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Voice of the Customer

Voice of the Customer and Lean: An Essential Guide

Customer acquisition is but the start of a long journey. Businesses work hard to retain customers considering the higher costs of acquiring new customers. Understanding what your customers need at a particular point in time should be your priority.  Businesses should ask customers what they feel about their products and how they could be improved […]

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Importance of Root Cause Analysis in Healthcare industry

The Healthcare industry underwent a roller coaster journey, especially during the pandemic. The pandemic not only posed trivial challenges to many industries, Healthcare in particular, unveiling many bottleneck situations. As situation gets under control now, it has raised a need for strategic intervention, making sure we are rise aptly to any emergency or dire situation(s). […]

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DMAIC

Know How To Pick A Right Project for DMAIC

DMAIC methodology is one of the most widely used concepts to improve a process or function. It has many uses and applications. It can be used to create business strategies, work-flow, and most importantly conduct and implement Six Sigma projects. If you want to learn about what DMAIC is, how it works, read: DMAIC: Approach […]

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what is green manufacturing

What is Green Manufacturing?

Green manufacturing is fast becoming a mainstream trend, as more and more businesses strive to become sustainable and leave a positive footprint on the environment, rather than degrading it, as has been an unfortunate side-effect of traditional industrial manufacturing across sectors.  Pollution is a major global problem, which has brought about other challenges including global […]

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Creating a Business Strategy With Six Sigma DMAIC

Six Sigma offers great tools and methodologies under its wing to offer one of the most resourceful ways to make business functions and organizations more effective. Six Sigma revolves around process improvement, understanding what causes faults and defects, and how we can improve and control the effectiveness of the changes made. One of the most […]

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Lean Six Sigma Usage in the Oil and Gas Industry

Overview Lean Six Sigma is a methodology used to improve business functionality and make it more efficient in the process. The main objective of Six Sigma is to implement a process that systematically gets rid of inefficiency and defects. Six Sigma uses a set of quality management methods, using statistical data and creating a special […]

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Lean Six Sigma Principles: Understanding the Core Elements

Lean Six Sigma is all about combining the best of Lean and Six Sigma approaches. Companies of all scales, from Fortune 500 to startups stand to benefit from this system, which ensures lower expenditures, higher productivity, and increased revenues. In this article, we’ll take a look at the Lean Six Sigma principles and see how […]

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5 Free Process Mapping Tools that Six Sigma Experts Use

Six Sigma is a methodology typically used in the manufacturing industry which aims to improve production and processes and reduce waste. Experts also use process mapping to obtain a visual representation of the workflow and to track the progress of processes. There are several process mapping tools that Six Sigma experts use to improve their […]

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Average Salaries of Six Sigma Black Belt Holders

The Six Sigma Black Belt is a leap ahead of the Green Belt, in terms of opportunities, and of course, salary. A Six Sigma Black Belt holder is equipped with all the techniques and strategies of Six Sigma. The holder becomes an expert of the Six Sigma methodology, and is capable of leading top-quality projects, […]

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How Kaizen can Help With Self-Improvement

Kaizen is a Japanese philosophical concept and a Lean manufacturing tool. The idea is that processes can always change for the better, and there are no limits to how much they can improve. Translated from Japanese, the word Kaizen is made up of two words, “kai,” which means good, and “zen,” which means change. Although […]

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How Can The Education System Benefit From Six Sigma

Six Sigma is a process that aims to use statistics and data to review and correct mistakes. Six Sigma uses DMAIC, which stands for define, measure, analyze, improve, and control. These are key aspects that can be performed in every industry to improve the performance of a business or institution. The process relies on mathematics […]

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Six Sigma Process

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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How Lean and Six Sigma are Used in the Transportation Industry

Lean and Six Sigma can be used in virtually any industry. Many transportation companies are using them to improve the operations of their supply chain. Lean focuses on reducing waste, while Six Sigma is about reducing mistakes. Here’s how. PDCA PDCA, which stands for Plan-Do-Check-Act, is an integral part of Lean management. This four-step iterative […]

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Analysis

All about Fault Tree Analysis

In the field of engineering, anticipating failure in projects is recognized as a showcase of an advanced process of making a product. Potential failures are to be identified before the development process initiates to successfully mitigate the risk. By doing risk management the production costs are reduced tremendously in further development. With the product being […]

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How Can Six Sigma Improve Your Social Media Marketing

How Can Six Sigma Improve Your Social Media Marketing?

Six Sigma emphasizes creating processes that bring maximum value to customers while simultaneously keeping waste to a minimum. To put it simply, you should be able to produce high-quality products and services for your customers. But at the same time, the resources being poured into the possible need to be minimal. Once you understand the […]

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what is the pareto principle

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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Project Management Training

New Project Management Training from SixSigma.us

Six Sigma tools are indeed important tools for getting better project results.  The same can be said for Project Management methods are important for getting better Six Sigma results. Studying Project Management to the level required to earn certification from PMI is one approach, but takes years of time, for you and your company.  Even […]

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Effective Problem Solving with a Problem Statement

Effective Problem Solving with a Problem Statement

On an ongoing project or task, you will likely need to solve problems with some unique skillset and methodology. When things get tough, you may want to show your employer the complex challenge that might arise in your job. This is where effective problem-solving skills shine and makes it one of the most sought-after talents […]

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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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