Selecting Six Sigma Projects

Publisher:
Korean Society for Quality Management
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Citation:
The Asian Journal on Quality, 2002, 3 (2), pp. 132 - 137
Issue Date:
2002-01
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The quality improvement methodology Six Sigma gained enorrnous international popularity in the past few years, mainly due to its successful implementation at General Electric. Six Sigma is now commonly understood not only as a statistical measure for process performance (6o stands for 3.4 defects per million opportunities) to improve product quality but it has also become a strategic initiative undertaken by many organisations to improve management quality. In the centre of the Six Sigma methodology is the improvement project, often referred to as Black Belt or Green Belt project. Although every business is diflerent and business priorities differ from company to company, however all businesses face the same problem when it comes to Six Sigma projects: How to choose the right project? This article intends to provide some answers to this and other frequently asked questions about Six Sigma projects.
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