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The Six Sigma Way Audiobook

The Six Sigma Way: How GE, Motorola, and Other Top Companies are Honing Their Performance

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Publisher's Summary

Cost reduction, productivity improvement, customer retention, these are the promises of the Six Sigma quality management system. The Six Sigma Way reveals how GE, Motorola, and numerous other companies are successfully using Six Sigma to fine-tune products and processes, improve performance, and increase profits. Now you can learn the roadmap for implementing Six Sigma in your manufacturing or service organization.

The authors, ­­who have worked with some of the most visible Six Sigma companies, including GE, provide step-by-step guidance and practical implementation guidelines. Whether your goal is to fix a process problem or implement Six Sigma company-wide, The Six Sigma Way will help you develop an approach customized for your company's needs and the challenges of the 21st-century business environment.

The Six Sigma Way:

  • Addresses the challenges and politics of launching, leading, and training people for Six Sigma.
  • Focuses on implementing the major steps and quality improvement tools in the Six Sigma system.
  • Features insights, comments, and examples from business leaders and managers using Six Sigma in their organizations.

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    Big__Al 03/12/2009
    Big__Al 03/12/2009 Listener Since 2006
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    "Not the way to six sigma"

    Disappointed. General overview of six sigma in consultant speak. Not helpful to me at all ? can I have my money back?

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Christian 07/08/2012
    Christian 07/08/2012 Member Since 2013
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    "Sales pitch for the consultants who wrote the book"

    This was a very disappointing read. It felt like to much generic stories and to little substance.

    I got it as extra material for my Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification, but had no benefit of reading it.

    If you are looking for Lean Six Sigma books I would suggest this instead: The Toyota Way to Lean Leadership: Achieving and Sustaining Excellence Through Leadership Development

    It is a pure Lean book, but it is at least good and interesting to listen to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Patrick
    Milton, MA, USA
    01/04/07
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    "a struggle"

    I found this hard to get through. I've listen to a bunch of these books and this book was by far the worst. I would not recommend this to anyone.

    16 of 17 people found this review helpful
  • Rocco
    mars, PA, USA
    26/08/06
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    "horrible"

    didnt pick up one insight from this book. not worth the time

    11 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • Nitesh Sehgal
    20/12/14
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    "The book doesn't even explain what six-sigma is!"
    Any additional comments?

    The book just talks about what sigma can do and doesn't explain what six sigma is or how it can be implemented! Doesn't even 'explain' the basics of Six Sigma (DMAIC etc.). An absolute waste of money and time!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Daryl
    Cypress, TX, United States
    20/10/13
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    "Painful but necessary"

    If you are in the corporate world, you need to make yourself aware of these things. This book however is a bit painful, and the subject matter could probably have been handled better.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • C. Denny
    Houston, TX
    09/07/15
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    "useless"

    This is the most useless book I've read or listened to in a long time, maybe ever. no real content. mostly only anecdotes about 6 sigma.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Lewis
    08/02/15
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    "Say six sigma"

    Wow, basically worthless. If you want to hear a narrator say the word six Sigma over and over and over again and the slow halting style and this is the book for you. It provides little in the way of actual business guidance and ends up being much more of a sales tool to try to convince you to use six Sigma. I bought the book because I wanted to learn more about six Sigma and how I could implement it in my company. This in no way accomplished my goal.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mark, the Amazon Customer
    11/11/14
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    "Some interesting points but unimpressive"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Most of the book seemed pretty generic. It did provide some info worth listening to, so it wasn't a total waste, but much of it was pretty much general knowledge. The puns were annoying, certainly not amusing.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Kenneth
    Odense, Denmark
    15/12/10
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    "I found it very useful and inspiring"

    I have studied Six Sigma at Motorola University and therefor have a good understanding of the concepts and the technical stuff behind.
    The book doesn’t give a “HowTo” on the practical level and implementation, regarding all the hardcore mathematical tools and a real step by step on the DMAIC process – BUT a very good top level management insight

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Jane
    Queanbeyan, Australia
    30/10/13
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    "It should be half a star or zero"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    This books SEEMS to be giving a very high level view of project management. And six sigma WT???


    What could the authors have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Put something of value into it and drop the six sigma rubbish.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by John Lescault?

    Yes.


    What character would you cut from The Six Sigma Way?

    what what?


    Any additional comments?

    Don't bother.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Ramakrishna
    SOUTHINGTON, CT USA
    30/01/13
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    "OK..."
    What did you like best about The Six Sigma Way? What did you like least?

    I think the biggest gripe I have about this book is the narrator's monotone voice ...i found myself frequently falling asleep...!!! other than that the contents are again a bit theoretical and due to my "sleeping" breaks i have to listen to this again to fully comprehend what the authors are trying to convey...!!!


    Would you be willing to try another book from the authors? Why or why not?

    Maybe...too theoretical..


    What aspect of John Lescault’s performance would you have changed?

    bring more energy and subtle up/down intonations into the voice...


    Did The Six Sigma Way inspire you to do anything?

    nope...not yet...


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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