Six Sigma is a management methodology which allows companies to use data to eliminate defects in any process. For a process to have achieved Six Sigma, a process must not produce a defect - that is anything outside of customer specifications - more often than 3.4 times per million opportunities.
Six Sigma enables organizations to improve their processes, making them more capable of delivering what the customer wants right first time. Six Sigma works through the use of two sub methodologies;
- DMAIC which stands for Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve and Control and is used for existing processes
- DMADV which is used for new processes and stands for Define, Measure, Analyse, Design and Verify.
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How to implement Six Sigma?
Since the results of a Six Sigma project are only as good as the people involved and the training those people receive, selecting the right employees and providing adequate training are critical to the process. An existing business can implement Six Sigma by first identifying the employees who have the experience to fill the Six Sigma team roles below:
Master Black Belt – This role is filled by an employee who has completed Black Belt training and typically leads between five and ten different Six Sigma projects. This employee must have strong quantitative skills and highly-developed leadership skills.
Black Belt – This professional works full time on quality improvement projects. The Black Belt has completed all Six Sigma coursework and has led several projects.
Green Belt – This professional typically works part time on projects and has been trained in Six Sigma methodology.
Yellow Belt – This person assists part time on project teams and has received minimal training in Six Sigma.
Once the role requirements of each Six Sigma belt are understood, it becomes easier to match these roles with employees who have the needed skills, abilities, and experience.