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- Six Sigma Black Belts: What Do They Need to Know? by Roger W. Hoerl, 2001. Roger Hoerl, Manager of the Applied Statistics Group at GE Corporate Research and Development, provides a context and forum for discussion of the technical skills required by Six Sigma BBs, with the hope of reaching a general consensus. An excellent article.
- Focus on Improvement not Training: How Six Sigma Can Do It Right (in Microsoft Word Format) by Ronald D. Snee, 2001. "Six Sigma training is designed to create the skills and knowledge that managers, Champions and Black Belts and others need to implement the project-by-project approach to improvement utilized by Six Sigma. Six Sigma training pays for itself very quickly."
- How To Compare Six Sigma, Lean and the Theory of Constraints by Dave Nave, 2002.
- Has Six Sigma been a failure? No by John Hunter also see: My Thoughts after 6 Sigma Conference, 1999
- 3 Six Sigma Articles by Gerry Hahn - 1) 20 Key Lessons Learned 2002 - 2) What Does it Take to be a Master Black Belt, 2003 - 3) The Future of Six Sigma: May 2004
- Adopting Six Sigma by Vanessa R. Franco, 2001. "A quality manager's guide to the statistically based strategy."
- A Holistic View of Six Sigma by Roger Hoerl and Ronald Snee, 2004 Sample chapter from their excellent book, Six Sigma Beyond the Factory Floor.
- More Six Sigma articles and case studies - more articles on Six Sigma by Roger Hoerl
- Leading Six Sigma by Ronald Snee and Roger Hoerl, 2002. An excellent resource from leaders in the Six Sigma movement who have lead Six Sigma efforts at leading companies. Highly Recommended.
- The Six Sigma Revolution: How General Electric and Others Turned Process into Profits by George Eckes, 2000. Author George Eckes, who implemented Six Sigma at GE Capital, describes how each function within an organization can utilize Six Sigma.
- Implementing Six Sigma: Smarter Solutions Using Statistical Methods, 2nd Edition, by Forrest W. Breyfogle III, 2003. A very good overview of Six Sigma. And, Managing Six Sigma: A Practical Guide to Understanding, Assessing, and Implementing the Strategy That Yields Bottom Line Success by Forrest W. Breyfogle, James M. Cupello and Becki Meadows, 2000.
- Statistics for Experimenters 2nd Edition is an excellent resource for Six Sigma experts (it is an advanced text on design of experiments) by George Box, William Hunter and Stu Hunter, 2005.
- Bringing Lean Systems Thinking to Six Sigma by Paul Mullenhour and Jamie Flinchbaugh, 2005. "Traditional lean efforts will help you reduce flow time and waste, leading to improvements that will boost overall quality. Six Sigma, with its focus on statistics, will help you deliver a more consistent product. But to fully support your long-term goal.
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