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Six Sigma

 

Define . . . Measure . . . Analyze . .
Improve . . . Control

Saving Millions of Dollars!


Six Sigma provides tools such as data collection, process mapping, and their patented SIPOC diagram (Supplier – Input – Process – Output – Customer) that help you fully know your processes. In addition, the Six Sigma Voice of the Customer process plays a vital role in focusing your entire organization on avoiding wasted expenses. We provide the ability to custom measure all of your processes.

Process Improvement Stages with Six Sigma


We can help you diligently apply Six Sigma, thereby reducing process variation and setting the stage for successful implementation of advanced Lean tools. These valuable tools include Total Productive Maintenance, Drastic Changeover or Time Reductions, Kanban Inventory Controls, Single Piece Flow, Demand Pull, and Agile Production.

Appling Lean tools early can establish consistent processes that have the valuable ability to be variable. In the end stages, Six Sigma reduces process variation. This paves the way for advanced Lean tools to be applied effectively. The result is a world-class operation.

Of course, a company’s operational needs should guide where transitions take place. No two firms have the same needs, resources or environment. Often, those closest to the operation must make the choice of tools on the spot. The need for team and individual training is paramount, and while top leaders should be involved and supportive, those at operational levels must have the knowledge to more effectively make instinctive choices and apply the tools correctly and quickly.

What makes a project succeed or fail?


We have observed over years of experience that the choice of tool is less important than the approach and the guidance of leaders. We have seen the wrong tool used in the wrong way and still, the project succeeds. We have also seen the right tool used the right way and the project fails. The difference between success and failure is often the leadership and the engagement of all employees concerned.

Fortunately, the application of the tools of Quality and Process Improvement by those doing the work always results in an increase in engagement.