Six Sigma

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A philosophy that strives to achieve perfection by setting extremely high objectives, collecting data, and analysing results to a fine degree as a way to decrease defects in products and services
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Six sigma itself is a highly infrastructure-centered system of quality and process improvement initiatives.
Recently, Lean Six Sigma has become linked with the upcoming presidential election, attracting national media attention.
The mean increase in stock price for the Six Sigma users was just under 95 percent, while it was only 84 percent for the multivariable testing companies.
Lean Six Sigma can be viewed from both a strategic and a tactical perspective.
In charge of nearly 6,500 soldiers in 65 units throughout six states, the 96th RRC has used Lean Six Sigma to also reduce the deployment preparation time for a battle-rostered unit from 30 days down to just three.
Lean Six Sigma techniques integrate risk and document processes.
In the course of two decades, Motorola saved a reported $17 billion using the Six Sigma methodology.
The chapters on High-Performance Organizations describe a methodology for altering corporate organization structure so that teams "feel a great deal of solidarity and peer pressure to perform well and improve," Where SIX Sigma and lean manufacturing focus on technical aspects, High-Performance Organizations is about people and how they are motivated to sustain improvement over time.
The cases are short descriptions of the project work completed on the Global Hawk program and Design for Six Sigma in the Raytheon Missile Systems organization.
Six Sigma does not involve any fancy new quality techniques.
Six Sigma is a disciplined, data-driven approach and method for eliminating defects (or deviation).