Role of Six Sigma in Manufacturing Industry
Introduction to Six Sigma
Six Sigma identifies and removes the defect causing elements along with reducing the changeability of the business and manufacturing processes to improve the quality of outputs of a manufacturing process. In this methodology, a set of quality management methods is used to create within the organization for a special infrastructure of the people who can use these methods like experts. An organization follows a defined set of steps to quantify the targeted value of the project while using each project of Six Sigma. For instance the organization can reduce pollution, reduce time cycle of a process and reduce cost of production for increasing profits and satisfaction level of its customers.
Working of Six Sigma
In 1980s when the methodology of Six Sigma was originated by Motorola an association between decrease in cost of production and increase in quality of products was recognized by the company. Earlier it was believed by the management of various manufacturing industries that higher quality can increase the cost of production which in fact was not true.
According to the basics of the doctrine of Six Sigma the success of a company vitally depends upon continuous efforts for achieving stable manufacturing processes. The factors of these processes are also important to be measured statistically so that they can be improved by analyzing them. In fact all the members of an organization, especially managers of top level, have to be committed for any kind of improvement in the organization as the methodology of Six Sigma is highly based on team efforts.
Features of Six Sigma
A clear focus on quantifying and measuring the financial returns of any project. The passionate commitment and support of the managers of an organization about their leadership Creation of infrastructure of professionals similar to the levels of martial arts. All these features allow clearly define the responsibilities and role of every individual within the team for improving the manufacturing process of the organization.
Goals of Six Sigma
Consequential Results of Six Sigma
Availability of various levels of training and certification is another hallmark of the process of Six Sigma. As martial arts practitioners are labeled the managements adapting this system are also certified. The different levels of training and certification offered by Six Sigma are organized into different levels of belt’ like green belt, yellow belt, black belt and master black belt etc. The employees are enrolled in the training programs held by Six Sigma so that they can be certified employees after completing the necessary training and use the methodology for saving money of their organization.
While practicing the goals of Six Sigma in an organization then it is almost impossible to find any defect in the production of their products and services. In fact it is designed for the improvement in the quality of production of the organizations by improving their manufacturing processes.
In large organizations where clear communication channels and extensive management infrastructure is available most effective results are shown by this type of programs. Most of the companies which have adopted this quality control system for improving their products and services are among the most successful ventures of the world. The comments of these companies reveal the fact that by embracing Six Sigma they have saved lots of money than earlier. But before adopting this system for you manufacturing company it is recommended that you should spend some time for researching about Six Sigma as the success of this process is questioned by some of the experts of manufacturing industry.
But still the comment and reviews of most of the successful companies reveal that Six Sigma plays an important role in the success of Manufacturing Industry and it will continue to do so in future as well.
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