(With apologies to Lewis Carroll, the Walrus and the Carpenter)
“The time has come,” the Black Belt said,
“To talk of many things:
Of Markets, and value and quality
OF Six Sigma Marketing,
Why we are short of projects
And, how to move away from simple cost cutting.”
“But wait a bit” the CEO cried,
“Our market share is low
With poor quality and poor value
How are we to make our sales grow?”
“No worries” said the Black Belt
“Six Sigma Marketing is clearly the way to go!”
“The Voice of the Market,” the Black Belt said
“Is what we chiefly need-
Value and value tools besides
Are very handy indeed…
Now if you’re ready, O Six Sigma team
Let us plant, grow and nurture the SSM seed.”
“But lose the VOC?” the team cried
Turning a little blue,
“After such a long dependence, that would be
A very radical thing to do.”
“The path is clear,” the Black Belt said
For now, more than ever, we need the market view!”
“But what of DMAIC?” all the lesser belts did cry,
“Or the 4Ps?” the diffident marketers whined.
“No sweat” said the Black Belt
“Six Sigma and Marketing are now aligned.
It’s time for us to change,
For Six Sigma Marketing – this is the exactly time.”
“Six Sigma Marketing” the Black Belt said
“Is what we need to do.
Forget the cost cutting
Instead, let’s concentrate on revenue.
It’s time to think externally
And how we can create and deliver superior value.”
“O defect reduction”, the Black Belt intoned,
“You’ve had a pleasant run.
Let’s turn our face to market share
And start to count the mun!
With Six Sigma Marketing our success is guaranteed
Our superior value will put all of our competitors quickly on the run.”
For information on Six Sigma marketing contact Eric Reidenbach at firstname.lastname@example.org or 601 213 4849.