Understanding Six Sigma
History of Six Sigma
The U.S Defense system developed a system known as SQC to manage thecomplex weapon system & to handle the distributed defense contractors.SQC:- is a set of tools that originated in the Military Standards and the basis of SQC process was 3 sigma limits which yields a rate of 2700 defects per million.After World war 2 US companies returned to their Original strategy while thedefeated countries were rebuilding their Industries. General Mc Arthur who was theGovernor general of JAPAN at that time Imported some of the U.S. Pioneers of SQC to help train their counterparts in JAPAN.By 1970~ 1980 Japanese producers were renowned for their Quality & durability.U.S Companies slowly realized that to attain the desired Quality level two thingsare necessary
One should be able to measure the quality level I.e it should be Quantifiable& Measurable.
Motorola pioneered the Use of Six Sigma , Bill Smith VP &Senior QAManager of Motorola is regarded as the Father of Six Sigma