WAYNE, MI – Ford Motor Co. exceeded by $25 million the savings it expected to derive in 2001 from its Six-Sigma quality improvement program, a top executive reveals. Louise Goeser, Ford’s vice president-quality, says the auto maker’s “consumer-driven” Six-Sigma projects eliminated $325 million worth of waste last year – up from the $300 million in savings it had forecast. See related story “And we continue to grow those savings,” Goeser says. “And what’s terrific about this is you’re ...

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