The Power of Ultimate Six Sigma: Keki Bhote's Proven System for Moving beyond Quality Excellence to Total Business Excellence

The Power of Ultimate Six Sigma: Keki Bhote's Proven System for Moving beyond Quality Excellence to Total Business Excellence

The Power of Ultimate Six Sigma: Keki Bhote's Proven System for Moving beyond Quality Excellence to Total Business Excellence

The Power of Ultimate Six Sigma: Keki Bhote's Proven System for Moving beyond Quality Excellence to Total Business Excellence

Synopsis

Books on the revolutionary Six Sigma management strategy have been flying off the business book shelves ever since GE 's Jack Welch called it "the most impor- tant initiative [they ] have ever undertaken.." This accessible guidebook shows readers how to apply Bhote 's own trademarked "Ultimate Six Sigma " method to their organizations,explaining every technique and providing every tool readers need in order to smoothly and quickly implement it themselves.

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Larger Horizons for
“The Power of Ultimate Six Sigma”

My first book on the Ultimate Six Sigma has been immensely popular for breaking new ground on the subject of Six Sigma, first developed by my associates and myself at Motorola. It enlarged the scope of Six Sigma—as slavishly practiced by hundreds of companies—from the narrow confines of quality excellence to total business excellence. By turning the searchlight on to the issues of customers, leadership, organization, employees, and suppliers, the Ultimate Six Sigma represented a quantum leap over the standard treatment of Six Sigma. By highlighting the ten powerful tools of the twenty-first century, it left far behind the obsolete problem-solving/improvement tools employed by Six Sigma black belts. Why, then, the necessity for another perspective on the Ultimate Six Sigma? As the title The Power of the Ultimate Six Sigma indicates, there is an urgent need to give a high-octane boost to the top management of business enterprises.

Two cataclysmic events—one global, the other within the world of business— have converged to expand the horizon of the Ultimate Six Sigma even further and with greater urgency. the first represents a golden opportunity for pursuing the Power of the Ultimate Six Sigma to unprecedented heights for business. the second represents a Power of Ultimate Six Sigma message for business to reform itself or else witness the precipitous slide in the stock market, the disillusionment of the stockholder, and the gradual atrophy of the glorious engine of capitalism.

The Aftermath of September 11:
A Rousing Challenge for Business

The catastrophe of September 11 impacted the American psyche as no other single event in its history. the response of the U.S. government to fight the cancer of terrorism has been splendid in conception and brilliant in its execution.

However, the underlying, deep-rooted cause of terrorism—the utter hopelessness that festers among the masses of the Third World and that provides fodder for the terrorists—cannot be effectively tackled by governments. It can only be addressed by business. But it will require a veritable business Marshall Plan—specifically, the . . .

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