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Motorola’s Six Sigma Program

Motorola’s Six Sigma Program

Six Sigma has been around in the U.S. since the mid 1980’s and was originally developed and implemented by the Motorola Company. For those of you who may be unfamiliar with six sigma, it is essentially a set of strategies and tools that are implemented to enhance processes conducted within a business or organization. Six

Which Six Sigma belt do you have?

Which Six Sigma belt do you have?

Six sigma training and certification can be achieved through online and offline. There are a number of programs designed to train working professionals and managers to understand the quality systems. Six Sigma involves a process where a refined process is charted out after going through DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control) methods. It is

Six Sigma Applied To Workplace Safety

Six Sigma Applied To Workplace Safety

Questions always abound over whether safety and quality production can be equated and whether they both deserve similar commitment. Since the conventionalization of the six sigma concept by Motorola in the 1980s much focus has been on creating excellence in business processes while paying minimal or no attention to other supportive elements of business. Workplace

Soaring Yields with Six Sigma

Soaring Yields with Six Sigma

The basics of management posit that input will more often than not equal the output. A meager input will result to insignificant yields with no prospects of progress creating a vicious cycle of low productivity. For any business manager to be able to reverse this, an intense and critical examination of all the aspects of

An Overview on Six Sigma Technique

An Overview on Six Sigma Technique

Six Sigma is a technique of improving the output and performance of a process by identifying and eliminating causes of defects and ultimately finding the new methods to develop the process. The main hindrances to a quality process are the root causes behind all the defects which lead to wastage and low quality output. Six

Industrial Safety Signs and Practices

Industrial Safety Signs and Practices

What is Industrial Safety? Industrial safety is the most important aspect while designing a factory. Construction architects and engineers of various industries such as process, product and service industries stress on the industrial safety systems and they place it as a centerpiece in their design. Industrial safety practice has evolved gradually over the decades starting

Funny Lean-Based Humor

Funny Lean-Based Humor

  Sometimes, lean and its components can be a little dry and serious–but that doesn’t mean the folks who use it are. I recently discovered a website (started by Lean Blog author, Mark Graban) that has funny lean memes, including humorous 5S, Kaizen, 3 Wastes (Muda, Muri, Mura), Six Sigma and PDCA sayings that go

New Process Excellence Tools from Creative Safety Supply: Process EX Daily from Dbar Innovations

New Process Excellence Tools from Creative Safety Supply: Process EX Daily from Dbar Innovations

The ProcessEX website Our company has recently decided to promote process excellence tools from Dbar Innovations, a Lean Six Sigma consulting firm founded in 1998 who assists “small and large size businesses around the world improve in their business processes and strategies.” On Wednesday, August 15th, 2012, Dbar is releasing what they are touting as

Six Sigma: Can It be Simple?

Six Sigma: Can It be Simple?

With so many business models in the market today it’s often difficult to understand what would be best to incorporate into your operations before it becomes obsolete. Six Sigma, is one to learn and then, to keep around. For over 10 years, the Six Sigma business philosophy has changed the way many Fortune 500’s and

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