Quality Circles

4 min read Companies are always looking for ways to improve the quality of the products and services they provide. In addition, they are constantly trying to find ways to cut waste and improve the way the company operates. While there are certainly a lot of different strategies that can effectively improve quality in many ways, quality circles are among the best. Implementing quality circles into your company is a great way to find opportunities for improvement as …

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Six Sigma Principles

Six sigma principles

3 min read The Six Sigma methodology is one that focuses on creating quality products and eliminating defects. Though Six Sigma is a vast idea that spans a number of Lean philosophies and methods, at its core, Six Sigma is driven by three principles: Process Improvement— Companies should take consistent action to eliminate root causes of deficiencies within its production processes. Process Design (or re-design)— Don’t be afraid to challenge, question, or revamp existing processes to be more …

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Learn from Six Sigma

2 min read Six Sigma has been used by countless organizations to improve the way they are doing business on a daily basis. The methodology can be applied to organizations of all types and sizes, ranging from the largest multi-national corporations to manufacturing facilities and even an individual family. Organizations have used Six Sigma as a reliable part of the quality improvement process since 1986. And while a large Six Sigma project could cost anything from $1,000 to …

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Let’s Discuss (VOC) Voice of Customer

2 min read Most companies have some sort of VOC program in place, though how effective it is will vary greatly from company to company. The VOC, or voice of customers, is an essential tool companies can use to determine whether their customers are satisfied with the products or services they are delivering. There are a variety of different tools for gathering information to determine the VOC, and it is essential to use the correct methods at the …

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Six Sigma Belts and Their Meaning

2 min read Six Sigma is a process which is used by many companies throughout almost every industry. The goal of the Six Sigma process is to improve the way things are done, and to allow the same processes to be completed using fewer resources such as time, space and money. There are four different levels of Six Sigma training, represented by belts. The yellow belt, green belt, black belt and master black belt can be earned through a process …

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Lean and Six Sigma Simplified

2 min read When many people start to implement lean and six sigma principles in their facility they often find that it is a difficult and complex process.  There is certainly a lot to keep in mind when you want to use these strategies to improve the safety, productivity and efficiency of a a facility, but there are also many ways to simplify the entire process.  Taking a minute to think about how these types of things should be done in a …

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Six Sigma and More

2 min read As most people are aware, six sigma is a concept of process measurement and improvement used by many companies around the world.  The goal in any six sigma process is to have no more than 3.4 defects per million opportunities.  An opportunity is any specific task which is performed.  It could be anything from the manufacturing of a product to the helping of a customer.  To improve a process and remove defects the program helps design methodologies …

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