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  • H Glossary oneywell, GE and Motorola have done it; small busi- nesses have their eyes on it, too. Indeed, Six Sigma has become the rising star in process improvement and Green Belt—a person with working knowledge of Six quality management. Sigma methodology and tools, who has completed train- During the last year, Quality Digest has featured several ing and a project to drive high-impact business results articles regarding the latest innovations in Six Sigma. The March Black Belt—a highly skilled Six Sigma expert who has 2002 issue features the article “Six Sigma and Process Simula- completed four weeks of classroom learning and, over the tion,” which comes in handy for those interested in learning about course of four to six months, demonstrated mastery of the the relationship between Six Sigma and computer modeling. Also tools through the completion of a major process improve- check out our April and May 2002 issues to read D.H. Stamatis’ ment project “Guidelines for Six Sigma Design Review,” which guides you Master Black Belt—the Six Sigma expert most highly through successful implementation of Six Sigma’s design- skilled in the methodologies of variation reduction. After measure-analyze-improve-control model. These articles can be a year-long project-based certification program, Master found at Quality Digest’s Web site, www.qualitydigest.com. Black Belts train and mentor Black Belts, help select and lead high-value projects, maintain the integrity of measure- Six Sigma Guide ments, and develop and revise Six Sigma learning materials. Six Sigma Software and Services Directory ........................119 Lean Expert—a person who has completed four weeks of Listed alphabetically by company name, the guide contains lean training and one or more projects that have demon- nearly 250 Six Sigma software and/or service providers. This strated significant, auditable business results and the directory includes company name, address, phone and fax num- appropriate application of Six Sigma Plus lean tools bers, Web address, and a brief description of the organization’s Lean Master—a person highly skilled in implementing offerings. (Please note that not all companies provided us with lean principles and lean tool utilization in diverse business descriptions.) If your favorite consultant, trainer or software environments. Certification involves one year of intense provider isn’t listed in this year’s guide, we apologize. Organi- study and practice in advanced lean tools, teaching and zations were contacted several times, and we’ve only included mentoring. those that responded to our requests for information. DFSS—design for Six Sigma. Methodology using tools, training and measurements to enable the design of prod- As with all Quality Digest guides, the Six Sigma Guide is in ucts and processes that meet customer expectations and no way meant to endorse or exclude a particular organization. can be produced at Six Sigma quality levels. Rather, it’s meant to be used as a starting point in the data- DMAIC—define, measure, analyze, improve and control. gathering process. Readers are encouraged to contact the A systematic, closed-loop process for continued improve- companies directly for more information and to ask for—and ment that eliminates unproductive steps, focuses on new check— references. measurements and applies technology for improvement. We appreciate any feedback you have on our Six Sigma Guide. If you have any suggestions for how we can improve this guide for next year, e-mail them to sourcebook@quality digest.com. 118 Quality Digest/January 2003
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We also provide Ph. 800-636-3709 Fax 503-636-1578 Eastern Michigan University— Sigma principles and techniques to obtain stand-alone services such as gap analysis, www.datasavvy.com Center for Quality sustained bottom-line results. Teams produce internal audit training, management review 2000 Huron River Drive, Ste. 101 dramatic value, quality and productivity training and process reengineering. Datasweep Inc. Ypsilanti, MI 48197 improvements without the commitment to 55 Almaden Blvd., Sixth Floor Ph. 800-932-8689 Fax 734-481-0509 high-cost training programs. Competitive Edge San Jose, CA 95113 www.centerforquality.org 309 Calle Neblina Ph. 408-350-7300 Fax 408-275-0225 Brewer and Associates Inc. San Clemente, CA 92672 www.datasweep.com EGsoft, a Division of 2721 87th St. Ph. 949-498-0122 Fax 949-498-0122 SPC controls over process and quality, Electroglas Inc. Lubbock, TX 79423 www.competitiveedge.com manufacturing process enforcement, operator 257 S.W. Madison Ave. Ph. 806-745-8030 Fax 806-748-0890 training, work instruction monitoring and Corvallis, OR 97333 www.bai-bk.com Consultants in Quality Inc. enforcement, testing interfaces, field defect Ph. 800-478-2892 Fax 541-758-4666 319 Friendship St. and repair tracking, sampling plan enforce- www.statware.com California Council for Iowa City, IA 52245 ment, incoming quality audits, real-time KPI Excellence Ph. 888-330-8283 Fax 319-339-9488 dashboard, and corrective and preventive action Engineous Software P.O. Box 1235 More than 15 years of experience in workflows, preventive equipment maintenance. 2000 Centre Green Way, Ste. 100 Poway, CA 92074 management consulting. Cary, NC 27513 Ph. 858-486-0400 Fax 858-486-8595 The Decision Group Ph. 800-374-9235 Fax 919-677-8911 www.calexcellence.org Contemporary Consultants 2007 Fromby Court www.engineous.com 14890 Southview Drive Charlotte, NC 28211 California Manufacturing Southgate, MI 48195 Ph. 704-364-4619 Fax 704-367-0797 Escoe Bliss Communication Technology Center Ph. 734-281-9182 Fax 734-281-4023 www.decisiongroup.com 17910 Skypark Circle, Ste. 108 1801 Solar Drive, Ste. 190 www.iabls.com Irvine, CA 92614 Oxnard, CA 93030 DS&D Cast Solutions Inc. Ph. 888-814-3633 Fax 949-263-9249 Ph. 805-604-3066 Fax 805-604-3041 CyberMetrics Corp. 2501 Hamilton Circle www.escoebliss.com www.cmtc.com 7500 E. Butherus Drive, Ste. 105 Pelham, AL 35124 Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Ph. 205-663-0272 Fax 702-995-8179 Essential Resources LLC Casewise Systems Inc. Ph. 800-777-7020 Fax 480-922-7400 www.dsdcast.com 45 Park Place S., Ste. 330 100 Century Parkway, Ste. 150 www.cybermetrics.com Morristown, NJ 07960 Mount Laurel, NJ 08054 Six Sigma is a rigorous and disciplined Dynamic Quality Systems Ph. 888-326-7250 Fax 888-326-7251 Ph. 800-893-8398 Fax 856-380-1499 methodology that uses data and statistical 6818 Tralee Court Essential Resources LLC offers full- www.casewise.com analysis to measure and improve a company’s Fort Wayne, IN 46835 service Six Sigma, QS-9000 and ISO 9000 operational performance. Our software for Ph. 260-486-5580 Fax 260-486-5580 customer satisfaction measurement and Center for Quality Excellence at gage management, gage R&R, equipment www.dynamic-quality.com management services. Southern Polytech University maintenance and supplier analysis are tools you Dynamic Quality Systems provides 1100 S. Marietta Parkway need to comply with Six Sigma objectives. ASQ/RAB- and ICQC-certified consulting, Marietta, GA 30060 training, gap analysis and system implemen- Ph. 770-528-7407 Fax 770-528-7454 Data Vision Statistical tation. Six Sigma, ISO 9000, ISO 14000, www.cqe.spsu.edu Consulting and Training LLC QS-9000, ISO/TS 16949, ISO/IEC 17025, 2541 Far Hills Ave., Ste. 202 TL 9000, TE Supplement, AS9000 and more. Excel Partnership Inc. Centre for Strategic Management Dayton, OH 45419 We provide training for Six Sigma, SPC, 75 Glen Road 1420 Monitor Road Ph. 866-314-8848 Fax 208-279-4497 GD&T, internal auditing, corrective action, Sandy Hook, CT 06482 San Diego, CA 92110 www.data-vision.biz problem solving and more. Ph. 800-374-3818 Fax 203-426-7811 Ph. 619-275-6528 Fax 619-275-0324 We provide just-in-time project coach- www.xlp.com www.csmintl.com ing and training. We teach advanced statistical 120 Quality Digest/January 2003 View slide
  • Our company offers an effective and compre- George Group has expertise in deployment Harpco Systems Inc. factorial DOE for Six Sigma are more. Includes hensive Six Sigma program. Our experienced design, lean Six Sigma and design for lean Six 28056 Oakland Oaks Court SPC tools and a new cause-and-effect tool. trainers and consultants, all certified Master Sigma curriculum and training. We offer soft- Wixom, MI 48393 Black Belts and Black Belts, can help you ware tools for supply chain acceleration, value- Ph. 248-374-1718 Fax 248-374-0022 drive your organization toward Six Sigma based project selection, project results tracking www.harpcosystems.com excellence and tangible rewards. and development of your company’s knowl- edge base. We provide consulting, coaching, The Harrington Group Inc. Expert Resource training and products that help you meet your 11501 Lake Underhill Road 11 Millstone goals. Orlando, FL 32825 InfinityQS International Irvine, CA 92606 Ph. 800-476-9000 Fax 407-382-6141 7998 Donegan Drive Ph. 949-451-0004 Fax 949-451-0004 Georgia Tech’s Center for www.hginet.com Manassas, VA 20109 www.expertresourceconsulting.com International Standards & Quality HGI Six Sigma courseware and software. Ph. 800-772-7978 Fax 703-393-2211 Expert Resource provides Six Sigma 151 Sixth St., Room 143 www.infinityqs.com training, consulting and process management Atlanta, GA 30332 Hartley Group—Performance software. Ph. 800-859-0968 Fax 404-894-1192 Paradigms Inc. InfoSynergy Inc. www.industry.gatech.edu/quality 7006 N.W. 63rd St., Ste. 205 2 N. First St., Fourth Floor Factory Systems LLC Bethany, OK 73008 San Jose, CA 95113 400 Northeast Drive, Ste. 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Ph. 916-716-8015 Fax 916-536-9758 Sigma and design for Six Sigma: introduction, www.goalqpc.com The GainSeeker Suite provides a data collec- www.iwcm.org Champion, Black Belt and Green Belt, plus Our newest pocket guide is The Six Sigma tion and storage infrastructure that puts vast Quality improvements, including customized training for Master Black Belts. Memory Jogger II, a guide to tools for Six amounts of data at Black Belts’ fingertips. increased customer satisfaction, increased Sigma improvement teams. GainSeeker also gathers transactional data. on-time deliveries and reduced defect rates, GE Fanuc Automation North while reducing inventory. Six Sigma is one of America Inc. GRT Hogan Center for Performance several tools we use for reducing defect rates. 2500 Austin Drive 3800 Steeles Ave. W., Ste. 103W Excellence Charlottesville, VA 22911 Woodbridge, ON L4L 4G9 Canada 2915 LBJ Freeway, Ste. 152 Integral Solutions Inc. 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North St. Paul, MN 55109 533 Henry St. Interax Group Ph. 651-777-0152 Fax 651-777-0152 Huntington, IN 46750 655 Fulton St., Ste. 148 GE Inspection Technologies www.samplingplans.com Ph. 800-496-8476 Fax 260-356-6006 Brooklyn, NY 11217 1 Neumann Way, MD F118 H & H Servicco Corp. provides software www.hqa.com Ph. 888-401-3956 Fax 866-619-5803 Cincinnati, OH 45215 to develop statistical sampling plans for accept- www.interaxgrp.com Ph. 800-572-9499 Fax 513-672-7360 ance sampling and audit sampling. IBM Business Consulting Services www.ge.com/ndt 12902 Federal Systems Park Drive Intercim Inc. H.W. Fahrlander & Associates Fairfax, VA 22033 501 E. 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Based on Quality function deployment software for George Group Inc. ing integrated with the HITS suite of five soft- ABC FlowCharter, iGrafx documents any Six Sigma metrics, measuring customer satis- 13355 Noel Road, Ste. 1600 ware programs for design of experiments, process in less time and with more value. faction, business planning, product develop- Dallas, TX 75240 process modeling, isolating sources of varia- Flowcharts created with iGrafx FlowCharter ment and general decision making. Our tools Ph. 800-777-8066 Fax 972-458-9229 tion, process optimization and process moni- 2003 are compatible with iGrafx Process for provide data entry, analysis, calculation and www.georgegroup.com toring via control charts. Six Sigma, with which you can conduct full- report-formatting capabilities. 122 Quality Digest/January 2003 View slide
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  • Complement your ISO, Six Sigma and Baldrige Ph. 800-488-3555 Fax 814-238-1702 requirements with built-in customization. Free www.minitab.com evaluation version available online. MINITAB Release 13 is easy-to-use sta- tistical software that provides Six Sigma pro- M.E.N. Associates fessionals with the methods they need: Pareto, 4915 Torrington Ave. Gage R&R, Capability Analysis, Regression & Parma, OH 44134 ANOVA, Basic and Advanced Statistics, DOE, Ph. 216-973-1211 Fax 440-238-6657 Response Optimization, SPC, Capability Six- www.menassociates.org pack, and more. Macpin Associates Inc. Motorola University Consulting 22 Church St., Ste. 103-331 & Training Services Ramsey, NJ 07446 1295 E. Algonquin Road, IL05 Ph. 201-529-4343 Fax 201-529-4143 Schaumburg, IL 60196 Macpin’s consultants provide customized Ph. 800-446-6744 Fax 847-538-2578 education/training and consulting services mu.motorola.com focused on leading management teams Motorola University brings business and employees to achieve improved business improvement practices to leading organi- performance, better financial results and zations around the world. As the inventor of higher customer satisfaction levels. Six Sigma, Motorola University offers services designed for speed, results and sustainability, Management Engineers whatever the size or nature of the business. P.O. Box 146 Key specialities include business improve- Downers Grove, IL 60515 ment tailored to client’s organizational needs, Ph. 815-577-9746 Fax 815-577-9751 customized Six Sigma launch support, and Management engineers offers complete open-enrollment Six Sigma Black Belt and Six Sigma training and paperless systems. Green Belt programs. Maset LLC MSQPC—The Quality Center P.O. Box 10730 22 N. Front, Ste. 200 Tempe, AZ 85284 Memphis, TN 38103 Ph. 480-775-1269 Fax 480-491-2144 Ph. 901-543-3528 Fax 901-543-3510 www.masetllc.com www.msqpc.com We consult with organizations and MSQPC—The Quality Center offers Six facilitate activities to reduce cycle time for Sigma executive overviews, three-day any process. We teach Six Sigma to your leader/Champion training and two-week organization. Green Belt training in partnership with Smarter Solutions. MechSigma Consulting Inc. 7301 Moss Ridge Road NC State University—IES Parker, TX 75002 Campus Box 7902 Ph. 972-808-0153 Fax 972-442-2398 Raleigh, NC 27695 www.mechsigma.com Ph. 800-227-0264 Fax 919-515-6159 www.ies.ncsu.edu/quality North Carolina State University’s Indus- trial Extension Service helps companies imple- ment Six Sigma methodology for Green Belts, MetricStream Black Belts and coaches using the DMAIC 2360 Walsh Ave. model of learn and do. Classroom training is Santa Clara, CA 95051 provided; time away from class is spent on Ph. 408-982-8743 Fax 408-982-8741 project work with weekly progress reports www.metricstream.com evaluated by the Six Sigma instructor team. Project work with a high ROI is expected. Michael Obst LLC Executive overviews and other training sched- 7400 Edinborough Way, Ste. 5304 uled on-site. Minneapolis, MN 55435 Ph. 952-897-3716 Fax 952-897-0363 New Learning Systems www.mikeobst.com 19964 Winter Lane Michael Obst LLC is a full-service man- Saratoga, CA 95070 agement consulting firm. We provide bench- Ph. 888-867-1828 Fax 408-867-8665 marking, strategic goal alignment, executive www.newlearningsystems.com workshops, Champion/evangelist training, Black Q-Skills provides interactive learning on Belt and Green Belt training, team selection and major quality tools to implement Six Sigma building, problem resolution and ROI tracking. efforts. Q-Skills cuts training time and costs, removes obstacles for learning and use, and can be used at all levels of the organization. Niku Corp. 305 Main St. Redwood City, CA 94063 Minitab Inc. Ph. 650-298-4600 Fax 650-298-4601 Quality Plaza, 1829 Pine Hall Road www.niku.com State College, PA 16801 126 Quality Digest/January 2003
  • Northeastern Pennsylvania Industrial mentation planning, project selection, and selecting Champions, Palisade Corp. Resource Center Black Belts, and Master Black Belts. We also offer coaching for 31 Decker Road Hanover Industrial Estates, 75 Young St. Six Sigma design teams, testing and certification, and hiring sup- Newfield, NY 14867 Hanover Township, PA 18706 port. Oriel will customize training materials to meet the needs Ph. 800-432-7475 Fax 607-277-8001 Ph. 800-654-8960 Fax 570-819-8931 of your organization. www.palisade.com www.nepirc.com The DecisionTools Suite, including @RISK and Preci- P4 Management Solutions sionTree, provides a full set of decision analysis tools for Northwest Analytical Inc. P.O. Box 66659 Excel. @RISK performs Monte Carlo simulation on spreadsheet 519 S.W. Park Ave. Albuquerque, NM 87193 models to find the probability of all possible outcomes. Preci- Portland, OR 97205 Ph. 877-748-7246 Fax 505-994-4897 sionTree allows you to construct decision trees and influence dia- Ph. 888-692-7638 Fax 503-224-5236 www.p4solutions.com grams in Excel then run Monte Carlo simulations with @RISK. www.nwasoft.com Data collection and analytical software for SPC functions. Objectives International Inc. 4370 La Jolla Village Drive, Ste. 400 San Diego, CA 92122 Ph. 858-874-7886 Fax 858-874-7887 www.objectivesintl.com Omnex 3025 Boardwalk, Ste. 120 Ann Arbor, MI 48108 Ph. 734-761-4940 Fax 734-761-4966 www.omnex.com Omnex provides training, consulting and software to hos- pitals, manufacturing, transportation, service, environment and electronics industries. Omnex offers implementation and appli- cation of quality standards and methodologies like ISO 9000, ISO 14000, ISO/TS 16949, QOS and Six Sigma. EwQMS, the Enter- prise-wide Quality Management System, is an all-Web software suite on which you can run all of your business quality operations. Omnex Systems LLC 3025 Boardwalk, Ste. 120 Ann Arbor, MI 48108 Ph. 734-761-4940 Fax 734-747-6368 www.omnexsystems.com Omnex Systems LLC develops software to assist in the man- agement of ISO/TS 16949:2002, ISO 9001:2000, ISO 14000, QOS, APQP, etc. Our Web-based Enterprise-wide Quality Man- agement System suite includes BOSS (business/quality man- agement), MSA Pro (measurement systems analysis and management), Audit Pro (audit management), AQuA Pro (process realization and APQP management), Document Pro (document management and control), HR Pro (human performance man- agement) and TPM Pro (total productive maintenance). Optima Internet Partners 225 E. 66th St., Ste. 2A New York, NY 10021 Ph. 212-535-2947 Fax 212-535-5385 www.fs9000.com Oriel Inc. 3800 Regent St. Madison, WI 53705 Ph. 800-669-8326 Fax 608-238-2908 www.orielinc.com Oriel Inc. is a management training and consulting firm with expertise in Six Sigma. We offer consulting support for imple- Circle No. 31 or visit www.qualitydigest.com 127
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  • Ph. 866-674-4627 Fax 717-846-6044 Ph. 248-476-1234 Fax 248-476-6682 www.premierperformance.net www.projecttech.com PPN provides consultants to support The Project Technologies Group assists coaching, mentoring and training in Six Sigma companies in becoming compliant to ISO deployment. We offer training workshops such 9000, QS-9000, AS9100 and NADCAP, the TE as executive overview, Champion, Black Belt Supplement, ISO 14001, ISO/IEC 17025, and and Green Belt (both traditional and transac- ISO/TS 16949. We also assist organizations in tional), plus design for Six Sigma. Our con- Six Sigma. We offer the following Six Sigma sultants act as project leaders and Master Black training: Six Sigma Overview, Six Sigma Belts if needed. Champion, Six Sigma Black Belt (four mod- ules), Six Sigma Green Belt (two modules) and Primary Data Six Sigma for Design. All of our consultants are 310 N. Front St., Ste. 4, No. 374 accredited RAB auditors, NADCAP or Black Wilmington, NC 28401 Belt-certified. Ph. 805-541-8696 Fax 805-541-8697 www.primaryspc.com Proxima Technology Primary Data Primary SPC system pro- 1350 17th St., Ste. 200 vides real-time data acquisiton, monitoring Denver, CO 80202 and reporting for both variables and attrib- Ph. 720-946-7200 Fax 720-932-9499 utes data. Flexible routines for statistical report- www.proxima-tech.com ing can be used for Six Sigma programs. Proxima Technology’s Business Service Management solution uses the Six Sigma Process Integrity Inc. process improvement model (DMAIC) and its 5840 W. I-20, Ste. 150 techniques to help companies improve IT Arlington, TX 76017 dependent business processes. This helps IT/IS Ph. 817-561-6600 Fax 817-561-5339 organizations improve, achieve and deliver IT www.processintegrity.com service excellence. Process Integrity provides business excel- lence consulting. Waste elimination, process Q2 Inc. capability improvement and growth. 980 Terry Troy, OH 45373 Process Quality Associates Inc. Ph. 937-335-8595 Fax 937-335-8595 690 King St., Ste. 2 www.qsquaredinc.com London, ON N5W 2X3 Canada Ph. 800-837-7046 Fax 519-667-1722 QISoft Ltd. www.pqa.net 24 Drayton St., Ste. 410 PQA offers Six Sigma training and facil- Savannah, GA 31401 itation. Ph. 912-790-7990 Fax 912-790-7998 www.qisoft.com ProcessModel Inc. QIS provides cost-effective applications 32 W. Center St., Ste. 301 for automated and manual entry of production Provo, UT 84601 and quality lab data, SPC charting, statistical Ph. 801-356-7165 Fax 801-356-7175 and variation analysis, built-in report writer, www.processmodel.com document management, and more. Perform statistical analysis using data collected, stored, Productivity Press and managed by QIS. 444 Park Ave. S., Ste. 604 New York, NY 10016 QRX Inc. Ph. 800-394-6868 Fax 212-686-5411 5925 Chatham Lane www.productivityinc.com The Colony, TX 75056 Productivity Press publishes material on Ph. 469-384-0480 Fax 469-384-3509 lean manufacturing and business improve- www.qrx.com ment. Our books, audio books and newsletter, QRX offers Six Sigma training and con- “Lean Manufacturing Advisor,” help educate sulting independent or in conjunction with and support organizations in their efforts to ISO 9000. implement advanced management and manu- facturing methodologies. QSE/Quality Systems Engineering Inc. The Productivity & Quality 2724 Kathleen Drive Center at Cleveland State Brighton, MI 48114 University Ph. 810-229-7329 Fax 810-494-5001 2121 Euclid Ave. www.qseprocess.com Cleveland, OH 44115 QSE PPAP Package and QSE Correc- Ph. 888-256-5268 Fax 216-875-9755 tive Action: process flows, characteristic fail- www.lean-sixsigma.com ure worksheet, FMEAs, control plans, gage The Productivity & Quality Center pro- plans, error proofing, standard work instruc- vides Six Sigma training in all areas of study, tions, all created from one data input. Auto- including manufacturing Black and Green matic RPN reporting based on user entry of Belt, design and marketing for Six Sigma, and target. Spanish available. Training and facil- transactional business process improvement itating the quality documents required for using Six Sigma. ISO/TS 16949. The Project Technologies Group QSoft Solutions Corp. 22000 Springbrook Ave., Ste. 104 P.O. Box 556 Farmington Hills, MI 48336 East Rochester, NY 14445 Quality Digest/January 2003 129
  • Ph. 800-669-9701 Fax 585-272-0054 companies, using MINITAB and Hertzler Systems software. Qualitron Systems Inc. www.qsoftguide.com 1673 Star Batt Drive We offer books and software to guide and assist a com- Qualitran Professional Services Rochester Hills, MI 48309 pany’s Six Sigma initiatives. 237 Shoreline Drive Ph. 888-569-7094 Fax 248-299-0000 Hawkestone, ON L0L 1T0 Canada www.qualitronsystems.com QualiFine Industries Inc. Ph. 800-461-9902 Fax 705-329-1890 975 E. Nerge Road, Ste. N140 www.qualitran.com Quality Advantage Inc. Roselle, IL 60172 Qualitran Six Sigma training and consulting encompasses 555 Randall, Ste. 2 Ph. 888-317-4820 Fax 630-295-8454 all Six Sigma breakthrough disciplines. Six Sigma Black Belt Troy, MI 48085 www.qualifine.com training seminar provides Six Sigma training in two four-day Ph. 888-321-3864 Fax 248-528-6802 Enterprise data collection and analysis to manufacturing blocks. Consulting is available. www.qualityadvantage.com Quality America Inc. 7650 E. Broadway, Ste. 208-210 Tucson, AZ 85710 Ph. 800-722-6154 Fax 520-722-6705 www.qualityamerica.com Quality America’s Six Sigma partners offer training and consulting at all stages of deployment. On-site courses, which can be customized for your specific needs, and public seminars. Training courses include executive overview, Champion train- ing, Black Belt training and Green Belt training. Quality Associates International Inc. 23810 Michigan Ave., Ste. 103 Dearborn, MI 48124 Ph. 888-367-3632 Fax 313-565-4895 www.quality-one.com Quality Associates International Inc. provides Six Sigma Black Belt and Green Belt training via classroom or computer- based training courses. Quality Assurance Institute 7575 Dr. Phillips Blvd., Ste. 350 Orlando, FL 32819 Ph. 407-363-1111 Fax 407-363-1112 www.qaiusa.com Quality Council of Indiana 602 W. Paris Ave. West Terre Haute, IN 47885 Ph. 800-660-4215 Fax 812-533-4216 www.qualitycouncil.com QCI offers a certified Six Sigma Black Belt primer, which may be used in preparation for ASQ’s CSSBB exam. It includes 400 sample questions. QCI also offers a solutions text to accompany the primer and an exam CD, which contains 1,000 sample questions. Quality Education Services Inc. 17714 Bannister St., Ste. 104 Dallas, TX 75252 Ph. 800-966-3291 Fax 972-931-0367 www.qesinc.com Quality & Engineering Services 156 S. Highway 17-92, Ste. 5 DeBary, FL 32713 Ph. 800-309-9083 Fax 386-668-1919 www.qes9000.com The Quality Group 6059 Boylston Drive, Ste. 250 Atlanta, GA 30328 Ph. 800-772-3071 Fax 404-252-4475 www.thequalitygroup.net Six Sigma-TIP e-learning includes an introduction that presents and gains buy-in on critical business culture issues; Green Belt level curriculum with four define/measure courses to organize projects. Establish baselines, define improvement goals and construct measurement systems. Six analyze/improve/con- 130 Quality Digest/January 2003
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  • Quest Worldwide Inc. Ph. 866-724-4562 Fax 908-203-4701 P.O. Box 414 www.saiglobalinc.com Mahopac Falls, NY 10542 SAI Global offers support services around major specialized Ph. 201-843-8443 Fax 201-843-6088 business improvement systems such as Six Sigma, business excel- www.quest-worldwide.com lence framework and benchmarking excellence. Education and Quest Worldwide provides consulting and training services training services cover all areas of assessment and verification. focusing on strategy deployment, lean thinking and holistic change. SAS Institute Inc. SAS Campus Drive R. Michael Donovan & Co. Inc. Cary, NC 27513 945 Concord St. Ph. 866-270-5722 Fax 919-677-4444 Framingham, MA 01701 www.sas.com/enterprise Ph. 508-788-1100 Fax 508-655-3000 www.rmdonovan.com Scheer Associates R. Michael Donovan & Co. Inc. provides consulting and edu- 133 Pines Bridge Road cation services in lean manufacturing, supply chain management Katonah, NY 10536 and process improvement using Six Sigma, simulation, opti- Ph. 914-962-2203 Fax 914-962-2046 mization, and other tools and techniques to significantly improve Full-service meeting company serving clients globally. overall business performance for manufacturing companies. Specialty includes producing and coordinating Six Sigma events. Services provided for all aspects of meeting planning, Relex Software Corp. including meeting logistics, site selection, contract negotiation, 540 Pellis Road audio visual coordination, budgeting, food and beverage plan- Greensburg, PA 15601 ning, printed materials design, and on-site facilitation. Ph. 724-836-8800 Fax 724-836-8844 www.relexsoftware.com Sciemetric Instruments Inc. Relex Software Corp. is an ISO 9001- and TickIT-certified 3685 Richmond Road company that specializes in producing an integrated line of reli- Ottawa, ON K2H 5B7 Canada ability software products. Ph. 613-596-3995 Fax 613-820-3746 www.sciemetric.com Resource Engineering Inc. P.O. Box 219 Sciforma Corp. Tolland, CT 06084 985 University Ave., Ste. 5 Ph. 800-810-8326 Fax 860-872-2488 Los Gatos, CA 95032 www.qualitytrainingportal.com Ph. 800-533-9876 Fax 408-354-0122 Resource Engineering’s computer- and Web-based course- www.sciforma.com ware includes Six Sigma Start-Up (an overview to Six Sigma), SPC Workout, Advanced SPC, Screening Experiments, Mea- Sigma Affiliates Ltd. surement System Analysis, Gage Mentor, Mistake-Proof It! and 5200 W. 73rd St. FMEA Investigator. Available on CD-ROM, for networks and Minneapolis, MN 55439 online. Ph. 952-882-8700 Fax 952-929-6297 www.sigmafil.com Rochester Institute of Technology Training and consulting for Six Sigma implementation. 98 Lomb Memorial Drive Rochester, NY 14623 Ph. 585-475-6990 Fax 585-475-5959 www.rit.edu/eng/cqas CQAS offers a lean Six Sigma program at both the Green Belt and Black Belt levels. The Center also provides education Sigma Breakthrough Technologies Inc. for Master Black Belts through its graduate-level certificate pro- 123 N. Edward Gary Drive grams. San Marcos, TX 78666 Ph. 888-752-7070 Fax 512-353-7488 S&S Consulting Associates Inc. www.sbti-hq.com 102 Leeward Court SBTI offers DFSS, discrete manufacturing, chemical man- Kure Beach, NC 28449 ufacturing, project management, deployment services, Yellow, Ph. 910-458-3363 Fax 910-458-3363 Black, Master Black Belt training, software solutions, lean www.ssquality.com and transactional services. S & S Consulting Associates offers training and consulting in the Six Sigma process. We offer onsite courses for Yellow Belts, Sigma Leaders Inc. Green Belts and Black Belts. We also provide a management 3 Neshaminy Interplex, Ste. 301 overview and Champion training for managers. Trevose, PA 19053 Ph. 800-244-1186 Fax 215-245-2257 S-Matrix Corp. www.sigmaleaders.com 835 Third St. Focuses on transactional processes in sales, marketing and Eureka, CA 95501 customer operations for service and manufacturing industries. Our Ph. 800-336-8428 Fax 707-441-0410 staff comprises Master Black Belts and certified Master Black www.s-matrix-corp.com Belt instructors from leading Six Sigma organizations such as GE. S-Matrix develops, teaches and applies methods of design of We guide companies to reach bottom line results through strate- experiments. We work with companies in the aerospace, chem- gic planning, baselining, competitive benchmarking and DMAIC icals, food processing, pharmaceutical and semiconductor indus- implementation. Green Belt and Black Belt training via onsite and tries on all phases of product/process design and systems public sessions. Our software products include business process optimization. automation and business collaboration systems. SAI Global Inc. Sigma Performance Consulting LLC 1200 Route 22 E., Ste. 2000 82 Benson Drive Bridgewater, NJ 08807 Wayne, NJ 07470 132 Circle No. 25 or visit www.qualitydigest.com
  • Ph. 973-696-7878 Fax 973-696-5858 Ph. 800-726-2030 Fax 480-515-9507 Ph. 877-800-4777 Fax 480-874-9926 Smithers Management www.spc-global.com www.6-sigma.com www.sixsigmaco.com Consulting Group Training and consulting in Six Sigma, 425 W. Market St. SigmaPro Inc. lean and design for Six Sigma. Six Sigma Qualtec Akron, OH 44303 3131 S. College Ave., Ste. 2B 1295 W. Washington St., Ste. 215 Ph. 330-762-7441 Fax 330-762-7447 Fort Collins, CO 80525 Six Sigma Advantage LLC Tempe, AZ 85281 www.smithersconsulting.com Ph. 970-207-0077 Fax 970-207-0078 12 Garden Court Drive Ph. 800-247-9871 Fax 480-586-2599 Smithers Management Consulting offers www.sigmapro.com Narragansett, RI 02882 www.ssqi.com quality and environmental management system SigmaPro provides Six Sigma deployment Ph. 781-792-0866 Fax 781-871-0991 consulting and training services, including Six and training services. SigmaPro offers in-house www.6siga.com Six Sigma Systems Inc. Sigma, quality systems, environmental sys- deployment and training that can be fully cus- Six Sigma Advantage is the leading provider 11017 W. 125th St. tems and process improvement initiatives. tomized according to a clients’ needs, as well as of Six Sigma training and certification tailored Overland Park, KS 66213 public workshops for all Six Sigma roles. to software development and IT. We offer one- Ph. 913-685-9280 Fax 913-685-1469 Society of Manufacturing week foundation program, two-week Green www.sixsigmasystems.com Engineers Sigmetrix LLC Belt, and four-week Black Belt certifications. 1 SME Drive 105 W. Virginia St. Skymark Corp. Dearborn, MI 48121 McKinney, TX 75069 7300 Penn Ave. Ph. 800-733-4763 Fax 313-240-8254 Ph. 972-542-7517 Fax 972-542-7520 Pittsburgh, PA 15208 www.sme.org www.sigmetrix.com Ph. 800-826-7284 Fax 412-371-0681 www.skymark.com SQA Services Inc. Simpson & Associates Inc. Consulting service and software support to 550 Silver Spur Road, Third Floor 319 Centre Ave., Ste. 277 aid in Six Sigma analysis and implementation. Rolling Hills, CA 90275 Rockland, MA 02370 Six Sigma Canada Inc. Ph. 800-333-6180 Fax 310-544-5541 Ph. 781-982-8755 Fax 781-982-6078 1625 Greenwood Crescent Smarter Solutions Inc. www.sqaservices.com www.simpson-associates-inc.com Belle River, ON N0R 1A0 Canada 13776 U.S. Highway 183 N., Ste. 122-110 SQA is a professional services firm offer- World leader in training for Six Sigma Ph. 519-727-4092 Fax 519-727-3890 Austin, TX 78750 ing comprehensive supplier quality solutions Green Belt and Black Belt training. Also lean www.sixsigmacanada.net/home.html Ph. 512-918-0280 Fax 512-892-9361 such as audit program management, problem- manufacturing and global standards such as We provide Six Sigma methodologies. www.smartersolutions.com solving, specialist consulting and full supplier- ISO 9001:2000; AS9100; ISO/TS 16949 and Our program is culture change, with the Black Smarter Solutions offers on-site training, development programs. SQA’s services are TL 9001. Belts and Champions as the agents of change. public sessions, consulting and licensing based managed and tracked in real time via the on Forrest Breyfogle’s books. Transactional, Internet. STEP-Q, SQA’s Web-based solution, Six Sigma Academy Six Sigma Consultants Inc. design and manufacturing solutions for large provides clients secure access to supplier 8876 Pinnacle Peak Road, Ste. 100 8619 Tennyson N.E. and small companies. quality data at any time. The result: visibility, Scottsdale, AZ 85255 Albuquerque, NM 87122 flexibility and improved quality at a lower cost. Quality Digest/January 2003 133
  • SSI Consulting Group Ph. 800-232-7828 Fax 540-364-0421 Technicomp University of Texas at Austin 139 S. Pennsylvania Ave. www.statpoint.com 3615 Superior Ave., Building 31, Third Floor P.O. Box H Greensburg, PA 15601 Providers of statistical software for Six Cleveland, OH 44114 Austin, TX 78713 Ph. 800-506-5774 Fax 724-832-8485 Sigma, including STATGRAPHICS Plus, Ph. 800-735-4440 Fax 216-881-0404 Ph. 866-471-3506 Fax 512-471-0831 www.ssicg.com STATLETS and STATBEANS. Includes SPC, www.technicomp.com www.utclee.org SSI specializes in helping small to design of experiments, gage R&R and linearity, Video-based training system on basic Six The University of Texas at Austin offers medium-sized businesses establish practical, sample size determination, acceptance sam- Sigma skills, including an instructor guide, two-week Black Belt Six Sigma and transac- results-oriented quality systems. We assess pling, ANOVA, regression, time series fore- transparencies, student workbook and video- tional Six Sigma training programs. needs, train staff, facilitate deployment and pro- casting and more. New SnapStats simplifies tapes. vide hands-on assistance with every phase. common procedures such as process capability We have extensive expertise in manufacturing analysis. Statistical training is also provided. Transformation Technologies and the metals industries. Plus, our technology 4844 W. Gandy Blvd. group can help with software selection and StatSoft Inc. Tampa, FL 33611 deployment to automate your quality depart- 2300 E. 14th St. Ph. 813-831-9808 Fax 813-831-9808 Uniworld Consulting Inc. ment’s information management needs. Tulsa, OK 74104 www.transformationtech.com 8610 N. New Braunfels, Ste. 325 Ph. 918-749-1119 Fax 918-749-2217 San Antonio, TX 78217 www.statsoft.com Tree-Master Ph. 210-798-8888 Fax 210-798-8889 StatSoft Inc. develops enterprisewide and 8 Oberon St. www.uniworldconsulting.com single-user STATISTICA software for data Nepean, ON K2H 7X7 Canada Uniworld Consulting provides innovative analysis, data mining, quality control/Six Ph. 613-820-0410 Fax 613-820-3593 business process improvement methodologies. Sigma and Web-based analytics. StatSoft offers www.treemaster.ca training programs, including SPC, DOE and Consulting, teaching and supply of com- Vanguard Consulting Six Sigma statistics courses. puter programs for handling logic trees (fault 1980 Valley View STAT-A-MATRIX trees and success trees). Northfield, IL 60093 1 Quality Place Stephen Computer Services Inc. Ph. 847-446-0820 Fax 847-446-0821 Edison, NJ 08820 1857 W. Maple Road E. Trifinity We train employees in Six Sigma tools. Ph. 800-472-6477 Fax 732-548-2413 Walled Lake, MI 48390 P.O. Box 184 We aid in establishing tracking systems to www.statamatrix.com Ph. 800-553-4772 Fax 248-960-3539 Sugar Grove, IL 60554 measure improvement. STAT-A-MATRIX, a SAM Group com- www.datalyzer.com Ph. 630-466-0953 Fax 630-466-0953 pany, offers public seminars and on-site train- www.trifinityllc.com Vision-IBS Ltd. ing and consulting for each phase of Six Sigma Sterling Technologies Inc. Trifinity pioneers off-line and real-time P.O. Box 251051 implementation. Services include Champion 5308 Ambergate, Ste. 200 tools that accurately assess the performance of West Bloomfield, MI 48325 training, Black Belt and Green Belt training and Dallas, TX 75287 processes, show users how to improve, and Ph. 877-767-4462 Fax 248-788-8003 certification, executive mentoring and project Ph. 888-874-7469 Fax 972-267-8334 quantify the impact of all decisions (including www.vision-ibs.com team coaching, and our proprietary Senior www.sterling-quality.com Six Sigma projects) in terms of cost. Trifinity’s Executive Process. Our affiliated SAM Group Sterling Technologies Inc. provides design 10-day Black Belt training workshop equips Wilson & Associates organization, Oriel Inc., adds lean enterprise, for Six Sigma tools. Our interactive design tool candidates in all areas of cost, quality and 3781 River Mansion Drive leadership development and team building. (DFSS II) uses process capability data to pre- throughput improvement with special empha- Duluth, GA 30096 dict where downstream defects will occur. sis on the cost and throughput implications of Ph. 770-840-7841 Fax 770-840-7875 Stat-Ease Inc. This allows defects to be designed out of new poor quality. 2021 E. Hennepin Ave., Ste. 480 products during the initial design stage. WorldSource One Inc. Minneapolis, MN 55413 Unique Development 1000 N. Green Valley Parkway, Ste. 440-391 Ph. 612-378-9449 Fax 612-378-2152 Streamline Solutions International Inc. Henderson, NV 89074 www.statease.com 6897 New Burlington Road 30427 Eight Mile Road Ph. 800-999-1199 Fax 702-645-6283 Stat-Ease Inc. provides statistical soft- Waynesville, OH 45068 Livonia, MI 48152 worldsourceone.com ware, training and consulting services. Stat- Ph. 513-897-3431 Fax 513-897-3432 Ph. 800-622-6437 Fax 866-700-9043 We offer Six Sigma services and other sys- Ease produces two PC packages for design of www.streamlinesolutions.net www.uniquedevelopment.com tem and process assessment, improvement and experiments: Design-Ease software sets up Unique Development International pro- management services, including consulting and analyzes general and two-level factorials Strider International vides Six Sigma training and support serv- and training. We specialize in government, that identify the critical factors for improve- 771 N. Golden Key St., Ste. E ices, including Green Belt, Black Belt, health care, education and other service- ment of products and processes; Design-Expert Gilbert, AZ 85233 Champion training and Master Black Belt oriented businesses. software includes all of the above plus a Ph. 866-476-9001 Fax 480-545-0750 coaching. 3-D response surface optimization for process, www.striderinternational.com Y-change Inc. mixture and combined mixture/process University of California 46691 Mission Blvd., No. 717 variables. Synergistic Systems Inc. Extension, Santa Cruz Fremont, CA 94539 9572 Mammoth Ave. 10420 Bubb Road Ph. 800-558-4044 Fax 510-683-9554 Baton Rouge, LA 70814 Cupertino, CA 95014 www.y-change.com Ph. 888-924-0099 Fax 225-927-2934 Ph. 831-427-6634 Fax 408-342-0164 Y-Change is a software development com- www.ucsc-extension.edu pany providing Web-based, enterprisewide Systems Quality Consulting applications to assist companies in communi- P.O. Box 565 University of Tennessee Center cating, managing and leading company initia- Alta Loma, CA 91701-0565 for Executive Education tives and projects such as ISO 9001:2000. Ph. 888-734-3447 Fax 909-484-9377 College of Business Administration Statgraphics, Manugistics Inc. www.systemsquality.com Center for Executive Education qd 9715 Key West Ave. Systems Quality Consulting provides con- 708 Stokely Management Center Rockville, MD 20850 sulting and training supporting your Six Sigma Knoxville, TN 37996 Ph. 800-592-0050 Fax 301-255-8406 initiative. We also provide training and con- Ph. 865-974-5001 Fax 865-974-4989 www.statgraphics.com sulting for design for Six Sigma. www.thecenter.utk.edu Black Belt certification in process TBM Consulting Group improvement at the University of Tennessee is 4400 Ben Franklin Blvd. a two-step process that includes coursework Durham, NC 27704 and demonstration of mastery of applied skills StatPoint LLC Ph. 800-438-5535 and concepts. The coursework may be com- P.O. Box 280 www.tbmconsulting.com pleted at the University of Tennessee or at Orlean, VA 20128 your site. 134 Quality Digest/January 2003