CHAPTER 6Is Six Sigma Right for Us Now?

Assessing Your Six Sigma Readiness

Embarking on a Six Sigma initiative begins with a decision to change—specifically, to learn and adopt methods that can boost the performance of your organization. In its most ambitious applications, Six Sigma can be a more fundamental change than, say, a major acquisition or a new systems implementation, because Six Sigma affects how you run the business. The depth of impact on your management processes and skills will vary, of course, with how extensively you want to apply Six Sigma tools and the results you’re seeking.

The starting point in gearing up for Six Sigma is to verify that you’re ready to—or need to—embrace a change that says “There’s a better way to run our ...

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