Six Sigma HistorySix Sigma
stands for Six Standard Deviations (Sigma is theGreek letter used to represent standard deviation instatistics) from mean
. Six Sigma
methodology provides thetechniques and tools to improve the capability and reducethe defects in any process.It was started in Motorola, in its manufacturingdivision, where millions of parts are made using the sameprocess repeatedly. Eventually Six Sigma evolved andapplied to other non manufacturing processes. Today youcan apply Six Sigma to many fields. Six Sigma methodologiesimprove any existing business process by constantlyreviewing and re-tuning the process Six Sigmamethodologies can also be used to create a brand newbusiness process from ground up using
Design For Six Sigma
) principles Six Sigma Strives for perfection. It allowsfor only
defects per million opportunities for eachproduct or service transaction. Six Sigma relies heavily onstatistical techniques to reduce defects and measure quality.Six Sigma incorporates the basic principles and techniquesused in Business, Statistics, and Engineering. These threeform the core elements of Six Sigma. Six Sigma improves theprocess performance, decreases variation and maintains
of the process output. This leads todefect reduction and improvement in profits, product qualityand customer satisfaction.