....Prof. Deshpande Advances
....the State of the Art of
....Six Sigma & Process Control

In the late nineties, Pradeep articulated several natural laws that bestow unparalleled clarity to the explanation of what makes six sigma possible in the fundamental sense. Based on these natural laws it becomes possible to explain six sigma without using any equations, without mention of statistics and with very little jargon. Prof. Deshpande also extended the applicability of six sigma to dynamic and nonlinear systems. When his ideas are combined with the pioneering ideas developed at Motorola for static systems, it becomes possible to apply six sigma to any repetitive activity, whether manufacturing or transactional (service or business processes), linear or nonlinear, static or dynamic. In fact, these ideas lead to the assertion, six sigma is really for life meaning that everyone must think, work, and live the six sigma way.

More recently, Prof. Deshpande advanced the state of the art of six sigma and process control. With these advances, it becomes possible to further boost quality, productivity, and competitive position. Specifically, the advances allow six sigma professionals to enhance Improve Phase calculations in situations where the major impact factors are manipulable. In process control applications, these advances lead to better control laws for improved control of response variables in continuous and batch plants.

Prof. Deshpande is among the first educators in the world to introduce six sigma training in engineering and Business School MBA programs. He has
trained Deans, professors, administrators, CEOs, and students in several countries. His ideas on transforming higher educations with six sigma have
received international attention.


► Deshpande, P. B. and Tantalean, Roberto Z., “Unifying Framework for Six Sigma and Process Control”, Hydrocarbon processing, June 2009.

In a first-in-the-world application, DuPont Company, Wilmington, DE, demonstrated the benefits of within-the-batch control of a semi-batch polymerization reactor with SAC’s [ONLINE]: Constrained Model Predictive Control software. For further details, see Leffew K. W. and Francisco, T. W., "Semibatch Polymerization Process for Compositionally Uniform Copolymers”, International Application Published under the Patent Cooperation Treaty, Publication No. 2008/WO 082503 A2, World Intellectual Property Organization, 10 July 2008.

► Deshpande, P. B., Waikar, V. B., Hughes, M. R., “When to Use Stratified Sampling”, Under Submission.







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