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Running head: UNIT IV: MBA_6151_OPERATIONS RESEARCH_CASE STUDY1 Unit IV Case Study MBA6151 Case Study of “Six Sigma at 3M, Inc.,”ByNguyen Yen NhungID: 262363Ho Chi Minh CityForPROFESSOR: BETTY ROSS, DBAMBA FacultyColumbia Southern UniversityIn 1902, 3M is a small company that was founded with the initial goal is mining inMinnesota. But then 3M has changed and grown to become a leading industrial corporation inthe world. Based on the platform since newly established that is the spirit of innovation andcollaboration. What made the success of 3M. Today, 3M’s headquartered is still in St. Paul,Minnesota, and operates in more than 60 countries worldwide. 3M products are varied, coveringmany different areas from industrial, electronic, medical, telecommunications, consumer goodsand other fields, etc. present in 200 countries. 3M revenue in 2013 is more than 30 billion USdollars. 3M’ stock is one of factors that influencing the Dow Jones Industrial Average and is animportant element of the Standard & Poor's 500 Index. 3M is also one of the leading innovativecompanies in the world with over 100,000 owning patents. (3M, 2015)Benefits, costs, and risksof 3M when apply Six Sigma tools to company operations:
UNIT IV: MBA_6151_OPERATIONS RESEARCH_CASE STUDY2When W. James McNerney Jr. was became president and CEO of 3M in January, 2001,