Accelerating Lean Six Sigma Results: How to Achieve Improvement Excellence in the New Economy

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J. Ross Publishing, Jan 15, 2011 - Business & Economics - 432 pages
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In the new economy, the mandates for improvement initiatives are rapid deployment and sustainable results. Accelerating Lean Six Sigma Results provides real-world direction for this new improvement agenda with targeted rapid deployment and the Scalable Lean Six Sigma TM approach for quickly achieving high impact results, return on investment, and growth in global market share. Key Features: --Explains how to develop the core competency of Improvement Excellence™ and an enduring infrastructure of success --Presents a Scalable Lean Six Sigma™ deployment model that aligns improvement to the critical and selective strategic business needs of an organization with the primary focus on rapid and sustainable breakthrough performance --Covers the 10 Accelerators of improvement success and supplies executives and deployment leaders with proven guidance on how to lead and sustain improvement, transform culture, and achieve superior industry performance --Provides new, practical strategic improvement applications for the transactional enterprise, supported by case studies based on several Lean Six Sigma benchmark deployments --WAV offers downloadable improvement models, templates and metrics, assessment tools, cases, contributed articles and a special report addressing the reduction of waste and deficit spending in government — available from the Web Added ValueTM Download Resource Center at www.jrosspub.com/wav
  

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Contents

Improvement ExcellenceThe Missing Factor
3
Scalable Improvement 2010 and Beyond Rapid Deployment and Rapid Results
35
Lean Six Sigma Accelerators
57
Lean Six Sigma Accelerator 1 Strategic Leadership and Vision
89
Accelerator 2 Robust Deployment Planning
129
Accelerator 3 Provide Customized Education and Development
155
Accelerator 4 Communicate Communicate Communicate
179
Accelerator 5 Launching with the Best in Mind
203
Accelerator 7 DMAIC the Deployment Process Regularly
253
Accelerator 8 Accelerate Individual Project Paths
281
Accelerator 9 Complete the C in DMAIC
291
Accelerator 10 Practice Concurrent Continuous Deployment
307
Greatest Opportunities Transactional Business Process Improvement
329
The Intersection of Leadership Improvement and Technology
361
Epilogue
389
Index
397

Accelerator 6 Provide Strong Extensive Mentoring Support
229

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Terence T. Burton is President of The Center for Excellence in Operations, Inc. (CEO), a management consulting firm headquartered in Bedford, New Hampshire with offices in Munich, Germany. Terry has over 35 years of experience in operations, quality, engineering, supply chain management, distribution and logistics, maintenance and repair, customer service, finance, and sales/marketing. Terry is best known for his "hands-on" approach to consulting and his executive leadership in transforming organizations.Prior to his consulting career, Terry held several senior executive and line management positions at Wang Labs, Polaroid, and Atlantic Richfield, and practice leadership positions with two international consulting firms: KPMG Peat Marwick and Pittiglio, Rabin, Todd, & McGrath (PRTM). Terry has extensive and diversified business improvement experience with over 300 clients in North America and Europe ranging from large diversified international Fortune 500 corporations to small and mid-sized companies.

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