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My Quality Story: Risky Business

by Wrestler, Denise

I assumed my 19th cruise would be a repeat of my previous 18. It had everything a typical cruise would include, but with one glaring difference—a pandemic was growing just outside of our floating oasis....

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Try This Today: Pinpointing Pain

by Saif, Sami

The customer journey is seeing the process from a customer’s point of view, and it only describes the steps customers experience across the channels while interacting with the organization and brand....

Have Your Cake—And Eat It, Too

by Trott, Derek

At the core of operational excellence are customer-centric, high-quality services and products. Profit is essential to stability and growth, but few businesses generate long-term profitability and growth when employing a profit-before-product mentality....

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18 Steps to Six Sigma Project Success

by Fernandes, Marcelo Machado; Hurst, Jennifer; Antony, Jiju; Turrioni, João Batista; Silva, Messias Borges

Selection and prioritization of Six Sigma projects (SSP) is one of the most frequently discussed issues in Six Sigma literature. If an SSP is poorly selected, positive results are delayed and frustration may build throughout the organization....

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Back to Basics: The Wow Factor

by Muncaster, David

It’s amazing how much the digital age has changed the way organizations view and react to customers....

For Best Results

by Moura e Sá, Patrícia

Organizations put considerable effort into developing innovative products and services capable of delivering value to customers and users. Reducing development costs and the risks of failure, and improving time-to-market performance are key priorities....

Dead or Alive

by Sower, Victor E.; Green, Kenneth W.; Zelbst, Pamela J.;

Some suggest the concept is obsolete, but recent research found TQM is alive and well, and its inclusiveness helps employees take part in meeting or exceeding customer needs....

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How We Work

by Gaskill, Tyler

The Joint Commission’s robust process improvement program trains employees in lean Six Sigma and change management, making continuous improvement an intrinsic job function for everyone....

Innovation Imperative: A Fresh Mix

by Merrill, Peter

Age diversity can breed innovation, but it requires communication skills. Innovators know the benefits of diversity in creating new ideas. But diversity only works if there is understanding and trust between diverse people....

Role Call

by Sunder, Vijaya; Shah, Shashank;

A structured approach to managing stakeholders in lean Six Sigma projects....

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