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ALSO CALLED: Total Quality Management, TQM, 6 Sigma
DEFINITION: Six Sigma is a management philosophy developed by Motorola that emphasizes setting extremely high objectives, collecting data, and analyzing results to a fine degree as a way to reduce defects in products and services. The Greek letter sigma is sometimes used to denote variation from a standard. The philosophy behind Six Sigma is that if you measure how many defects are in a process, you can figure  … 
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Best-in-Class Manufacturing Benchmark Study Industrial Manufacturing
sponsored by SolarSoft
WHITE PAPER: Manufacturers are always looking for ways to unlock capacity and reduce inventory and labor costs while increasing productivity without additional capital investment. Read this two-page white paper to find study results outlining correlations between the tactical and strategic actions of best-in-class organizations and their operational success.
Posted: 18 Oct 2011 | Published: 18 Oct 2011

SolarSoft

Data Loss Prevention for IBM i
sponsored by Innovatum, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Open system technology has introduced real threats to data; making loss—whether from theft, malicious manipulation or inadvertent misuse—easier than before. The IBM i has exceptional audit capabilities making it one of the most secure technology platforms. Read this white paper to learn how the IBM i might be a good solution for your organization.
Posted: 16 Apr 2010 | Published: 16 Apr 2010

Innovatum, Inc.

Right from the Start: SOA Lifecycle Governance
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This paper presents an overview of strategies and practices for governing the transformation to, and the evolution of, SOA. In particular, it explores the role of governance throughout the SOA lifecycle as well as the technology enablers that help organizations develop and maintain an SOA that delivers measurable, sustainable business value.
Posted: 23 Mar 2009 | Published: 01 Jun 2008

Oracle Corporation

IT Excellence: Achieving Optimised Business Outcomes
sponsored by SAP AG
WHITE PAPER: Information technology is ubiquitous in organizations, but what distinguishes top-notch IT from merely adequate IT? Read this article written by the Economist, to learn how leading companies enable IT to perform optimally.
Posted: 31 Jan 2008 | Published: 01 Feb 2007

SAP AG

Driving Operational Innovation with Lean Six Sigma
sponsored by IBM Line of Business
WHITE PAPER: Learn how industry leaders such as the companies profiled in this study are using Lean Six Sigma approaches to enable significant innovation opportunities that have far-reaching impacts on their businesses.
Posted: 29 Nov 2007 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

IBM Line of Business

Achieving Lean Success - A Holistic Approach
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: Learn what it means to be lean across all departmental functions, how an organization can position itself to achieve lean business practices supply chain wide, as well as critical elements each line manager needs to consider to support lean principles.
Posted: 26 Feb 2007 | Published: 01 Feb 2007

Infor

Delivering on the Service Level Brand Promise to Customers Every Time - 9 Ways to Get There
sponsored by eGain Communications Corp.
WHITE PAPER: Outstanding customer service has become an imperative for superior performance, especially when poor service can damage brand equity. This paper provides strategies and tactics that companies can use to consistently deliver their customer service promise.
Posted: 04 Jan 2007 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

eGain Communications Corp.

Orthogonal Array: Applicability in Software Product Testing
sponsored by Wipro Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This document describes how this pain area can be addressed using the famous Six Sigma methodologies which provides tools like Orthogonal Arrays (OA).
Posted: 14 Jul 2004 | Published: 01 Nov 2005

Wipro Technologies
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SIX SIGMA DEFINITION (continued): …  out how to systematically eliminate them and get as close to perfection as possible. In order for a company to achieve Six Sigma, it cannot produce more than 3.4 defects per million opportunities, where an opportunity is defined as a chance for nonconformance.There are two Six Sigma processes: Six Sigma DMAIC and Six Sigma DMADV, each term derived from the major steps in the process. Six Sigma DMAIC is a process that defines, measures, analyzes, improves, and controls existing processes that fall below the Six Sigma specification. Six Sigma DMADV defines, measures, analyzes, designs, and verifies … 
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