Mekis, Sobaje do DMAIC their way

A song about solving problems brings a whole new world of lyrics to continuous process improvement

By Michael Hughes

After days of listening to black belts pontificate, Daniel Mekis likes to relax in a hotel bar with a beer, friends, a grand piano and croon about DMAIC.

For most folks, that venture into Frank Sinatra-land would be the end. The sweet refrains of define, measure, analyze, improve and control would dissipate into the hotel rafters. But unlike other process improvement experts, Mekis, a lean Six Sigma black belt and regional assistant plant manager for Granite Construction in San Francisco, has a friend, Ben Sobaje.


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