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Advanced Quality Applications Six Sigma

MBA 774 Dr. Abdallah Abdallah Introduction

Certified Six Sigma Black Belt Exam / ASQ
Six Sigma enterprise wide deployment Business process management Project management Six Sigma - Define Six Sigma – Measure Six Sigma – Analyze Six Sigma – Improve Six Sigma - Control Lean enterprise Design for Six Sigma Total 6% 6% 10% 6% 20% 15.3% 14.7% 10% 6% 6% 100% 9 9 15 9 30 23 22 15 9 9 150 (a 4 hour test)


Six Sigma Enterprise-wide deployment
What is Six Sigma?

Six sigma is a highly disciplined process that focuses on developing and delivering near perfect products and services consistently Six sigma is also a management strategy to use statistical tools and project work to achieve
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• For a large company, there is usually one master black belt per 100 black belts.

According to the Six Sigma Academy, Black Belts save companies approximately $230,000 per project and can complete 4 to 6 projects per year. General Electric, one of the most successful companies implementing Six Sigma, has estimated benefits on the order of $10 billion during the first five years of implementation. GE first began Six Sigma in 1995 after Motorola and Allied Signal blazed the Six Sigma trail. Since then, thousands of companies around the world have discovered the far reaching benefits of Six Sigma.


Why Six Sigma works
• Bottom line results

• Senior management is involved
• A disciplined approach is used (DMAIC)

• Short project completion time
• Clearly defined measures of success

• Infrastructure of trained individuals (black belts, green belts)
• Customers and processes are the focus

• A sound statistical approach is used


When Six Sigma should be used and when it should not be used
• Pure Six Sigma approach achieves the best results if it is implemented by high performance organizations • Medium and low performance companies should consider more ‘basic’ techniques to pick up ‘low hanging fruit’

A decision on Six Sigma might be negative if the following conditions exist
• The company already has a strong, effective