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vi. Six-Sigma became apart of Jack Welch’s strategy C. Six Sigma came out of Jack Welch’s “The Work-Out program” i. Launched in 1989 ii. Name came from Jack Welch’s initiative to downsize iii. Focused on boundary-less departments and functions i. Ideas were easily shared across departments and positions ii. Decreased bureaucracy iv. Created a learning culture that led to the adoption of Six-Sigma v. Town hall meetings 1. Allowed all GE employees to voice their opinion
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2. Studies of other successful companies were shared ii. Process mapping 1. Detail look at how organization process are executed from beginning to end 2. Goal to was find a simpler process vi. Eventually was used to speed up the implementation of Six Sigma D. The story behind Six-Sigma’s adoption at GE i. Jack Welch initial strategy did not include quality management 1. Refused to support the focus on quality in the 1980s ii. Jack Welch said that the quality management was “…too heavy on slogans and too light on results.” (Byrne 6) ii. AlliedSignal’s Larry Bossidy introduced Six-Sigma to Jack Welch 1. Larry Bossidy and Jack Welch were friends 2. Larry informed Jack of his company’s profits because of the implementation of Six-Sigma at AlliedSignal 3. Jack Welch asked Larry Bossidy to speak on Six Sigma to the executive management team at GE at the CEC meeting in June of 1995 ii. After returning to work in August from open-heart surgery, Jack Welch agreed to go forward with implementing Six-Sigma E. Six-Sigma begins i. Goal - by 1998 all employees was to be trained in Six Sigma ii. Six-Sigma was not a project with a start date and an end date iii. Became the way of life at GE F. First step in the implementation of Six-Sigma i. A team of 15 GE employees were selected to be trained
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1. Became Master Black Belts - “…receive in-depth training on statistical tools and process improvement.” (Aquliano, Chase, and Jacobs 319) 2. Master Black Belts led the implementation of Six-Sigma and mentored others ii. Training started in GE Appliances iii. Expected to complete at least 2 Six-Sigma projects annually after training G. The second step in the implementation of Six-Sigma i. 115 full-time Black Belts positions were created in GE appliances following the initial training of 15 Master Black Belts ii. Master Black Belts were now expected to have 6 Six-Sigma projects annually 1. 1995 – 200 Six-Sigma projects 2. 1996 – 3,000 Six-Sigma projects 3. 1997 – 6,000 Six-Sigma projects iii. Implementation of Green Belts 1. “…employees who have received enough Six-Sigma training to participate in a team, or in some companies, to work individually on a small-scale project directly related to their own job.” (Aquilano, Jacobs, and Chase 319) 2. Part-time positions 3. Same training as Master Black Belts H.
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