Category Archives: Six Sigma

DPMO

Question My question concerns the process performance metric DPMO (defects per million opportunities). I want to use this to quantify a particular supplier’s performance. My question is, is the number of defects referred to in the calculation the number of … Continue reading

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Six Sigma Statistical Meaning

Question I need to understand the statement, “Adding a 1.5 sigma shift in the mean results …….” I’m used to the bell curve and + /- three sigma. How does the extra +/- three sigma fit in, and what is … Continue reading

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Six Sigma Black Belt

Question I am currently an Executive Chef working that has been taking online classes for Green & Black Belt Six Sigma.  I am about halfway through my Black Belt classes and would like to pursue my certifications.  However, my company … Continue reading

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SIPOC

Question: I’m working on a green belt certification and I have a question about SIPOC.  What would be the examples of inputs for hospital test facility?  The supplier is physician and patient is the customer? Response: Supplier=doctor Input= blood sample, … Continue reading

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Six Sigma Case Studies

Q: I would like to browse through detailed Six Sigma Case Studies. I do not mind making a payment for detailed case studies in the fields of manufacturing, services and software. Kindly direct me to the requisite links please. A: … Continue reading

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Six Sigma Standard

Q: How are the new ISO 13053-1:2011 Quantitative methods in process improvement – Six Sigma – Part 1: DMAIC methodology, and ISO 13053-2:2011 Quantitative methods in process improvement – Six Sigma – Part 2: Tools and techniques standards to be … Continue reading

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Design for Six Sigma

Q: I am preparing a short training session for my company on the topic of Design for Six Sigma.  I am interested in looking at some examples of how other companies or organizations have used DFSS.  Is it possible to get case … Continue reading

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Six Sigma Green Belt Projects

Q: I teach a course called “Statistical Methods of Six Sigma” at an engineering college. I’m preparing students to take the ASQ Certified Six Sigma Green Belt exam if they are interested (it is not a mandatory requirement of my … Continue reading

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Lean Six Sigma

Q: Can you explain what Lean Six Sigma is to me?  I’ve heard of both lean and Six Sigma as individual concepts, but I’m not quite sure I understand the term Lean Six Sigma. A: The following concise definition is taken … Continue reading

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