Six Sigma is the widely recognized management method for systematic quality improvement of products and services. Its application leads to cost cutting and increasing yields by reducing failures and using robust concepts. A prerequisite is, however, a corporate culture committed to high quality awareness.
- Cost reduction, enhancement of efficiency and yields through failure reduction
- Risk minimization
- Prevention/reduction of characteristic variance
What strengths and weaknesses does the customer see in the previous model and how do we develop robust concepts for the successor product concerning production, assembly, distribution and customer use?
- Identify: Identifying the customer requirements and specifications
- Design & Engineer: Translating customer's voice into functional needs and alternative solutions and selecting the “best” solution via a selection process
- Optimize: Predicting or calculating the performance with the help of advanced statistics and optimizing the designs and/or the performance
- Verify (& Validate): Ensuring that the developed design meets the customer requirements
What are the causes of our most critical problem and do we solve it sustainably?
- Define: Defining the project purpose, project scope and the problem
- Measure: Illustrating the current quality situation via data measurement
- Analyze: Identifying the problem causes and verifying on the basis of the data obtained
- Improve: Compiling solution proposals and implementinig actions
- Control: Monitoring and evaluating measures with regard to efficacy