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What is Six Sigma?

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How Does It Work?


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How Does Six Sigma Work?

The fundamental objective of the Six Sigma methodology is the implementation of a measurement-based strategy that focuses on process improvement and variation reduction through the application of Six Sigma improvement projects. This is accomplished through the use of DMAIC. The Six Sigma DMAIC process (define, measure, analyze, improve, control) is an improvement system for existing processes falling below specification and looking for incremental improvement. This Six Sigma process is executed by Six Sigma Green Belts and Six Sigma Black Belts, and are overseen by Six Sigma Master Black Belts.

Typically, companies that have engaged Six Sigma Qualtec for their improvement process are looking to do more than diversify the skills of a few strategic individuals. With this investment, they initiate a company-wide culture shift geared toward breakthrough change and the pursuit of perfection. This approach is geared towards a more comprehensive deployment that will yield breakthrough improvements in your processes and bottomline profitability.

Six Sigma Qualtec has developed a deployment model consisting of five major workstreams as outlined in the figure below. Our objective is to move the company as quickly as possible to self-sufficiency (knowledge transfer) and self-sustainment (measurable financial results).


Workstream 1

Initiative Planning & Startup (RADD, Policy Deployment, HR, Finance, Communications)

Client Organization is Prepared to gain full benefits of Six Sigma

Workstream 2

Executive Training & On-Boarding

Client Executives are prepared to lead and select projects with impact

Workstream 3

Employee Training & On-Boarding (Black Belt, Green Belt, Yellow Belt, DFSS, Awareness Training)

Client Begins to Reap Program Benefits

Workstream 4

Transition Training & Implementation

Client is Prepared to Train Future Waves

Workstream 5

Initiative & Project Management Activities (Account Management, Executive Coaching, Evaluation & Certification, Project Tracking)

Client Attains Self Sufficiency & Program is Self Sustaining

Enabling our clients' success by transferring knowledge that sustains continuous measurable improvement of processes, employees, products, and services that yield positive financial results for our clients.

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