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How Six Sigma Can Improve your DIFOT Rate

Organizations use Six Sigma methodologies for any number of reasons. However, most methods are used primarily to improve business processes. These improvements come in the form of increasing efficiency, decreasing production delays, and most importantly, deterring manufacturing defects. Yet, Six Sigma is just relevant outside your organization as it is from within. For every company, […]

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How Six Sigma Can Measure your Process Waste Level

Within Six Sigma are a few methods that most practitioners will follow. Of course, everyone requires different outcomes from their process improvements and thus will use different sets and combinations of methods and tools. However, Six Sigma has one key underlining task that almost every organization strives for – reducing waste. This can range from […]

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Six Sigma Syllabus – Master Black Belt

Our Master Black Belt (MBB) program is the pinnacle of all Six Sigma training. As an MBB, you will learn to master Six Sigma, expanding your repertoire beyond even the Black Belt. In karate, the black belt represents that which lies beyond the threshold. But what else is there to learn after Black Belt training? […]

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Six Sigma Syllabus – Black Belt

Our Six Sigma Black Belt program is the next stage of your career-making Six Sigma journey. Black Belts act as change agents in the workplace and are a great deal of problem-solving expertise with which to lead. Black Belts direct and motivate other team members. Furthermore, Black Belts also take the lead on Six Sigma […]

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Six Sigma Green Belt

Six Sigma Syllabus – Green Belt

The Green Belt is an integral player in Six Sigma hierarchy, who shares responsibilities with belts above and below. If you want to make a serious career of Six Sigma, Green Belt certification will provide you the means to do so. In karate, a green belt signifies the growth of a seed as it sprouts […]

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Six Sigma Leadership Profile: Jack Ma

Jack Ma was one of China Central Television’s Top 10 business leaders in 2004. Only five years later, Time magazine ranked him as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. Hong Kong University of Science and Technology awarded Ma an honorary degree in 2013. Then, in 2017, Fortune named him as one […]

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Six Sigma Syllabus – Orange Belt

While White Belt represents the very beginning of your Six Sigma journey, Yellow Belt training is the first step on the ladder. What comes next after Yellow Belt training? The Orange Belt. Often skipped over or given less attention than other Belt levels, Orange Belt training is highly important to Six Sigma. In karate, the […]

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Six Sigma Case Study: General Electric

Thanks to ex-CEO of General Electric Jack Welch, the companies throughout the business sector know Six Sigma as a staple of good business practice. In fact, more than half of all Fortune 500 companies use Six Sigma to improve and streamline their own processes. However, Six Sigma wasn’t always around. In fact, it took a […]

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Six Sigma Syllabus – Yellow Belt

So you’ve passed your White Belt exam and want to move on to Yellow Belt training. If you want to build your awareness of Six Sigma practice, then Yellow Belt training is a great start. In karate, the yellow belt represents sunlight shining on a seed to give it the strength to grow. Yellow signifies […]

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Six Sigma Case Study: Ford Motors

The Ford Motor Company is one of America’s, and the world’s, largest and most successful automakers. Named after its founder Henry Ford, the company is known for its innovative and dynamic approach to manufacturing. Henry Ford pioneered and employed such manufacturing concepts as standardization, assembly lines, which came to be known as Fordism. He also […]

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Six Sigma Syllabus – White Belt

If you know Six Sigma, you’ll be familiar with the Belt-based hierarchy used to classify Six Sigma practitioners. The first of the six major Belt colors in the chain of command is white. Each color has a special significance in Six Sigma, reflecting the level of the training, due responsibility, and experience of the practitioner. […]

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Six Sigma Case Study: Ryanair

In today’s hypercompetitive traveling industry, operational efficiency and excellence are the two major elements for success. A clear, innovative and efficient strategy can really take off in the current traveling climate. Yet, the ideal operational strategy is not always easy to recognize immediately. Instead, aviation providers such as Ryanair must become adaptive and innovative to […]

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Six Sigma Leadership Profile: Apple

Steve Jobs dropped out of Reed College, Oregon, in early 1974. He then pursued a brief career with the Atari Corporation designing video games. After a pilgrimage to India where he first encountered Buddhism. It was in late 1974 when Jobs reconnected with an old school friend by the name of Steve Wozniak. Deciding to go into business together, […]

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Six Sigma Leadership Profile: Bill Gates

Bill Gates wrote his first software program at the age of 13. He cofounded the Microsoft Corporation, the world’s largest personal-computer software company when he was twenty. He is currently the richest man in America, frequently topping Forbes’ list of the world’s wealthiest people. In addition to his work in computer technology, he is also an extremely generous […]

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Touching the Surface of Root Cause Analysis

When there is an issue or problem in your business, you don’t want it to linger and cause deeper problems. You want to fix it forever.  This is a job for Root Cause Analysis (RCA) — find the cause, fix it and never allow it to happen again. The Process of Root Cause Analysis Establish […]

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What Should I Find in My Six Sigma Learning Pack?

So, you’re looking to gain a Six Sigma certification? Great! Yet, where do you start? For every Six Sigma professional, the journey begins by finding a certification, training, or certificate course. Previously, we have outlined the main differences between each type of program. Though, in summary, a training course introduces you to the concept of […]

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Change: How to Stop New Processes from Failing

Imagine; it’s the end of the year, and your project team is about to unveil the numerous improvements made over the past four quarters. Excitement is in the air, executives are closely watching; this is the movement you have been waiting for. However, what happens next is not always what you expect or predict to […]

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Kaizen Approach for Business Success

In business, nothing is perfect. That is why adapting the principal of Kaizen is a smart idea. Japanese for “change for the better,” Kaizen is known as an approach of continuous small improvements over time. Kaizen isn’t an actual tool, but a mindset. When using this philosophy, you can apply the various Six Sigma tools […]

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