Tuesday September 27, 2005, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Moderator: Adam Cort, associate editor, ASSEMBLY magazine
Speakers: Michael A. Littleton, master black belt and manager of Six Sigma, The Boeing Co.; Craig Hall, enterprise solutions leader, GE-FANUC; and Tim Bell, master black belt, Ford Motor Co., Chicago Assembly Plant

Six Sigma is both a process and a goal. Implementing the former to achieve the latter varies from industry to industry and from company to company; and it can be a lot tougher than some textbooks make it sound. In this session, experienced practitioners from Boeing, GE-FANUC and Ford will provide real-world examples of how they implemented Six Sigma in various assembly operations, and what they did to make it succeed. Specific topics include:

  • Effective executive leadership at Boeing Co.
  • Setting goals and measuring results at GE.
  • Encouraging buy-in from production workers at Ford.
  • Sustaining Six Sigma over the long term.