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TUM School of Management

Production and Supply Chain Management


Prof Martin Grunow Technische Universität München

DMAIC Process Improvement Cycle

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TUM School of Management
Production and Supply Chain Management
Prof Martin Grunow Technische Universität München

DMAIC Process Improvement Cycle

• Customer • Process • Causal • Establish a • Statistical


expectations: mapping hypotheses hypothesis to be Process
Voice of the • Sampling plan • Key influencing tested. Control
Customer design factors for • Analyze the • Control Charts
Critical-to- • Measure CTQ Critical-to- data for the
Quality parameters – Quality new process to
parameters establish parameters show that the
• Project goal process • Prioritization of implemented
• Project team capability improvement changes result
• Milestones, • Measure projects in an improved
budget influencing process and
• Basic process parameters quantify this
flow improvement.

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TUM School of Management
Production and Supply Chain Management
Prof Martin Grunow Technische Universität München

Six Sigma Roadmap


Y(CTQ) = f(all possible X-Influencers)
Voice of the Customer - CTQs
Current process performance

Narrow Influencing parameters


down from Measure data
the many
Cause and Effect Analysis
X’s to a
Identify critical X’s and their influence
“vital few” on the Y with DOE and regression

Improvements tested and implemented

Controls in place for the critical


Y(CTQ) = f(x1, x2, x3) influencing X variables

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TUM School of Management
Production and Supply Chain Management
Prof Martin Grunow Technische Universität München

Background and Meaning of Six Sigma

Prof. Holly Ott


Production and Supply Chain Management
Chair: Prof. Martin Grunow
TUM School of Management

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