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Has six sigma added value in indian Industries?In your opinion has it become a buzz word or has added value.

Asked by vinod bhardwaj, 18 Jul '08 01:47 pm
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The ideas behind the Six Sigma concept arose from a realisation that technology changes the way we should think about 'quality' and especially about manufacturing non-conformance rates. When automated processes are responsible for much of current manufacturing, quality levels should be very high. Thus, a change was required in the way organisations think about what is acceptable in terms of non-conformance to agreed quality levels - that change was to move from expressing (and measuring) quality levels in percentages (parts per hundred) to one of adopting parts per million or even parts per billion.

Sigma is a letter in the Greek alphabet used to denote the standard deviation of a process and thus 'sigma quality levels' can be used to describe the output of a process (in terms of the deviation of the process from its quality norm). A Six Sigma quality level is said to equate to three point four defects per million opportunities. This is actually a little strange since if a normal di ...more
Answered by Ataur Rahman, 27 Mar '13 06:50 pm

 
  
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Very few ........ as Henry Ford tells , we are not here to make car , we are here to make money ...... moreover concept of 6 sigma is not at all well versed to majority of even so called black belts . You can ask a simple question to your boss " if sigma is standard deviation , less it is , better it is ... Isn't ? If so why 6 sigma ) 6 x sigma ) is better than one sigma ???????????
Answered by PARTHA PATHAK, 18 Jul '08 01:56 pm

 
  
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