Francisco Pulgar-Vidal, president of fkiQuality, was a guest speaker at the 2015 Annual International Deming Research Seminar, held in Washington, DC this week.
Francisco’s presentation, “Teaching and deploying improvement methods BETTER with Deming principles”, caught the attention of many delegates for bridging the camps of Deming and Lean Six Sigma practitioners, which have not seen eye to eye often.
Listen to Francisco’s recommendations for a better way to teach and deploy Six Sigma here
“a multitude of students, instructors and practitioners of current improvement methods such as Lean and Six Sigma who learn a fraction of what they need, ignore the best ways to apply it, and dismiss whatever they have not being taught …”
“ it is common to find a Six Sigma black belt who ignores the notion of the company as a system and a Lean practitioner who is not schooled in statistical analysis of any kind …”
“employees lose as they try to practice Lean Six Sigma because they receive incomplete, even faulty advice about a fractioned body of knowledge. The organization loses as well when it equates poor deployment with poor principles and moves on to another more promising methodology …”