she orogram for@JPeople OutJ:
Many Japanese companies still maintain a comparatively
high level of their technology and the potentiality in their
A company with its top management that maintains clear
policies and challenging objectives can generate profit, by
trusting its employeesD
The ideal approach to " Six Sigma of Japanese Version" is to
create an organization which is capable to identify issues
to be solved and carry out them by integrating "knowledge "
from both management and employees
" People Out ", as demonstrated by Mr.Jack Weltch at General
Electric,in implementing the Six Sigma, denies@both of
`merican@typed identical organization,JlO-typeJand
Japanese typed identical organization,JlP-typeJD
aecause, he knew the limitation of the conventional way of
instructing that is typical to JlO|type
organizationJ,and the official stance and harmony that is
emphasized in JlP-typeorganizationJ.
" People Out",on the other hand, romotes an
orgnization,Jl-TtypeJthat values@employees' initiative
and their knowledge @for solving problems without@being
told, by maintaining a concept that people are the most
valuable assets of the company.
In Japan, however, it is extremely difficult to leave Jl1
type organizations behind, because it used to be a source of
strength of the Japanese companies. so successfully
implement Six Sigma of Japanese Version, it will be
absolutely necessary to come up with a system that will
enable a company to become competitive in the comprehensive
organizational strength, while understanding the essence of
traditio-nal corporate cultures.
The Six sigma of Japanese Version values the program for
"People Out",because the changes in cultural and human
apects at many Japanese@companies are indispensable to
accomplish the foregoing transformation.
she orogram for Work Out:
The next issue involves the strength that "lT Type
Organization" needs to possess for solving problems. In
other words, the organization must have a concrete "weapon"
that can integrate "knowledge" and can clearly identify
issues to be tackled for speedy and effective solutions.
These are the essence of "Work Out."
Regarding the Work-Out program, the Six Sigma originated in
the U.S.A. consists of five steps for problem solving under
cl`hb (c for cefinition, l for leasure, ` for
`nalysis, h for hmprovement,and b for bontrol).
These steps are to identify the issues, to grasp the
problems quantitatively, to analyze and improve them, and to
maintain and control achievements.
Effective quality controling methods, statistical techniques
and other instruments are provided for respective
steps.@shis program is considered a compulsory@one for
In promoting a project that has many difficult items to be
overcome,Japanese companies often ave troubles with the
discrepancy in value systems and problem awareness among
project members, as well as the conflict of interest and
A well prepared " Work Out" program must be offered to solve
the foregoing problem. In this regard, the Six Sigma of
Japanese@Version embodies and systematizes "Six-Sigma
Tools" - "lT Type Problem-Solving Technology",@based on
"Information-Handling Technology as a Semi-Exact Science"
and " W Type Flow of rolving Accumulated Problems."
"lT Type Problem Solving Technology" replacing
the following seven steps or scenes to solve each problem in
order before proceeding to the next step or scene:
1. Round for identifying problems
2. Round for grasping the current situation
3. Round for studying concrete measures
4. Round for identifying issues
5. Round for selecting optimum measures
6. Round for countermeasuring risks
7. Round for making plans for implementation
lT Type Problem Solving Technology attaches much
importance to sharing the same concept about problems
between management and projectmembers toward a Six-Sigma
project as an essential management issue, and to accurately
conceptualizing the issues for realizing the Six-sigma
project, and to establishing an effective organization for
the issue speedily without fail.