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Leading Six Sigma: A Step-by-Step Guide Based on Experience with GE and Other Six Sigma Companies by Roger W. Hoerl, Ronald D. Snee

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Creating an Overall Organizational Improvement System

As you progress in your Six Sigma deployment you will see that other improvement activities compete for resources and management attention, such as capital improvements. Your long-term goal should be to combine all your improvement initiatives into an overall improvement system, make Six Sigma an integral part of this system, and create the supporting management systems required to sustain it. This is the process improvement system indicated in Figure 7-1 on page 164; it will make improvement a routine managerial process just like any other, such as the annual budgeting process, the internal audit process, and the recruiting process.

Some guiding principles for an overall improvement system ...

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