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Six sigma black belt implementation

Sarah Ingle (Sarah Ingle is a Research Fellow at Dublin City University Business School, Ireland.)
Willo Roe (Willo Roe is a Senior Data Analyst/Consultant, Norkorn Technologies, Ireland.)

The TQM Magazine

ISSN: 0954-478X

Article publication date: 1 August 2001



Examines different approaches that can be utilised to introduce a Six Sigma Black Belt programme. Compares and contrasts the implementation strategies used in both Motorola and General Electric. Provides information based on a literature review as well as interview evidence from employees in both firms. Concludes by defining the overall approach used by each company. The benefits as well as some criticisms of the Six Sigma and Black Belt methodology are also provided, and we warn about the dangers of focusing on the metric rather than the mission.



Ingle, S. and Roe, W. (2001), "Six sigma black belt implementation", The TQM Magazine, Vol. 13 No. 4, pp. 273-280.




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