April 2019 Dinner Meeting

April 09, 2019
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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Crowne Plaza Columbus North - Worthington- Buckeye Room
6500 Doubletree Avenue
Columbus, OH 43229
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Splitting the DMAIC

In 1917, we split the atom and released an incredible force for destruction.  In 2019, we split the DMAIC and released and even bigger force for improvement.  Find out how in this presentation of Tom’s exciting new book “Splitting the DMAIC.”

There is no doubt that various improvement methods work. Whether it is PDCA or 7-Step problem-solving or A3 or Is–Is Not or DMAIC or any other method, it has been used to great success in many organizations stretching back over decades. But why have some organizations been wildly successful with these and others not?

The reason is that much of today’s continuous improvement (CI) training is focused on tools. Training includes days or even weeks working through every possible tool a practitioner of CI might need. But rather than teach people about a set of tools that they might or might not use, why not teach them how to accomplish a specific objective? Why not give them a path for solving a particular type of problem that works most of the time?

This book shows four typical paths through the DMAIC process to accomplish four different objectives:

  • Reduce variability of a characteristic
  • Reduce failures of a machine
  • Reduce waste in a process
  • Reduce the frequency of a defect


This way, anyone, anywhere can make Continuous Improvement work by “splitting the DMAIC.”

Speaker: Tom Quick

Tom QuickSince 2012, Tom Quick has had a successful consulting business working with many large, multinational companies, helping each of their locations gain control over their processes, achieve high-quality levels, improve throughput, eliminate defects, and reduce costs. Previously he implemented SPC on polyester and vinyl ester resin production at Koppers Co., led a group of black belts at Anheuser Busch, applied lean and Six Sigma at Spectrum Brands, and built a Six Sigma program from scratch at Scotts MiracleGro.  He is currently a Senior Manager with EY’s Process Improvement practice.



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