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Case Study: At 3M, a Struggle between Efficiency and Creativity

See attached files for full case study. 1. Describe the nature of incremental innovations derived at 3M through the adoption of the Six Sigma discipline earlier in the decade under the leadership of James McNerney. 2. How is the approach of George Buckley different? Is it more of a breakthrough type approach to invention?

Strategic Positioning of HSBC in Australia

Undertake the following tasks: Q3. Critically discuss the strategic choices that you think are pertinent to the strategic positioning of HSBC in Australia. Q4. Justify a strategy that you believe HSBC in Australia should be pursuing. Some more guidelines: Q3 Strategic Choices--Critical discussion of Generic Choices

Quality and Supply Chain Management

350-500 words Details: The Central Engineering and Research Group (CERG)is a service group. Since Deming, Juran and Crosby wrote primarily about "products". How do their theories apply to your group? Discuss this with the other analysts.

Evaluate tax liability of affiliate operation in Cyprus or Spain

Sigma Corporation of Boston is contemplating establishing an affiliate operation in the Mediterranean. Two countries under consideration are Spain and Cyprus. Sigma intends to repatriate all after-tax foreign-source income to the United States. At this point, Sigma is not certain whether it would be best to establish the affi

Innovation Process Paper - USPS

I need approximately 800 words on the following assignment. Innovation Process Paper Prepare a paper in which you identify and discuss the four basic phases of the innovative process and how you will apply the innovative process to change the United States Post Office. Identify the appropriate tools and techniques to be use

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Smart Software Developers Corp. is a multinational company offering custom software solutions to banking, healthcare, cargo handling, and automobile sectors. The company has operations in several geographical locations. Smart Software Developers Corp. has evolved from no quality systems to a stable QMS level based on the ISO 900

Acme: Six Sigma Exercise

Acme (NC) has long used a central telephone/internet customer support center based in Jamaica. Data collected by the center show that last year, all but five (5) of every 100,000 calls/accesses received by the center were satisfactorily (to the customer) handled within the targeted time of two hours. 1. What is the highest


Phase 1 Discussion Board Deliverable Length: 300-500 words Details: You're having a discussion with your manager and other members of the Human Resources department about the situation at CF&F and your division in particular. The conversation turns to diagnostic process efforts and how they impact the change management. Di

Leadership, communications, policies, and culture

Details: During a lunch meeting a couple of topics were discussed that you feel you need a broader understanding of your group member's thoughts and ideas. The Central Engineering and Research Group (CERG)is a service group. Since Deming, Juran and Crosby wrote primarily about "products". How do their theories apply to your

Finance and the Market

1. What is the difference between the primary market and the secondary market? 2. What is the relationship between financial decision making and risk and return? 3. What is an efficient market and what are the implications of efficient markets for us? 4. There are several limitations to ratio analysis. Name three. 5

Cost of capital and risk

After considering expanding your line of apparel and gathering information on the increase in sales for your division and the investment needed in new manufacturing equipment, without having to hire additional manufacturing personnel, you arrange a meeting with the CFO. During the meeting Don listened to your proposal, reviewed

CEO Robert Nardelli Forced to Resign

This case assignment is meant to apply the concepts of "organizational stakeholders" to Robert Nardelli, the former CEO of Home Depot. Do some background research on the internet on CEO Nardelli and Home Depot including the MSNBC article listed in your background readings. Then write a 2-3 page report on the following issues

Production Planning and Quality Management

After all your production planning analysis, you have been asked to prepare a Quality Management Planning Strategy for management and employees. Using course materials and other resources, develop a strategy document with the following action items: Identify the overall Quality Management Process (TQM, ISO 9000, Six Sigma

Lean Enterprise, process improvements, five s's and six sigma methods.

1.) How can an organization apply the Five S's? 2.) How does standardization of operations and equipment support Lean Manufacturing? 3.) What challenges do companies face when considering process improvements? 4.) What are the differences between the following Six Sigma methods: DMAIC, DMADV, DMADDD, and DFS


Can you explain the use of a S.I.P.O.C. in the define section of Six Sigma?

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Explain the concept of flexible manufacturing systems and Six Sigma.

Applied overhead / Work in Process

Part 6: The Sigma Company. The following information pertains to Sigma Company for September: Direct Material Direct Labor Overhead Job #323 $3,200 $4,500 ? Job #325 ? 5,000 ? Job #401 5,670 ? $5,550 Sigma Company applies overhead for Job #323 at 140 percent of direct labor cost and at 150 percent of direct labor

List at least four changes impacting supply chain management.

1. List at least four changes impacting supply chain management. 2. Based on these changes, what recommendations would you make to companies facing global competition? I need to discuss the above questions. It does not have to be in a essay format or paper. Just detailed answers with sources to support.


Please help me get started on the following: Write a research/term paper on one of the following topics: ISO 9000 ISO9001 QS9000 Total Quality Management Six Sigma Malcolm Balridge Award CMM/CMMI Quality and Global Competitiveness (U.S. versus Japan) Quality Evolution-Past to Present ? The research/term pa

Quality control mechanisms; performance metrics

You will develop a set of Quality Control mechanisms, including a set of project metrics that each project can be measured against. Each member will also develop a set of Change Management and Control mechanisms. Your deliverable should be in the following format: 6.0 Tracking and Control Mechanisms Techniques to be used

Statistical Symbols and Definitions Matching Assignment

Please complete the attached Statistical Symbols and Definitions Matching Assignment Match the letter of the definition on the right to the appropriate symbol on the left. Symbols Definitions 1. S (Uppercase Sigma) ____ a. Null hypothesis 2. m (Mu) ____ b. Summation 3. s (Lowercase Sigma) _

Technology and Business Strategy

Less than 1 page per question double space 1."Managing Technology as a Business Strategy," by Tamara J. Erikson, John F. Magee, Philip A. Roussel, and Kamal N. Saad According to the authors' classification, what type of technology contributes most to today's competitive advantage? What type (using the authors' classificatio