Six Sigma Handbook, Fourth Edition

by: Thomas Pyzdek, Paul Keller


Abstract: "Best practices in Six Sigma are continuously evolving, just as Six Sigma itself evolved from earlier best practices in quality improvement. …This fourth edition…(features) expanded materials on innovation, strategic development, Lean, and constraint management. …You'll notice many references to free online materials within the text, such as Excel file templates that can be used for analyzing projects, or videos that provide an in-depth narrative on specific topics. Additional links will be added over time to further extend the learning potential offered by the text, so be sure to regularly check back into the online site at www.mhprofessional.com/SSH4."—From the Preface by Paul Keller The Six Sigma approach is being used to vastly improve processes, profitability, sustainability, and long-term growth at global organizations of all sizes. Fully revised for the latest developments in the field, The Six Sigma Handbook, Fourth Edition, reveals how to successfully implement this improvement strategy in your company. The book explains how to define and deploy Six Sigma projects focused on key stakeholder requirements and carry out data-driven management. This comprehensive resource walks you through the phases of DMAIC and DMADV and demonstrates how to use the statistical tools and problem-solving techniques of Six Sigma with screenshots of Minitab and Excel applications.
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Title: Six Sigma Handbook, Fourth Edition

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education: New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Athens, London, Madrid, Mexico City, Milan, New Delhi, Singapore, Sydney, Toronto

Copyright / Pub. Date: 2014 McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780071840538

Authors:

Thomas Pyzdek holds more than 50 copyrights, including The Six Sigma Handbook, Quality Engineering Handbook, and The Handbook for Quality Management. His works are used by thousands of universities and organizations around the world to teach process excellence. He offers online training and certification in Six Sigma, Lean, and Lean Six Sigma. Pyzdek has provided training and consulting to employers and clients in all industries since 1967. He provides consulting guidance from the executive suite to "Belts" working in the trenches. Pyzdek is a Fellow of ASQ and recipient of the ASQ Edwards Medal and the Simon Collier Quality Award, both for outstanding contributions to the field of quality management, and the ASQ E. L. Grant Medal for outstanding contributions to quality education. Pyzdek serves on numerous editorial boards, including The Quality Management Journal, Quality Engineering, and International Journal of Six Sigma and Competitive Advantage.

Paul Keller is President of Quality America, Inc., where he works with clients to successfully implement quality improvement concepts and techniques across a full spectrum of manufacturing and service sectors. His online courses and training materials are available through select colleges and universities worldwide, as well as through Quality America's website. In addition to a number of published articles in quality improvement, Keller has authored Six Sigma Demystified (McGraw-Hill, 2005) and Statistical Process Control Demystified (McGraw-Hill, 2011), and co-authored (with Pyzdek) The Handbook for Quality Management, Second Edition (McGraw-Hill, 2011), and the third and fourth editions of The Six Sigma Handbook.

Description: "Best practices in Six Sigma are continuously evolving, just as Six Sigma itself evolved from earlier best practices in quality improvement. …This fourth edition…(features) expanded materials on innovation, strategic development, Lean, and constraint management. …You'll notice many references to free online materials within the text, such as Excel file templates that can be used for analyzing projects, or videos that provide an in-depth narrative on specific topics. Additional links will be added over time to further extend the learning potential offered by the text, so be sure to regularly check back into the online site at www.mhprofessional.com/SSH4."—From the Preface by Paul Keller The Six Sigma approach is being used to vastly improve processes, profitability, sustainability, and long-term growth at global organizations of all sizes. Fully revised for the latest developments in the field, The Six Sigma Handbook, Fourth Edition, reveals how to successfully implement this improvement strategy in your company. The book explains how to define and deploy Six Sigma projects focused on key stakeholder requirements and carry out data-driven management. This comprehensive resource walks you through the phases of DMAIC and DMADV and demonstrates how to use the statistical tools and problem-solving techniques of Six Sigma with screenshots of Minitab and Excel applications.