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Process and Quality Excellence Pointers

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Six Sigma Pointers is hosted by Tom Pyzdek, author of The Six Sigma Handbook and noted authority on process excellence. The podcasts cover all important aspects of Six Sigma and process excellence, including lean, quality, and many other topics.

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Six Sigma Pointers is hosted by Tom Pyzdek, author of The Six Sigma Handbook and noted authority on process excellence. The podcasts cover all important aspects of Six Sigma and process excellence, including lean, quality, and many other topics.

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Great information! I wish he wouldn't have quit making podcasts.

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Quality info

By JTCMQ - Dec 07 2014
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Great information! I wish he wouldn't have quit making podcasts.

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Process and Quality Excellence Pointers

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Six Sigma Pointers is hosted by Tom Pyzdek, author of The Six Sigma Handbook and noted authority on process excellence. The podcasts cover all important aspects of Six Sigma and process excellence, including lean, quality, and many other topics.

episode 020-All About Six Sigma

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Mindtool's Rachel Salaman interviews Tom about a wide range of Six Sigma topics. Listen to hear what Six Sigma is, where Six Sigma should (and should not) be used, what are the benefits and pitfalls that await Six Sigma users, where Six Sigma is heading in the future, and much more!

May 24 2008

31mins

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episode 018-Process Capability Analysis

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How good is that process? How do you know? This episode discusses the ins and outs of measuring the process to make it possible to predict future performance.

Apr 27 2008

9mins

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Episode 010-Six Sigma and Global Warming

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Can the Six Sigma approach help us approach the issue of global warming? What would one do in the Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control phases of a hypothetical Six Sigma project on global warming?

Sep 12 2007

16mins

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Episode 012 - Black Belt How To Guide Part II

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What does it take to be an effective Six Sigma Black Belt? This two-part podcast tackles this question. In Part II Tom discusses an approach to problem solving that has served him well for 40 years.

Oct 29 2007

20mins

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Episode 013-Quality Vampires

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Legend has it that vampires prowl the nights in Transylvania sucking the life's blood out of their victims. Like vampires, there are a number of approaches to quality improvement and control that can suck the life out of your Six Sigma results.

Mar 03 2008

13mins

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episode 022-An overview of Black Belt training

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Tom presents the audio track of the first lesson of his online Black Belt training. His approach is unique because it presents the various tools in the context of how they are applied. If you are not yet a Six Sigma Black Belt, you will discover what is taught in Black Belt training. If you're already a Black Belt, this podcast will help you understand when and how each tool is applied.

Jul 05 2008

22mins

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episode 015-Quality, Integrity and Six Sigma

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Can we really use Six Sigma to improve the integrity of the organization? You bet! Listen to this episode to find out how.

Apr 02 2008

4mins

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episode 017-DOE for out of control processes

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Can you perform designed experiments on processes that are not in a state of statistical control? This podcast tells you where six eminent expert statisticians come down on this issue, and Tom adds his summary of the debate and his 2-cents worth.

Apr 12 2008

10mins

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episode 016-Variance inflation factor

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Variance inflation is a problem frequently encountered by Six Sigma Black Belts who are performing regression analysis. It can lead to serious problems with the analysis, such as regression coefficients with the wrong sign. Listen to this podcast to learn about variance inflation factors, a metric that quantifies variance inflation.

Apr 07 2008

7mins

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episode 021-modeling with regression

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One important Black Belt activity is to use the organization's data warehouse to explore cause and effect relationships by building models using multiple linear regression. This isn't as easy as just throwing all of the candidate Xs into a software package and crunching away. This podcast describes the technique Tom teaches in Black Belt training.

Jul 01 2008

5mins

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Interview with Business Profits Radio

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Radio host Robert Skrob asks Tom about Six Sigma. What is it? How is it useful to small businesses? Can it be used to improve sales, marketing, operations? This wide-ranging interview covers a tremendous variety of topics relating to business process excellence.

Jan 05 2010

37mins

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Why Healthcare Quality Stinks in America

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Let's be honest, America's healthcare non-system has its problems. What are the root causes? Do any of the proposed solutions address them?

Nov 29 2009

8mins

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Episode 027-American Kaizen

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Kaizen means "improvement" in Japanese. In Japan businesses view Kaizen as a way to engage everyone in improvement without spending much money. Improvements are usually small, and overall improvement is gradual. Americans have little patience for such an approach. This podcast describes the American version of Japan's successful approach to improving products and processes.

Sep 21 2009

6mins

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Episode 026-Tough Times and Lean Six Sigma

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What can you do to help yourself and your organization during tough times? Tom provides a few pointers to help.

Mar 18 2009

7mins

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Episode 025-10 Reasons to do Six Sigma

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There are many reasons an organization might consider doing Six Sigma. For example, survival! This podcast presents a list of 10 other reasons.

Jan 04 2009

6mins

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Episode 024-Flavor of the Month

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Is Lean or Six Sigma a Flavor of the Month? What does this derisive label actually mean? Listen to this podcast and learn more!

Dec 15 2008

9mins

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Episode 023-Be careful what you wish for

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We all want leadership support, right? But if you're not careful to specify precisely what you want your leaders to do for you, you may find yourself worse off than before.

Oct 12 2008

10mins

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episode 022-An overview of Black Belt training

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Tom presents the audio track of the first lesson of his online Black Belt training. His approach is unique because it presents the various tools in the context of how they are applied. If you are not yet a Six Sigma Black Belt, you will discover what is taught in Black Belt training. If you're already a Black Belt, this podcast will help you understand when and how each tool is applied.

Jul 05 2008

22mins

Play

episode 021-modeling with regression

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One important Black Belt activity is to use the organization's data warehouse to explore cause and effect relationships by building models using multiple linear regression. This isn't as easy as just throwing all of the candidate Xs into a software package and crunching away. This podcast describes the technique Tom teaches in Black Belt training.

Jul 01 2008

5mins

Play

episode 020-All About Six Sigma

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Mindtool's Rachel Salaman interviews Tom about a wide range of Six Sigma topics. Listen to hear what Six Sigma is, where Six Sigma should (and should not) be used, what are the benefits and pitfalls that await Six Sigma users, where Six Sigma is heading in the future, and much more!

May 24 2008

31mins

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episode 019-The International Academy for Quality

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The International Academy for Quality (IAQ) is an independent, self-supported, non-profit, non-governmental organization that is administered by a collegial assembly of Academicians who have been elected by their peers from the most respected, active and experienced protagonists of quality in the world. In this podcast Tom interviews IAQ Chairman, Spencer Hutchens, Jr.

May 13 2008

10mins

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episode 018-Process Capability Analysis

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How good is that process? How do you know? This episode discusses the ins and outs of measuring the process to make it possible to predict future performance.

Apr 27 2008

9mins

Play

episode 017-DOE for out of control processes

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Can you perform designed experiments on processes that are not in a state of statistical control? This podcast tells you where six eminent expert statisticians come down on this issue, and Tom adds his summary of the debate and his 2-cents worth.

Apr 12 2008

10mins

Play

episode 016-Variance inflation factor

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Variance inflation is a problem frequently encountered by Six Sigma Black Belts who are performing regression analysis. It can lead to serious problems with the analysis, such as regression coefficients with the wrong sign. Listen to this podcast to learn about variance inflation factors, a metric that quantifies variance inflation.

Apr 07 2008

7mins

Play

episode 015-Quality, Integrity and Six Sigma

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Can we really use Six Sigma to improve the integrity of the organization? You bet! Listen to this episode to find out how.

Apr 02 2008

4mins

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episode 014-QFD the old and the new

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Quality Function Deployment, abbreviated as QFD, has been around since 1966. It proved valuable enough to become a standard part of Six Sigma. But much about QFD has changed in recent years. Listen to discover how to supercharge your Six Sigma activities with the new and improved QFD!

Mar 23 2008

6mins

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Episode 013-Quality Vampires

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Legend has it that vampires prowl the nights in Transylvania sucking the life's blood out of their victims. Like vampires, there are a number of approaches to quality improvement and control that can suck the life out of your Six Sigma results.

Mar 03 2008

13mins

Play

Episode 012 - Black Belt How To Guide Part II

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What does it take to be an effective Six Sigma Black Belt? This two-part podcast tackles this question. In Part II Tom discusses an approach to problem solving that has served him well for 40 years.

Oct 29 2007

20mins

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Episode 011 - Black Belt How To Guide Part I

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What does it take to be an effective Six Sigma Black Belt? This two-part podcast tackles this question. In Part I Tom discusses the role of the Black Belt, motivating others, working with teams as a Black Belt, management's responsibilities to teams, proper team structure, how to get the voice of the process, and problem solving.

Oct 22 2007

10mins

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Episode 010-Six Sigma and Global Warming

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Can the Six Sigma approach help us approach the issue of global warming? What would one do in the Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control phases of a hypothetical Six Sigma project on global warming?

Sep 12 2007

16mins

Play