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Six Sigma Beyond the Factory Floor: Deployment Strategies for Financial Services, Health Care, and the Rest of the Real Economy by Roger W. Hoerl, Ronald D. Snee

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Chapter 3. Deployment Case Studies

 

“Experience gives you the test before it gives you the learning”

 
 --Anonymous

Chapter 2 discussed how to address the fundamental barrier to deployment in the real economy, the attitude that “we’re different,” leading to the belief that “Six Sigma doesn’t apply to us.” In this chapter, we review some actual deployment case studies from organizations that have successfully overcome this barrier. We present deployments from several application areas, such as financial services, research and development, and health care. The health care case study is from a non-profit organization, illustrating how Six Sigma can be effective in non-profits. We focus on deployment rather than project case studies at this point because ...

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