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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.
 

 
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