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September 2, 2020

A book written by Dr. Mikel J. Harry on Resolving The Mysteries of Six Sigma.

Click the link below to read the book:


August 26, 2020

I am a Continuous Improvement Professional and a Gulf War-era United States Veteran. I had the privilege of serving from 1988 to 1992 in the United States Marine Corps, where I worked in the supply chain management and physical distribution/logistics fields.

Reflecting back, I would say my continuous improvement days started in my youth on the farm where I would try to be the best farmer I could be, whether that meant finding b...

August 26, 2020

Setting the Stage

As a first point of business, let’s set the stage for our ensuing discussion with a brief orientation on the technical evolution of Six Sigma.  In this way, we can get down into the boiler room of Six Sigma to better understand its source of power.

Most often, the history of Six Sigma is presented from a business viewpoint.  Such presentations are usually aimed at the leaders, managers and executives of large-s...

August 26, 2020

This conversation is largely about the differences between the Grade of something and its inherent Quality.  Far too often, people become confused by the use of these two terms.  They frequently believe that “high quality stuff” simply costs more.  We’ve all heard the saying: “You get what you pay for.”  In fact, sales people have been known to use this misunderstanding to justify charging more for something.  When this happen...

August 22, 2020

Many ask why SSMI-US prefers Blended Training over other methods when many organizations insist on live training. Here is a quote from Mikel, “My personal objective, where I used to be the Rolls-Royce of Six Sigma, high cost, etc., now my goal is to become the Toyota of Six Sigma, with a Walmart delivery, at the speed of FedEx. That's the goal now for generation three.”Blended Training accomplishes Mikel’s objective. 


Project Requirements for Certification

By Alan M. Leduc

Below is an article written by Dr. Mikel J. Harry in 2013. Mikel points out the issues with selecting “real world” training projects that have “educational worthiness” and the difficulties in assessing such projects for the purposes of validating a Belt Candidate’s ability to apply their knowledge. Mikel suggests that a better alternative might be a project simulation which...

June 29, 2020

To many organizations, Six Sigma is just another means to improve quality that’s often put under the umbrella of continuous improvement. From this viewpoint, Six Sigma can be described as a highly disciplined, data-driven approach for eliminating defects.

In reality, Six Sigma is a lot more than a quality program.  Six Sigma is actually a business improvement process that allows companies to drastically benefit their bottom lin...

June 29, 2020

Dr. Harry has been widely recognized in many notable publications as the co-creator of Six Sigma and the world’s leading authority within this field. Through this article, he shares some of his key insights with SHEQ Media. To many organizations, Six Sigma is just another means to improve quality that’s often put under the umbrella of continuous improvement.

From this view point, Six Sigma can be described as a highly disciplin...

June 24, 2020

The broad use of the words “Six Sigma” today means many things and it has evolved from its beginnings into a Quality Management System. “Six Sigma” Systems have also been combined with “Lean” Systems, based on the Toyota Production System, as well as the “Theory of Constraints”. Each has their thinking approach, followers, advantages, tools and techniques.

The thoughts and ideas that led to Six Sigma and Design for Six Sigma (D...

MindPro Development History

In 1994 Mikel established the Six Sigma Academy (SSA) with Richard Schroeder.  Together they deployed Six Sigma in large corporations such as Allied Signal, General Electric, Ford Motor Company, and Dupont. These were highly successful deployments and spanned through the first three generations of Six Sigma.  The foundation of Lean Six Sigma deployment and training was set in these early years....

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