Six Sigma is a methodology used to improve business processes by utilizing statistical analysis rather than guesswork. Processes are improved by controlling variation and understanding the intricacies within them. This results in more predictable and profitable business processes. Six Sigma is more than “training”; it is an approach based on data and geared toward projects with quantifiable business outcomes. This proven approach has been implemented within a wide range of industries to achieve both hard and soft money savings, while increasing customer satisfaction. For instance, in 1999 GE Capital was able to save $2 Billion with Six Sigma.
6Sigma.us is at the forefront of Six Sigma certification and consulting services. We assist organizations with all aspects of the implementation process from training Six Sigma Champions to certifying employees at various belt levels. We can help your company determine the right individuals who would benefit from training and advise on how to choose potential projects.
The Elements of Six Sigma Methodology:
The Six Sigma methodology is defined by five DMAIC steps and a preceding “step zero” known as Six Sigma Leadership.
The project should be a process or problem that is not functioning properly without a clear reason. On average, Black Belts will work on projects with at least $100,000 in potential savings, while Green Belts choose projects around $50,000. This will vary based on company size. Using the Six Sigma road map and the DMAIC model as a guide, this 4 to 6-month project should result in improved organizational knowledge and financial savings. The finance or accounting department should sign off on any Six Sigma project savings.
6Sigma.us will customize any course to meet our customer’s requirements.
Does this work for healthcare? Yes! In the spring of 2004, one of our Belts within the healthcare industry completed a project that reduced the amount of blood wasted due to expiration. This resulted in Annual Savings of $ 247,876. That is $61,969 worth of savings over 3 months.