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Old 03-04-2007, 08:18 PM   #21
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Re: Six Sigma and Other Certifications
Old 03-04-2007, 08:24 PM   #22
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Old 03-04-2007, 08:37 PM   #23
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Charles - definitely agree on your answer; this is much more important than the buzzwords:

having a clear mission, building a great team of people, communicating the mission, setting goals, variable compensation plans that reward performance (and often paying just a bit more than "market"), being honest with folks and thanking them sincerely ... and coming in everyday to make the company better, and better and better. Etc.

To address you original question, certifications are useful in establishing a certain baseline of knowledge in an area but cannot substitute for common sense and your points above.

Good luck and thanks
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Old 03-05-2007, 12:18 AM   #24
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I remember talking to a manager one time when he hired a chemical engineer for a position that had nothing to do with engineering... he said the degree was the ticket in... someone that had not gotten one had not shown he could 'get things done'... so some insist on the education..

I also had a boss for a short while that had come up through the ranks... never got a degree (said he made Cs in college and dropped out)... but, he was great at what he did... he knew his 'stuff'...

SO, it matters who you interview with...
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YouBet pretty much nailed it. Have worked in technology mfg mgmt 20+ years; most of these concepts and programs are just common sense approach to solving business issues and driving out waste.

I think there must be a group of quality managers that meet every few years around a keg and think - how can we come up with different terms to solve the same business problems and drive up our consulting costs or give us more reasons to make our dept's larger ......
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As we continue to come up with new buzzwords Manufacturing Jobs continue to go offshore. The bottom line folks is COST.
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MegaCorp (six Sigma et. al.) Process:

This is some of the corporate nonsense that one must endure to keep their little gravytrain going.

While I do indeed beleive that we should keep our eye on our process(es) and continually improve them, That's not what I see in MegaCorp six sigma stuff.

What I see is a bunch of mumbo jumbo that just gets in the way of the "real" work.

I'll beleive in six sigma when and if the process people ever get their own internal process together.

- What a joke
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