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Achieve more with Six Sigma Process

For more than a century, the industrial world has seen great efficiency and growth in production of higher quality. This quest was charted by individuals like Walter Shewhart (The Grandfather of Total Quality Management), Kaoru Ishikawa, Frederick Taylor, Shigeo Shingo, and many others. Their quest is still operational today as theories and methods for improvements […]

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What is the Pareto Principle?

The Pareto principle is known as the 80/20 rule. It states that in any given scenario, 80% of the outcomes are the result of 20% of causes. The principal was named after Vilfredo Pareto, a professional economist from Italy, who observed that 20 percent of the people were responsible for 80 percent of the nation’s […]

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6Sigma is ISSSP approved accreditation provider

Six Sigma has shown its potential in the 80s and 90s, and today many organizations and businesses are searching for individuals who have Six Sigma knowledge to excel in their business. Due to its popularity, the demand for Six Sigma has increased dramatically in recent years. As per the basic economic law, when the demand […]

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Understanding Six Sigma Belts

Organizations frequently aim to maximize resources to their fullest possibility and streamline processes to improve quality, performance, and efficiency. Since the inception of the Six Sigma methodology, many organizations have implemented and accomplished a disciplined, data-focused approach to increase process efficiency. The primary goal of Six Sigma is to streamline business processes by eliminating errors, […]

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Six Sigma Virtual Training Program

Benefits of Six Sigma Virtual Training

In the business training and leadership development industry, more and more organizations are transitioning towards the virtual training environment. It’s a new type of learning process that has found its way into the market due to the recent digital disruption. In this type of training, one can complete it online either in an on-demand or […]

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Benefits of DFSS Training

Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) is a powerful process management method that’s commonly used in many industries. It’s applicable in a variety of different contexts, and its flexibility is part of what makes it so attractive to a large number of organizations. Going through a DFSS training course can provide you with invaluable knowledge that […]

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Six Sigma Certification Requirements

Six Sigma offers a long path for students to follow. Those who want to become proficient specialists capable of tackling all kinds of projects need to spend many years perfecting their skills. If you are just starting out, you have a lot of learning ahead of you. But the journey will be an exciting one, […]

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Six Sigma and Electric Mobility

The electric car industry is booming, and it’s paving the way to a bright future for all of us. It will likely take some time to see the full power of what it has to offer, but we’re already seeing some significant changes all over the world. People are more interested in electric cars than […]

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Learning from the Kobe Bryant Tragedy, What does the data tell us?

Kobe Bryant, his daughter, and multiple friends were killed in a helicopter crash. Any fatal accident is a tragedy, but this one was acutely felt by fans of Bryant and by parents who could identify with the heartbreak of losing a child.  When a shocking event happens, because it was unexpected we look for some […]

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What is Root Cause Analysis (RCA)?

Any time an unwanted event keeps happening over and over again, you need to fix it once and for all. It is very much like an unwanted plant that keeps growing, even after you feel like you pulled it out by its roots. So you need to get down to the nitty-gritty of the cause […]

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6sigma.us Roundup: Looking Back at 2018

As we start to wind down 2018, we thought we’d take a look back at some of our popular posts at 6sigma.us for the year. From Kaizen events to the ideal Six Sigma project champion, we explored a lot of different topics of interest for the Six Sigma professional. Whether you’re deciding to dip your […]

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Keeping the Economy Strong: Happy Labor Day!

Enjoyment of  your work is another way to celebrate Labor Day all year round. The reason we celebrate Labor Day is to pay tribute to the laborers of all industries. It is their hard work that has made the American economy strong and prosper into the current state it is today. We at 6Sigma.us honor […]

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Critical to Quality (CTQ) is in the Six Sigma DNA

Critical to Quality, or CTQ, is a very important tool when designing a new product or service for your business. CTQs are the measurable data that is needed on a product or service that your customers have specified as being a very important requirement. The reason for this? CTQs will dictate the processes involved, the […]

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Six Sigma Tools Used in the Improve Phase of DMAIC

Today, we are going to go over some great Six Sigma tools we can use in the Improve phase of Six Sigma’s DMAIC process. The Improve phase is very important because here is when you can brainstorm solutions to find which ones are the best and then implement them to solve the issue. The Improve […]

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DMAIC For Home Use

The way our mind thinks is one of the main reasons we need to use Six Sigma’s DMAIC template. At work, there is a natural order in which our processes are done. The reasons that things are done in a certain order is because it is efficient, takes up less time (which makes us more […]

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A Review in the Basics of Six Sigma: Part 2

Important Key Principles in Six Sigma The reason Six Sigma works is because of its key principles. If every business followed these principles, there is no doubt that the number of business successes would dramatically rise. Value Customer focus and requirements: This is the main staple of business success, really understanding what is important to […]

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A Review in the Basics of Six Sigma: Part 1

It is a good habit to always review the basic principles of any practice, and Six Sigma isn’t any different. The most pertinent information is in the basic information you learn at the beginning of any practice. What is Six Sigma? Six Sigma is a data-based methodology that uses a systematic approach to reduce errors […]

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The Importance of Implementing Six Sigma Correctly

When a company decides to implement Six Sigma, first and foremost they need to follow the entire protocol of Six Sigma. In other words, don’t skip and go right to what you think is important — all of it is important. Skip any one part and failure will ensue. For example, if in all your […]

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Taking Legal Action with Six Sigma

In the worst scenarios, illegitimate practitioners will try to copy your organization and even steal your employees. Equally, business fraud of any kind almost always requires you to take legal action. It’s an unfortunate fact that Six Sigma does not have its own governing body, which means that anyone can get away with anything. For […]

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