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Six Sigma and Beyond
Problem Solving and Basic Mathematics, Volume II

ISBN 9781574443103
Published October 30, 2001 by CRC Press
416 Pages 25 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

In all walks of life, at some point in time, we all use the process of problem solving. We all talk about it, we all use it, but chances are we all mean different things by it. Six Sigma and Beyond: Problem Solving and Basic Mathematics organizes the topic and provides a structured approach based on the scientific method. Specifically designed to address the issue of cognitive functioning this volume provides a generic approach to problem solving.
The Six Sigma methodology demands that problems be resolved in such a way that both the customer and organization benefit. Not a bad expectation. In this book, the author addresses what a problem is and systematically defines the process of resolving it. He stresses the importance of the team - people power - dedicated to solving a specific problem - process power - and how this combination leads to efficiencies that please the customer and enhance the bottom line.
Identifying the problem is only half the task. The next step is to resolve it. This book gives you a detailed rationale and a theoretical explanation of the problem solving process. It focuses on problem solving from a quality perspective and addresses key concepts in team dynamics. It provides an overview of the basic tools of problem solving. In addition, the author introduces the Global Problem Solving (GPS) process.
This strategic program brings the focus of quality programs back to eliminating mistakes, waste, and rework. The book highlights the basic mathematics used in all phases of quality control. It introduces each mathematical concept, gives an example, and proceeds with several exercises that demonstrate the solution. With Six Sigma and Beyond: Problem Solving and Basic Mathematics you get the techniques and statistical tools to go beyond theory to real-world applications and take quality management to the next level.

Table of Contents

Theoretical Aspects of Problem Solving
Overview of Key Elements to Problem Solving
Problem-Solving (PS) and Process Improvement (PI) Cycle
Tools of Quality
The Global Problem Solving (GPS) Process
Six Sigma Approach to Problem Solving
Basic Mathematics
The Value of Whole Numbers
Addition and Subtraction of Whole Numbers
Multiplication and Division of Whole Numbers
Parts and Types of Fractions
Simple Form and Common Denominators of Fractions
Adding and Subtracting Fractions
Multiplication and Division of Fractions
Ordering, Rounding and Changing Decimals
The Four Operations of Decimals
Division with Decimals
Squares, Square Roots, Cubes, Cube Roots and Proportions
Scientific Notation and Powers of Ten
The Metric System
International System of Units
Conversion of English to Metric
Appendix A: A typical cover sheet for the GPS process
Appendix B: GPS0 Assessing questions
Appendix C: GPS1 Assessing questions
Appendix D: GPS2 Assessing questions
Appendix E: GPS3 Assessing questions
Appendix F: GPS4 Assessing questions
Appendix G: GPS5 Assessing questions
Appendix H: GPS6 Assessing questions
Appendix I: GPS7 Assessing questions
Appendix J: GPS8 Assessing questions
Selected Bibliography

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