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Question: When is Six Sigma not Six Sigma? Answer: When it's the Six Sigma Metric!!©
Six Sigma Quality is a popular approach to process improvement, particularly among technology driven companies such as Allied Signal, General Electric, Kodak

what is six sigma  Fall 1996, p. 6. What is an opportunity ? I've trained improvement teams, team leaders, and black belts for one of the aforementioned companies in their 6s metrics module. Once they get through the distinction between defects vs. defectives and attribute vs. variable data, the greatest difficulty that the trainees encounter is in determining what constitutes an opportunity for a defect. Obviously, by increasing the number of opportunities (the denominator of dpmo), you can improve the metric, Read More...
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What CRM Should Have Taught IT (although not getting the message is not entirely IT's fault)
IT hasn't properly supported CRM because it hasn't understood either its importance or its requirements. The advent of CRM exacerbated a serious, pre-existing

what is six sigma  entirely IT-friendly shift. Because what it says between the lines is that business will determine what it needs—and IT will be left figuring out how to provide it and budget for it. That's the opposite of the current state—business trying to live with what IT wants to provide, and IT able to control what it has to provide by controlling the requirements gathering process. So IT still only gets half a loaf. PS: Not to forget, business still has to learn how to gather its own requirements. But that's Read More...
Decision Making: Why Consensus Is Important (Especially When You’re Choosing Software)
Two Brains—or Three or Four or More—Make Better Decisions than One…Anyone working in today’s office or business environment has no doubt participated at least

what is six sigma  As both summaries note, what is important is what groups are talking about , not how much they are talking. Many companies facing complex decisions may be happy to hear that group decision making is often more effective (especially those companies that seem to uphold brainstorming as “the” way to make a decision). However, they will no doubt also want to reduce the inefficiency that goes along with group decision making. And, they might also want to consider a side effect that stems from this Read More...
CRM Success for Fast Growing Companies: What Every Small and Midsized Business Needs to Know
When creating a seamless value chain, it is essential to focus on the customer. However, information, data, and processes are key when planning the complex

what is six sigma  to tackle these issues. What is most important in making the value chain seamless in any business environment is that the ultimate focus be placed on the customer and that the use of information, data, and processes remains the focus of planning the complex merger of processes, technologies and cultures. In order to successfully extend your value chain, you must recognize that your partners, vendors/supplies and employees play a vital role in making sure that customer values are both recognized and Read More...
How to Create a Bullet-proof Control Phase-Why Six Sigma Campaigns Lose Steam and What You Can Do about It
Most people recognize that a robust control phase is the key practice separating Six Sigma from other process control methodologies. Unfortunately, many Six

what is six sigma  Campaigns Lose Steam and What You Can Do about It Most people recognize that a robust control phase is the key practice separating Six Sigma from other process control methodologies. Unfortunately, many Six Sigma programs do not practice a robust control phase—with the result that old habits take over, and improvements gradually degrade. Worse, nobody even knows it happened! Why would well-intentioned people allow this to happen? Read More...
IFS Applications 8 Is Now TEC Certified in Multiple Areas
Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) is pleased to announce that IFS Applications version 8 is now TEC Certified. IFS Applications is one of the few software

what is six sigma  with TEC analysts. Beyond what is becoming the standard with respect to core ERP capabilities available from the majority of ERP solutions, IFS also offers extensive EAM/CMMS capabilities and strong support for services-oriented organizations or organizations that need to manage their business with deep project-based and asset-intensive resources tracking. A previous version of the software had already been TEC certified in multiple areas, and the new version of IFS Applications has inherited and Read More...
Why the Cloud Is More than Hot Air for the Manufacturing Enterprise
Manufacturers have legitimate questions and concerns when contemplating a transition from a legacy, on-premise enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution to a

what is six sigma  the Cloud Is More than Hot Air for the Manufacturing Enterprise Manufacturers have legitimate questions and concerns when contemplating a transition from a legacy, on-premise enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution to a cloud ERP system. Download this white paper to find out just how cloud ERP solutions have proven their viability and superiority when compared to on-premise competitors when it comes to security, business continuity, cost and other factors. Read More...
Ross ERP (V 7.0.3) Is TEC Certified for Process Manufacturing ERP
TEC is pleased to announce that Ross ERP (V 7.0.3) by Aptean is now TEC Certified for process manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP). Ross ERP aims to

what is six sigma  ERP (V 7.0.3) Is TEC Certified for Process Manufacturing ERP TEC is pleased to announce that Ross ERP (V 7.0.3) by Aptean is now TEC Certified for process manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP).   Ross ERP is built for process manufacturers looking for a complete solution to manage formula and recipe-based manufacturing. The solution’s core components include: Financials ( AP, AR, fixed assets, GL, and project accounting); Manufacturing (maintenance management, materials requirements Read More...
Is It Time to Purchase a New ERP?
For decades, enterprise resource planning (ERP) replacement has been compared to brain surgery: You just don't do it unless the patient is dying. So how do you

what is six sigma  It Time to Purchase a New ERP? For decades, enterprise resource planning (ERP) replacement has been compared to brain surgery: You just don't do it unless the patient is dying. So how do you know when it really is the time to invest in a new ERP system? Download this white paper to find out. Read More...
ViryaNet G4 Is Now a TEC Certified Field Service Management Solution
Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) is pleased to announce that ViryaNet G4 is now a field service management (FSM) certified solution. ViryaNet G4 is a field

what is six sigma  G4 Is Now a TEC Certified Field Service Management Solution Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) is pleased to announce that ViryaNet G4 is now a field service management (FSM) certified solution, available for evaluation online in TEC’s Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Evaluation Centers.   ViryaNet G4 is a field service management role-based solution which covers the full spectrum of service management, from creating work to planning, scheduling, Read More...
There Is No Execution without Integration
In fast-paced, low-margin manufacturing environments, companies must embrace technology in order to solidify or gain competitive advantages. It is equally

what is six sigma  have questions as to what functionality is truly needed to improve the efficiencies of manufacturing operations and what are the best ways to deliver that which is truly needed. To answer these questions Aberdeen has surveyed over 200 hundred manufacturers; these manufacturers will be segmented into Best in Class, Industry Average and Industry Laggard manufacturers based upon operational performance. These Best in Class manu facturers will then be benchmarked based upon several defining characteristics, Read More...
Resistance is Futile: Computer Associates Assimilates yet another Major Software Firm
Once again, Computer Associates is executing the largest software acquisition in history, eclipsing its Platinum Technology buyout of 1999, which was the

what is six sigma  management technologies, added to what CA already has, will create the industry's largest supplier. CA should also gain additional consulting resources from Sterling. The merger of Sterling Software and CA brings together two outstanding organizations that share common values, and have compatible strategies and track records of achievement, said Charles B. Wang, CA chairman and CEO. However, as evidenced by Computer Associates purchases of Cheyenne, Legent, Platinum Technology, and others, the Read More...
Survey: Is ERP Meeting the Needs of Higher Education?
Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) is conducting a research study on the changing needs of higher education institutions. To better understand the enterprise

what is six sigma  Is ERP Meeting the Needs of Higher Education? Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) is conducting a research study on the changing needs of higher education institutions. To better understand the enterprise software needs of these institutions, as well as to determine whether their current systems are equipped to handle their changing requirements, we have developed a short survey . If you work in higher education, you are encouraged to participate— the survey takes only 2-3 minutes to complete . Read More...
Mobile Supply Chain Management: The Dream Is Becoming a Reality
Mobile computing is changing the way companies manage their entire business. The development of ultra-portable computing devices is geared to support a slew of

what is six sigma  broke through new boundaries. What tablet computers bring today is an entirely new format that marries the looks of a large smartphone with specs akin to netbooks. Apple made the case in point with its iPad . And, clearly, imitation is a sign of envy, as the slew of tablets looking to gain market entry in 2011 is tantamount to the gold rush of the olden days. Screen sizes range mostly from 5 to 12 inches. Wi-Fi is just about standard for all models, followed closely by Global Positioning System ( GPS ) Read More...
What Is Outsourceable and What Is Not
Product engineering outsourcing (PEO) has evolved over the years. The process, from initiation to the closing phase, vary depending on the product and on the

what is six sigma  Is Outsourceable and What Is Not Product engineering outsourcing (PEO) has evolved over the years. The process, from initiation to the closing phase, vary depending on the product and on the provider. Still, practically every phase in product engineering is outsourceable—from ideas, design, and analysis, to simulation, conversion, and documentation; to prototyping, testing, production, and knowledge-based engineering. Find out more. Read More...

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