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May 2014 Blog Posts (3)

2015 Auburn University Bank Directors’ College

This year’s (February 2014) Bank Directors’ College was very successful with over 100 attending our event held at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center.  The survey responses from the attendees confirmed that the subjects were very timely and relevant with the speakers being very experienced and knowledgeable of their respective areas of expertise.   

Planning for next year’s event has begun with the selected dates being on Thursday and Friday, February…


Added by Walker Jackson on May 29, 2014 at 3:34pm — No Comments

Measuring the Right Thing

I have noticed over the years that most folks that are getting started using the Six Sigma methodology have as many problems with some of the early decision-making issues as they do handling some of the more quantitative tools.  Specifically, which problems should they focus on?  If one listens to the voice of the customer, then this might not be a big problem.  If you have a problem, the customer will usually let you know.  However, if one is trying to be proactive, and look for…


Added by Mark M. Clark on May 16, 2014 at 12:20pm — No Comments

Getting to the Right Level

Over the years I have provided technical assistance for those that are employing the six sigma process improvement methodologies.  During this time, I have observed how difficult it is for team leaders to get started.  Every initiative has its “Critical Success Factors”.  Most will include one or more of the following:

  • Top management leadership and commitment
  • Clearly defined roles and responsibilities  
  • Clear and measurable goals/results
  • Strategy…

Added by Mark M. Clark on May 6, 2014 at 4:18pm — No Comments

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