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MoreTime Consulting is dedicated to simplifying your business's process design or process improvement needs. We use proven best practices and common sense solutions. Usually, the discovery process starts with a fast-paced interactive and fun workshop.
Our experience with managing commercial and government process programs for many years is to your advantage. We are in a unique position to partner with organizations of all sizes.
Improved productivity means your results increase while your costs decrease. Get more time to do what is important to you. After all, that's what you expect from doing things faster and better: more time! Oh yes - "time is money" so expect more of that, too.
Our Business Services Fit Your Business Needs
We offer speaking engagements, custom consulting and training services custom designed to suit your unique business, team or non-profit organization.
Are you ready for:
1) effective meeting facilitation to yield more benefit from "face time" spent with your team?
2) tailored mistake-proofing/lean management workshops?
3) one-on-one business consulting or independent contracting designed just for your business needs?
4) specialized performance improvement training courseware?
Key among our techniques are proven Six Sigma* business and engineering principles.
Come Visit Us in Beautiful North Carolina
We operate from the ultimate business and recreation location: the world famous Outer Banks in North Carolina (OBX). This prime locale is within 500 miles of 1/3 of the country's population, major metropolitan areas and financial centers.
* What Is "Six Sigma" Anyway?
Six Sigma is a statistical term that literally means ~3.4 defects per 1 million - almost performance perfection!
Most work tasks don't require this degree of excellence but by analyzing your data we can see where performance is lacking so it can be improved to acceptable levels. Hundreds of large and small companies across the world have successfully deployed Six Sigma for manufacturing and adapted Six Sigma principles for the knowledge industry: business, engineering, financial services and marketing.
The PDF file, below, gives additional insight about Six Sigma.
What Is "Six Sigma"?
The benefits of Six Sigma aren't limited to the big boys with deep pockets any more. Small businesses can easily embrace these practical principles quickly with support from experienced, customer-oriented companies, like MoreTime Consulting.
Six Sigma Process Approach Quotes:
About Working Less
"In the first round of work simplification . . . you can reasonably expect a 30 to 50 percent reduction...To implement the actual simplification, you must question why each step is performed. Typically, you will find that many steps exist in your work flow for no good reason. Often they are there by tradition or because formal procedure ordains it, and nothing practical ordains it."
- Andrew S. Grove - CEO Intel Corp
About Problem Solving
"The significant problems we have cannot be solved at the same level of thinking with which we created them."
- Albert Einstein, (attributed) - US (German-born) physicist (1879 - 1955)
About Six Sigma
"The widespread acceptance of Six Sigma initiatives has created an environment where quality professionals (even at non-Six Sigma companies) have to apply an enormous body of knowledge through a rigorous, project-based methodology. "
- ASQ Advertising
"The Six Sigma Quality initiative has lowered GE's costs by dramatically reducing rework, simplifying processes and reducing direct material costs."
- Jack Welch, former President and CEO of General Electric, in 2000
"Today's competitive environment leaves no room for error. We must delight our customers and relentlessly look for new ways to exceed their expectations. That is why Six Sigma Quality has become part of our culture."
- General Electric home web page, 2003
"Motorola, the creators of Six Sigma, have implemented it throughout their organization for over 15 years. As a result, they have documented over $16 billion in savings. Robert Galvin, former CEO of Motorola, says “If you can control the variation, you can achieve remarkable results – it’s just common sense.”
- Clemson University, college web page.
Worldwide Six Sigma Success Stories
These amazing examples of profitable business uses for Six Sigma were gathered from various sites on the web. Summaries of our own Six Sigma Success Stories appear throughout this website.
Maple Leaf Bakeries in the UK uses it to reduce waste in their bagel making process.
Textron used Six Sigma to lead the Katrina recovery efforts at the Marine & Land facility (makers of the Armored Security Vehicle used in Iraq) in East New Orleans.
Six Sigma methodology helped DuPont triple its automotive coatings revenue in Brazil.
City of Fort Wayne, Indiana, uses Six Sigma to improve the lawn mowing process for city owned grounds.
The US Army saved $30 million by applying Lean Six Sigma to the Humvee line.
King County in Washington, USA, is using Six Sigma on their mail-in ballot collection and reporting process.
3M launched a “rigorous and extensive Six Sigma launch process” to make their ePassport Reader product flexible, reliable and robust.
CIGNA is using Six Sigma to design new services for their customers.
PACCAR attributes its excellent shareholder return to Six Sigma
St. Anthony's Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida, uses Six Sigma to improve care for ventilator patients. They decreased ventilator days, length of stay in hospitals, and infections.
Unipart Group in the UK is implementing a web-based vehicle tracking system that utilizes GPS to let them know where their vehicles are at all times based on a Six Sigma project.
MGM MIRAGE’s Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer is a Master Black Belt.
Solectron's Guadalahara, Mexico, plant applied Lean Six to the process of providing electrostatic shoes to factory workers and saved 70% in costs.
Houston Public Library expanded operations, improved processes and increased both employee and patron satisfaction.
Penske gives his team the resources to do the job and then expects perfect execution. One small part of that execution is meticulous assembly of the race cars using Six Sigma.
Fort Knox Unit Maintenance Activity increased the output of tanks from six per week to ten per week. The black belt team established standard work, visual management controls and mistake-proof processes as controls to maintain their achievements.
Trinity Real Estate Solutions Inspections division use Six Sigma to reduce the cycle time of inspections.
Stuart Scott, CIO of Microsoft will use it in its IT department: “. . . to cut business complexity in half over the next three years . . .”
Most Major Companies Use Six Sigma - Here Are A Few
AOL, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Pepsi, HMS Host, Motorola, American Standard, Invitrogen, Johnson and Johnson, BAE, Basell Chemical, Kellogg's, DiaSorin, Kaiser Permanente, Home Depot, Household Finance, Formed Fiber Technology, General Electric, Fujifilm, PMN, Synopsys, and Express Scripts, Applied Bio Systems, Avery Dennison, Capital One Auto Finance, Bank One, Belkin, Best Buy, Boeing, Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino, Cisco, J&J, Kaiser Permanente, E Travel Experts, Nokia, Siemens, Lockheed-Martin, Intel, Genentech, Global Disymetries, Oxford Health Plan, Panasonic USA, Pepsi Americas, LCRA Utility, Lombardi Software, Meridias Capital, Phillips Plastics, PMN, Ricoh, Smith Barney, Marathon Oil, Mayo Clinic, Minnesota Public Employees Raytheon, Retirement Association, Travel, United Health, Verilink, Wachovia, Wells Fargo, Waste Management. 3M, A.B. Dick Company, Abbott Labs, Adolph Coors, Advanced Micro Devices, Aerospace Corp, Airborne, Alcoa, Allen Bradley, Allied Signal, Ampex, Apple Computers, Applied Magnetics, ASQC, Atmel, Baxter Pharmaseal, Beatrice Foods, Bell Helicopter, Bombardier, Borden, Bristol Meyers - Squibb, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Campbell Soup, Cellular 1, Chevron, Citicorp, City of Austin, TX, City of Dallas, TX, Clorox, Cooper Ind, Dannon, Defense Mapping Agency, Delnosa ( Delco Electronics in Mexico), Digital Equipment Corp, DTM Corp, Eastmen Kodak, Electronic Systems Center, Empak, Florida Dept. of Corrections, Ford Motor Company, GEC Marconi, General Dynamics, Hazeltine Corp, Hewlett Packard, Holly Sugar, Honeywell, Intel, Junior Achievement, Kaiser Aluminum, Kraft General Foods, Larson & Darby, Inc, Laser Magnetic Storage, Lear Astronics, Lenox China, Littton Data Systems, Loral, Los Alamos National labs, Martin Marietta, McDonnell Douglas, Merix, Morton Int'l, Motorola, NASA, Nat'l Institute of Corrections, Nat'l Institute of Standards, Nat'l Semiconductor, Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America, Northrop Corp, PACE, Parkview Hospital, Pentagon, Pharmacia, PRC, Inc, Qualified Specialists, Ramtron Corp, Rockwell Int'l, Rohm & Haas, Seagate, Society of Plastics Egineers, Solar Optical, Sony, Star Quality, Storage Tek, Symbios Logic, Synthes, Technicomp, Tessco, Texaco, Texas Commerce Bank, Texas Dept. of Transportation, Texas Instruments, Titleist, Trane, TRW, Ultratech Stepper, US Air Force, United Technologies, UPS, USAA, Verbatim, Walbro Automotive, Walker parking, Woodward Governor, Xerox and thousands of others.
Excerpts from 30 Success Stories
Software Support Tools Catalog Six Sigma Project
Problem: Many tools were used during the development of a system, but not all were delivered with the system. There was an opportunity to reuse rather than develop new tools to save the customer money.
Results: List of tools was distributed to users. Project did not include storage, access or modification costs for reuse. Estimated cost avoidance of $205K in labor for a one-time benefit.
Tools: Process Observation, Value Stream, Setup Reduction, Knowledge Library, and Standard Operating Procedure.
Mass Email List Management Six Sigma Project
Problem: Ease the labor-intensive and error-prone task of sending electronic communications to all contractor employees. This is a regular HR requirement.
Results: Four levels of pre-determined lists were made available to HR. Lists are reviewed regularly for accuracy. Estimated cost avoidance benefits are $12.2K over 3 years. Improved communications among contractor locations.
Tools: Brainstorming, Standard Operating Procedures and Project Library.
Improving External Customer Relationships Six Sigma Project
Problem: Provide a mechanism to demonstrate contractor’s readiness to be a contractor the customer finds easy to do business with.
Results: Successfully applied lessons to contract negotiations. Increased fee from negotiations with approximately $575K attributed to this project. Estimated cost avoidance of $189K, a one-time benefit.
Tools: Brainstorming, Gap Analysis, Affinity Diagram, NGT, Fishbone Diagram and Project Library.
Eccl 3:1 "To every thing there is a season and a time to every purpose under heaven." KJV.
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