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Wednesday, January 16, 2019
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Paper originally presented at the 2002 Annual Quality Congress by ROI President Steven Ouellette and ROI Consultant Michael Petrovich


Six Sigma is a useful management philosophy and problem-solving methodology, but it is not a comprehensive management system.  Many experienced practitioners of the quality sciences are becoming concerned, as Six Sigma is increasingly the only focus of managers while the day-to-day activities suffer neglect.  Managers implementing Six Sigma may wonder where all those past cost savings claimed by the Six Sigma teams have gone since they are not showing up on the bottom line today.  This paper presents an integrated daily management technology that complements the project-driven problem-solving DMAIC methodology.  This daily management structure systematizes monitoring, prioritizing, and reacting to daily variation in a way that mobilizes the entire workforce to continuously improve the process in a way that compliments Six Sigma and improves your chances of success.


This is a paper by Dr. Luftig on a method for measuring how well assets are used to generate salable product/services. It is the first step to understanding Customer / Product Rationalization.


This is the second paper by Dr. Luftig, explaining how to use Total Asset Utilization and a cost allocation scheme to understand the true profitability of your products and/or services.


This paper proposes a methodology for starting up new equipment (also applicable to new products) to minimize problems typically associated with start-ups.

The reader will attain a fundamental understanding of how advanced quality planning and a statistics-based start-up strategy have been used successfully in industry to commission over $750 million worth of new and existing equipment over the last 15 years with vast reductions in the real costs of specifying, commissioning, and operating equipment.