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The Pyzdek Institute offers training and certification in Six Sigma. All Pyzdek Institute training was created by Thomas Pyzdek, author of The Six Sigma Handbook, The Quality Engineering Handbook, The Handbook of Quality Management, and many more classics. Thomas Pyzdek has 45+ years of industry experience, that inform his lessons with real world application. Pyzdek Institute training is available online. Click the orange button to visit our store.

The Pyzdek Institute was established to promote Thomas Pyzdek’s unique approach to Process Excellence. Over a career that started in 1967, Pyzdek has learned that achieving long-term success requires integration of all Process Excellence activities with the vision and goals of the organization. Six Sigma, Lean, KAIZEN, and other Process Excellence initiatives are a means to an end. They provide business leaders with a way to effectively identify those activities that will move the organization forward, to measure progress, and to harmonize the interests of all stakeholders both for the long- and the short-term.

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The Pyzdek Institute’s training, certification and consulting programs are available to individuals interested in professional development for career advancement or resume enhancement, or to organizations seeking to develop internal resources to help them achieve excellence in their business and organizational processes. Programs include online, live, or blended training of leaders or change agents (“Belts”,) as well as consulting to organizations in all industries. Consulting support includes complete organizational deployment of Six Sigma or other process excellence initiatives, training of Master Black Belt Trainer/Coaches who can use The Pyzdek Institute’s online and live training resources, coaching of Belts and teams, and whatever other assistance is needed to keep the organization. Read what our students say about us!

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Six Sigma Expert – Thomas Pyzdek

Thomas Pyzdek has written over 50 copyrighted works, including such classics as The Six Sigma Handbook, The Quality Engineering Handbook, and The Handbook for Quality Management. Pyzdek’s work is widely acclaimed for its ability to make the seemingly complex subject of process excellence understandable. Pyzdek’s works have been studied by hundreds of thousands in their preparation for various certification exams. He is also a skilled trainer, hired by industry leaders worldwide to aid in their process excellence programs.



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What is Six Sigma?

By Thomas Pyzdek, Author of The Six Sigma Handbook

For Motorola, the originator of Six Sigma, the answer to the question "Why Six Sigma?" was simple: survival. Motorola came to Six Sigma because it was being consistently beaten in the competitive marketplace by foreign firms that were able to produce higher quality products at a lower cost. When a Japanese firm took over a Motorola factory that manufactured Quasar television sets in the United States in the 1970s, they promptly set about making drastic changes in the way the factory operated. Under Japanese management, the factory was soon producing TV sets with 1/20th the number of defects they had produced under Motorola management. They did this using the same workforce, technology, and designs, making it clear that the problem was Motorola's management. Eventually, even Motorola's own executives had to admit "our quality stinks." Read More...