Six Sigma can work in any organization because the nature of Six Sigma is dependent upon characteristics inherent to any business, not on the size, type and nature of a business. Six Sigma DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control) disciplines work no matter the size, type and nature of the organization or even the size of the project.
It produces a synergy that can work wonders for many companies.
* Focus on money - It attracts the top management directly because of its focus on money. Results can be easily seen after or during project.
* Leadership and top-down support - It require support from top management, middle management and executives to executive the project.
* Continuous improvement - It is a continuous journey towards excellence
* Development strategy and guidelines
* Measurement criteria of quality goals
* Performance target
* Application of statistical tools
* Quality career path
* Extension to cost, cycle time and other business issues
* Integration of business goals with quality
* Functional focus
* Project approach
* Continuous defect reduction in products and services
* Enhanced customer focus
* Process sustenance
* Performance dashboards and metrics
* Project based improvement, with visible milestones
* Sustainable competitive edge
* Global acceptance of the quality system
* Info based decision – It helps in making right decision.
Normally a manufacturing company is having two lines. The average breakdowns and targets are given below.
Baseline - 3 breakdowns per week
Target - 1 breakdown per week max.
Baseline - 12 breakdowns per week
Target - 6 breakdowns per week max.
Out of these two lines which line is having tougher target? The answer is "Line 1", because in line 1 chances of failure is only one to achieve the target. It helps to set the right baseline and target.
Focusing the Six Sigma technique and tools at virtually any properly scoped project will drive savings to your bottom line and achieve breakthrough change or radical change in your organization.