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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 7. Unique Technical Challenges in Applying the Methods and Tools

 

All physical theories, their mathematical expressions not withstanding, ought to lend themselves to so simple a description that even a child could understand them.

 
 --Albert Einstein

Part III of this book, which consisted of Chapters 5 (project case studies) and Chapter 6 (keys to project success), focused on how to ensure success of individual projects in the real economy. Now this chapter goes to the next level of detail and discusses how to successfully address some technical challenges involving the methods and tools of Six Sigma that are frequently seen in real economy applications. We noted this concern in Chapter 2 and address it in more detail here. These challenges ...

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