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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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Summary

Deploying Six Sigma is a major organizational initiative requiring a lot of effort and resources. To maintain the gains long term, and continuously improve using Six Sigma, organizations need to integrate Six Sigma into the way they work. In other words, they need to institutionalize it. In this way, they are able to retain the benefits without retaining a separate infrastructure permanently. Of course, without integrating Six Sigma into the way you work, the benefits will disappear with the separate infrastructure, and Six Sigma will have been just another fad that had temporary benefits. Successfully transitioning is therefore the key to making the financial and organizational benefits permanent.

The three main means of integrating ...

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