Sunday, January 07, 2007

Bob Nardelli

Six Sigma gets another bad rap... The Times Herald-Record had a great story on Home Depot's golden parachute for CEO Bob Nardelli. Complete with this one liner: "So much for Six Sigma and the GE way." In fairness to Six Sigma, the tool should not be held accountable for the people using (or abusing) it. One could use a hammer to build a house, or smash a work of art into so many worthless scraps. There was a great article printed in the APICS magazine in May 2006 that showed that while Six Sigma and Lean are good tools, using a methodology like Dr. Eli Goldratt's TOC (Theory of Constraints) to find the weakest link, and applying force at the proper leverage point, the results are in fact quite remarkable. Want to up the ante even more, inject Boyd's OODA Loop (via H. William Dettmer's Constraints Management Model, as documented in Strategic Navigation) and turbocharge your efforts! Learn the basics at the upcoming workshop on January 19, 2007. Jeff 'SKI' Kinsey, Jonah P.S. And yet, this post is just funny. If you take this stuff too seriously, you must be a stock holder! tags: , ,
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