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What is Six Sigma?

Posted on: June 28, 2010

Heard about this engineering and statistical term before? Or maybe you call it the Kaizen process? Whatever the case what really is six sigma? Six sigma is a continuous improvement process that can and has been used in many many industries! It’s main motive is to:-

  1. Eliminate waste
  2. Improve the  efficiency of the system
  3. Learn about the system
  4. The most important of them all……..reduce variation!

Six sigma has been very popular recently after Motorolla first used it! It is a process that is first implemented by engineers and statisticians but it needs to be a process that is understood by the entire overall workforce! Engineers and the stats guys maybe be good at collecting the data and even building systems BUT it is the people who make decisions using this data that need to make head and tail what this data means! Data is only numbers until it is used to make decisions does it become information! The people using the machines, the people servicing the machines, the people testing the product or service…..six sigma is a process that needs to be understood by everyone!

Finally, six sigma doesn’t have to be restricted to companies! You can also apply six sigma to your own personal life by:-

  1. Knowing what you want out of life! Define step!
  2. Find what your receiving !  Analyze step.
  3. Correct the difference between 1 and 2 until you get result 1! Implementation Step!

As you can see this is an iterative process(loop) simple and easy to follow! No stress!

Enjoy your Monday!

Lee Kariuki


2 Responses to "What is Six Sigma?"

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.” Aristotle

Zen Habits is about finding simplicity in the daily chaos of our lives. It’s about clearing the clutter so we can focus on what’s important, create something amazing, find happiness.

Thanks Henry! You nailed it on the head!

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