Six Sigma is a data-based methodology to improve performance by reducing variability. It is a methodology to achieve 3.4 defects per million opportunities.
Articles on Six Sigma - Introduction
Six Sigma is not a mere methodology or a quality tool. It is a philosophy i.e. a systematic way of thinking to solve quality problems.
Lot of people use Six Sigma in very different contexts. As a result a variety of meanings have been conjured up for the very simple six sigma process. Lets discuss the common fallacies pertaining to Six Sigma.
Sigma or standard deviation is a statistical measure of dispersion in data. It is a measure which uses the characteristic of past data to make judgements about how the process will perform in the future.
Six Sigma is a process oriented methodology designed to improve business performance by improving specific areas of strategic business processes.
Lets understand the important concepts of Six Sigma.
Lot of experts have defined the process of Six Sigma in their own way and have come up with a lot of characteristics. Lets understand these characteristics in detail.
Before the introduction of Six Sigma, there was a debate as to whether Six Sigma is a goal worth pursuing. The article discusses the typical costs that a poorly performing process incurs and the need for six sigma.
The understanding of Six Sigma is in-complete without truly understanding where it came from - Motorola. The article discusses how Six Sigma implementations changed the way Multi-National Corporations conducted operations worldwide.
Six sigma helps an organization in many ways. This article describes the immediate operational benefits that an organization derives as the result of implementing a six sigma project.
When Six Sigma was introduced by Motorola, it became a strategic advantage for them. Todays marketplace requires using six sigma processes to execute the companywide strategies.
This article discusses the Six Sigma Plus model of quality management (“the how and what” of the model) along with illustrating the differences between this model and the traditional quality frameworks of TQM (Total Quality Management). There is also a separate section on analyzing the differences between Six Sigma Plus and its predecessor in quality excellence, Six Sigma. The focus throughout the article would be on finding the “Plus” factor that lends the chosen framework the advantage over the traditional frameworks of Six Sigma Plus and TQM.
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