The beginnings, features, and implementation of the Six Sigma concept
A detailed article published on QualityAmerica.com analyses the beginning of the Six Sigma implementation in the mid-1980s by Motorola in an effort to improve quality and cut costs, and the performance improvement model of Six Sigma known as DMAIC or Define-Measure-Analyze-Improve-Control.
The article also examines the powerful Six Sigma feature of creating an infrastructure to ascertain that all the required resources (leadership, champions and sponsors, black belts, and green belts) are present to improve performance, the level of staff employed, and finally the implementation of the Six Sigma principles. QualityAmerica.com reports:
Although the approach is simple, it is by no means easy. But the results justify the effort expended. Research has shown that firms that successfully implement Six Sigma perform better in virtually every business category, including return on sales, return on investment, employment growth, and share price increase. When will you be ready to join the Six Sigma revolution?