LEAN 6 SIGMA fundamentals

What is Six Sigma

 Six Sigma is a methodology that relies on a collaborative team effort to improve performance by systematically removing waste  and reducing variation.

its a  disciplined, data driven approach and methodology for eliminating defects in many  processes.

To achieve six sigma, a process must not produce more tha 3.4 defects per million.

its opportunity is through the total quantity of chances for a defect.

A process should be defect free 99.99996%

s1Six Sigma focuses on

  • understanding and managing customer requirements
  • aligning key bsnss processes 2 achieve these requirements
  • utilizing rigourous data analysis to minimise variation in these processes
  • driving rapid and sustanable improvement to bsns processes

The value of Six Sigma

helps organisations to

  • align  bsnss strategy to critical improvements efforts
  • mobilize teams to attack high critical projects
  • accelerate improved business results
  • govern efforts 2 ensure improvements are sustained

Benefits of Six Sigma

  • customer focused
  • reduce costs and waste
  • systematic & consistent way o problem solving
  • facilitates  team work
  • reduce cycle times
  • stresses making decisions based on data
  • facilitates team work
  • develops leadership skills
  • integrates strategic goals into project solution

The Six Sigma D.M.A.I.C.

the problem solving methodology is an improvement system for existing processes falling below  specification and looking for incremental improvement


Define the project goals and customer deliverables

Measure the processes to determine current performance

Analyze and determine the root cause of the defects

Improve the process by eliminating defects and control future process performance










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