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What is the main goal of a Six Sigma implementation?

What is the main goal of a Six Sigma implementation?

The main goal of a Six Sigma implementation will vary from company to company. Of course every business wants to achieve better results by implementing Six Sigma, but how they do that will vary. No two implementations will be the same, even if on the surface, the...

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Can Six Sigma be Successful in a Transactional Company?

Can Six Sigma be Successful in a Transactional Company?

In a previous post, we explored the factors that affect the success of a six sigma programme within a company. So in this post we can now consider how six sigma is applied in different types of industry. Typically, statistical process control has been widely used in...

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11 Research Proven Six Sigma Success Factors

11 Research Proven Six Sigma Success Factors

The implementation of a six sigma programme depends upon many variables including, but not limited to, the size of the company, the industry in which the company operates and the resources that the company has at its disposal. Therefore, it is not possible to create a...

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Lean Metrics: Beware the danger of chasing numbers

Lean Metrics: Beware the danger of chasing numbers

One of the key principles in lean manufacturing implementations is to "make it visual". The premise is that anybody should be able to understand the current status of a process at a glance.  Any out of standard conditions should be immediately obvious, so they can be...

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7 Wastes of Lean Manufacturing

7 Wastes of Lean Manufacturing

Use these links to quickly navigate to the various sections of this article What is waste? The 7 wastes of lean manufacturing How to remember the 7 wastes The 8 wastes of lean manufacturing 7 wastes of lean in services 7 wastes of lean in healthcare What Is Waste?...

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Lean Manufacturing: Eliminating the 7 wastes

Lean Manufacturing: Eliminating the 7 wastes

Lean manufacturing is a business improvement methodology focused on optimising the flow of value to the customer. Companies that implement lean manufacturing principles aim to reduce the amount of waste in their processes. There are 7 wastes in lean manufacturing,...

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Six Sigma Tools: The Definitive Guide (35 DMAIC Tools)

Six Sigma Tools: The Definitive Guide (35 DMAIC Tools)

  Choosing the right six sigma tool to use is an important skill to master.  If you get it right, these tools can help you understand the problem you are trying to fix, analyse the data, and point to a viable solution.  However, a poor choice of tool can lead to...

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The History of Six Sigma

The History of Six Sigma

Six sigma is by no means new. Motorola are widely acknowledged as the pioneers of the methodology and they introduced it over twenty years ago. The tools and philosophies behind it date back even further than that, some being more than fifty years old. It is therefore...

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