At Cummins, Inc. @RISK Is Standard for Six Sigma
1 July 2004, Ithaca, NY - Cummins Inc.,
the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of engines
and related systems, has recently integrated @RISK into its Six Sigma program.
According to Ernest Lifferth, who heads up the Design for Six Sigma (DFSS)
initiative within the Six Sigma program, @RISK has a lot to do with the success
of DFSS. With the inclusion of @RISK, DFSS has realized hundreds of millions
of dollars in cost savings for Cummins
DFSS is used in new product introduction at Cummins. According to Lifferth, “Essentially what we are trying to do with the Six Sigma program is to cultivate an atmosphere of discipline in decision making that relies on data,” Ernest says. “It’s data driven.” And of course, that’s where @RISK has proven itself.
According to Palisade’s Vice President Randy Heffernan, Cummins has standardized its Six Sigma decision analysis training to use @RISK throughout the corporation, and more than 400 people in Cummins’s worldwide operations have been trained on @RISK. That number will increase with each new group of students in the Six Sigma program. Referring back to the Cummins mission, Lifferth says, “This is a structured, team-based method to achieve customer objectives of cost, quality, and delivery.” “And of course,” says Heffernan, “Palisade is very proud to be part of that achievement.”