Management Philosophy : Six Sigma

1020 Words Jan 21st, 2016 5 Pages
Six Sigma is one of those words that most individuals don’t use in their everyday vocabulary. What is Six Sigma you may ask? Maybe it is some kind of product, a slogan or maybe it 's a company. If you thought it was any of these things, you 're wrong. Six Sigma is actually a management philosophy. It was developed by engineer Bill Smith (while working at Motorola in 1985). Six Sigma sets extremely high objectives, collects data, and analyzes results which reduces defects in products and services.
The whole idea of Six Sigma is if you measure the amount of defects you have in one single process. You’ll have to figure out how to get rid of them and get them as close to "zero defects as possible”). For any company to fully achieve the Six Sigma process, they can’t produce more than 3.4 defects per million opportunities. When using this scale, Six Sigma does equates to a little under 3.4 defects per million opportunities (DPMO).
What is the ranked viewpoint of Six Sigma? Six Sigma uses a colored-belt system (as they would be in martial arts) which each color represents an individual 's level of the knowledge and role of the six sigma strategy. Below you’ll be reading the “colored belt system of Six Sigma”
• “Green Belt is the introductory level of Six Sigma expertise. Team members with this training integrate Six Sigma application into their primary job duties. Green Belts are guided by those at the next Six Sigma level, Black Belts.”
• “Working under Master Black Belts…
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