The Six Sigma Method
The Six Sigma Method
Understand the essentials of the Six Sigma method in just 50 minutes with this practical and concise book. The Six Sigma method is a rigorous statistics-driven method which aims to reduce companies’ adminstrative and production costs while maximizing quality. It has valuable applications in project management, and allows businesses to eliminate defects, increase their reliability and achieve their strategic objectives.
This book will provide you with a handy introduction to the applications of Six Sigma to optimize processes, increase reliability and boost performance. It also features an examination of the benefits Six Sigma has brought to real companies, including Motorola, General Electric and the Bank of America, a discussion of the approach’s shortcomings, and an introduction to related models, such as Lean Six Sigma and Total Quality Managment (TQM).
About the Six Sigma method
The Six Sigma method is a structured qualititative and quantitative approach to business management which aims to achieve over 99.99% reliability in key business processes. It first appeared in the 1980s and spread in the decade that followed, bringing immediate and sizeable benefits to a range of companies. Many major companies now favor this system, and it is taught in leading business schools across the world.
In this book, you will discover how the Six Sigma method can help your business, understand the underlying theory and statistical methods involved, and learn how to implement it effectively. A clear explanation of the benefits and potential drawbacks of the method, a discussion of a practical case study, and an introduction to related models will give you the tools you need to tailor your approach to your situation.
This straightforward and accessible 33-page book is structured as follows:
- Introduction to the Six Sigma method
- What is Six Sigma?
- Project players
- Limitations and extensions of the Six Sigma method
- Limitations and criticisms
- Related models and extensions
- Practical application of the PESTLE analysis
- Advice and tops tips
- Case study
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