Techniques & Tools for Process Improvement

What is Six Sigma?

Six Sigma is a Management System, Improvement process, Statistical Process, Standard Deviation Measurement tool but all in all it is what an organization needs to continuously meet customer demands along with organizations financial and process improvement.

With the need ever increasing for better product and service at lower rate a good quality management system which promises the consistency in deliverables is of utmost value. If you are like most executives, you spend your time improving revenues, cost, and productivity, not studying the Six Sigma tools and techniques, but still, you’ve decided to become six sigma Certified for one of these common reasons:

  • To satisfy a customer requirement
  • To gain a competitive advantage
  • To improve your internal operations

Six Sigma is a success proven business management scheme that can assist you to unleash new horizons of business success with time bound rock-solid results. Six Sigma Methodology says:
“Any type of process which does not result in customer’s satisfaction is referred as a “Defect” and it has to be excluded from the process in order to get matchless supreme quality products and services”.

Why is Six Sigma important?

Six Sigma is methodology of continuous improvement which mostly centers on how to design products with less defects and to limit process variations by fulfilling all defined specifications. Six Sigma stresses on better control on individual processes that should be under control and monitored on continuous basis using SIPOC (Supplier Input Process Output Customer) approach that allows you to understand each process one by one, its working principle and areas of possible feasible improvements.

Statistical and scientific methodical tool like DMAIC (DEFINE, MEASURE, ANALYZE, IMPROVE, CONTROL) makes the measurement as well as improvement of process quantifiable and making Six Sigma indispensable for company’s objective realizations. Since Six Sigma is data driven making it a value-added process which makes change acceptable by removing ambiguity with knowing which parameters will create most impact on output.

What are the benefits of Six Sigma?

Six Sigma encompasses to all team members associated with the specific organization. Plus Six Sigma cannot be done in conference rooms or air conditioned offices instead it has to be done, implemented and sustained to the shop floor where actual action occurs and where the actual problems with their root cause exist.

According to numerous business reports, 35% reduction in cycle times have been observed after implementation of Six Sigma. Typical Six Sigma gains a reduction in Lead Time to half, Increase in Productivity by at least 25%, Inventory Reduction by 50% and Reduction in Defect of course by 99.99966%. On the contrary, firms who haven’t implemented six sigma methodology complaint about delays in their projects and cycle time completion, less employee engagement or totally zero employee motivational levels. Some note-able benefits of Six Sigma certification are as follows:

  • Visual workplace management like 5S will enhance workplace management making workplace more visible towards potential hazards. Once all the potential hazards being identified, it becomes easier to eliminate or substitute the hazards with safest solutions.
  • Customer Satisfaction.
  • Continuous Improvement tool.
  • A Strong and Focused Management Leadership.
  • Efficient bench-marking System to stay competitive.
  • Versatility makes it easier to use in different areas of Organization.
  • Increased ROI from process and quality product with growth sustaining controls.
  • A Structured Approach with quantifiable results and output for detail decision making.

Adherence to appropriate Six Sigma principles will aid you organization in achieving your business objectives and goals.

  • Onsite Assessment: In order to establish the need to implement Six Sigma and avail its benefits it’s necessary to identify where does an organization stands in terms of its objective realization and what are its critical characteristics (CT) features. Our assessment service will orient the future goals to present performance goals and giving management a tool to move the business forward with success in vision.
  • Project Selection: Successful implementation of six sigma starts with proper selection and chartering of the project. After the priorities are established, project teams are selected and roles identified.
  • Data Analysis: The tools used in DMAIC give the most important crucial to process output which makes identifying critical to process parameter easier. Selection of correct tools and templates, analysis, interpretation of results is the key for successful deployment and resource alignment.
  • Project Onsite Consultation: The extent to which Six Sigma benefits your organization depends on the Management Leadership and Project Leaders. Nothing is more important than the resourceful and technical knowledge of its leaders. We can support you by supplementing your existing team or providing full-time Independent Consultation.Our hands-on experience with the product and service industry will make the Six Sigma certification an achievable target for you.Value from our Six Sigma consultation is not just creating a quality management system for you but to understand how the six sigma principles apply to your organizational needs.We work with you to ensure that your six sigma certification is a genuine asset to your business by linking quality and efficiency to more targeted corporate objectives. We help you to set higher objectives and we have a plan to help you achieve them.

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