The New Six Sigma: A Leader's Guide to Achieving Rapid Business Improvement and Sustainable Results

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The New Six Sigma shows how to transform Six Sigma to address today's most crucial business challenges: the challenge to execute and the challenge to maximize value. Discover how Six Sigma's inventors at Motorola have extended its benefits beyond defect reduction to the entire enterprise. Learn the key lessons of first-generation Six Sigma, and master every element of the New Six Sigma: Alignment, Mobilization, Acceleration, and Governance. Then take your results to the next level with ideas from the future of Six Sigma. An essential resource for every leader, quality expert, and Six Sigma Black Belt.

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Six Sigma transformed—Motorola's breakthrough approach to maximizing business value.

  • The definitive guide to the New Six Sigma -by its inventors at Motorola
  • Beyond defect reduction-discover how to optimize your entire business!
  • Learn from state-of-the-science techniques and detailed global case studies
  • An essential resource for every leader, quality expert, and Six Sigma Black Belt

Six Sigma has come a long way since Motorola invented it as a breakthrough approach to reducing product defects. Now Motorola has thoroughly revamped Six Sigma to reflect today's core business challenges: the challenge to execute and the challenge to maximize value. In this book, leaders of Motorola Six Sigma offer the first comprehensive guide to the New Six Sigma—and show how to use it for sustainable competitive advantage.

  • Six Sigma and shareholder value: key lessons from first-generation Six Sigma
  • The four elements of the New Six Sigma: Align, Mobilize, Accelerate, and Govern
  • A step-by-step approach to New Six Sigma implementation and management
  • Understanding the leadership governance enhancements that are key to success
  • Refocusing Six Sigma tools on innovation and strategic business improvement
  • Global case studies demonstrate the effectiveness of the New Six Sigma
  • Tomorrow's Six Sigma: new innovations in financial accounting, customer needs assessment, and asset management
  • The future of the Six Sigma Black Belt

The original Six Sigma transformed the business world. The New Six Sigma will have an even more powerful impact. Discover these techniques today—and start reaping the results tomorrow.

About the Author:

MATT BARNEY, Ph.D., Motorola's Director of Six Sigma Business Improvement, is responsible for integrating ideas from finance, engineering, strategy, statistics, IT, and psychology to maximize organizational effectiveness. A columnist for The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist, he has extensive experience with business improvement at Motorola, Intel, AT&T, and Lucent.

TOM McCARTY, Vice President of Consulting and Training Services at Motorola University, is responsible for improving the business performance of Motorola's suppliers, partners, and customers through consulting on performance, process, and continuous improvement.

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