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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

six sigma  When is Six Sigma not Six Sigma? Answer: When it's the Six Sigma Metric!!© Six Sigma (6s) Quality is a popular approach to process improvement, particularly among technology driven companies such as Allied Signal, General Electric, Kodak and Texas Instruments. Its objective is to reduce output variability through process improvement, and/or to increase customer specification limits through design for producability (Df p ), so that these specification limits lie at more than six standard deviati Read More...
Discrete Manufacturing (ERP)
The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as or...
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Freeing Six Sigma from the “Data Shuffle”
Paying skilled professionals to massage, scrub, and manipulate data is a huge waste of valuable resources. And while having clean data is essential to driving

six sigma  Six Sigma from the “Data Shuffle” Paying skilled professionals to massage, scrub, and manipulate data is a huge waste of valuable resources. And while having clean data is essential to driving Six Sigma projects, the act of getting that data adds absolutely no business value. That’s why organizations that focus first on making accurate, actionable data available in real time have more effective Six Sigma programs. Read More...
Adaptive Manufacturing: Enabling the Lean Six Sigma Enterprise
Enabling lean manufacturing and six sigma principles to improve operations requires a nontraditional approach. The old idea that lean manufacturing and six

six sigma  Manufacturing: Enabling the Lean Six Sigma Enterprise Enabling lean manufacturing and six sigma principles to improve operations requires a nontraditional approach. The old idea that lean manufacturing and six sigma principles don’t require IT isn’t valid anymore. Enterprise resource planning (ERP) and supply chain management (SCM) applications are critical for enabling holistic, lean manufacturing operations, and work hand-in-hand to better enable consumption—not forecasts—to drive 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

six sigma  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 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...
Sustainable Lean Six Sigma Transformation through Cordys
Business process management (BPM) and process improvement support the management and continuous improvement of business processes, both cross-departmental and

six sigma  Lean Six Sigma Transformation through Cordys Business process management (BPM) and process improvement support the management and continuous improvement of business processes, both cross-departmental and enterprise-wide. How can you empower the transformation to lean and manage business operations in the various stages of its transformation, and manage the transition to lean? Learn about a BPM solution that employs lean Six Sigma for faster process improvements. Read More...
Case Study: BestShippers and BestInsight
As a result of exponential growth via acquisition, an international metals manufacturer realized it was trying to function with six disparate systems. Because

six sigma  trying to function with six disparate systems. Because of this lack of integration, transportation costs were skyrocketing. Learn about the solution that helped the company automate tendering processes, centralize core functions like carrier management, increase management’s visibility and control—and more. Read More...
Best Practices Managing Mobile Telecom Services for 2010
This report was drawn from a series of six webinars that Comview commissioned from the fall of 2009 to spring 2010. The material presented here is like a

six sigma  from a series of six webinars that Comview commissioned from the fall of 2009 to spring 2010. The material presented here is like a “greatest hits.” It includes some of the most popular best practices for managing mobile telecom services. It also includes significant new additions. The new material comes from updated survey data on enterprise mobility practices and recent industry developments. Read More...
ABW
ABW is an ERP solution designed for make-to-order and make-to-stock manufacturers and fabricators. It is a modular solution, with over forty-six

six sigma  modular solution, with over forty-six distinct modules, including specific applications for repetitive, discrete, and continuous process operations. It also has full-featured accounting modules, including human resources, payroll, and fixed assets with capital expenditure tracking. ABW also has e-commerce and CRM extensible applications build on the .NET framework. Similar to ERP packages, ABW is a browser-based system which has an integrated manufacturing control system. It is written using Microsoft Read More...
Customer Profile: Transplace
As a Lean Six Sigma service company, third-party logistics (3PL) provider Transplace emphasizes eliminating waste, simplifying processes, and demonstrating

six sigma  Transplace As a Lean Six Sigma service company, third-party logistics (3PL) provider Transplace emphasizes eliminating waste, simplifying processes, and demonstrating continuous improvement. Those values were on display when the company replaced a host of manual document management processes with a modern workflow solution. Learn how that new solution helped Transplace streamline operations and better serve customers. Read More...
Will Sage Group Cement Its SME Leadership with ACCPAC and Softline Acquisitions? Part Six: Market Impact--Nurturing Channels
The merging vendors, Sage/Best and ACCPAC, have understood that a broad, impeccably integrated, horizontal offering with selected vertical enhancements, a

six sigma  . This is Part Six of an eight-part note. Parts One, Two, and Three presented the event summary. Parts Four and Five began a discussion of the market impact. Part Seven will cover challenges and Part Eight will make user recommendations. ACCPAC Channel Support As for ACCPAC, it has placed a premium on product education, as is the case with its required Certified Solutions Consulting program. Like in Best's case, few resellers are logically in a position to take on the entire ACCPAC portfolio. Therefore, Read More...
IMI, IBM Take First Step in Third Quarter
Six months after announcing its partnership with IBM, Industri-Matematik posted positive license growth in its third fiscal quarter ended January 31, 2000 but

six sigma  its 680 supermarkets and six warehouses. Also of note are two deals that give the IMI the potential for recurring revenues. In one, FedEx Corp. will use components of IMI's VIVALDI software as the transaction backbone of its new e-Supply Chain Services suite for high-tech manufacturers. The other delivers VIVALDI Advanced Order Management and Customer Relationship Management applications to a European dot-com company. IMI will partner with Electronic Business Partner, an application service provider, to Read More...
Enterprise Applications--The Genesis and Future, Revisited Part Six: Looking to the Future
Unless all the functional modules have access to and use the same data in near real-time, unless all processes are fully integrated (so that, for example a

six sigma  ). This is Part Six of a six-part note. Parts One, Two, and Three covered developments from the 1960s through the 2000s. Parts Four and Five discussed the ERP evolution. There is a Glossary for the terms italicized throughout this article. Summary As mentioned earlier, knowing the history and evolution of enterprise software is essential to understand its current application and its future developments. ERP was an important step in an ongoing evolution of computer tools that began in the 1960s. Each Read More...
Solving Six Common Challenges with ERP
Each day brings a new set of challenges for process manufacturers. Some of these challenges need to be addressed with personalized company policies and well

six sigma  Six Common Challenges with ERP Each day brings a new set of challenges for process manufacturers. Some of these challenges need to be addressed with personalized company policies and well-designed standard operating procedures (SOPs). Other challenges can be addressed through implementation of an integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. The six most common challenges addressed by an ERP system are described in this paper. Read More...
The Transformation of the Lean Enterprise
Over the past 30–40 years, manufacturers have made dramatic leaps in improving their businesses by using lean manufacturing and Six Sigma techniques. The

six sigma  using lean manufacturing and Six Sigma techniques. The systems these businesses use, however, have changed relatively little in comparison. The ERP systems manufacturing companies rely on to run their business are greatly at odds with the strategy and processes lean manufacturers use to maintain their competitive advantage. Read More...
Six Keys to Exceeding Expectations with Inventory Optimization Initiatives
Inventory optimization is a proven vehicle to gain competitive value through reduced inventory, freed-up working capital, and improved service levels. But

six sigma  Logility Resources Related to Six Keys to Exceeding Expectations with Inventory Optimization Initiatives : Supply Chain Optimization (Wikipedia) Six Keys to Exceeding Expectations with Inventory Optimization Initiatives Inventory Optimization is also known as : Supply Chain Optimization , Inventory Optimization Initiative , Inventory Optimization Solution , Inventory Management , Multi-echelon Inventory Optimization , Meio , Inventory Target Planners , Inventory Optimization Projects , Inventory Read More...
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