Submit your Six Sigma questions and enter a chance to win Six Sigma Workbook For Dummies, an industry bestseller since its publication in 2005.Â We are fortunate to have Craig Gygi, the lead author of Six Sigma for Dummies and the companion Six Sigma Workbook For Dummies to answer reader’s questions for this raffle.
To read Craig Gygi’s responses, visit these two posts:
- Craig Gygi answers Question on Process Capability
- Craig Gygi answers Question on Accelerated Life Testing
- Submit your question for Craig in the comments of this post.
- Comments will be turned off on June 8, 2007
- We will enter all the commentators names on my handy-dandy randomizer, using a hard-to-crack random seed, and 5 randomly selected contestants will win a Six Sigma Workbook For Dummies book.
- On June 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15, I will publish Craig’s answers to some or all of the reader’s questions.
- That’s it.
Below is a little information on Craig Gygi, our raffle sponsor, lead author of Six Sigma for Dummies and Six Sigma Workbook For Dummies , and an all-around good guy:
Craig began studying and applying the elements of Six Sigma before they were formalized into todayâ€™s renowned breakthrough method. As an engineering graduate student at Brigham Young University in the early 1990s, he integrated these improvement techniques into his research and coaching of student product development teams. Upon beginning his career in 1994 at Motorolaâ€™s Advanced Manufacturing Research Lab in Florida, he was officially introduced to the just-formalized Six Sigma method. It resonated deeply with his previous findings. From that time, Craig has applied, taught, and led Six Sigma in all his endeavors, including management and technical capacities at Motorola, Iomega, General Atomics, and Fiji Water.
In 1998, Craig founded TolStack, Inc. to develop commercial Six Sigma software tools. During this time he also worked for several years as a technical colleague of Dr. Mikel Harry, the original consultant of Six Sigma, co-developing and teaching new advances in its theory and application. In 2002, Craig co-founded Savvi International, into which TolStack merged. Savvi provided solutions for business performance improvement using Six Sigma, Lean, and Business Process management techniques. Craig acted as the director of Savviâ€™s products, services, and tools. In 2006, Craig lived in the Fiji Islands and served as Director of Operational Excellence for Fiji Water. Today, Craig works with companies in the USA and internationally to integrate Six Sigma practices directly into their core operations.
A Master Black Belt, Craig has wielded Six Sigma techniques now for over 15 years, spanning projects from design to manufacturing to business process management, and at companies as varied as Abbott Labs, American Express, and the US Air Force. He is also an expert teacher, having instructed and mentored at all levels.