Six Sigma & Lean Six Sigma
Six Sigma focuses on process variations and emphasis on customer satisfaction through well-defined methods, which is called DMAIC framework. These are Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control.
Lean Six Sigma is a method developed that uses a combined manner to extract maximum output. This helps in reducing or eliminating process wastes. Three key elements of Lean Six Sigma are Customers, Processes, and Employees.
The method of Lean and Six Sigma methods is used in a combined manner to extract maximum output. This helps in reducing or eliminating process wastes. Our team is working on reducing the processing time, it naturally enhances the efficiency and quality of the process.
Lean Six Sigma Strategy comprises:
- Control Quality at the Source > Source inspection & error-proofing – Six Sigma process capability
- Manage Overall Equipment Effectiveness > T.P.M. for increasing machine uptime
- Minimize Inventories > Just-In-Time production & inventory control
- Develop Flexible Production Equipment > Quick changeovers – SMED
- Implement Continuous Flow Processing > Manufacturing and assembly Cells
- Use Pull not Push Scheduling > Kanbans and Supermarket pulls
What are the positive outcomes of Six Sigma & Lean Six Sigma?
- Continuous Process of Improvement: Six Sigma & Lean Six Sigma methods offer continuous process improvement with the least breakdowns, as their goal. It is driven by fact-based, data-driven philosophy of enhancing defect prevention over defect detection.
- Integrated Outcome: Lean Six Sigma has been never been as popular as in today’s time. Since the market is dynamic with innovation and technological advancement every moment, the firms need a system to back up. And integration of this method has shown great results.
- Elimination of Waste: The process variation has also been enhanced significantly and elimination of waste as well.