Lesson V: Six Sigma Measure Phase

This chapter is about the ‘Measure’ phase of the DMAIC. Contents Types of Process MapsSampling in Data CollectedDescriptive StatisticsMeasurement System Analysis (MSA)Process Performance Measures 5. Process Performance Measures Some of the commonly used Process Performance Metrics are: Defects per Unit (DPU): Defects per Opportunity (DPO): Defects per Million Opportunities (DPMO)Rolled Throughput Yield (RTY): It’s a […]

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Lesson VI: Six Sigma Analyze Phase

The steps in the analyze phase are: Determine which factors impact the performance, i.e. X’s in Y=f(X)Organize the potential X’sShortlist the key X’sDevelop a data collection plan for the analysisProve the key X’s for Y=f(X) The possible X’s are determined by brainstorming. The potential X’s are organized using a cause-effect diagram or fishbone diagram. The […]

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Lesson IV: Six Sigma Define Phase

Six Sigma helps in performance improvement and it’s an important project management philosophy being adopted in different industries, particularly in the automotive, medical device and biopharma sector. The ‘Define’ phase describes what the project is all about, the project deliverables, and the deadline. 1.Steps in Define Phase Step I: Develop the problems and goal statements […]

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