The second edition of Implementing Six Sigma was published by Wiley in 2003. An update to this book was published in 2008 with the title Integrated Enterprise Excellence Volume III – Improvement Project Execution: A Management and Black Belt Guide for Going Beyond Lean Six Sigma and the Balanced Scorecard.
Implementing Six Sigma won the ASQ Crosby Medal. Implementing Six Sigma provides a define-measure-analyze-improve-control (DMAIC) roadmap for the creation of an enterprise system in which organizations can significantly improve processes through the true integration of Six Sigma and Lean tools. The described techniques can help manufacturing, development, and service organizations become more competitive and/or move them to new heights.
Through Six Sigma, many companies have reported billions of dollars in bottom-line benefits and improved customer relationships. However, not all organizations have experienced equal success. Some organizations have had trouble jump-starting the effort, others in sustaining the momentum of the effort within their companies.
The described methods in this book were the beginning of the Integrated Enterprise Excellence (IEE) system, which is described in more detail in a later published five-book series. IEE helps organizations overcome these difficulties by implementing a statistical-based, cascading measurement system that leads to the creation of projects whenever improvements in business or operational metrics are needed. This is in contrast to the creation of Six Sigma/Lean projects that may or may not be aligned with the overall needs of the business.
This book series introduces how IEE is used to select and track the right measures within a company so that Lean/Six Sigma efforts better meet the strategic needs of the business and reduce the day-to-day fire-fighting activities of the organization. In addition, the described IEE project execution roadmap illustrates how to execute Lean/Six Sigma projects wisely so that the most appropriate Lean or Six Sigma tool is used when executing both manufacturing and transactional projects. All size organizations can reap very large benefits from this pragmatic approach to implementing Six Sigma, no matter if the organization is manufacturing, service, or development.
The specific title from the IEE volume set that replaced Implementing Six Sigma 2nd edition was Integrated Enterprise Excellence Volume III – Improvement Project Execution: A Management and Black Belt Guide for Going Beyond Lean Six Sigma and the Balanced Scorecard.
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