTransactional Processes * Designing TransactionalProcesses * Optimize the Service Design to Ensure aRobust Service Package * Transactional Business *Human Capital * Implementing TSS, Six Sigma inTransactional Processes

TPSLean Six Sigma

Linking Human Capital to Lean Six Sigma A New Blueprint for Creating High Performance Companies
Author: Hubert K. Rampersad,Anwar ElHomsi
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 1607526573
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 477
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Ee have been deploying Lean Six Sigma in various large and medium size companies for many years and have realized excellent results in most instances. We found that while Lean Six Sigma does a great job addressing the primary concerns of manufacturing and service, we felt that there was something missing in the deployment of Lean Six Sigma programs at many companies. Something that could help foster sustainable breakthroughs; something to realize durable performance and sustainable quality enhancement based on a happy and engaged workforce, something to create a real learning organization in which people are working smarter, are committed and improve themselves continuously. We found that the results could be enhanced if the importance of Human Capital is considered as an integral part of the process. We learned that Lean Six Sigma, in itself, does not sufficiently address Human Capital at many companies. While expected results from Lean Six Sigma alone will be good, we believe that adding the human component to Lean Six Sigma has the potential to realize sustainable, longterm growth and produce a transformation into a lean, learning, prosperous organization. That’s why we are launching a revolutionary, holistic concept in this book called TPSLean Six Sigma. Combining these complimentary processes actively brings human involvement into Lean Six Sigma in a manner that not only stimulates commitment, integrity, worklife balance, and passion, enjoyment at work and employee engagement but also stimulates individual and team learning in order to develop a happy workforce and sustainable performance improvement and quality enhancement for the organization. TPSLean Six Sigma is a continuous voyage of discovery involving continuous personal and organizational improvement, development, and learning. The starting point in this concept is a journey to understand personal goals and ambitions of the workforce. Then we take the organizations goals and ambitions and marry them with the workforce, and find the best people for the job. Using our structured approach for aligning the personal scorecards with the organization’s scorecard, we are able to create a symbiotic relationship between employees and organizational desires through the establishment of Lean Six Sigma project teams that will enthusiastically drive positive results. TPSLean Six Sigma is like a ‘turbocharged’ Lean Six Sigma program. All of the proven, sound methodologies of traditional Lean Six Sigma are charged with highly motivated team members. The result is a powerful people driven Lean Six Sigma program called TPSLean Six Sigma that leads to a High Performance Culture and allows employees to realize their full potential and contribute creatively while the organization benefits from increased profitability, market share, and customer satisfaction. People are happiest when they are given freedom, challenges, and control over their lives. TPSLean Six Sigma also offers a systematic and integrated approach to the transformation of people in organizations, and to impact business strategy, culture, organizational effectiveness and the controllability of business processes. It entails a learning process, which transforms people into happy, inwardly involved, and committed employees. This will not only allow them to contribute exceptionally but will also persuade them to support, defend, and promote their organization. This approach lies at the heart of successful organizational and cultural change. After all, it is difficult to change the organization, but if we change ourselves, the organization will change with us. This unique TPSLean Six Sigma system is based on several new models, guidelines and tools that have been proven in practice. It integrates the individual’s aspirations with the shared ambition of the organization, balancing the personal with the shared ambition, embedding ethical behavior in the individual’s mind and links individual capabilities with an effective talent management process. TPSLean Six Sigma and the related new tools provide an excellent and innovative framework for creating sustainable breakthroughs in both the service and manufacturing industries. This new book emphasizes the introduction of a new blueprint, called TPSLean Six Sigma, for addressing the primary concerns of manufacturing and service in a more sustainable and humanized way. It leads to a High Performance Culture and allows employees to realize their full potential and contribute creatively while the organization benefits from increased profitability, market share, and customer satisfaction. By way of this book, Hubert Rampersad & Anwar ElHomsi are launching a revolutionary, holistic concept which actively has human capital embedded in Lean Six Sigma in a manner that not only stimulates commitment, integrity, worklife balance, passion, enjoyment at work and employee engagement but also stimulates individual and team learning in order to develop a motivated workforce and sustainable performance improvement and quality enhancement for the organization.

The Lean Six Sigma Guide to Doing More With Less

Cut Costs, Reduce Waste, and Lower Your Overhead
Author: Mark O. George
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470606568
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 352
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Praise for The Lean Six Sigma guide to Doing More with Less "At Frito Lay, we have applied many of the concepts and tools in this book, and we are realizing a five to seven times return on our annual Lean Six Sigma investment." —Tony Mattei, Lean Six Sigma Director, Frito Lay "Ecolab has experienced a sustainable, competitive advantage through Lean Six Sigma. The principles in this book are helping us drive greater value for our share-holders, better service for our customers, and talent development opportunities for our associates." —Jeffrey E. Burt, Vice President and Global Deployment Leader, Lean Six Sigma, Ecolab "This book gives excellent insights into Lean Six Sigma and its strong impact within different industries. We used Lean Six Sigma in numerous process improvement projects, which, in turn, helped to create momentum and set up a process improvement culture. Amid a challenging economic environment, we are accelerating this initiative globally." —Satheesh Mahadevan, Directeur des Processus, Société Générale "Our Lean Six Sigma deployment of the concepts and tools described in this book is transforming our business—with tangible benefits for our employees, customers, suppliers, and shareholders." —Jeffrey Herzfeld, Sr. Vice President and General Manager, Teva Pharmaceuticals USA "We have deployed the holistic Lean Six Sigma strategy described by Mark George across our enterprise. It is providing remarkable returns for Unum." —Bob Best, Chief Operating Officer, Unum "The Lean Six Sigma Guide to Doing More with Less presents a comprehensive view of operations transformation, the approaches required for success, leadership's role, and the competitive advantage that results. Transformational changes are enabling us to do more with less, by investing and working smarter." —Ted Doheny, President and COO, Joy Mining Machinery

Service Design for Six Sigma

A Roadmap for Excellence
Author: Basem El-Haik,David M. Roy
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471744700
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 300
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A roadmap to consistent, high-quality service for anyorganization A service is typically something created to serve a payingcustomer, whether internal or external. Some services consist ofseveral processes linked together while others consist of a singleprocess. This book introduces Design for Six Sigma (DFSS), aneasy-to-master, yet highly effective data-driven method thatprevents defects in any type of service process. The particularfocus of this publication is service DFSS, which leads to what theauthors term "a whole quality business," one that takes a proactivestance and gets things right the first time. Not only does thewhole quality business produce a high-quality product and offerhigh-quality services, but it also operates at lower cost andhigher efficiency, throughout the entire life cycle, than itscompetitors because all the links in the supply chain areoptimized. Following a detailed overview that sets forth the basic premise andkey concepts of service DFSS, the authors offer all the informationand tools needed to take advantage of service DFSS within their ownorganizations, including: * Clear and in-depth coverage of the philosophical, organizational,and technical aspects of service DFSS * Step-by-step roadmap of the entire service DFSS deployment andexecution process * Full discussions of all the key methods involved in service DFSS,including axiomatic design, design for X, the theory of inventiveproblem solving (TRIZ), transfer function, design scorecards, andTaguchi's method * Practical, illustrative examples that demonstrate how the theoryis put into practice * Assistance in developing the necessary skills in applying DFSS inorganizational settings Problems and their solutions are provided at the end of eachchapter to help readers grasp the key concepts they need to moveforward in the text. Acclaro DFSS Light(r), a Java-based softwarepackage that implements axiomatic design processes discussed inChapter Eight, is available for download from an accompanying Wileyftp site. Acclaro DFSS Light(r) is a software product of AxiomaticDesign Solutions, Inc. This book is ideal as a reference to service DFSS for corporateexecutives, quality control managers, and process engineers, or asa complete training manual for DFSS teams. It is also a superiortextbook for graduate students in management, operations, andquality assurance.

World Class Applications of Six Sigma


Author: Jiju Antony,Ashok Kumar,Ricardo Bañuelas
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0750664592
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 241
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World Class Applications shows what real organisations have done to implement Six Sigma, the methodology used, and the results delivered. The book provides details of how these organisations overcame issues with the statistical tools of Six Sigma and provides valuable lessons by explaining what went wrong when implementation failed. Cases cover topics including: Six Sigma in HR; Implementing Six Sigma in the Dow Chemical company; Six Sigma in IT; and Six Sigma to improve reporting quality. *Demonstrates how Six Sigma has been applied through real-life case studies *Examples from well-known manufacturing and service companies around the world, including Motorolla and Dow Chemical *Estimates the financial savings made from implementing Six Sigma in each case study

Quality Function Deployment and Six Sigma

A QFD Handbook
Author: Joseph P. Ficalora,Louis Cohen
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780133364439
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 480
View: 8190
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Make the Most of QFD and the Voice of the Customer in Six Sigma Environments Quality Function Deployment (QFD) techniques have helped thousands of organizations deliver higher-quality, more user-focused product designs. Now, Lou Cohen's classic guide to QFD has been thoroughly updated to fully align QFD with Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) and other state-of-the-art Six Sigma methodologies. Revised by world-class Six Sigma expert Joe Ficalora and his team at Sigma Breakthrough Technologies, this new edition's up-to-date perspective on QFD reflects dozens of successful Six Sigma and DFSS deployments. They offer a start-to-finish methodology for implementing QFD, and systematically illuminate powerful linkages between QFD and Six Sigma, DFSS, Marketing for Six Sigma (MFSS), and Technology for Six Sigma (TFSS). An expanded, start-to-finish case study demonstrates how QFD should function from all angles, from design and marketing to technology and service. Learn how to Identify the roles and advantages of QFD in today's global business environment Understand every element of the House of Quality (HOQ) Use QFD to drive more competitive product and service development Move from the processes you have to the processes you want Anticipate QFD's unique challenges, overcome its obstacles, and deploy it successfully Extend the HOQ concept all the way through project completion Deploy powerful Voice of the Customer (VOC) techniques throughout all phases of development, not just planning Adapt QFD for software development, service development, and organizational planning Whether you're working in operations, engineering, marketing, technology, or service development, this book will help you drive maximum value from all your Six Sigma, QFD, VOC, and DFSS investments.

Lean Six Sigma

Combining Six Sigma Quality with Lean Production Speed
Author: Michael L. George
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071501903
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 300
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The Breakthrough Program for Increasing Quality, Shortening Cycle Times, and Creating Shareholder Value In Every Area of Your Organization Time and quality are the two most important metrics in improving any company's production and profit performance. Lean Six Sigma explains how to impact your company's performance in each, by combining the strength of today's two most important initiativesLean Production and Six Sigmainto one integrated program. The first book to provide a step-by-step roadmap for profiting from the best elements of Lean and Six Sigma, this breakthrough volume will show you how to: Achieve major cost and lead time reductions this year Compress order-to-delivery cycle times Battle process variation and waste throughout your organization Separately, Lean Production and Six Sigma have changed the face of the manufacturing business. Together, they become an unprecedented tool for improving product and process quality, production efficiency, and across-the-board profitability. Lean Six Sigma introduces you to today's most dynamic program for streamlining the performance of both your production department and your back office, and providing you with the cost reduction and quality improvements you need to stay one step ahead of your competitors. "Lean Six Sigma shows how Lean and Six Sigma methods complement and reinforce each other. If also provides a detailed roadmap of implementation so you can start seeing significant returns in less than a year."--From the Preface Businesses fundamentally exist to provide returns to their stakeholders. Lean Six Sigma outlines a program for combining the synergies of these two initiatives to provide your organization with greater speed, less process variation, and more bottom-line impact than ever before. A hands-on guidebook for integrating the production efficiencies of the Lean Enterprise with the cost and quality tools of Six Sigma, this breakthrough book features detailed insights on: The Lean Six Sigma Value PropositionHow combining Lean and Six Sigma provides unmatched potential for improving shareholder value The Lean Six Sigma Implementation ProcessHow to prepare your organization for a seamless incorporation of Lean Six Sigma tools and techniques Leveraging Lean Six SigmaStrategies for extending Lean Six Sigma's reach within and beyond your corporate walls "Variation is evil."--Jack Welch Six Sigma was the zero-variation quality lynchpin around which Jack Welch transformed GE into one of the world's most efficientand valuablecorporations. Lean Production helped Toyota cut waste, slash costs, and substantially improve resource utilization and cycle times. Yet, as both would admit, there was still room for improvement. Lean Six Sigma takes you to the next level of improvement, one that for the first time unites product and process excellence with the goal of enhancing shareholder value creation. Providing insights into the application of Lean Six Sigma to both the manufacturing processes and the less-data-rich service and transactional processes, it promises to revolutionize the performance efficiencies in virtually every area of your organizationas it positively and dramatically impacts your shareholder value.

Six Sigma For Managers


Author: Greg Brue
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071406215
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 180
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THE BRIEFCASE BOOKS SERIES Now translated into nine languages! This reader-friendly, icon-rich series is must reading for all managers at every level. All managers, whether brand new to their positions or well established in the corporate hierarchy, can use a little "brushing up" now and then. The skills-based Briefcase Books series is filled with ideas and strategies to help managers become more capable, efficient, effective, and valuable to their corporations. Six Sigmaone of the hottest topics in today's manufacturing circlesis a statistical concept that characterizes nearly zero defects in any process. But its successful implementation involves a whole new set of management practices. Six Sigma for Managers will help managers better understand this concept and how to facilitate the learning, cooperation, skills improvement, and commitment required to make Six Sigma processes a reality in any organization.

Using Lean for Faster Six Sigma Results

A Synchronized Approach
Author: Mark Nash,Sheila R. Poling,Sophronia Ward
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781563273438
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 192
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Lean? Six Sigma? or Lean Six Sigma? Which is the right approach for effective continuous improvement? While much has been written on merging Lean and Six Sigma initiatives, this is the first book to detail a logical alternative - a no-nonsense strategy for maintaining the best of both initiatives without diluting either. In Using Lean for Faster Six Sigma Results, Mark Nash, Sheila Poling, and Sophronia Ward lay out the differences between Lean and Six Sigma, define the distinct power and focus of each, and detail why and how to use them together in a synchronized and complementary way. While Lean focuses on the elimination of waste, Six Sigma addresses variability and reliability. Organizations that initiate Lean early in their continuous improvement efforts create culture change, immediate results, and streamlined processes, paving the way for faster and more effective Six Sigma results. This practical, easy read shows how to choose the right projects, approach, people, and toolset to achieve bottom-line results faster. Readers will benefit from the authors' years of experience implementing Lean with Six Sigma, through detailed case studies from both manufacturing and service companies. If you are struggling with the dilemma of how to integrate Lean and Six Sigma, or deciding which approach to use, read this practical, down-to-earth book to inspire and guide your strategy.

Lean Six Sigma for the Office


Author: James William Martin
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420068801
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 348
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Historically, the integration of manufacturing methodologies into the office environment has proven to be problematic. Part of the difficulty lies in the fact that process workflows tend to be globally dispersed and thus rely heavily on information technology. But in complex service systems that contain a mix of employees, consultants, and technology, standardized protocols have been shown to reduce cycle time and transactional cost as well as improve quality. The successful application of Lean methodologies to improve process workflows is an efficient way to simplify operations and prevent mistakes. In Lean Six Sigma for the Office, Six Sigma guru James Martin presents proven modifications that can be deployed in offices, particularly those offices involved with global operations. Making use of Kaizen and Six Sigma concepts, along with Lean manufacturing principles, this book instructs managers on how they can improve operational efficiency and increase customer satisfaction. The author brings experience gleaned from his application of these methodologies in a myriad of industries to create a practical and hands-on reference for the office environment. Using a detailed sequence of activities, including over 140 figures and tables as well as checklists and evaluation tools, he demonstrates how to realize the rapid improvement of office operations, and how to eliminate unnecessary tasks through value stream mapping (VSM). The book also emphasizes the importance of strategic alignment of Kaizen events and the impact of organizational culture on process improvement activities. Latter chapters in the book discuss key elements of a change model in the context of transitional improvements as they relate to the process owner and local work team. By applying the proven principles found in this book, effective and sustainable organizational change can be accomplished, efficiency can be improved, and mistakes can be eliminated.

Handbook on Continuous Improvement Transformation

The Lean Six Sigma Framework and Systematic Methodology for Implementation
Author: Aristide van Aartsengel,Selahattin Kurtoglu
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642359019
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 643
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This handbook provides a comprehensive and detailed framework for the implementation of "Continuous Improvement" and Lean Six Sigma in a professional project management environment. For this purpose the book brings together Lean Six Sigma and the PMBOK standard for project management. It provides an integrated approach, which can be used for both transactional and manufacturing businesses to better define ways to reduce costs, enhance processes ,and achieve faster implementation and new product or service development. The reader is guided carefully and reliably through the detailed procedures introduced in this book using a comprehensive, conceptual and practical well-balanced approach.

Lean Six Sigma Statistics

Calculating Process Efficiencies in Transactional Project
Author: Alastair Muir
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071588935
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 333
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The marriage between Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma has proven to be a powerful tool for cutting waste and improving the organization’s operations. This third book in the Six Sigma Operations series picks up where other books on the subject leave off by providing the six sigma practioners with a statistical guide for solving problems they may encounter in implementing and managing a Lean Six Sigma programs. The book draws it examples from all sectors of business ranging from financial to manufacturing providing the reader with a wealth of case studies and as numerous worked out equations which are designed to facilitate the full potential of any Lean Six Sigma project.

Six Sigma for Financial Services: How Leading Companies Are Driving Results Using Lean, Six Sigma, and Process Management


Author: Rowland Hayler,Michael Nichols
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071470379
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 248
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Strategies to turn your financial organisation into a lean, mean, results-generating machine Applying Six Sigma to mission-critical financial operations is the latest focus of process improvement. Six Sigma for Financial Services delivers the framework and tools needed to conduct operations at the highest level of performance and precision. Drawing upon their vast experience, Six Sigma experts Rowland Hayler and Michael Nichols deliver a step-by-step approach for improving process maturity and effectiveness-and realising millions of dollars of value for your customers and shareholders. Key features This comprehensive guide features assessments, checklists, and proven advice for integrating process improvement methods into financial operations Hayler and Nichols have applied the methods in this book at large companies, including American Express Includes case studies from global finance leaders, including ABN, Bank of America, HSBC, Deutsche Bank, ISISI Bank in India, and Merrill Lynch

Quality Function Deployment and Six Sigma, Second Edition

A QFD Handbook
Author: Joseph P. Ficalora
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 013703508X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 480
View: 2313
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Make the Most of QFD and the Voice of the Customer in Six Sigma Environments Quality Function Deployment (QFD) techniques have helped thousands of organizations deliver higher-quality, more user-focused product designs. Now, Lou Cohen’s classic guide to QFD has been thoroughly updated to fully align QFD with Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) and other state-of-the-art Six Sigma methodologies. Revised by world-class Six Sigma expert Joe Ficalora and his team at Sigma Breakthrough Technologies, this new edition’s up-to-date perspective on QFD reflects dozens of successful Six Sigma and DFSS deployments. They offer a start-to-finish methodology for implementing QFD, and systematically illuminate powerful linkages between QFD and Six Sigma, DFSS, Marketing for Six Sigma (MFSS), and Technology for Six Sigma (TFSS). An expanded, start-to-finish case study demonstrates how QFD should function from all angles, from design and marketing to technology and service. Learn how to Identify the roles and advantages of QFD in today’s global business environment Understand every element of the House of Quality (HOQ) Use QFD to drive more competitive product and service development Move from the processes you have to the processes you want Anticipate QFD’s unique challenges, overcome its obstacles, and deploy it successfully Extend the HOQ concept all the way through project completion Deploy powerful Voice of the Customer (VOC) techniques throughout all phases of development, not just planning Adapt QFD for software development, service development, and organizational planning Whether you’re working in operations, engineering, marketing, technology, or service development, this book will help you drive maximum value from all your Six Sigma, QFD, VOC, and DFSS investments.

Commercializing Great Products with Design for Six Sigma


Author: Randy C. Perry,David Bacon
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 0132797267
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 656
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Optimize Every Stage of Your Product Development and Commercialization To remain competitive, companies must become more effective at identifying, developing, and commercializing new products and services. Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) is the most powerful approach available for achieving these goals reliably and efficiently. Now, for the first time, there's a comprehensive, hands-on guide to utilizing DFSS in real-world product development. Using a start-to-finish case study, a practical roadmap, and easy-to-use templates, Commercializing Great Products with Design for Six Sigma shows how to optimize every stage of product commercialization. Drawing on a combined sixty-five years of product experience, the authors show how to make better product and portfolio decisions; develop better business cases and benefits assessments; create better concepts and designs; scale up manufacturing more effectively; and execute better launches. Learn how to Establish infrastructure to support successful commercialization Use Stage-Gate® processes to minimize risk and optimize the use of people and resources Create better plans: Segment markets, define product value, estimate financial value, and position new products for success Capture the "Voice of the Customer," analyze it, and use it to drive development Choose the right tools: Ideation, Pugh Concept Selection, QFD, TRIZ, and many more Develop better products and processes: Process Maps, Cause and Effects Matrices, Failure Modes and Effects Analysis, Statistical Design and Data Analysis Tools, and more Test and improve product performance and reliability Perform Post Mortems and apply what you've learned to your next project Whether you're an executive, engineer, designer, marketer, or quality-control professional, Commercializing Great Products with Design for Six Sigma will help you identify more valuable product concepts and translate them into high-impact revenue sources.