Category Archives: Six Sigma

Lessons from Wipro’s Tryst with Lean (TPS), Part-3 of 3

This is the concluding part of my previous posts: Wipro’s Tryst with Lean (Toyota Production System) and Lessons from Wipro’s Tryst with Lean (TPS), Part-1 of 3, and Lessons from Wipro’s Tryst with Lean (TPS), Part-2 of 3. 5.  Remember, a lean system takes … Continue reading

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Lessons from Wipro’s Tryst with Lean (TPS), Part-2 of 3

The following section is devoted to the lessons that can be derived from the success of Lean principles at Wipro and applied in any of Knowledge industry–be it telecom, insurance or legal services etc.  It’s an extension of my previous … Continue reading

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Lessons from Wipro’s Tryst with Lean (TPS), Part-1 of 3

The following section is devoted to the lessons that can be derived from the success of Lean principles at Wipro and applied in any of Knowledge industry–be it telecom, insurance or legal services etc.  It’s an extension of my previous … Continue reading

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Wipro’s Tryst with Lean (Toyota Production System)

The Toyota Production System, better known as Lean, is arguably the most important invention in operations since Henry Ford’s Model-T began rolling off the production line.  In manufacturing, there is a common understanding of how to make an operation lean, … Continue reading

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When Jack Welch set out GE’s Quality Vision 2000

I recently came across a question on a website about Six Sigma: What should be the primary objective – customer satisfaction or cost reduction?  The question still causes a lot of confusion which is quite prevailing among the Six Sigma … Continue reading

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A 30,000-Feet Perspective Of Six Sigma

There is nothing which compares to the effectiveness of Six Sigma when it comes to improving a company/organization’s operational efficiency, raising its productivity, and lowering its costs.  Six Sigma improves design processes, gets products to market faster with fewer defects, … Continue reading

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GE’s Early Days With Six Sigma

In 1995, they came to know that for most companies the average defect rate was 35,000 defects per million operations.  Getting to Six Sigma quality level means that you have fewer than 3.4 defects per million operations in a manufacturing … Continue reading

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