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Process and Quality Excellence Pointers

Thomas Pyzdek

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Process and Quality Excellence Pointers

Process and Quality Excellence Pointers

Thomas Pyzdek

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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.

Latest Episodes

Interview with Business Profits Radio

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.

37 MIN2010 JAN 6
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Interview with Business Profits Radio

Why Healthcare Quality Stinks in America

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?

8 MIN2009 NOV 30
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Why Healthcare Quality Stinks in America

Episode 027-American Kaizen

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.

6 MIN2009 SEP 22
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Episode 027-American Kaizen

Episode 026-Tough Times and Lean Six Sigma

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

7 MIN2009 MAR 19
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Episode 026-Tough Times and Lean Six Sigma

Episode 025-10 Reasons to do Six Sigma

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

6 MIN2009 JAN 5
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Episode 025-10 Reasons to do Six Sigma

Episode 024-Flavor of the Month

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

9 MIN2008 DEC 15
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Episode 024-Flavor of the Month

Episode 023-Be careful what you wish for

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.

10 MIN2008 OCT 13
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Episode 023-Be careful what you wish for

episode 022-An overview of Black Belt training

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.

22 MIN2008 JUL 6
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episode 022-An overview of Black Belt training

episode 021-modeling with regression

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.

5 MIN2008 JUL 1
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episode 021-modeling with regression

episode 020-All About Six Sigma

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!

31 MIN2008 MAY 25
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episode 020-All About Six Sigma

Latest Episodes

Interview with Business Profits Radio

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.

37 MIN2010 JAN 6
Comments
Interview with Business Profits Radio

Why Healthcare Quality Stinks in America

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?

8 MIN2009 NOV 30
Comments
Why Healthcare Quality Stinks in America

Episode 027-American Kaizen

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.

6 MIN2009 SEP 22
Comments
Episode 027-American Kaizen

Episode 026-Tough Times and Lean Six Sigma

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

7 MIN2009 MAR 19
Comments
Episode 026-Tough Times and Lean Six Sigma

Episode 025-10 Reasons to do Six Sigma

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

6 MIN2009 JAN 5
Comments
Episode 025-10 Reasons to do Six Sigma

Episode 024-Flavor of the Month

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

9 MIN2008 DEC 15
Comments
Episode 024-Flavor of the Month

Episode 023-Be careful what you wish for

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.

10 MIN2008 OCT 13
Comments
Episode 023-Be careful what you wish for

episode 022-An overview of Black Belt training

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.

22 MIN2008 JUL 6
Comments
episode 022-An overview of Black Belt training

episode 021-modeling with regression

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.

5 MIN2008 JUL 1
Comments
episode 021-modeling with regression

episode 020-All About Six Sigma

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!

31 MIN2008 MAY 25
Comments
episode 020-All About Six Sigma
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