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Introduction

  • Theodore T. Allen
Chapter

Abstract

In this chapter, six sigma is defined as a method for problem solving. It is perhaps true that the main benefits of six sigma are: (1) the method slows people down when they solve problems, preventing them from prematurely jumping to poor recommendations that lose money; and (2) six sigma forces people to evaluate quantitatively and carefully their proposed recommendations. These evaluations can aid by encouraging adoption of project results and in the assignment of credit to participants.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Industrial and Systems EngineeringThe Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA

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