Six Sigma Execution: How the World's Greatest Companies Live and Breathe Six Sigma

  • 4h 19m
  • George Eckes
  • McGraw-Hill
  • 2005

General Electric. AlliedSignal. Motorola. You’ve heard how these top companies increased their efficiency and productivity by successfully implementing Six Sigma in their organizations. You may also have heard how companies such as United and American Airlines failed in their Six Sigma efforts. So what made the difference? How did Six Sigma deliver such strong results for certain companies? And how can you ensure an effective execution in your organization? The answers have one thing in common, asserts Six Sigma professional George Eckes: strong, committed leadership.

In his latest breakthrough book, Six Sigma Execution, bestselling author Eckes reveals the leadership skills necessary to manage and maintain a Six Sigma initiative in your organization. Eckes delivers solutions that senior and middle managers can use to effectively deploy a company-wide program, identifying the challenges business leaders face in a Six Sigma world.

You’ll discover:

  • How top executives such as GE’s Jack Welch, AlliedSignal’s Larry Bossidy, and Motorola’s Bob Galvin shaped the cultural aspect of implementing Six Sigma and executed initiatives across an entire organization
  • Management do’s and don’ts on everything from linking Six Sigma to your company’s strategic goals to creating a Six Sigma culture to seamlessly rolling out organization-wide initiatives
  • Why certain companies stumbled when it came to execution—and how to avoid those same pitfalls

Take lessons from the pros—Six Sigma Execution is your one-stop resource for successful implementation across your organization.

About the Author

George Eckes is a bestselling Six Sigma author and consultant with over 20 years of experience. His clients have included Motorola, General Electric, Hewlett Packard, Volvo, and others. Eckes’s books include the bestseller The Six Sigma Revolution: How General Electric and Others Turned Process Into Profits, which was rated one of the 25 best business books of the new millennium by Strategy & Business magazine.

In this Book

  • Six Sigma Execution —How the World’s Greatest Companies Live and Breathe Six Sigma
  • Six Sigma Execution
  • The History of Six Sigma: How Motorola, Allied Signal, and General Electric Each Contributed to Making Six Sigma a Management Philosophy
  • Executing Your Six Sigma Strategy
  • Executing Six Sigma Sponsorship: The Project Champion
  • Six Sigma Tactical Execution: Team Dynamics, Define and Measure
  • Six Sigma Tactical Execution—Analysis, Improve, and Control
  • Six Sigma Cultural Execution
  • Pitfalls to Avoid in Executing Six Sigma
  • References