Moving From Tweaking to Transforming

Organizational design: Are improvement efforts spread across the entire organization? Staffing: Are sufficient resources been dedicated and are the “best and brightest” being selected to lead initiatives? Development: Are options being provided for continuing education, experiential or project-based training and cross-functional capabilities? Measurement and accountability: Are projects supported by the right metrics and aligned with strategic objectives? Rewards/recognition: Is there … Continue reading Moving From Tweaking to Transforming

Aligning with Organisational Strategies

Most mission statements represent variations on a theme and relate to common issues such as quality, cost management, service excellence and valuing individual contributions. Six Sigma represents one aspect of a management framework that can help to decipher and validate the vision.

Aligning with Objectives and Strategies

In a well-managed business that has implemented Six Sigma, the organization’s objectives and strategies and continuous improvement are all closely aligned. Organizational objectives enhance the efficacy and importance of Six Sigma initiatives. And Six Sigma specialists can play an integral role in ensuring the execution of strategy. In many organisations, however, there seems to be … Continue reading Aligning with Objectives and Strategies

Process Sigma Calculator Assumptions

Definitions Unit - A unit is any item that is produced or processed which is liable for measurement or evaluation against predetermined criteria or standards. Opportunity Defect DPU - Defects per unit (DPU) represents the number of defects divided by the number of products. Example: If there are 34 defects in 750 units DPU will be … Continue reading Process Sigma Calculator Assumptions

What is Six Sigma?

Six Sigma at many organizations simply means a measure of quality that strives for near perfection. Six Sigma is a disciplined, data-driven approach and methodology for eliminating defects (driving toward six standard deviations between the mean and the nearest specification limit) in any process – from manufacturing to transactional and from product to service. The … Continue reading What is Six Sigma?