What is Six Sigma?

What is Six Sigma?


Worldwide, Six Sigma certification is awarded by an institution which employs a certified and qualified DMAIC Six Sigma Black Belt trainer (which is what we do. There is no central certifying body like there is for say Microsoft. For this reason six sigma certification is recognized worldwide on condition it came from a certified Six Sigma black belt trainer.

During the course, normally on the Thursday, the candidates deliver a Project Charter to the group. This assists them in defining the exact scope of their respective projects. The delegates usually decide on a topic themselves, which may or may not be a "small" project from work. The idea is for them to recognize an opportunity at their companies, and utilize this opportunity as the topic for their projects to further hone their DMAIC Six Sigma Green Belt skills.

If there are any costs involved in executing the project, the employer or delegate will cover this. This is typically limited to time spent by the delegates, and additionally there could be a cost factor for their employers once their projects can be implemented in the work-place (after the 3 month period). In short, the course fees cover exactly that - the course! Employer consent should not be an issue and is not required as part of the project, as these projects are not typically "sensitive" or "big" in nature.

Six Sigma is a proven disciplined methodology, encompassing a wide array of tools to assist organizations in delivering near perfect products and services. It embodies a relentless drive to increase customer satisfaction and improve efficiencies. Successful turnarounds have been achieved by organizations inter-nationally across a diverse activity spectrum; from financial services to government departments to the manufacturing sectors.

Six Sigma course advisors can supply details about our current and upcoming specials, our publicly scheduled Six Sigma or Lean Six Sigma classes or about our in-house and bespoke training. Our consultants can be contacted by email or on phone number+27 21 4265300

Origins of Six Sigma?
With origins over 20 years ago, and a history of implementation in many organizations there is a wealth of information on Six Sigma. A bewildering array of publications perhaps leaves one confused as to what Six Sigma is. Six Sigma's roots lie in the Quality area of Motorola in the mid 1980's. Renowned for measurement of processes, defect levels and Customer complaints Quality Engineering brought statistical measurement and analysis tools to the foundation of Six Sigma. A scientific pillar is thus one of its support elements.

The evolution of Six Sigma continued at Motorola through process control and documentation along a path of continual improvement to satisfaction of critical Customer requirements. Those familiar with the Total Quality Management philosophy of the 1980's will identify with this aspect of continual improvement. The second pillar of Six Sigma, further progression along the road has integrated sound techniques around project management for fast tracking implementation. The final pillar, the process has been broadened and implemented in all branches and sizes of Industry.

Six Sigma has become an overarching high performance system that executes business strategy.

Based on measurable parameters, striving for continuous improvement, accelerated implementation to achieve results. 


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