Why is Six Sigma so important in the improvement process? We talk of Six Sigma level implementations having an accuracy of 99.99966 percent. Do we need to be so accurate? Isn’t it enough to be accurate, say, 99 percent of the time? Well, after reading the following statistics compiled by the American Society for Quality, you will agree that it definitely is not!
Being 99 percent accurate means that:
Now, doesn’t that 0.99966 percent sound worthwhile?
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Wow - those stats are make a point. Where on the ASQ website did you find them? are they in the members area?
Posted by: Mike | Nov 20, 2006 4:06:56 AM
Here's the link.
It's a members-only area.
Posted by: Pushpa | Nov 20, 2006 10:05:06 PM
This is a good graphic way of showing that 99% accuracy is not enough--never enough. In fact, zero defect is being aimed at these days. :)
Posted by: Meikah Delid | Nov 21, 2006 11:00:41 PM
Bummer - I'm not a member and don't feel like joining.
Posted by: Mike | Nov 27, 2006 8:13:48 AM
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