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Is Six Sigma Enough? (To Improve the Quality Level of an Organization...)
MARIO ALVARADO, Teacher, Costa Rica, Member
In order to improve a process, or to get a new standard or higher quality level in an organization, is 6 Sigma a good approach? My partners say that 6 Sigma is just for solving actual problems (d=define a problem), but it's not the best way to improve. What do you think? (...) Read more? Sign up for free

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  6 Sigma or Kaizen
Jens Folke, Consultant, Denmark, Member
  Your colleagues have a very narrow perspective of Six Sigma. After improving the process i-stage) a control-plan is needed, and that involves Kaizen among others. Lean Six Sigma is an integrated approach to process improvements and product design.

  It Depends...
Matthias Bittrich, Business Consultant, Germany, Member
  It depends on the level of pain.
Is it sufficient to close gaps of customer-experiences (see: Kano model) by continuous improvements, id est: small steps?
Or do you need a huge critical hit like re-engineering?
6sigma means quality improvement, but maybe the solution for your problems is Poka Yoke? Maybe your problem is based on a wrong understanding of the customer? Never forget: you and your company never define what quality is - only the customer does.
As a senior consultant for process excellence I recommend a clear definition of the pain to find out if an expensive 3-6-months 6 sigma project is really necessary.

  Is 6 Sigma Always a 3-6 Months Project?
Jens Folke, Consultant, Denmark, Member
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  6 Sigma and / or Kaizen
pankaj negandhi, Consultant, India, Member
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  Other tools may supplement
pankaj negandhi, Consultant, India, Member
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  Try a Lean Six Sigma Approach
Michael Jensen, Student (MBA), United States, Member
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  Six Sigma is One Method Out of Many Possibilities
Matthias Bittrich, Business Consultant, Germany, Member
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  Is Six Sigma Enough to Improve Quality
Maharaja Himandu Upadhyay, Manager, India, Member
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  Reaching Minds is Essential in Quality Improvement
Matthias Bittrich, Business Consultant, Germany, Member
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Six Sigma
Summary
Forum
Evaluating Six Sigma Project Leaders
🔥Sustaining Momentum of Process Improvement over Time
Six Sigma Approach Part I
Next Step after Voice Of Processes have been Defined?
Best Practices
🥇3 Additional Six Sigma Levels
🥈The Basis of Six Sigma? Statistics and Discipline
🥉Six Sigma Organization Structure
Six Sigma in an R&D context
The 5 x Why Method (The 5 Whys)
Focus of Six Sigma: The 6 Rights
Is Six Sigma Enough? (To Improve the Quality Level of an Organization...)
Statistical Process Control (SPC)
Tools for Finding Root Cause?
Evaluating Six Sigma Projects
Six Sigma DMAIC and DMADV
Six Sigma for Marketing
Six Sigma Requirements
Add Standardization to DMAIC Phases in Six Sigma (DMAICS)
Hypothesis Testing in DMAIC Projects
Identifying Critical Characteristics
Six Sigma in Medical Transcription
Differentiating Six Sigma from TQM
Six Sigma is a Story!
Best Practices Lean Six Sigma in Social Care
Quality Lessons in Dealing with Contractors
Six Sigma Implementation Roles
Six Sigma Manufacturing Example
Six Sigma Dictionary - Six Sigma Terms
Six Sigma for Retail
The Cost of Poor Quality: Tools for Effective Control & Reduction
Six Sigma in Textile / Confection Industry
6 Sigma in Construction Industry
6 Sigma....Frame period
Six Sigma Effectiveness
Six Sigma Implementation Process
Six Sigma in Passengers Handling
Good Practitioner Books on Lean - Six Sigma, S&OP?
Organizational Development + Six Sigma or Lean
Should Six Sigma start after Lean Implementation?
Six Sigma In Inbound Call Center
Disadvantages of Lean Six Sigma. Drawbacks
Lean 6 Sigma in Laboratories
Lean Management in Retail
Quality Critical Factors
Six Sigma Black Belt Certification
Applying Six Sigma to Landscape Architecture
Six Sigma Department


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