In this case study, a Six Sigma team at a Brazilian mining company developed a low-energy iron ore pellet to meet customer needs and internal goals. Using quality tools the team saved the company more than $2 million annually.
In this Quality for life video, Kevin Holston, a certified Black Belt, shares how he uses Six Sigma tools in his everyday life, including providing humorous examples of how keeps his life in order and on track.
For many, a modified version of Six Sigma’s define, measure, analyze, improve and control (DMAIC) method can improve a companies’ translation processes. In this QP article (open access), read how applying Six Sigma can achieve accurate, effective translation.
Using six sigma, Sandy Furterer and her team were able to identify the bottlenecks in a Florida ER, allowing them to create solutions for each problem area. Watch this Quality for Life episode.
In February's Six Sigma Forum Magazine, Dennis R. Delisle and Kathleen Jaffe detail how Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals in Philadelphia used lean strategies to improve perioperative patient flow.
A study of 28 organizations shows that effective implementation of Six Sigma led to an average savings of 1.7 percent of revenues over the period of implementation and an average return of more than $2 in direct savings for every dollar invested.
When potential root cause analysis through a fishbone diagram alone does not offer obvious direction, try combining the fishbone diagram with a suppliers, inputs, process, outputs, and customers (SIPOC) diagram and a cause and effect matrix to jump-start a lean Six Sigma project.
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