Six Sigma Consultancy in Bangalore|Six Sigma Quality Management
Six Sigma (6σ) is a methodology for process improvement which can be deployed organisation wide. Origin of Six sigma can be traced to Motorola. The name six sigma was coined by Engineer by name. Mr. Bill Smith while working for Motorola in 1980. Six sigma was popularized by Jack Welch who made it as a key business strategy at General Electric (GE) –in the year 1995.
A six sigma process is one in which 99.99966% of all opportunities to produce some feature of a part are statistically expected to be free of defects. Six Sigma strategies enable improvement of quality of output of processes by identifying and removing causes and defects while working on minimizing variability in the processes. It uses a set of quality management methods which is highly structured and follows a defined sequence of steps and has specific value targets which are tangible.
Major benefits of applying Six Sigma methodology for process improvements in organization would result in but not limited to:
- High quality
- Lower costs
- Improved overall performance.
Six Sigma methodology can be used manufacturing, Services, Engineering and construction, finance, supply chain, healthcare, information technology etc,
Six Sigma is used as one of the methodologies by Seven Steps along with Lean, TQM, TOC, TPM etc., in facilitating Journey of Excellence as organisation wide initiative. Before initiating Six Sigma, basic stability is a key requirement. Where equipment dominated operations, 5S, TPM, Lean should be in place before launching Six Sigma. Else, recommended solutions will be directing us to those areas. In the similar way, need for right skill, right RM, right inputs, right process are all needed before we embark on deployment of Six Sigma.
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