What is Six Sigma?

What is Six Sigma

What is Six Sigma or Lean Six Sigma What is Six Sigma or what is today known as “Lean Six Sigma”? It is a data-driven methodology and process improvement approach that combines Lean and Six Sigma elements. It aims to improve organizational processes’ efficiency, quality, and effectiveness. Here’s a breakdown of the two components: Lean…

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Takt Time Calculator

InputsDemand per Day (Units)*Work Shifts / Day*Hours / Shift*Break Time / Shift*Lunch Time / Shift*Planned Downtime / Shift*OutputsNet Available Time per Shift (Minuets)Net Available Time per Shift (Seconds)Net Available Time per Day (Seconds)Takt Time (Seconds per Unit)NameThis field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. Go Deeper With Takt Time! Check out This…

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Importance of the Six Sigma Primary Metric

Primary Metric

Six Sigma Primary Metric Primary Metric: The Six Sigma Primary Metric is mandatory! How does one know if a project does what it sets out to do? Every project must choose the right metrics to determine success. Primary metrics are the center point for the work to ensure that the direction and decisions made throughout…

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Six Sigma Metrics

Six Sigma Metrics Six Sigma practitioners use many Six Sigma metrics and/or measures of performance. In addition to the ones we will cover here, several others (Sigma level, Cp, Cpk, Pp, Ppk, takt time, cycle time, utilization, etc.) will be covered in other articles. The Six Sigma metrics of interest in the Define phase are:…

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What is Sigma in Six Sigma?

1.5 Sigma Level Shift Explanation

The Greek Letter Sigma σ The Greek letter sigma (σ), in both its uppercase and lowercase forms, holds profound significance in various domains, including mathematics and the renowned Six Sigma methodology. This symbol represents mathematical concepts AND embodies the pursuit of perfection and quality that is the heart of the practice known as Six Sigma.…

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Unlocking Success: Why Licensing Six Sigma Content from Lean Sigma Corporation is a Game-Changer

Introduction: We understand the importance of driving operational excellence and achieving sustainable growth at Lean Sigma Corporation. That’s why we offer licensing opportunities for our comprehensive Six Sigma content. If you want to empower your organization with the tools and knowledge needed to thrive, licensing Six Sigma content from Lean Sigma Corporation is a strategic…

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Using a Cause and Effect Diagram

Introduction: Cause and Effect Diagrams, also known as Fishbone Diagrams or Ishikawa Diagrams, are valuable tools used to identify and analyze the root causes of a problem or an effect. In this comprehensive guide, we will delve into the essence of Cause and Effect Diagrams, explore their origins, highlight their various names, elucidate their applications,…

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Using a Cause and Effect Matrix

The Cause and Effect Matrix is in a family of tools referred to as “experiential tools” because these types of tools draw upon the experience of subject matter experts. The Cause & Effect Matrix allows organizations to understand the relationships between various factors contributing to specific outcomes or effects. Also known as the C&E Matrix…

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The Simple Power of an Audit Checklist

Introduction: As a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, in the world of audits, I understand the significance of an audit checklist in ensuring thoroughness, accuracy, and consistency. An audit checklist is a powerful tool that guides auditors through the assessment process, ensuring no stone is left unturned. In this article, I will delve into…

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Lean Sigma Corporation Approved as Registered Education Provider by Project Management Institute

Charlotte, North Carolina, USA – March 28, 2016 Lean Sigma Corporation today announces that the Project Management Institute (PMI), the world’s largest project management member association, has named it as a Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.) effective April 1, 2016 R.E.P.s are organizations that have been approved by PMI to help project managers achieve and maintain…

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Should You Train Everyone in Your Company?

While helping an Executive develop her deployment plan we were asked “Are you sure we shouldn’t just go ahead and train everyone in the company?” After a few questions, we were able to determine the source of the question. While the Executive was researching companies to assist in the deployment a majority of the companies…

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The Operational Excellence Deployment Marketplace

So you want to engage an operational excellence deployment that will transform your company. Ok! seems reasonable and achievable right? Any google search or visit to the local bookstore will provide you with countless options for guidance and expertise, each professing that their approach will work for you. With this many options, success seems almost unavoidable. All you…

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The Six Key Components of a Successful Operational Excellence Deployment

A successful operational excellence deployment does not occur naturally. Instead, Executives who succeed understand that OpEx deployments must be designed with principle and managed with purpose. Even in the face of these facts, Executives often respond by saying “I understand what has worked for others in the past, but our company and industry are unique. The…

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10 Reasons Operational Excellence Deployments Fail

What most people don’t realize is that a majority of operational excellence deployments are destined to fail before they even start. In fact, in our experience, we have determined that there are 10 reasons operational excellence deployments fail. Occasionally, deployments die quickly (being canceled 12 to 18 months after starting), however, most programs languish for…

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EWMA Chart with JMP

What is EWMA Chart? The EWMA chart (Exponentially-Weighted Moving Average Chart) is a control chart monitoring the exponentially-weighted average of previous and present subgroup means. The more recent data get more weight than older data. It detects the shift of the process mean from the process target over time. The underlying distribution of the EWMA…

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EWMA Chart with Minitab

What is an EWMA Chart? The EWMA chart (Exponentially-Weighted Moving Average Chart) is a control chart monitoring the exponentially-weighted average of previous and present subgroup means. The more recent data get more weight than older data. It detects the shift of the process mean from the process target over time. The underlying distribution of the…

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