6 Sigma

A scientific/data-driven approach for achieving 6 standard deviations between the mean and nearest specifications limit. Six Sigma methods can be applied to all aspects of manufacturing, transactional processes, and virtually any form of work or processing.

Comments: In application we have found a Lean Manufacturing approach to correcting serious problems and realizing significant gains followed by using 6 Sigma methods to “fine tune” and realize further gains to be a very effective strategy.

Many now use the term “Lean Sigma” to reinforce the cooperative nature and capabilities of each improvement tool.